The British Insurance Broker’s Association (BIBA) today revealed the speaker programme for the BIBA Conference 2022 – Our Insurance Community, which takes place at Manchester Central on 11 and 12 May. Every year the agenda is packed with insightful sessions and knowledgeable speakers, and this year is no exception.
Guiding us through the agenda and returning after being highly popular in 2019 and at BIBA’s 2021 Digital Conference, Huw Edwards acts as conference host for 2022.
The opening keynote session on Wednesday is still under wraps for now and will be announced very soon.
On Wednesday afternoon delegates will hear from Sheldon Mills, Executive Director, Consumers and Competition at the FCA. Previously Executive Director, Strategy and Competition, Sheldon, amongst other things, led the FCA’s response to ensure industry support for consumers during the pandemic, BIBA Conference delegates can look forward to hearing Sheldon discuss what’s on the FCA’s agenda.
On Thursday morning, Olympic cyclists Laura and Jason Kenny will sit down with Huw to discuss their sporting achievements and life as Olympic athletes. Laura is Britain’s most successful woman Olympian after winning her fifth gold and sixth Olympic medal at the 2020 Tokyo games, and Jason is a seven-time Olympic gold medal winning track cyclist making him Britain’s most successful Olympian.
Delegates will be keen to stay for the Thursday afternoon closing keynote and take a fascinating dive into the world of political journalism with Andrew Marr. The well-known broadcaster and journalist hosted his eponymous agenda-setting Sunday breakfast show on the BBC for over fifteen years. He has since taken on new ventures as Chief Political Commentator at the New Statesman, an LBC presenter, a columnist for the New York Times and a presenter on Radio 4.
SEMINARS ON HARD MARKETS, CYBER, ESG & MORE
The keynote sessions are complemented by six topical seminar sessions, sponsored by Markel. Delegates can attend presentations on; The hard market, Insurance & politics, Cyber, The future delivery of insurance, Sustainability and ESG and a special panel debate dedicated to taking learnings from the last two years and ensuring continued success for the insurance industry going forward.
Conference attendance is free for BIBA member brokers and non-BIBA member brokers can opt for a full delegate ticket to access the extensive conference programme.
Also revealed by BIBA is the agenda for Young Broker Day, sponsored by The Ardonagh Group, which is free for BIBA member brokers aged 35 and under. The programme is targeted at career development and improving industry knowledge and is perfect for those in the early stages of their careers.
Emma Chapman, BIBA’s Head of Conference said: “The UK’s biggest insurance broking event is back with a bang, and we are delighted to announce another impressive speaker line up for this year’s Conference. The Exhibition will once again be a hive of activity and we, along with principal sponsor Aviva and all our Conference sponsors, look forward to welcoming you back to Manchester in May.”
Registration will open in the coming weeks.