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Huw Edwards • Journalist, Presenter and Newsreader

As many of you will recall, Huw Edwards played host at the BIBA 2019 Conference & Exhibition and, by popular demand, kindly joins us again for BIBA 2021.

Wednesday

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1
09:00 - 09:40

Insights of the Insurance Minister

This is a must-see session. John Glen MP is the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, with responsibility for Insurance. In discussion with BIBA Executive Director, Graeme Trudgill, Mr Glen will give an economic overview along with his views on the current issues in the general insurance broking sector during one of the most challenging periods it has ever faced.

Speaker


John Glen MP

Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Interviewed by


Graeme Trudgill

Executive Director,
BIBA

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2
15:40 - 16:20

What’s Really Going On?

Steve Richards will take you behind the scenes of all the current political dramas, trying to make sense of the epic events and bringing to life the main political players.

Speaker


Steve Richards

British TV presenter
and political columnist

Q&A Facilitated by


Huw Edwards

Conference Host

SEMINAR SESSION 1
10:00 - 10:40

The future of insurance broking

Challenging markets, takeovers, regulatory interventions, a Supreme Court case, changing client needs, new ways of working, Brexit, technology and innovation. How does a BIBA Broker remain resilient and stay one step ahead following such a dramatic 12 months in our sector? We garner insight from key industry leaders representing different sectors of broking.

Learning Objectives

By attending this presentation delegates should be able to:

• Explain the opportunities in modern day insurance broking

• Identify some of the regulatory developments that affect insurance brokers

• Define issues brokers may need to consider in the future

Panelists

Julie Page

Chief Executive Officer, 
Aon UK Ltd

Panelists

Phil Barton

Chief Executive, 
Partners&

Panelists

Carl Shuker

Chief Executive Officer, 
A-Plan

Panelists

Ian Donaldson

Chief Executive Officer, 
Atlanta Group

Chaired by

Ashwin Mistry OBE

Executive Chairman, 
Brokerbility

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SEMINAR SESSION 2
12:00 - 12:40

Business interruption

BI is a vital cover that brings resilience to businesses, but does it do what it says on the tin? A spotlight has been shone on BI cover following the coronavirus pandemic and this session will look at how business interruption can best serve the needs of customers going forwards, have more identifiable triggers and be easier to understand. Our panel of leading experts debate the issues.

Learning Objectives

By attending this presentation delegates should be able to:

• Summarise the complexities of business interruption insurance

• Describe how business interruption may need to adapt to customer needs

• Explain the challenges facing insurance brokers with BI Insurance

Panelists

Damian Glynn

Director, Head of Financial Risks, 
Sedgwick International UK

Panelists

Catherine Dixon

Director of Underwriting & Technical, 
Allianz

Panelists

Ed Lewis

Partner, 
Weightmans

Panelists

David Williams

Managing Director, Underwriting & Technical Services,
AXA Insurance (UK)

Chaired by

Vivienne Hexter

Head of Technical – Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon

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SEMINAR SESSION 3
14:00 - 14:40

Mental health in a post-pandemic landscape

This session will explore what the impacts of the pandemic and government restrictions have been on collective and individual mental health and wellbeing; and what new challenges may now be facing business leaders and managers, as they lead their teams out of what has been a very difficult time. With our conference host, Huw Edwards, Claire will discuss how organisational and personal resilience can evolve, what specific issues are facing leaders, managers and young people in our industry; and what skills leaders may need to embody if they are to lead the way in developing resilient organisational cultures.

Learning Objectives

By attending this presentation delegates should be able to:

• Describe the impact the pandemic has had on mental health

• Explain mental health confidently, within the workplace

• Identify signs of mental ill health at work

• Define how to develop resilience in themselves, and in their organisation

Speaker

Claire Russell

Founder & CEO, Mental Health in Business; TEDx Speaker; Keynote Speaker; Coach

Interviewed by

Huw Edwards

Conference Host

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Thursday

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 3
09:00 - 09:40

BIBA - Talking Resilience

Reflecting the theme of the BIBA Conference 2021, our host Huw Edwards discusses resilience in all its relevant guises with BIBA Chair Jonathan Evans, Deputy Chair Laura High and Chief Executive Steve White.

Panelists

Jonathan Evans

Chair, BIBA

Panelists

Laura High

Deputy Chair, BIBA

Panelists

Steve White

Chief Executive, BIBA

Moderated by

Huw Edwards

Conference Host

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 4
15:40 - 16:20

The Connected World

With first-hand experience of the influence of social media, for both good and ill, she considers the realities, hype and consequences of an increasingly connected society. She examines how leaders of all types have failed to grasp the implications of the technological revolution. Working at the intersection of business, politics, society and technology with both Facebook and YouTube, Elizabeth has helped leaders around the world understand how social media has changed the balance of power. In an era where the public’s need for authenticity has led to Donald Trump’s Twitter presidency, she asks how leaders in all areas can be accountable and transparent. She also looks at wider issues from the tech sector from the implications of ever-expanding global internet access to the millennial workforce to the industry’s moral responsibilities.

Speaker

Elizabeth Linder

Founder, Facebook Politics and Government Division, EMEA

Interviewed by

Huw Edwards

Conference Host

SEMINAR SESSION 4
10:00 - 10:40

Professional indemnity - a hard market

PI – the last defence for all professionals and a regulatory requirement for many. The BIBA PI Initiative has been running since 2004 – but this last year has seen the hardest market of all. Peter Blanc, Group CEO of Aston Lark chairs a session of experts offering insight and opinion into PI cover.

Learning Objectives

By attending this presentation delegates should be able to:

• Describe the complexities of professional indemnity insurance

• Outline the challenge for underwriters with PI Insurance

• Recall the issues for consideration when placing PI Insurance

Panelists

Gareth Hemming

Chief Distribution Officer, UK General Insurance, Aviva

Panelists

Jane Kielty

Managing Director, UK Retail, Aon and BIBA Board Member

Panelists

Richard Webb

Director, Manchester Underwriting Management

Panelists

Nic Brown

UK Sales and Marketing Director, Markel UK

Chaired by

Peter Blanc

Group Chief Executive Officer,
Aston Lark

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SEMINAR SESSION 5
12:00 - 12:40

Impact of covid-19 - regulatory priorities

The Covid-19 pandemic saw the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) increase its focus not just on the financial resilience of firms, but on their operational resilience too, as the industry got used to a new way of operating. The resilience of customers became a high priority also, as forbearance measures and other expectations for firms dealing with customers impacted by the virus became increasingly important for good customer outcomes. So, what are the areas of continued focus for the FCA when it comes to the pandemic, and the considerations for the industry as the world starts to recover…?

Learning Objectives

By attending this presentation delegates should be able to:

• Describe what the FCA has learned from the pandemic

• Identify what this might mean for the industry and the continued expectations on it post-pandemic

• List the steps they could take to evaluate their own business against expectations

Speaker

Matt Brewis

Director, Insurance and Conduct Specialists, FCA

Interviewed by

David Sparkes

Head of Compliance & Training, BIBA

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SEMINAR SESSION 6
14:00 - 14:40

Equality, diversity & inclusion

The world of insurance is varied and exciting, a reflection of the many different customer communities and the society that the industry serves. The industry needs varied life experiences – race, social background, sexual orientation, age, religious, educational to list but a few areas – and to be able to show that it is inclusive and tolerant of those differences. Research has proven time and time again that D&I leads to better business results aiding decision making, long-term thinking, innovation, and competitive advantage. But only by exerting an explicit and sustained focus on D&I will we achieve increased productivity that will reflect the needs of our customers and society.

Learning Objectives

By attending this presentation delegates should be able to:

• Clarify the benefits to the business of having D&I at the heart of your business

• Create and implement an effective D&I plan in your business

• List some of the leading D&I Initiatives in the insurance industry today

Panelists

Rob Anarfi

Global Head of Compliance,
Beazley Group

Panelists

Sima Ruparelia

Chief Actuary, UK, Europe and Global Specialty,
AIG

Panelists

Barbara Schönhofer

Founder & Chair,
ISC Group

Panelists

Pauline Miller

Head of Culture, Lloyd’s

Chaired by

Jason Groves

Global Director of Media Relations, Marsh, & Chair, Dive In

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