Pryce and Straw to join debating panels at The Go To Place…, BIBA’s 2016 Conference in Manchester

6th May 2016

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has announced that Vicky Pryce and Jack Straw have joined their speaker line up at their 2016 conference in Manchester on 11 and 12 May.

Greek-born economist, business consultant and former Joint Head of the Government Economic Service,  Ms  Pryce joins the ‘Stay in or get out? EU referendum debate’, chaired by Kirsty Wark on Wednesday 10 May.  She is a pro-Europe supporter and well qualified to express the economic benefits of staying in the European Union on the debating platform.

Jack Straw who served as MP for Blackburn for 36 years will join Thursday’s  panel discussion about the ‘New threats to western civilisation’ again hosted by Kirsty Wark.  The session will examine what the UK can do to protect itself against terrorism, radicalisation and cyber-attacks and Straw, the former Foreign  and Home Secretary, will offer some valuable insight on the current worldwide volatility.

Steve White BIBA Chief Executive said; “Our annual conference attracts more than 6000 visitors each year and we want the most well informed speakers to share their experiences with our audience of insurance professionals.  We are delighted that Vicky and Jack have joined the programme and we are looking forward to hearing their views.”

Pryce and Straw replace Roland Rudd and The Rt. Hon Alan Johnson MP respectively, who due to circumstances beyond their control, can no longer participate.


  1. Click here for photo of  Vicky Pryce and Click here for photo of The Rt Hon Jack Straw2. BIBA press office:
    Pam Quinn, Communications Manager
    020 7397 0223
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3. About the British Insurance Brokers’ Association

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is the UK’s leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.

BIBA membership includes just under 2,000 regulated firms

General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy and BIBA brokers employ more than 100,000 staff.

54% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 78% of all commercial insurance business.