Andrew Bailey, Inga Beale, co-founder and Canadian Astronaut to address BIBA 2018

1st February 2018

Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA and Inga Beale DBE, CEO of Lloyd’s and President of the CII have been confirmed as the keynote speakers for the first day of BIBA 2018, Innovate Evolve Thrive.

They will be followed on day two by Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho CBE, one of the UK’s most experienced tech entrepreneurs and co-founder of along with the Canadian astronaut and social media star, Chris Hadfield who will close the conference with his experiences as the Commander of the International Space Station.

As in previous years the event, which will be held in Manchester on May 16-17, will have a programme of seminars focused on the most topical subjects facing brokers. On the first day subjects include fire risk; a session on customers from the perspective of the FCA, the FSCS and the Financial Ombudsman Service; and rated and non-rated insurers.

On day two, the seminars focus on cyber risk; tackling mental health problems in the workplace; and the challenges of mitigating risks from the decision to leave the EU.

Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive, said: ‘We have planned the conference sessions to embrace the crucial themes of innovation and evolution. We look forward to hearing the FCA’s plans and the impact that these will have on brokers, along with the rest of the great line up of speakers.”

Alongside the conference programme, the largest exhibition in the insurance sector will once again bring the biggest and newest suppliers to the broking market allowing more than 200 exhibitors to showcase their latest products and services.

BIBA 2018 will provide brokers with the opportunity to extend their knowledge, do business and make new contacts. It is free for all BIBA members to attend and will again host a full Young Broker Day dedicated to developing young brokers.

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