Delivering our Promise announced as the theme for BIBA 2015

9th October 2014

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has announced that ‘Delivering our Promise’ has been chosen as the theme of the 2015 conference and exhibition to be held at Manchester Central on May 13 & 14.

BIBA Chief Executive, Steve White, commented:

“BIBA 2015 will take place exactly one week after the General Election and if current polls are to be believed, we may be in for another hung parliament and in the middle of coalition discussions. Whatever happens the political background to our conference will be dominating our thoughts in the lead up to 2015. That’s why we decided that with so much periphery ‘noise’ distracting businesses, we will need to focus on our core beliefs. And for us as an Association it is our ‘promise’ to members to represent their wishes as effectively as we possibly can. And for our members it is their ‘promise’ to their customers to act as their trusted advisor and to work in their best interests in times of difficulty and hardship.”

Lindsay Campbell, BIBA Conference Organiser, said:

“This year we enjoyed an excellent conference and a packed exhibition hall. We welcomed a record 5600 attendees, heard from a previous Prime Minister, a Deputy Prime Minister, two Lords of the Realm and two senior members of the House of Commons, as well as senior figures from both sides of our industry.

“We’re currently working on the speaker line-up for next year and will be looking to ensure we have the very best keynote speakers and a packed seminar programme to deliver advice and best practice for our members to follow.”

Once again entry to the conference and exhibition will be FREE to all employees of BIBA member firms and all brokers and intermediaries are welcome to attend the exhibition at no charge. And for the first time all attendees will receive complimentary lunches.

Exhibitors will be able to book stand space from Monday 13 October. Further details of conference sessions and speakers will be released in the run up to BIBA 2015.

www.biba2015.co.uk

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Notes to editors

1. For further information please contact:

BIBA press office:
Leighann Forsyth
020 7397 0223
forsythl@biba.org.uk

2. About 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 having merged with the Institute of Insurance Brokers (IIB) in November 2011.

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

53% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 81% of all commercial insurance business.

Insurance brokers put the client’s interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.

BIBA helps more than 400,000 people a year to access insurance protection through it’s Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.

BIBA is the voice of the industry advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.   BIBA provides unique schemes and facilities, technical advice, guidance on regulation and business support and is helping to raise, and maintain, industry standards.