Innovate Evolve Thrive is the 2018 BIBA Conference theme

10th October 2017

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has announced ‘Innovate Evolve Thrive’ as the theme for its 2018 Conference & Exhibition to be held at Manchester Central on May 16 & 17.

Building on last year’s theme of ‘Connections’, BIBA is keen to explore the world of insurance innovation as InsurTech establishes itself as the most eagerly anticipated opportunity in insurance product development and delivery for many years.

BIBA sees many positives in this evolution: ‘Taking a broader perspective on change, we see tech-driven solutions as ‘enablers’, allowing both brokers and customers to take advantage of faster delivery models and greater consumer freedom from a more personalised approach to insurance cover’ said Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive.

White added: Though the 2018 conference will develop ideas around innovation all brokers will be able to come back from the show – Europe’s largest insurance broking event, with more than 7000 visitors and 200+ stands – with new contacts, ideas and business opportunities unavailable anywhere else.

Keynote speakers and seminar choices will be announced early in 2018, while the Exhibition goes on sale today.  The opening few days of the sales process is always extremely busy, with 85% of stands in the most popular parts of the hall selling out within days.

The 2018 BIBA Conference & Exhibition will return to Manchester, a very popular choice of venue with exhibitors and delegates.  The central location, with access to a wide range of hotel rooms, restaurants and bars, becomes the home of the UK’s insurance sector in May.

Lindsay Campbell, BIBA’s Conference Organiser, added ‘As always we are looking at ways in which the conference programme can reflect the theme, so expect to see sessions on innovation and creativity. And once again we will be developing a full conference programme for young brokers. Young Broker Day has become an established part of the conference mix and is open to all BIBA member brokers aged 30 or younger.’

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Notes to editors

  1. For further information please contact:

BIBA press office:
Pam Quinn, Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
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Leighann Forsyth; Deputy Head of Communications
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  1. 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, employing more than 100,000 staff.  General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy, they arrange 52% of all general insurance and 78% of all commercial insurance business. Insurance brokers put their customers’ interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.

BIBA helps more than 250,000 people a year to access insurance protection through its Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.

BIBA is the voice of the sector advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.