Young Insurance Professionals (YIPs) has announced its latest sponsor as ExpertsDirect
has signed on with the industry body.
ExpertsDirect provides expert witnesses for court cases and Sampath Soysa
, Australasian president of YIPS, told Insurance Business
that the sponsorship deal will help the organisation in a number of ways.
“The sponsorship deal will involve the same exposure that the other Australasian sponsors have, exposure at all YIPs events around our eight branches,” Soysa said.
“Given ExpertsDirect and the services that they provide, that will actually enhance and expand our ability to locate and identify potential speakers on pretty much any topic of interest to the insurance industry.
“ExpertsDirect hold a very large database of very, very specialised and unique experts ranging from engineers and risk assessors to experts in terrorism and fire and things like that, so there are a lot of topics there that will be of interest to our members which we can now have their support to find speakers which is a pretty hard thing for us to do at the best of times.
“The other issue is that we will be able to enhance, through some of the support that ExpertsDirect will be providing, our ability to market and upgrade our website and visual marketing things we already do.
“We are pretty hopeful we’ll be able to take that to the next level which has been one of the reasons we’ve been very successful is how we have designed and marketed our events to our members.”
Min Yang, director of ExpertsDirect and New South Wales president of YIPs, told Insurance Business
that the sponsorship move will help both organisations.
“I really enjoy the fact that we directly want to help young professionals improve their career and get them to network and understand how the industry works and what we can offer them so I can clearly see that we do that,” Yang said.
“Members who attend our events really benefit from that directly and that’s why we decided to become a sponsor.”
ExpertsDirect joins AIMS, Chubb
and others as sponsors of YIPs in Australia and New Zealand.
YIPs, which will celebrate its fifth birthday with a host of events at the beginning of the new financial year in early July, will also host its Trail Blazer Leaders event in New South Wales on 4 May with more details available at the YIPs website