Mutual insurer Benenden will hold today its annual conference in Brighton, which is expected to contribute £170,000 to the local economy.
Around 450 people will attend the conference, including 350 guests from Benenden’s UK-wide branch network.
The mutual insurer said decisions affecting its future direction will be discussed and voted upon by membership-elected branch delegates at the conference.
The delegates will debate a wide range of issues, including proposals raised by both the organisation’s Board and its branches.
Benenden society secretary Renė Fraioli said he looks forward to hearing the opinions of the mutual insurer’s members on how the organisation can advance.
“Our annual conference is a great platform for members of our mutual organisation to come together from across the UK to discuss and decide upon what they feel is right for the future of Benenden,” Fraioli said.
“We always see a great deal of debate and discussion at our annual conferences and it’s fantastic to engage with our members in this way,” he added.
Benenden will stage its annual conference weeks after hosting a convention organised by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation, which invited senior figures from mutual and cooperative insurers across the globe.
Over 60 CEO and key figures from the US, Canada, Japan, South Africa and other countries gathered in York to discuss key issues, challenges and opportunities that the mutual insurance sector is facing.
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