Insurance Business Australia Awards will celebrate the industry's best

"Awards like this are important"

Insurance Business Australia Awards will celebrate the industry's best

Insurance News

By Daniel Wood

There’s still time to register for the industry event of the year: the 2022 Insurance Business Australia Awards! 

On September 2, 100s of Australia’s insurance industry elite from across the country will converge on Doltone House on Sydney Harbour.

You can register here for all the glitz and glamour including a pre-awards cocktail reception, red carpet, dinner banquet and awards ceremony – and, of course, live entertainment throughout the evening.

The intense work of brokers, insurers, underwriters and authorized representatives (ARs), both firms and individuals, will be recognized in 25 prestigious categories.

AAMC, one of Australia’s largest providers of motor accident management services, is sponsoring the General Insurer Claims Team of the Year award.

“Our industry features numerous companies and businesses all extolling the virtues of their products and offerings to brokers and consumers,” said Daniel Lukich, AAMC’s sales and strategic relationships manager. “Awards like this are important to acknowledge and highlight the very best performers.”

AAMC’s managing director Steve Chapman said this validation helps to foster innovation and change, and also sets industry benchmarks for greater overall industry improvement.

“This is a great way to network with thought leaders and like-minded people within our industry,” said Chapman. “Not only are they an entertaining and enjoyable experience it also assists in fostering partnerships and may even lead to future business opportunities.”

Lukich agreed.

“Like most industries, individual companies and businesses within our industry operate within their own boundaries and rarely have the opportunity to interact with their peers and competitors in a more informal atmosphere,” said Lukich. “I’m looking forward to catching up with the many industry contacts in-person after a far too long period of remote interaction.”

 Wilbur, the technology and claims management firm, is sponsoring the Underwriting Agency Claims Team of the Year award.

“It’s an honour to be sponsoring the Underwriting Agency Claims Team of the Year category,” said Wilbur’s chief technology officer, Fabien Ruffin. “Claims departments have been integral in assisting customers and providing peace of mind when disaster strikes - the insurance world couldn’t exist without the claims teams who support it.”

Other sponsors include Blake Oliver Consulting, the insurance specialist recruitment and consulting firm.

“We are very proud to have sponsored these awards since their inception five years ago,” said Daniel Marsh, Blake Oliver’s managing director. “Having worked in the industry myself, I understand how important the recognition for your hard work is and it means so much more knowing you were nominated by your peers.”

Blake Oliver is sponsoring the Australian General Insurer of the Year award.

Another awards sponsor is global insurer AXA XL.

AXA XL is the proud sponsor of the Young Gun of the Year – International Award for the fourth year in a row,” said Sydney based Catherine Carlyon, country manager Australia for the insurer. “As an industry I feel it is important that we recognise up and coming talent, helping shape the future of insurance in Australia.”

Comedian, actor and presenter Ed Kavalee - a recurring panellist on Network 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention? – is the Awards host. The entertainment includes Groove Academy’s Party Band, regarded as one of Australia’s most in-demand acts.

This year’s awards event is the fifth annual celebration and follows two years of virtual gatherings. The exciting occasion gives brokers, brokerages, insurers, underwriting agencies, BDMs, service providers and more the chance to be showcased on a national stage, while celebrating with all the glitz and glamour that they deserve.

Last month, after an arduous selection process, Insurance Business announced the 2022 excellence awardees. Click here to see who is shortlisted for each category. This is a shortlist of the top performers in each awards category.

A single winner from each shortlisted category will be announced and honoured on the big night.

Winning at the Insurance Business Australia Awards means joining the ranks of the best and brightest in the insurance industry. Take a look back at the 2021 winners in the official commemorative guide.

Be there when the winners are revealed at the in-person gala on September 2 at Doltone House, Darling Island in Sydney!

IB extends a special thanks to all of this year’s award sponsors: AAMC, AXA XL, Blake Oliver, CHU Underwriting Agencies, Duck Creek, QBE, the Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) and Wilbur for supporting this event and for the recognition of insurance excellence.

For more information, visit the Insurance Business Australia Awards webpage.

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