A peak body for Australian and New Zealand underwriting agencies has seen attendance records broken in its recent Sydney expo.
The Underwriting Agencies Council’s (UAC) 18th annual Sydney Underwriting Expo has been attended by 435 brokers, who registered for the first time via an event app, and 86 exhibitors.
Martin Roberts, Austbrokers
Businsure national manager, bagged the broker prize, bringing home $5,000 of travel vouchers.
UAC chair Lyndon Turner
noted the “extraordinary growth” of the agencies sector in the past six months due to brokers “voting with their feet.”
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NIBA CEO Dallas Booth
congratulated UAC on the Sydney Expo’s success, and acknowledged the expos’ critical role in the world of intermediated insurance.
Both leaders acknowledged the strong partnership between UAC and NIBA in facing challenges within the industry in an advocacy role.
Jason Clarke of QBE, UAC’s newest strategic underwriting partner, said the sector was able to face challenges by being innovative and addressing emerging risks.
The next UAC Expo will be held in Hobart on March 22.
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