Weekly Wrap: UAC launches Sydney Expo

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Weekly Wrap: UAC launches Sydney Expo
Industry body launches Sydney Expo
 
The Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) has announced its 17th annual Sydney Underwriting Expo.
 
The Expo will take place on Wednesday 9 March at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel and will feature a breakfast seminar with Lloyd’s global head of delegated authorities, Pater Montanaro.
 
At the post-Expo lunch, former foreign minister Bob Carr will be guest speaker.
 
UAC is also inviting its business service members to exhibit as brokers will be given the chance to talk directly with UAC member businesses about specialist products and services.
 
Brokers in attendance will be given a UAC passport which will have to be signed or stamped by UAC members exhibiting at the event with entrants placed in a draw to win a $5000 travel prize.
 
For more information and to register for the event, visit the UAC website.
 
A-League side marks 20-year partnership with Aussie insurer
 
QBE Insurance Australia will celebrate its 20-year partnership with Perth Glory during the club’s Round 20 match at nib stadium this weekend.
 
In its game against Brisbane Roar on Saturday night, Perth Glory will be wearing a specially designed cyan QBE jersey that features a “20 year” print and vertical purple stripes.
 
Festivities marking QBE’s 20 years of support to Perth Glory include a radio competition on Mix 94.5 to give away 100 tickets and a half time goal shootout for fans to win prizes. Over $2500 worth of merchandise will also be up for grabs during the game on 20 February.
 
QBE Australia CEO Tim Plant said the company is honoured to be a major sponsor of Perth’s sporting and wider community for two decades.
 
“We value our sponsorship as a long term commitment, which means being there for the triumphs and the challenges,” said QBE Australia CEO Tim Plant.
 
Perth Glory CEO Peter Filopoulos said the club looks forward to QBE’s continued support.
 
“QBE’s 20-year sponsorship of Perth Glory is admired throughout the Australian football community and has created a strong brand connection and association between the two organisations,” he said.
 
Perth Glory returns to nib Stadium this weekend after a vital 1-0 win over Wellington Phoenix and a 2-1 victory against Sydney FC.
 
Insurer names Asia-Pacific marine underwriting heads
 
Chubb has appointed two new underwriting managers for Asia Pacific who are seen to improve the company’s regional marine insurance operations.
 
The insurer named Christine Aldrich as its marine cargo underwriting manager and Callum Clark as marine hull underwriting manager. Both will report to Anthony O'Brien, Chubb’s regional head of marine for Asia Pacific.
 
"Both Christine and Callum bring a high level of craftsmanship to the marine insurance business which will enhance our ability to develop leading product, risk management, e-commerce solutions and portfolio leadership,” O’Brien said of the two new appointments.
 
"I am confident that for intermediaries seeking a reliable business partner for their clients, Chubb is poised to be their first port of call throughout our vast geographical network."
 
Aldrich served as marine underwriting manager for Australia and New Zealand at ACE, where she developed product capacity and risk management solutions for international mining accounts, project cargo and delay in start-up coverage for infrastructure risks. She also modified e-commerce solutions for exporters for trade finance requirements. 
 
Clark worked as marine hull manager for the Asia-Pacific zone at Chubb, where he established a marine hull capability for the company within the region offering various covers for vessel owners, managers and charterers with hull and machinery, increased value, war, mortgagees interest, loss of hire, pleasure craft and ship builders insurance.