The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has today announced the line-up of speakers who will take part in its upcoming BIBA 2021 Conference. ‘Strengthening Resilience’ is the theme of the digital conference and the association has built an agenda addressing several topics including politics, pandemics and connectivity.
On Wednesday, May 12, the first keynote speaker of the conference will be John Glen MP, economic secretary to the Treasury and City Minister who will give an economic overview as well as his take on the current issues facing the general insurance broking sector. The next speaker is author, columnist and BBC presenter Steve Richards who regularly presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and will offer a behind the scenes view on all the most current political events.
The second day of the conference will host BIBA’s panel on ‘Talking Resilience’ where host Huw Edwards will discuss the theme of the conference with BIBA chair Jonathan Evans, deputy chair Laura High and chief executive Steve White. Elizabeth Linder, the founder of Facebook’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region politics and government division, will lead a later discussion on ‘The Connected World’ which will examine the influence of social media on the modern world.
The speaker programme will be complemented by a series of six topical seminars covering: The future of insurance broking; Business interruption; Mental health in a post-pandemic landscape; Professional indemnity – a hard market; Regulation; and Equality diversity & inclusion.
Commenting on the programme, Lindsay Campbell, BIBA conference director said the association is excited to bring this digital conference experience to life. She noted that, while it is a shame not to be able to gather everyone in person this year, BIBA is confident that the speakers, sessions and seminars available will make for a great event which will give attendees “tangible learnings to take back to their businesses.”