Thursday Conference Sessions



A Connected World. What can we expect?

  • Jerome Pesenti BIBA 2017Jérôme Pesenti , CEO, BenevolentTech
  • Anthony Townsend BIBA 2017Anthony Townsend, Urban Planner, Senior Research Scientist at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management
  • Aric Dromi BIBA 2017Aric Dromi, Chief Futurologist, Volvo Group

Discussing the impact the digital age is having on our society, three of the world’s leading digital thinkers, Jérôme Pesenti, Anthony Townsend and Aric Dromi, will be sharing their visions and concerns for a truly connected world. This will be a fascinating and thought-provoking session definitely not to be missed.


Closing Keynote Speaker to be announced

We are unable to announce the name of this major public figure until nearer the time but rest assured our closing keynote will not disappoint! You must register to attend as a conference delegate for Thursday May 11 in order to receive your personal invitation to attend this session. All attendees will need to show their place confirmation and photo ID on the day.


These sessions run concurrently. Delegates can choose one of the following sessions to attend.


Brexit and the impact on insurance

  • Fiona Bruce BIBA 2017Chaired by presenter Fiona Bruce
  • Huw Evans BIBA 2017Huw Evans, Director General, ABI
  • Nicholas Aubert BIBA 2017Nicolas Aubert, Head of GB at Willis Towers Watson and Chair of the London Market Group
  • Phil Bayles BIBA 2017Phil Bayles, UKGI Chief Distribution Officer, Aviva

Chaired by Fiona Bruce, this debate will focus on the urgent issues affecting the insurance sector arising from the decision to leave the EU. From Regulation and Passporting to Conduct Rules, Data Protection, Tax and Contract Law, this session will aim to identify the sector’s response to these key topics in this transitional time.

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:
Appreciate some of the most urgent issues arising from the decision to leave the EU
Understand the sector’s responses on these issues
Learn about the sector’s lobbying activities on the implications of a ‘hard’ Brexit


The Insurance Act. How has the market responded? What do brokers need to be aware of?

  • Bruce Hepburn BIBA 2017Bruce Hepburn, CEO, Mactavish
  • David Hertzell BIBA 2017David Hertzell, Former Law Commissioner and Chairman of Mactavish Dispute Resolution
  • David Hertzell BIBA 2017Adam Fenton QC
  • Richard Harrison QCRichard Harrison

A panel will be studying how The Insurance Act has shifted the framework of the law on commercial insurance contracts and sharpened the focus of the broker’s advisory roles, amongst other things. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of how the market has responded to The Insurance Act and what brokers need to be aware of when advising their clients.

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:
Benefit from a greater understanding of The Insurance Act and how market practice has adapted to its introduction


Embracing best practice in Modern Corporate Governance

  • Sian Fisher BIBA 2017Sian Fisher, CEO, CII
  • Jim Herbert BIBA 2017Jim Herbert, Chief Development Officer, EMEA, Aon Risk Solutions
  • Paul Anscombe BIBA 2017Paul Anscombe, CEO, Seventeen Group
  • Richard Beaven BIBA 2017Richard Beaven, Distribution Director, Swinton Insurance

A panel of experts will aim to uncover the importance of modern corporate governance including diversity and inclusion, equality, data protection, health and safety and legal obligations. Attendees will come away with an in depth understanding of how to review your company’s activities to bring them into line with best practices.

By the end of this session delegates will be able to:
Understand the breath of a company’s obligations
Appreciate the scope of modern corporate governance principles
Identify those areas of a company’s activities which will need to be reviewed to bring into line with best practices

Conference Host

  • Fiona Bruce BIBA 2017Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce is one of the BBC’s most high profile presenters. She anchors the Ten O’Clock News, presides over The Antiques Roadshow and hosts the quiz What Are You Like?