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BIBA – What we’re looking forward to

This week, we’re attending BIBA for the first time.

Beyond meeting and greeting brokers and insurers, we’re looking forward to what looks like a promising line up.

Like it or hate it, Brexit is going to have a tremendous impact on Britain. So the opening debate, ‘Planning for a post Brexit future’ (09.45, Weds 10th May) is certain to be popular.

Nigel Farage, champion of the Vote Leave campaign, will be on the panel – and if nothing else, it’ll be interesting to see how he defends Brexit. Chaired by Sky’s Adam Boulton, it’s not one to miss.

The Independent’s Steve Richards will be on hand to unpack these contentious issues in his midday seminar, ‘Brexit, Trump and other political dramas’. Meanwhile, those hungry for their insurance can attend Fiona Bruce’s seminar on motor insurance instead.

Thankfully, it’s not all politics and business. Jessica Ennis-Hill’s afternoon talk offers an inspiring insight into how the Olympian went from a career-threatening injury in 2008 to winning a Gold medal at the London 2012 games.

After a jam-packed day of talks and seminars, Wednesday night’s party at The Midland Hotel is sure to be a hit. Multi-award winning British vocal group Sons of Pitches and party band Rollacoaster will be performing for delegates, who’ll be treated to a three-course meal. With wine, of course…

Thursday looks equally interesting, kicking off with an investigation into the impact of digital technology, featuring Volvo’s Chief Futurologist Aric Dromi. As the day progresses, there’s a similar blend of broad issues and industry-specific talks.

Delegates can choose from an analysis of the Insurance Act, a seminar on how Brexit will affect the insurance industry, and a discussion about best practice in corporate governance.

After one last networking session, BIBA 2017 is over. We hope to see you before then, but if not – enjoy the show.