2024 Agenda

Agenda

Registration

09:0009:15

Registration opens

09:00 - 09:30

All day refreshments and networking 

09:1509:45

Insurance Age editorial briefing: subscribers only

09:15 - 09:45

Join our editorial team for an exclusive briefing covering their predictions, analysis and views on what’s shaking up broking today and over the next 6-12 months.  

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10:0010:40

How are insurers supporting brokers in navigating the ever changing insurance landscape?

10:30 - 11:00

Hear from our stellar panel of insurers as they share their perspectives on service, MGA competition, value of branches, concerns over broker consolidation, product innovation, use of technology/AI and market rates.  

David Martin

Managing director, UK general insurance distribution and chief distribution officer

Aviva

David Nichols

Head of retail

Zurich

David was appointed to head of retail in January 2023 and is responsible for our Personal Lines, Commercial SME and Mid-Market propositions. 

David's been with Zurich for over 20 years and joined our Executive team in 2026 as our UKGI Chief Operations Officer, before moving to our UK Claims team as Chief Claims officer in 2017.

David's breadth of strategic and operational expertise, strong customer and broker focus, and passion for continuous improvement, whilst using technology, has resulted in great customer and broker outcomes in the roles he's held at Zurich. 

Before joining Zurich, David spent time at Aviva and held several senior positions. 

Nick Hobbs

Chief distribution officer

Allianz

Nick Hobbs became the Director of Broker Markets, Commercial & Personal, in November 2016 having formerly been the Head of Strategic Account Management, Commercial and Personal. He is responsible for Allianz’s London Region, Broker Distribution Management and jointly responsible for the Commercial Broker Markets business.  

Nick has been with Allianz group since 2001 and with Allianz UK since 2011. Prior to joining Allianz UK he undertook various roles in AGCS (Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality) in the UK, Europe and North America.

11:3012:10

Working with appointed representatives: regulation update from the FCA

11:30 - 12:10

Speakers to be announced soon. 

Lisa Sturley

Head of department, market Interventions, insurance

Financial Conduct Authority

Lisa has 30+ years of financial services experience including roles at RBS and Credit Suisse. Lisa’s responsibilities as a regulator, including with predecessor organisations, IMRO and FSA, have primarily been in supervision, covering investment management, deposit takers, life insurance and most recently general insurance firms. Lisa has led the Retail General Insurance Supervision Department during the implementation of the General Insurance Pricing Practice rules and Consumer Duty. 

12:1513:30

Lunch

12:10 - 13:10

13:4514:15

Beyond the cloak; from tragedy to triumph, living authentically as a TV celebrity

13:45 - 14:15

Andrew Jenkins

Former insurance broker and finalist on ‘The Traitors’ 2024

14:2014:50

Blind date M&A

14:20 - 14:50

Three broker consolidators put forward their best foot to impress a small broker looking to sell their business   

14:5515:25

Have I got views for you?

14:55 - 15:25

Join our panel of fast-witted industry contestants and our editorial team, for their take on the industry views and news.

Contestants to be announced. 

10:4511:25

Are you being served? Spotting gaps and meeting cover requirements in emerging industries
Selling appropriate cover to specialist clients

10:45 - 11:25

12:1513:30

Lunch

12:10 - 13:10

14:2015:00

Mitigating the capacity crunch for high net worth and private clients

14:20 - 14:50

  • How is the insurance market supporting brokers to meet capacity needs? 

  • Covering the shortfall in capacity lost to MGAs 

  • Insuring high value items and vehicles  

Speakers to be announced. 

10:0010:40

What’s next in Generative AI?

10:30 - 11:00

Quick-fire updates from the innovators bringing AI to insurance broking  

Speakers to be announced. 

11:3012:10

Does ESG need a rebrand for brokers to take it seriously?

11:40 - 12:10

Speakers to be announced. 

Liz Mitchell

Director and founder

Flood Assist

12:1513:45

Lunch

12:10 - 13:10

10:4511:25

Closing the skills gap in insurance broking – a masterclass in hiring

10:45 - 11:25

11:3012:10

Young brokers session: tips and tricks to make client briefs as thorough as possible

11:40 - 12:10

Speakers to be announced. 

12:1513:45

Lunch

12:10 - 13:10

14:2015:00

Social media secret weapon:

14:20 - 14:50

Increase your brand awareness, reach new clients and streamline your outreach efforts 

Close of Broker Expo

16:3018:30

Pre-UK Broker Awards drinks

16:30 - 18:30

18:3023:59

UK Broker Awards opens

18:30 - 23:59

The Vox, NEC Birmingham  

Apply to speak at Broker Expo 2024

Are you a thought leader or senior executive working within the insurance industry? Share your expertise with 1000+ insurance brokers at Broker Expo.

If you are interested in speaking at the event in October 2024, please contact our Portfolio Director, Georgie Mailer-Wilkin at georgie.mailer-wilkin@infopro-digital.com.