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The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) announces that the theme for its 2019 conference and exhibition, to be held on 15 and 16 May in Manchester Central, will be Leading the Way.
Importantly, the theme reflects the state of change we are all operating under. By May 2019 the UK will have left – or will be transitioning away from Europe. The pace of technological advancement is likely to be showing no signs of slowing and above all brokers will continue to deal will changing customer needs and risk as well as evolving regulation and legislation.
Focus on innovation
BIBA’s 2018 conference Innovate Evolve Thrive had a clear focus on innovation. In 2019, we will continue showcasing the application of technology to lead the way in resolving common challenges identified by brokers.
The highly successful 2018 hackathon – innovation challenge saw eight teams vie to create broker solutions during an intense six hour timeframe. Plans are underway to develop another hackathon, broker focused challenge for conference 2019. More details will be announced in the New Year.
Steve White, BIBA CEO said: “We were delighted with how the innovation theme went down with brokers, sponsors and exhibitors this year. We wanted a means of continuing that passion. Leading the Way draws on much of what BIBA does for our members. We promote insurance brokers as the leading way for customers to obtain professional advice. Our sector needs to take a lead in the application of insurTech. And we must continue to ensure that UK insurance PLC is leading the way in the world financial markets. I’m excited to see our conference 2019 event bring all of that, and more, together under one theme.”
|Wednesday, 15th May|
|Thursday, 16th May|
Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX Google Maps
How to get there
It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.
Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.
M6 (from south – Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham)
Leave the M6 at junction 19, just after Knutsford Services. Follow the A556 towards Altrincham and pick up the M56 towards Manchester Airport. Follow the motorway onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M6 (from north – Preston, Blackpool, Carlisle)
Leave the M6 at junction 21a for the M62 towards Manchester. At junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M62 (from west – Liverpool)
At M62 junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M62 (from east – Leeds, Yorkshire)
At M62 junction 18, join the M60 west-bound. Take junction 17 onto the A56 (Bury New Road) and follow signs to the city centre, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M56 (from west – North Wales, Chester, Ellesmere Port)
Follow the M56 past Manchester Airport. Continue onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.
For parking, Manchester Central’s on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option.
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Did you know that the average number of staff per stand at UK exhibitions is just over 3? or that less than 2% of UK exhibition stands have some form of Virtual Reality to try?
For the past 5 years ITR has collated a huge amount of data on exhibition stands of all sizes from various exhibition venues right across the UK. By analysing this data and the opportunities it provides ITR is able to put you in the driving seat when you are planning your next event.
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