• About the Conference

    Change is here. More is coming. Disruptive forces are driving fundamental changes within the insurance industry and redefining consumers’ experience with insurance. The industry can change or be changed by these disruptive forces.


    Innovation is critical for the industry to stay relevant and keep pace with this rapid change. Likewise, innovation is cultivated by harnessing diverse perspectives, experiences and talents of employees across generations. In a Forbes Insights survey of 321 global executives, 85% agree a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to encouraging different perspectives and ideas that drive innovation.


    Companies that successfully unlock the potential of all employees within their business will create unique opportunities to innovate, drive better business results and change industry perceptions in local communities.


    IICF UK invites you to its 2018 conference to explore these critical business themes and offer practical advice on how individuals can be successful leaders of the future.

  • The Programme

    Join us to hear inspirational presentations, make new connections and gain practical advice to share with colleagues

    Registration and Welcome

    8:15 Registration & Continental Breakfast

    8:45 Welcome Dave Brosnan, CEO, CNA Hardy

    The Business Imperative: Change or Be Changed

    9:00 Keynote: The industry must ‘change or be changed’ - Steve Hearn, CEO, Ed Broking

    9:25 Reshaping Insurance in a Shared Economy - Lizzie Moore, Liability Underwriter, Apollo Syndicate

    9:45 The Role of Diversity in Innovation followed by interactive discussion - Sabine VanderLinden, CEO, InsurTech Business, Startupbootcamp Rainmaking Innovation

    10:30 Networking Break

    Technology: Connecting Companies, Customers and Communities

    10:50 "Travelling to the Edge", a Journey of Innovation, David Melvin, Head of Corporate Transformation Strategy, MS Amlin

    11:20 Closing the Protection Gap on Climate Change:Helping Cities Become Climate Resilient, Greg Lowe, Global Head of Resilience and Sustainability, Aon

    11:50 Networking Break

    The Role of Diversity and Leadership in Innovation.

    12:10 How does Diversity Foster Innovation in Practice? Hélène Stanway, Digital Leader, XL Catlin

    Bobbie Mansfield, Change Manager, Digital Innovation, XL Catlin and Gemma Watson, Digital Theme Lead, XL Catlin

    12:35 Outlook on Diversity and Innovation Facilitator: Louisa Lombardo, Chubb. Panelists: Teresa Bentley, Head of Talent at London Market Group; Jim Bichard, Partner at PwC; Matthew Ward, Senior Marketing Manager, AXA PPP healthcare, Joanne Safo, Munich Re.

    13:00 Closing Keynote: What does the future hold? Elizabeth Linder, Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House and Founder and CEO of The Conversational Century

    13:25 Informal Lunch and Networking

    14:30 Event concludes. Opportunity for delegates to visit The Crown Jewels at our venue, HM Tower of London

  • Why attend?

    Participants can receive 4 CPD Hours. Click here for learning objectives.


    by presentations, panels and interactive discussions on topics of innovation, diversity and leadership


    your personal brand and adapt your leadership style to reflect future ways of working


    with leaders who have diverse experience across all career stages and industry sectors


    by sharing learnings with colleagues and supporting future leaders in the community

  • Who should attend?

    We invite forward thinking Insurance professionals from all career stages and disciplines to join us. The conference will be particularly valuable to:

    • Underwriters, brokers, loss adjusters and claims managers navigating changes in the industry
    • Leaders in disciplines including diversity, talent, technology and innovation
    • Individuals who provide professional services or software solutions to the industry

    What have delegates thought about previous IICF conferences? –

    “The speakers were focused and gave real world advice that I can actually implement on my level to help advance my career. I walked away empowered and more motivated to do what I can for my career and to help those around me.”


    “I have been in the Insurance Industry for over 30 years. This is the best event I have ever attended.”

  • Delegate Rates

    Delegate rates include a half-day programme of presentations and discussions, an occasion to meet like-minded professionals, a light breakfast and lunch, and a unique opportunity to visit the Crown Jewels at our conference venue,

    The Tower of London.


    Tickets for Insurance Professionals are £220. Discounts are available for groups of 4 and self-funded tickets.


    Proceeds from this event will support charities that help vulnerable people in areas of education and social mobility and that have been selected as grant recipients by IICF. This year's charities include Key4Life, Advance and Beanstalk.


    Your participation could help someone like Joe:

    “Six months ago I was in prison, thanks to Key4Life I'm now working in the City of London and feeling positive about the future". Joe, age 23

  • Sponsorship

    The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) takes great pride in working with our sponsors to present outstanding events that create a memorable experience and value for industry participants, while raising valuable funds for grants in areas of education and social mobility.


    Sponsorships levels are £10,000, £5,000 and £3,000 and can be offered as financial or in-kind contributions. Sponsorship will showcase your brand company as an industry leader, raising your brand profile and across Industry sectors and making a difference to the lives of the individuals IICF supports through its grants. Each £5,000 you contribute will help 100 children learn to read, 10 young men leave prison and find employment, or 22 women make a new start in life after experiencing domestic violence.



    Please click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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