The CII's stand at BIBA delivered a view of the future via augmented reality
The theme of the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) Conference 2019 was 'Leading the Way', and the CII put itself at the forefront of the event with its stand based around 'Future-Proofing your Business'.
Via the vehicle of augmented reality, the CII invited delegates to step into the future using a high-tech photobooth where their normal surroundings were transformed through the view of tablets and smartphones.
The CII's Society of Insurance Broking (SIB) hosted the stand, showcasing initiatives on building public trust, good practice and a varied and high-quality selection of continuing professional development. The CII also spoke to visitors about developing and retaining talent in their business with Chartered status, Broker Assess eLearning and Aspire Apprenticeships programmes.
Chartered broker TEn Insurance Services visited the stand on day one and the firm's director, Dawn Derbyshire, said: "Our visit to the CII stand this year at BIBA exceeded expectations. We were told in detail about the Chartered ethos, which signalled there has been huge development within the CII and to me, ensuring our business remains Chartered is vital.
"This progress gives me confidence that the Chartered ethos will ensure the ethics and values, along with client-centricity, demonstrate our commitment and recognition for maintaining the highest professional standards."
SIB also hosted the closing fringe event of the conference -- 'Trust in Insurance' -- with guest panel including Liz Foster, non-executive managing director of SIB; Graeme Trudgill, executive director of BIBA; Peter Blanc, CEO of Aston Lark; James Ramirez, director of Aria Insurance; and Steve Jenkins, executive director of development at the CII.
Discussion centred around building public trust in insurance and was followed by a Q&A session, where the panel and audience debated matters such as dual pricing, technology disruptors, underinsurance, robo-advisers and the future of broking.
The CII also hosted its annual pre-BIBA drinks reception at Impossible bar, where CEO Sian Fisher and CII president Jonathan Clark welcomed guests and delegates for an evening of networking, themed cocktails and prize giveaways.