The Insurance Institute of Bristol held a one-day conference in January at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
The theme of the conference was '2020 Vision' and the day started with an opening address from Steve White, CEO of the British Insurance Brokers' Association.
This was followed by a panel of highly regarded local and national key figures from the industry, who gave a brief overview of their thoughts and hopes for 2020 and beyond. The debate was then opened to the audience, who posed various questions to the panel.
The Institute was delighted to welcome Debbie Sturge, deputy head of department accounting, economics and finance at the University of the West of England, who gave a brief overview of the MSc Risk Management and Insurance -- a new Masters programme that has been devised in conjunction with the CII. Throughout the day delegates had the opportunity to attend several carousels, with interesting topics including cyber risk, cashflow modelling, wellbeing, financial resilience for women, embedding learning culture and professional standards.
Melissa Collett, director of professional standards at the CII, attended the conference to provide delegates with an update on the Institute's work and the day closed with a fascinating closing address from Joanna Gaudin, founder of Inside Out Image consultancy.
After the closing session, delegates had an opportunity to network and mingle while enjoying drinks from the bar, before heading home complete with Insurance Institute of Bristol goody bags and CPD.
To find out more, visit: www.cii.co.uk/bristol