Thursday Conference Sessions

Keynote Speakers

  • Dame Laura Kenny Dame Laura Kenny
  • Jonnie Peacock MBE Jonnie Peacock MBE
  • Nicola Adams OBE Nicola Adams OBE

Winning Gold


One of the stars of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Nicola Adams OBE made history as the first ever woman to win a boxing gold medal. Boxing since the age of 12, she quickly became English champion, defending her title on three occasions. Since taking gold at Rio she became Team GB’s first boxer to defend an Olympic title since 1924.

Jonnie Peacock MBE became one of the stars of the London 2012 Paralympics by taking gold in the T44 100m competition as the youngest athlete in a final. Jonnie contracted meningitis at an early age and fourteen years after an amputation, Jonnie took on his first international race in the Paralympic World Cup and a month later he was the world record holder.

Dame Laura Kenny is an Olympic record holder, becoming Britain’s most successful woman Olympian after winning her fifth gold and sixth Olympic medal in the women’s madison during the 2020 Tokyo Games. Laura entered the sport after being born with a collapsed lung and asthma and a young Laura was advised to get involved in sport to help her breathing problems.

  • Andrew Marr Andrew Marr

An audience with Andrew Marr


Andrew Marr is a well-known broadcaster and journalist who hosted his eponymous agenda-setting Sunday breakfast show on the BBC for over fifteen years. He has since taken on new ventures as Chief Political Commentator at the New Statesman, an LBC presenter and a columnist for the New York Times. He can also be heard on Start the Week on Radio 4.

He began his career as a political commentator, serving five years as the BBC Political Editor. He became best known for his unpretentious and friendly style, characterised by his highly distinctive arm-waving deliver. He has since fronted landmark series on Modern Britain and the Scottish Enlightenment as well as many others on history, politics and society.

Andrew has published many books, including The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People, and A History of the World. A former editor of The Independent, he has also written for the Express, Observer and Economist. He has won numerous awards for writing and broadcasting.

Seminar Sessions sponsored by Markel UK

  • Gemma Moore Gemma Moore
    Director, Cyberis
  • Paul Dickson Paul Dickson
    Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Broking
  • Ed Lewis Ed Lewis
    Partner, Weightmans LLP
  • Graeme Newman Graeme Newman
    Chief Executive Officer, CFC Underwriting Ltd
  • William Lyne William Lyne
    Head of Cyber Intelligence, National Crime Agency



Cyber risk has become one of the most significant financially disruptive threats to UK businesses. Yet cyber insurance penetration with SME’s remains low. The broking sector is a key influencer helping to manage the risk of cyber-attack through encouraging uptake of dedicated standalone cyber insurance with its active threat warning tools and post-loss mitigation services. Standalone cover is becoming more vital with the insurance market becoming more challenging and many providers have removed all cyber cover from property, liability and professional lines polices leaving gaps in insurance protection.

By attending this session delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the latest market dynamics in cyber insurance
  • Learn about cyber exposures
  • Learn about evolving threats from the National Cyber Crime Unit
  • Karen Weir Karen Weir
    Managing Director, Weir Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • Ant Middle Ant Middle
    Chief Executive Officer, Ageas UK
  • Jaime Swindle Jaime Swindle
    Executive Director, GEO Underwriting
  • Peter Clarke Peter Clarke
    Founder and Managing Director, Insurercore
  • Vivek Banga Vivek Banga
    Managing Director, Polaris UK Limited

The future delivery of insurance


The way in which brokers quote and bind insurance has been through a revolution and is continually evolving. Brokers are experiencing major changes in the way products are delivered with the rise of insurer hosted pricing and real-time availability. They may offer competitive terms but it’s a world away from 30-day quote guarantees in some personal lines. The use of insurer extranets, as well as continual changes in regulation including a potential move to so called ‘Open Insurance’ pose major operational shifts. All of this means that brokers and their software houses need to be able to adapt quickly. Customers too, are seeking to access and arrange their insurance in different ways seeking on demand products and self-service portals.

By attending this session delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the changing dynamics in insurer product delivery
  • Explain the future issues around the delivery of insurance
  • Appreciate the changing buying methods of customers
  • Shân Millie Shân Millie
    Founder, Bright Blue Hare, Co-Founder, GreenKite
  • Simon Colvin Simon Colvin
    Partner, Weightmans LLP
  • Simon McGinn Simon McGinn
    Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Commercial
  • Vasilka Bangeova Vasilka Bangeova
    Managing Director, Guy Carpenter, Strategic Advisory EMEA



Environmental, Societal and Governance (ESG) issues continue to increase in their significance and relevance to brokers. Supply chains are more and more seeking evidence that firms they trade with have acceptable ESG approaches and regulators and legislators are looking to introduce new requirements.

BIBA has been working with experts to provide support and guidance in these important evolving matters. From reinstating a property with modern sustainable methods of construction to examining the insurers you choose to trade with, there is much to consider.

By attending this session delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the issues around sustainable insurance
  • Appreciate some of the best approaches of ‘green repair’ following a claim
  • Learn what you can practically do to build your own ESG approach