Big afternoon ahead for brokers

Terrorism, future leadership, high tech farming and cyber crime – these are just a few of the topics NIBA Convention speakers will cover this afternoon.

Attendees in Melbourne have a choice of six sessions this afternoon, covering professional skills, technical workshops and regulatory insights.

After lunch, from 2pm, NIBA College’s renowned Emilie Webster will lead a panel of the five Warren Tickle Memorial Award finalists to discuss leadership. The panel will discuss how experience, character, ego and qualifications intersect when it comes to harnessing leadership ambitions, offering young brokers insight into how to make their mark.

Simultaneously, Zurich’s Kym Beazleigh and Minter Ellison’s Cameron Oxley will team up to talk cyber and privacy risks, in a seminar featuring real-life case studies and plenty of information for helping convince clients of the seriousness of the cyber threats.

NIBA CEO Dallas Booth and NIBA Legal Counsel Mark Radford will also be on hand to guide brokers through a tumultuous year of government attention and regulatory inquiries.

The second batch of sessions will begin at 3.15pm. One of the highlights will be terrorism scenario workshop, unravelling the intricacies surrounding terrorism insurance and featuring Willis’ Stella Pruscino, Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation’s Dr Chris Wallace and XL Catlin’s Ian Davidson. The session will be moderated by Professor Allan Manning.

Meanwhile, authorised representatives will not want to miss the AR panel discussion, which will bring together high achievers to discuss how ARs can build strong sustainable businesses, with an emphasis on professional development, team ethos, support networks and a strong online presence. Moderated by Edgewise’s, the panel will feature Jodi Sharman, Adam Hines, David Wyner and Tony Walker.

CGU’s Kent Hannam will also be on hand to run brokers through the future of farming, discussing emerging farm trends and what they mean for brokers and insurers.

For the full rundown, view the program here.