Future prep in focus at NIBA15

Every broker wishes they had a crystal ball for business development but on Monday the NIBA Convention is bringing them the next best thing – a session with business forecasting guru Phil Ruthven.

The IBISWorld founder will help kick off proceedings on Monday morning at the Melbourne Convention Centre, where he will use his decades of business intelligence to give brokers insight into what sectors of Australia’s economy are set for the most growth over the next five years, and what challenges and opportunities brokers should have their eyes on.

But of course there business opportunities are nothing without the staff to capitalise upon them, which is why social entrepreneur and former Young Australian of the Year Holly Ransom will also be on hand to discuss intergenerational leadership.

On Monday afternoon, the theme of helping the next generation of brokers excel will also feature in a special workshop entitled Building Tomorrow’s Leaders, featuring the five regional Young Professional Brokers of the Year and moderated by NIBA College’s renowned Emilie Webster.

Other Monday sessions include:

  • Security, privacy and cyber liability masterclass: Two leading cyber cover experts discuss the types of cyber losses businesses are increasingly facing, along with several in-depth case studies.
  • Protecting your interests – the NIBA approach: NIBA CEO Dallas Booth and legal counsel Mark Radford discuss the recent upheavals in the regulatory landscape and how NIBA has helped protect broker interests.
  • Terrorism scenario workshop: An expert panel delve into the insurance considerations flowing from terrorism events and unravel the intricacies surrounding terrorism insurance.
  • Is the AR opportunity for you – and are they all the same?: Four brokers who have done it themselves discuss how professional development, team ethos, support networks and a strong online presence can help ARs build a strong, sustainable business model.
  • The future of farming: CGU Rural Business Manager Kent Hannam explores the emerging farm trends, and what they mean for brokers and insurers.


For the full program, click here.