NIBA Convention closes on a high note

The NIBA Convention for 2017 concluded on a high with a closing key note that had the audiences enthralled, a stunned broker winning a $10,000 travel voucher, an expo floor that was bustling even as the doors were being closed and a spectacular gala dinner.

Former Refugee, Director & Global CIO GetSwift Ltd and the closing keynote speaker at NIBA Convention 2017, Jamila Gordon gave an inspiring talk about dreaming big and called on brokers to disrupt their industry before a tech start-up did.

“Every segment in every industry is going to be disrupted. Brokers have the skills, knowledge and experience to re-think the way they do business and are best placed to re-shaped the industry,” she said.

Peter Dawson from Peter Dawson Insurance won the $ 10,000 Passport to Freedom travel voucher and said was amazed and very excited at the surprise win.

“I’ve been going to conferences for 30 years and this is the first time I have won anything this substantial. Just attending the sessions seemed like a win in themselves as each one was better than the last but winning this travel voucher is just magnificent!”

He was impressed with Gordon’s story of determination and resilience and looks forward to attending the next convention.

Bringing the two day event to close both NIBA CEO Dallas Booth and President Tim Wedlock highlighted the fact that the three regulators at the 2017 NIBA Convention assured delegates that brokers were not seen as a part of the problem in the financial services sector.

Booth thanked the sponsors and attendees for continued support of the NIBA convention and said that the association will continue to focus on its “three core pillars of professionalism, representation and community”.

While welcoming attendees to the QBE sponsored gala dinner Wedlock called on the industry to support the association and announced the next convention at Hobart, Tasmania.