Territory Insurance Conference 2015

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Steve Manning and I have just returned to Melbourne after attending another successful, and ever growing, Territory Insurance Conference. Over 330 people attended this, the 4th Territory Insurance Conference, with numbers significantly increased this year.

Steve presented an informative talk on Business Interruption and how to calculate a claim under this class of insurance. On the strength of his presentation he has been asked to deliver further training on business interruption to one of the major broking houses that attended.

Meanwhile I presented on two topics:

  1. Flood pricing and mitigation; and
  2. Lessons learned from recent claims;

I also was one of the panel sessions along with Mr David Hosking from Allianz and Mr Andrew Godden from Arthur J Gallagher on the topic of “operating in a soft market”.

To complete the conference was the second gala dinner incorporating the Territory Insurance Awards which I had the privilege of being part of the judging panel.

As part of LMI Group’s commitment to education, next generation development and excellence, LMI sponsor, not only the conference itself, but the award for Young Insurance Professional of the Year award which this year was presented to Chaise Evans, an up and coming TIO business consultant.

A picture of the all 5 winners or their proxy is shown.

2015 Territory Insurance Awards Gala Dinner. 30 October 2015. TIO Conference 2015. Photo Shane Eecen Creative Light Studios.

2015 Territory Insurance Awards Gala Dinner. 30 October 2015. TIO Conference 2015. Photo courtesy Shane Eecen Creative Light Studios.

Other award winners included:

  • Sales and Underwriting Professional of the Year, John Vanarey, the State Manager of Northern Territory for GT Insurance;
  • Claims Service Provider of the Year, Jeroen Furstner, TIO.
  • Broker Insurance Professional of the Year, Sarah Kempton, a Branch Manager at PSC Insurance Brokers; and
  • Service Provider Professional of the Year winner Wade Eilersen,  Executive Adjuster, Cunningham Lindsey.

Hearty congratulations to all the winners and finalists.

A record 164 people nominated for the highly rated awards and the judging was very tight in all categories, a testament to the quality of insurance personnel in the Top End.

With next year the 5th, a lot of work is already underway to raise the bar even higher with a major study on the first principle of insurance with an execution for those that wish to attend, where it all began. I will keep readers posted when the organising committee release more.

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