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As the London insurtech industry booms, it's no surprise that the UK is home to some of the most exciting insurance conferences in the world.
Attending conferences is a fantastic way to network with other insurance professionals, share ideas, and follow the latest news in insurance trends.
Whilst major in-person events are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many organisers are determined to provide value to the industry by offering virtual conferences online during the summer or postponing conferences until next year.
Here are some of the UK's best insurance and insurtech conferences coming up over the next year or two.
The Tech and Innovation Awards
17 September 2020, Royal Lancaster Hotel, London
As this event's name would suggest, the Tech and Innovation Awards are all about celebrating the latest and greatest tech in the insurance sector. Finalists are announced in July and revealed on the night in September. Award categories include 'Best Use of AI', 'Best Customer App', and 'Fraud Solution of the Year'.
Insurance Transformation Summit
21 October 2020, Olympia, London
The Insurance Transformation Summit is all about looking ahead to the future of insurance. This is a particularly good conference for insurers looking to branch out into insurtech and unsure where to start. Speakers at this year's event include Sam White, CEO of Pukka Insure, and Samantha Smithson-Biggs, the Transformation Director at Aviva.
Insurance Insider London Market Live
5 November 2020, online
This year's famous Insurance Insider London Market conference is to be held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it's still set to be a leading event. The conference will feature 22 speakers from companies such as AEGIS London, Convex Insurance, and Lloyd's Market Association, and offers insurance professionals from across the UK an excellent chance to learn, grow, and get involved.
Claims & Fraud Summit
18 November 2020, America Square, London
The Insurance Post's Claims & Fraud Summit brings together over 20 speakers and 180 attendees to explore strategies that insurers can employ to deliver excellent customer service whilst still protecting themselves against insurance fraud. Key topics at this year's Summit include cyber security and maintaining high security levels while automating the claims process.
Insurance Innovators Summit
18-19 November 2020, QEII Centre, London
The Insurance Innovators Summit is a two-day summit for insurance and insurtech professionals to come together and share ideas. This year's Summit includes speakers from Direct Line, Aviva, and Zurich, and topics include diversity, customer-centricity, and product innovation.
Insurance Times Awards
9 December 2020, Grosvenor House, London
The Insurance Times Awards celebrate innovation and excellence across the insurance sector in the UK. Attending a top class insurance awards ceremony is a great way to learn from the best in class, and network with industry leaders at the same time. Categories at the Insurance Times Awards include 'Independent Broker of the Year' and 'Insurance Innovator of the Year'.
TINtech London Market
9 February 2021, 155 Bishopsgate, London
Established in 2004, The Insurance Network was created to make room for top-level insurance executives in London to network and share knowledge. TINtech invites high-level speakers from across the industry to talk on a range of topics from cutting costs to facilitating new technologies in order to stay ahead of the curve.
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BrokerFest is an annual insurance conference for brokers to get together and consider the year's political and economic climate and what it means for the industry. The day is packed with guest speakers and panels and broken up by plenty of opportunities to network and meet other professionals.
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The IICF, or the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, holds an annual conference every year which invites insurers from across the UK to gather, network, and together share ideas on inclusion, innovation and leadership within the insurance industry.
BIBA Annual Conference
12-13 May 2021, Manchester Central
BIBA is the British Insurance Brokers' Association, the UK's leading general insurance organisation. Every year they hold an annual conference including exhibitors and speakers from all aspects of the insurance industry, offering insight and knowledge into the industry as it stands today and how it may look in the future.
ABI Annual Conference
23 February 2021
The Association of British Insurers, or the ABI, holds its annual conference in the City every year. Attending the ABI conference will give you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and politicians, join industry-related discussions, and network with colleagues and experts in their field.
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Insurtech Insights is Europe's largest insurtech conference, boasting over 200 speakers and 2,500 attendees. The next Insurtech Insights conference is scheduled to be held in London, and this is a rare opportunity to attend an international industry-leading event on your own doorstep. Speaker's at this year's conference will include Mark Hartigan, the CEO of LV=, and Mathilda Strom, the Deputy CEO at BIMA.
There are also many more smaller insurance conferences held around the UK all throughout the year. If you're hosting a large insurance event in the next year and it's not here, just get in touch with us and we'll add it to the list.