We’re off to Manchester tomorrow to the British Insurance Brokers Association Conference 2015! The main annual UK insurance broker conference of the year. We are looking forward to seeing the exciting exhibition stands the bigger insurers have splashed out on this year. One year, one of them actually got all of their staff to dress as pirates and their stand was the shape of a ship! Not sure what the public would have thought – ironic or true to character?
I’ll take some pictures this year and let you know what shapes and sizes there are!
Of course, all of our children and wider families are just as excited as we are as we are sure to bring back lots of branded stress balls, branded sweats, a mountain of pens and the occasional ‘quality’ note book and matching pencil. My favourite insurer was handing out battery booster packs for mobile phones last year – which came in very useful during our family camping trip last summer.
Really I am looking forward to it as it is a great place to meet up with a whole bunch of people over a 48 hour period. Generally it is enjoyable, but there is usually a part of me which thinks “..the same people saying the same things and nothing changes from year-to-year..” but, we have to accept that things do move slowly and insurance is a game of risk and nobody is going to jump into something new without understanding all of the facts.
I have a few new product ideas which I am going to share – some just to see what the reaction is!
….insurers ‘touting’ their wares, brokers desperately trying to get interest in their latest weird and wacky schemes…… it is usually fun!
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