Young Broker Sessions

Exhibition Visits with Ambassadors


09.30 – 10.40 (optional)

The BIBA exhibition is the largest insurance exhibition in Europe and is a unique marketplace where brokers have access to over 200 insurers and other industry related businesses in one place. We will be holding structured tours around the exhibition so you can make sure you visit a variety of stands and also some of the dedicated BIBA Scheme and Facility providers. Young Brokers may also, of course, make their own independent visits around the show during this time.

Learning Objectives:

-Benefit from visiting a plethora of stands with the YB Ambassadors who will be able to introduce you to, amongst other exhibitors, the designated schemes and facilities providers – a great place to start if you are new to the industry

Meet the Young Broker Ambassadors


Your chance to meet with the YB Ambassador for your region and find out what assistance there is within BIBA to help you. Learn how you can get involved in BIBA’s regional events near you and do make sure you seek out the Young Broker of the Year Award finalists to find out their career development tips!

Learning Objectives:

-You will have heard from your Young Broker Ambassador before the day so this is the perfect time to put a face to a name and introduce yourself. Understand how the Ambassadors can help you in your career

  • Neil Jenkinson Neil Jenkinson

Welcome to BIBA Young Broker Day


Neil is the Area Manager for BIBA’s Northern Region and is the new head of the Young Broker initiative. Find out more about the project and how you can be involved. Neil will also discuss how you can get the most out of the BIBA experience on the day.

Learning Objectives:

-After meeting your Young Broker Ambassadors in the meet and greet earlier in the morning, Neil will discuss how you can make the most of the resources BIBA has to offer

  • Liam Gray Liam Gray
    Head of Research and Partner Management, Startupbootcamp InsurTech
  • David Wilson David Wilson
    Head of Insurance, Baringa Partners
  • Glen Clarke Glen Clarke
    Head of Transformational Propositions, Allianz

Demystifying InsurTech


Innovation will play a huge part in BIBA 2019 with the second BIBA Hackathon taking place. New technology is an important driver for change in the industry and can be harnessed by brokers to increase productivity, efficiency and ensure they stay relevant. So what better than a session where experts in the field can debate the latest in InsurTech and how you can take a new, innovative way of thinking back to your brokerage.

At the end of the session, the winning Hackathon team members will be joining to discuss the innovative mindset they will have just put into practice!

Learning Objectives:

-Understand what InsurTech is and how the industry is changing with its advances

-Hear from industry specialists and learn how you can utilise innovation in your business

-Hear more about the BIBA Hackathon – the specific broker problems the teams created solutions for and learn what gave the winning team the edge

  • Professor Green Professor Green
  • Huw Edwards Huw Edwards

An Audience with Professor Green


Interviewed by Huw Edwards

Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper will discuss his life, his work and his battle with mental health. Having released two Top 3 albums and amassed a career tally of over 2.5 million combined sales in the UK alone, Professor Green is no stranger to the limelight. Recently he has presented five critically acclaimed BBC documentaries including Suicide and Me.

Fresh from a mental health panel on the main conference stage, Professor Green will open up about his struggles and together with newsreader and broadcaster Huw Edwards, will create an honest and fascinating session you won’t want to miss.

Learning Objectives:

-Hear from someone in the public eye about their struggles with personal challenges and take advice for improving your own mental health

-Learn about the important work campaigners like Professor Green are doing to help bring mental health struggles to the fore

  • 13.00 - 16.00 13.00 - 16.00

Lunch and Exhibition Visits


Lunch will be served in the exhibition and there is opportunity in the afternoon for further exhibition stand visits.

Networking Drinks


What better way to end your time at BIBA than networking drinks with your peers and the Young Broker Ambassadors in the relaxed setting of Revolución De Cuba. Come and celebrate the end to a great day and make new friends in the industry, just a 3 minute walk from the venue!

Please click here to email our Manchester Region Ambassador Bethan and let her know if you are interested in attending.