Highlights from our 12 July 2018 conference

The MGAA hosted another very successful Conference and Exhibition on 12 July 2018 at the Hilton London Bankside, with over 600 members attending the event.  

We were honoured to have both Grahame Chilton and Robert Hiscox as key note speakers on the day,  and we welcomed 74 member companies as part of the Exhibition, held three panels as well as a Mentoring session and Compliance Surgery.  

Work is already underway for the 2019 Conference and we hope to see you there.

MGAA Conference 2018 - Event Overview

MGAA Conference 2018 Opening Address

Charles Manchester, Chairman of the MGAA, and Graeme Chilton, CEO Gallaghers UK, officially opened the Managing General Agents' Association's Fourth Annual Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 12 July 2018.

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Keynote address at the MGAA 2018 Conference

Robert Hiscox closed the The Managing General Agents' Association's Fourth Annual Conference on 12 July with his keynote address.

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Grahame Chilton interview

Sian Fisher Interview

Mark Geoghegan interview

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Panel discussion:  2018 The Here and Now

Panel:  Sian Fisher (Chair); Sam Bobo; Ash Bathia; Catherine Bell; Brendan McManus. 

So what does it take to run an MGA in 2018?

What are the key issues to businesses now and will MGAs continue to thrive in the current regulatory environment.

This panel discussed a number of topical issues; from passporting into Europe, unrated Insurers, capacity; to M&A. 

MGAs will have to deal with the lot, all while remaining focussed on their businesses.

More and more, the challenge for MGAs will be standing out from the crowd in what is considered a competitive environment.

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Panel discussion:  2028 The Future of Insurance

Panel:  Mark Geoghegan (Chair); Keith Jackson; Barbara Schönhofer MBE; Sam White; Chris Lee-Smith.

If we could step into a time machine and go forward to the year 2028, what would we find? 

How will InsurTech shape the market, and with the onset of artificial intelligence and increasing digitisation, what do we need to do to ensure MGAs keep pace with these changes? 

What are the risks that individuals and firms are likely to want to manage and mitigate through new forms of insurance in the future? 

Will our current challenges be reduced, and emerging risks like privacy, cyber hacking, data leaks, escalate? 

The panel discussed all of these issues, touching on innovation, diversity, new products, global influence and the challenges ahead in the next 10 years.

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Next Gen Panel: The #Value of Social Media - Friend or Foe?

Panel: Sebastian de Zulueta, MarketMinds (Chair); Craig Freeman, Full Circle Corporate Communications; Ashley Spooner, Brandex Group; Dylan Bourguignon, so-sure.

This interactive panel session, with speakers from across the industry, discussed how social media can help to grow your business and the potential risks that could arise. 

Topics included:
    - the pros and cons of social media
    - the evidence of success
    - tips and tricks to get the most out of it
    - challenges to date and potential for reputational damage
    - what the future holds

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Insurance Insider special supplement

Insurance Insider published a special supplement to mark the the MGAA's fourth conference.