MGAA conference to tackle the challenges and opportunities for MGA growth over the next decade 


27 June 2018 – The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) will focus on how MGAs can thrive in today’s market and the challenges of building a successful MGA over the next decade at its annual conference and exhibition on 12 July, 2018 at the Hilton Bankside, London.

This year’s conference theme is MGAs: The Future of Insurance. The event will see renowned MGA business owners, insurance leaders and representatives of trade and market bodies discuss both the current issues facing the market, including Brexit, passporting into Europe, M&A activity, and the gender pay gap in the industry and future challenges such as the influence of InsurTech, artificial intelligence and the rise of cybercrime, as well as changing regulations and the creation of new products to address an evolving range of risks.

During the day there will be additional breakout sessions including speed mentoring for young professionals, a compliance surgery and the value and risks of social media.

This year’s key note addresses will be delivered by Grahame Chilton who opens the conference and Robert Hiscox who will close the event.

Throughout the conference MGAs will have the opportunity to discuss business opportunities with over 75 insurers and suppliers as part of the annual exhibition.

Full details on the conference programme can be found on the Association’s website.

The MGAA’s principal annual sponsor is Tokio Marine Kiln, the leading international specialist insurance business. Other annual sponsors are ERGO, one of Europe’s major insurance groups, BLM, a leading insurance and risk law specialist and Arch Insurance Company Europe, a specialty lines Lloyd’s and London market insurer.

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For further information, please contact:

Alex Wise
Full Circle Corporate Communications 
T: 020 7265 7887
E: awise@fullcirclecomms.co.uk 

Jennifer Tubi
Full Circle Corporate Communications
T: 020 7265 7887 
E: jtubi@fullcirclecomms.co.uk


Notes to Editors:

2018 Conference Agenda - MGAs: The Future of Insurance

Thursday 12 July 2018 at Hilton Bankside, London

8:00 – 09:00 Registration

Continental breakfast
9:00 Exhibition begins
9:00-09:45 Welcome - Charles Manchester 
                          Keynote Speaker - Grahame Chilton 

9:30 - 14:00 CMS Compliance Surgery

10:00-10:45 Speed Mentoring - MGAA Next Gen

11:00-12:15     2018: The Here and Now
Panel: Sian Fisher (Chair); Ash Bathia; Catherine Bell; Sam Bobo; Brendan McManus

12:30-13:30     Networking Lunch

13:00-13:45     MGAA Next Gen Panel Discussion - The #value of social media: friend or foe?
Panel: Katherine Snedden (Chair); Craig Freeman; Ashley Spooner; Dylan Bourguignon; Sebastian De Zulueta

13:00-15:00     Exhibition continues

14:15-15:30     2028: The Future of Insurance
Panel: Mark Geoghegan (Chair); Keith Jackson; Chris Lee-Smith; Barbara Schönhofer, MBE; Sam White

15:45-16:30     Closing Address - Charles Manchester

Keynote Speaker - Robert Hiscox

16:30-17:30     Drinks Reception


13:00-13:45 MGAA Next Gen Panel Discussion - The #value of social media: friend or foe? 

Panel: Katherine Snedden (Chair); Craig Freeman; Ashley Spooner; Dylan Bourguignon; Sebastian De Zulueta
1:00-12:15 2018: The Here and Now

Panel:  Sian Fisher (Chair); Ash Bathia; Catherine Bell; Sam Bobo; Brendan McManus 
3:00-13:45 MGAA Next Gen Panel Discussion - The #value of social media: friend or foe? 

Panel: Katherine Snedden (Chair); Craig Freeman; Ashley Spooner; Dylan Bourguignon; Sebastian De Zulueta
13:00-13:45 MGAA Next Gen Panel Discussion - The #value of social media: friend or foe? 

Panel: Katherine Snedden (Chair); Craig Freeman; Ashley Spooner; Dylan Bourguignon; Sebastian De Zulueta
14:15-15:30 2028: The Future of Insurance 

Panel:  Mark Geoghegan (Chair); Keith Jackson; Chris Lee-Smith; Barbara Schönhofer, MBE; Sam White 
15:45-16:30 Closing Address - Charles Manchester

Keynote Speaker - Robert Hiscox 
Teas & coffees will be available all day in the main exhibition hall.

MGAA

The Managing General Agents' Association (MGAA) is a UK-based not for profit organisation dedicated to representing true MGAs.

Formed in 2011, the MGAA also aims to provide a better understanding of what MGAs are and the contribution they make to the insurance industry.

The MGAA currently has 136 full members representing over £4.6bn of underwriting capacity. They are joined by 39 market practitioner members and 55 supplier members.

The board of elected directors leads the organisation. In addition, five separate committees deliver benefits for members with a clear aim of shaping the future of delegated underwriting.

More information can be found at www.mgaa.co.uk and on Twitter @UKMGAA.

Click here to view highlights from the 2017 annual conference.