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Travel Insurance Conference 2018: Choosing the right travel companion - travel insurance in a changing world


Where: Association of British Insurers - UK Head Office - London, One America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB

Registration: Registration from 13:00. This event will be followed by networking drinks.

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The world is changing and the habits and needs of travellers are changing with it. The role insurance plays in protecting travellers has never been more important but there are numerous questions to answer as insurers adapt to this shifting landscape. Are travellers more at risk when travelling and do they know it? Do changing travel trends demand a change in insurance products? How can insurers work with government and the travel industry to make sure travellers have adequate protection?

On one hand, there is a significant need to increase awareness of the risk of travelling without insurance but, on the other, there are challenges with making sure those that want insurance are getting the right cover for their needs at a time of changing and varying demands from travellers.

With an evolving regulatory landscape, fast-paced technological change and Brexit looming travel, insurance must continue to adapt to meet customers’ demands of more flexible and personalised product offerings. There are numerous questions to answer. How can insurers improve understanding of travel insurance cover? Is it now easier or harder for travellers to find the insurance they need to travel? How do we make it easier for customers to find the right insurance? How is the provision of travel insurance changing?

Who is the event aimed at? 

  • Travel insurers, charities, travel companies, medical assistance companies, airlines, currency exchange companies
  • From insurers: Underwriters, claims specialists, pricing specialists, product managers, business development executives, compliance executives
  • All levels of seniority

Why attend?

  • Gain insight into the world of travel and traveller’s habits, how they are changing and what it means for insurance
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities facing insurers in a changing world
  • Learn what insurers can do to meet those challenges and seize the opportunities   
  • Understand how insurers, charities and government can work together to make sure individuals are informed and protected when travelling
  • Take advantage of 3 hours worth of CPD with this CII accredited event

What will you learn?

  • How insurers can improve understanding of travel insurance cover
  • How to make it easier for customers to find the right insurance
  • How the provision of travel insurance is changing
  • What the FOS and Government want to see insurers do to support consumers in a changing world of travel

Keynote speakers:

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  • Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development 
  • Caroline Wayman, Chief Ombudsman, Financial Ombudsman Service

Panel speakers:

  • Katherine Atkinson, Chief Executive, Safer Tourism Foundation 
  • Kate Huet, Chair, Association of Travel Insurance Intermediaries
  • Julia Longbottom, Director for Consular Affairs, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
  • Dave Allen, Underwriting Strategy Manager, Direct Line Group
  • Nel Mooy, Head of Travel, AXA Insurance I Personal Intermediary & Corporate Partnerships
  • Simon Powell, CEO, TransferTravel
  • Dr Paul Beven, Managing Director, Verisk
  • Leonora Miles, Policy Manager, Macmillan 
  • Huw Evans, Director General, ABI
  • Mark Shepherd, Assistant Director, Head of Property, Commercial & Specialist Lines, ABI
  • Charlie Campbell, Senior Policy Adviser, ABI


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