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Annual Conference 2018


Where: etc Venues - 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

Registration: from 08:15. The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

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The ABI Annual Conference 2018 will be the standout insurance event of the year, bringing industry leaders, politicians and regulators together to debate the major issues affecting the insurance and long term savings industry. 

After our sell-out Brexit conference in 2017, don’t miss this chance to find out what’s next for the insurance industry in 2018 and how it maintains its place as a UK world leader.

Keynote speakers:


  • Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland
  • Sam Woods, Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation at the Bank of England and Chief Executive Officer of the PRA
  • Andy Briggs, Chief Executive Officer, UK Insurance, Aviva plc and Chair of the ABI
  • Andrew Neil, Publisher and Broadcaster 


  • Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury 
  • Sian Williams, Journalist & Broadcaster
  • Robert Hannigan, Special Advisor on Cyber Security, Hiscox 
  • Andy Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Ageas
  • Aisling Kennedy, Head Pricing L&H Individual Health UK & Ireland, Swiss Re Life & Health Limited
  • Mark Camillo, Head of Professional Indemnity & Cyber, EMEA, AIG
  • Amanda Blanc, Group Chief Executive, AXA UK & Ireland

  • Inga Beale DBE, CEO, Lloyd's of London
  • Craig Thornton, General Insurance and Protection Director, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Phil Loney, Group Chief Executive, Royal London Group                            
  • Patrick Heath-Lay, CEO, B&CE, providers of The People's Pension
  • Dr Philippa Brice, Director of External Affairs, PHG Foundation
  • Tom McPhail, Head of Retirement Policy, Hargreaves Lansdown
  • Megan ButlerDirector of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialist, FCA
  • Dominic Grinstead, Managing Director, UK, MetLife 
  • Michaela Koller, Director General, Insurance Europe
  • Katharine Braddick, Director General, Financial Services, HM Treasury
  • David Parkin, Deputy Director for Civil Justice and Law, Ministry of Justice
  • Meabh Quoirin, CEO, Foresight Factory International Ltd
  • Aaron Kleiner, Director, Industry Assurance and Policy Advocacy, Microsoft Global Security & Diplomacy
  • Sadie Creese, Professor of Cyber Security, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
  • Joe Cassidy, Partner, Head of Brexit for Financial Services, KPMG 
  • Sue Lewis, Chair, Financial Services Consumer Panel 
  • Adrian Clamp, Partner, Customer & Digital Lead, KPMG
  • David Ferguson, CEO, Nucleus Financial
  • Peter Mann, NED, Bravura
  • Heather Hopkins, Managing Director, NextWealth
  • Samantha Barrass, Chief Executive Officer, Gibraltar Financial Services Commission
  • Donna Scully, Director, Carpenters
  • Andrew Parker, Partner - Head of Strategic Litigation, DAC Beachcroft
  • David Hughes, Director of Partnerships, Innovation Agency
  • Huw Evans, Director General, ABI
  • Louise Hanson, Director of Advocacy, ABI
  • Hugh Savill, Director of Regulation, ABI
  • Yvonne Braun, Director of Policy, Long Term Savings and Protection, ABI
  • James Dalton, Director, General Insurance Policy, ABI 



Member price: £349.00 + VAT

Platform member price: £349.00 + VAT

Associate member price: £349.00 + VAT

Non-member price: £499.00 + VAT


Plenary sessions:

Panel one: Keeping the UK insurance market as a world leading sector

Panel two: Our place in our customers' lives

  • Morning sessions
    • Breakout A: How will customers access and engage with long-term savings in the digital world? [more details]
      Customers are now accessing and engaging with long-term savings through digital channels more than ever before. The implementation of automatic enrolment has seen an increased emphasis of the role of online portals and tools for workplace savers, and the Taylor Review has also recommended that portable benefits platforms should play a critical role in extending Automatic Enrolment to the self-employed. The disruptive role force that digital access has played within the direct and advised markets has also attracted the interest of the FCA, as evidenced by the intentionally broad terms of reference of the FCA's Investment Platforms Market Study. Join us as we consider: how digital solutions could help customers to understand and engage with long-term savings in the future, the role that digital solutions could play in extending AE to the self-employed, and how existing players in the platforms and workplace markets are evolving to meet customer needs and expectations.
    • Breakout B: How can prudential regulation enable a world-leading sector? [more details]
      A world-leading insurance sector requires world-leading prudential regulation. But what is the trajectory for the UK’s prudential regime? The UK’s exit from the EU provides an opportunity to take stock of the current prudential regime, and consider what a post-Solvency II prudential regime might look like. This break-out session, featuring an expert panel from the regulator and industry, and taking place as the implications of the Article 50 negotiations come to light, as EIOPA delivers its recommendations on Solvency II to the European Commission, and in the midst of extended field testing of the IAIS’ Insurance Capital Standard version 1.0, will be a timely discussion of where the UK prudential regime is headed, and how prudential regulation can enable a world-leading insurance sector.
    • Breakout C: Civil Justice reform: putting the consumer at the heart of the process [more details]
      With the recent general election victory for the Conservative Party, this session will look at the progress being made against their manifesto pledge to “reduce insurance costs for ordinary motorists by cracking down on fraudulent and exaggerated whiplash claims” and what progress has made following the Government’s recent consultation on setting the Discount Rate.
  • Afternoon sessions
    • Breakout D: Tackling cyber threats: what it means for our customers [more details]
      Cyber threats are growing. So too are the costs if something goes wrong. This is particularly true for businesses which rely more and more on technology and hold increasing amounts of customer data. But cyber risk is not limited to businesses and extends to individuals as consumers, drivers and owners of connected homes. This session will explore what businesses and individuals need to be doing to be cyber secure and why cyber insurance is the fastest growing line of insurance. The session will also touch on some of the challenges facing both consumers and insurers when it comes to understanding different types of cyber risks.
    • Breakout E: What is the outlook for conduct regulation in 2018 and beyond? [more details]
      Since its formation the FCA has undertaken numerous subject specific reviews across the insurance and long term savings sectors, as well as wider work in areas such as culture, governance and influencers of behaviours of consumers. This panel session will consider the current state of play of UK conduct regulation and what we can expect going forwards from initiatives such as the FCA’s Mission and introduction of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime to all financial services firms.
    • Breakout F: How will health trends affect the life and health insurance offering of the future? [more details]
      For decades, life and health insurers have looked at aggregate and anonymised trends in mortality and morbidity to assess risk and predict the future. As survival rates have improved, we have seen insurance cover offered to some of those that were previously uninsurable, such as those living with HIV, diabetes and those in remission of breast cancer. Increasing awareness, better early diagnosis and innovations in medical treatment have contributed to improving health trends and helped insurers identify future opportunities to widen the offering of insurance. This panel session will consider how medical advances and health trends will influence the next areas for change - how and who insurers will be able to offer insurance to in the future.

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