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About ABI Events

The ABI holds a range of events from member-only technical briefings to major strategy conferences with influential keynote speakers. ABI events are CII accredited for CPD points and ABI members receive a discounted member rate for a number of ABI events. 

Over the course of 2020 – 2021 the ABI’s events have been adapted to be delivered in the form of webinars to enable us to continue to provide ABI members and stakeholders with the wide range of events the ABI is known for. This also includes on-demand webinars to watch at your convenience.

In 2020 we delivered over 45 agenda setting events covering the future of motor insurance, diversity, tax, Covid 19 & the economic recovery and Mental health and access to insurance.

  • The ABI welcomed over 4,100 delegates at live and virtual events
  • 16 Ministers and regulators spoke at events throughout 2020
  • 1,000 trees planted through the World Land Trust scheme, as part of our sustainability strategy for our events

ABI Annual Conference 2020 & 2021

More than 400 delegates joined us for our 2020 Annual Conference at 155 Bishopsgate on 25th February. Attendees heard agenda-setting keynote speeches from Chris Mason, Political Correspondent; Tony Juniper, Leading Sustainability Author and Environmental Advisor; Nick Ferrari, Journalist and Broadcaster and Rachel Johnson, Journalist and Broadcaster. Political and reputational risks, fairness and ethics were the key themes of the conference, and discussions focused around sustainability, the data revolution and the changing political landscape. Panel and break-out sessions examined topics such as general insurance pricing, Insurance and the nation’s health & wellbeing, operational resilience and cutting edge approaches to financial advice.

In 2021, due to the Covid 19 pandemic we took the Annual conference virtual. More than 500 delegates joined us on our virtual platform where they heard keynote speeches from General The Lord Richard Dannatt, Chairman, National Emergencies Trust; John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister; Rt Hon Rory Stewart, Former Secretary of State for International Development; June Sarpong OBE, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award-winning Author and Paul Waugh, Executive Editor, HuffPost UK. Strategic and reputational challenges for Insurance and Long-Term Savings in 2021 and Insurance and Long-Term Savings' role in addressing Climate change were the key themes for the day and breakout sessions covered a range of topics including Covid-19 and vulnerable customers, Solvency II take two and Governance, value and responsible investment in long-term savings.


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ABI Annual Dinner 2020

The ABI’s Annual Dinner is an invite only affair providing attendees with an excellent opportunity to meet other leaders in the industry and to network with some of the speakers and policymakers who attend the Annual Conference the following day. 2020 saw over 180 attendees enjoy dinner at One Great George Street and heard from ABI Chair Jon Dye, John Glen MP and Tim Shipman, Political Editor, The Sunday Times.

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Moving towards more sustainable events


  • Booking your travel? Before you plan your travel to our in-person events, remember to map your emissions and consider all modes of transport available to you.
  • With the aim of making our events more sustainable, we no-longer provide printed programmes at our in-person events. Instead, we provide delegates with an audience engagement tool which can be accessed from a phone/tablet for in person events and via our webinar platform for virtaul events.
  • In addition, the ABI has committed to support the World Land Trust, who will plant a tree in a protected environment for each event ticket sold.

Industry awards

The ABI Events team have recently celebrated winning the ICE Awards 2021 Best Team of the Year, as well as being shortlisted for a number of other industry awards such as Best Pivot Event and Best Logisitical Challenge at the ICE Awards 2021, and Best Virtual Event at the Memcom Membership Excellence Awards 2021. The ABI have also been shortlisted for four awards at The Association Excellence Awards 2021 including UK Associaiton of the Year, Best Association Virtual Event, Best Membership Support during Covid-19 and Best Association Team (Member Relations, Partnerships and Events Team).

The ABI Future Leaders programme provides upcoming senior talent with the skills and experience needed to lead insurance businesses and has seen a 35% increase in applications in recent years. The scheme clearly raised standards and is a highly creditable, high quality programme, offering clear career path development for talented individuals in the insurance field, with a creditable focus on gender balance. - The Association Excellence Awards Judging Panel 2018.

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