Trade body to ask how brokers can help economic growth

Biba has announced that the theme of its 2013 conference will be ‘meeting the growth challenge’.

In a statement, the trade body said: “With Britain in the grip of one of the worst recessions in living memory, and sectors of the British economy stagnating, the mantra on all politicians’ lips is ‘growth’. The need to pay off the UK’s massive debt mountain seems to have been sidelined as politicians and economists search for the spark which they hope will ignite the flames of our future prosperity.

“Set against the backdrop of a eurozone currency crisis and recession in the USA, ‘meeting the growth challenge’ will ask the question: how prepared is the general insurance sector to play its part in Britain’s future resurgence?”

Biba chief executve Eric Galbraith (pictured) said: “Throughout 2013, Biba will continue to take the initiative in promoting the value of our sector to UK plc and working towards more proportionate, appropriate and cost-effective regulation. ‘Meeting the growth challenge’ is about Biba members enabling individuals and businesses to live and work in what is an increasingly risky world.”

Biba conference organiser Lindsay Campbell said: “The conference team is excited about returning to London and putting on what it hopes will be its best conference and exhibition yet.”

The 2012 Biba conference was attended by 4,854 people, including 175 exhibitors and 2,996 brokers.

The conference will be held at ExCel London on 15 and 16 May 2013. The conference and exhibition will be free to all members of Biba brokers, and the exhibition is free to all brokers.