Top economist Professor Patrick Minford of Cardiff University Business School is to present exclusive research at the Insurance Times Profitable Business Growth conference.

Taking place at Cardiff's St David's Hotel on 15 September, it's the year's key event for everyone in general insurance looking for ideas to kick-start their business. Don't miss your chance to attend as only a few delegate places remain.

Held in partnership with the Welsh Development Agency, the event will focus on helping firms make the right business decisions and formulate profitable growth strategy.

Topics include regulation, technology and trends. Minford, a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, will unveil research provided by Insurance Times readers.

Other speakers include Amanda Blanc, distribution and customer service director at Groupama, and Anthony Hilton, financial editor of the Evening Standard, who will give the keynote address.

Panel sessions will include discussion on the key challenges facing the industry until 2010.

We're offering a discounted delegate booking fee at £129 + VAT - saving £70 plus VAT on the normal booking price.

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