The topic aims to encourage attendees to share experiences so the UK ‘insurance community can continue to thrive’, says head of conference

Biba has revealed the theme for its 45th annual conference in 2023 will be Rising to the Challenge.

It said that the theme would seek to demonstrate how the insurance industry has continued to positively respond to the recently ever-changing political, environmental and economic dynamics in the UK.

These dynamics include the cost of living crisis, record-breaking heatwaves and the Covid-19 pandemic, for example.

Steve White, Biba’s chief executive, said: “It has been a challenging time for the industry adjusting to the pandemic with recruitment struggles and a continuously hard market, among other things.

“We are now on our third prime minister, fourth chancellor of the exchequer and second budget in the last six months.

“However, as an industry we came together to rise to these challenges and continue to meet the needs of our customers.

“I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone on the Biba stand again this year.”

‘Peaks and troughs’

The conference will take place across 10 and 11 May 2023, at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Young Broker Day, which aims to help younger brokers develop their careers and discuss the future of the industry, will take place on the second day of the conference.

Emma Chapman, Biba’s head of conference, added: “Most of us will encounter professional or personal difficulties this year.

“Rarely are our paths straightforward and our conference imagery this year represents the peaks and troughs in our journeys.

“However, by facing these challenges head on and sharing our experiences, the insurance community can continue to thrive.

“The Biba Conference will once again be the place where important topics and questions are discussed and I can’t wait to see you all there.”