The conference is taking place on 20 November

Insurance Times has been announced as the official media partner for the ABI’s motor conference on 20 November.

Rob Cummings, ABI’s assistant director, motor and liability, said the conference is coming at the perfect time for maximum impact. 

”The ABI’s biannual Motor Insurance Conference next Tuesday comes at a crucial time for the UK motor insurance industry and its millions of customers.

Robert Cummings

ABI’s assistant director, motor and liability, Rob Cummings

“No one knows this more than Insurance Times, which is why we are very pleased that this publication is our sole media partner for this important industry event.”

What to expect

In an ever-developing and changing space, with new technologies, new legislation and increased competitiveness, the conference is aimed to shine a light on the major issues and dissect them.

”Issues such as the whiplash reforms, the development of autonomous vehicles, the rise of insurtech, the changing demands and expectations of customers, and Brexit make this a time of unprecedented challenge and opportunity for everyone involved in the sector.

”And of course the public scrutiny in how a competitive market delivers the best outcomes for all motor insurance customers is very much in the news.”

No self-indulgence

But Cummings says this is not a conference for the industry to pat itself on the back and indulge in its excellence.

”This conference is anything but an industry navel-gazing event. It is all about bringing together senior representatives from the insurance industry, the government, legal experts and the wider motor industry supply chain to consider the long-term prospects for the motor insurance market.

”Keynote addresses from leading figures will give insightful perspectives on the state of the market and future challenges.

”Paul Geddes, chief executive Direct Line Group, will highlight the challenges and opportunities for the market; Lord Keen of Elie QC, Lords spokesperson, Ministry of Justice, on the importance of The Civil Liability Bill and the government’s wider whiplash reform programme, and David Smith, Global Futures and Foresight, on how the industry needs to think ‘out-of-the box’ to help embrace new technologies and generate new visions, strategies, products and services.”

Current challenges and future opportunities will be debated in breakout sessions on the development of vehicle technology, regulation, tackling insurance fraud, and how the rise of insurtech is radically changing the face of motor insurance.

Cummings said: “Panellists at these sessions will include insurers, research agencies, government, lawyers and the media, so we can be sure of a wide range of thought-provoking, sometimes provocative, but never dull views. For example, the session on implementing the Civil Liability Bill will bring together an insurer chief executive, the Ministry of Justice, a claimant and defendant lawyer and a legal journalist. So expect some interesting exchange of opinions.

“Judging from my experience of previous conferences, I expect, and am looking forward to, perceptive and provocative discussions on the issues that really matter to and help shape the motor insurance market, and the service provided to customers. I look forward to seeing you there!”


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