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Understanding the Market Cycle

  • Mon 20 May 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

Hard markets usually last around a maximum of three years and this latest one started in 2020. This presentation, delivered by Alan Chandler one of the UK’s most popular presenters, looks at what causes market cycles in the insurance industry and what is likely to occur in 2024.

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BII Networking Drinks

  • Thu 16 May 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Eighteen

Join us for an evening of networking drinks at Eighteen, 103 Colmore Row.

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Financial Services conference - Retirement and pension focus

  • Thu 16 May 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Eighteen

Join us for a Financial Services conference at the fantastic location of Eighteen at 103 Colmore Row in Birmingham. We have no less than 5 expert presentations from Fidelity, BNY Mellon, Evelyn Partners, and abrdn. Focusing on - Finance Act 2023 : Impact on pension planning, Where next for retirement income advice?, Investing for Retirement, Diversifying Tax Risk, and Macro Economic Overview. Please see our website for full details of the days programme. The event will be followed by an opportunity to network, with food and drink provided. Sign up today!

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BIBA West Midlands, BII & Beazley Summer Social & CPD event

  • Thu 09 May 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Beazley

Join the BIBA West Midlands committee and Birmingham Insurance Institute at Beazley's fabulous offices with a sun terrace for some excellent CPD and a great opportunity to network with fellow insurance professionals. There will be nibbles and a variety of drinks available. Title of talk: Management Liability Claims stories and trends (30 Mins); Introduction to the BIBA Event Insurance Scheme (10 mins)

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Unconscious biases that undermine performance and decision-making

  • Wed 01 May 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Zoom - Webinar
    • Tom Flatau

We create a safe environment for people to understand and take ownership of their biases. During the session we look at some of the key biases that can lead to poor decision-making impacting your project performance.

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BII Charity Pool Tournament (sponsored by IPS Group)

  • Wed 24 Apr 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • The Bierkeller

The ever popular BII Pool Tournament is back. With special thanks to our friends at IPS Group for sponsoring the event. This is a doubles event with tickets priced at £5 per person with 100% of the ticket money going to The UK Sepsis Trust. Prizes are up for grabs and a welcome drink will be provided on arrival. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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BII Annual General Meeting followed by networking and meet the Council

  • Wed 24 Apr 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Eighteen

To all members of The Birmingham Insurance Institute, you're invited to our annual AGM. Hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members. Stay to meet the council and network with industry colleagues whilst enjoying wonderful views over our city.

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Coaching skills for Leaders

  • Wed 17 Apr 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Zoom - Webinar
    • Tom Flatau

Aimed at Leaders and Future Leaders, this session will help to provide you with the skills to: • Create a formal process for achieving your goals and priorities in a structured and inspiring fashion • Understand methods to generate, and act on insight to overcome “impasses” or obstacles • Deal with stress. Maintain balance, perspective, health and well-being • Be confident when dealing with setbacks, conflict and difficult conversations

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Critical financial rules for GI brokers’ FCA compliance

  • Thu 14 Mar 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII, Branko Ltd

This comprehensive and interactive session will focus on the critical financial aspects of FCA rules - overall business solvency (compliance with adequate resources Threshold Condition 2.4), professional indemnity requirements and the onerous client money handling rules under CASS 5.

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2024 Birmingham Insurance Institute Dinner - SOLD OUT

  • Thu 29 Feb – Thu 29 Feb
  • The Grand Hotel

Following the success of our dinner earlier this year next year’s dinner will be returning to the Grand Hotel on Thursday 29th of February 2024. Tickets for the dinner are now SOLD OUT.

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Where are we now? Covid-19 business interruption insurance and the latest case law.

  • Wed 28 Feb 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Mark Wing, Clyde & Co

Covid-19 business interruption insurance claims continue to occupy the Courts’ time with a series of judgments handed down in late 2023 and early 2024 dealing with issues of policy trigger, claims adjustment and aggregation of claims. The principles established in these claims have application to business interruption more generally and indeed more broadly across all lines of insurance. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of significant matters and examine the most recent Covid-related case law and its impact on the insurance industry.

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Demystifying the Appointed Representative, Directly Authorised and RI routes for advisers and regulated firms

  • Tue 13 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Paul Day, Network Consulting Services
    • Annabel Gray, Sentinel Compliance Consultants

The start of a new year can for many people be the catalyst for a change in their career, is this you? Making informed decisions, based on accurate information, is crucial to your career, your business and your clients. Being in the right place for you will enable you to thrive. There are many options available, and unfortunately there is also a lot of misinformation. This webinar will explain and more importantly demystify these options for you, giving you accurate and informative information for you to make possibly the most important decision at this point in your career.

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Recovering from a flood

  • Wed 07 Feb 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • The Burlington Hotel
    • Nicola Sutton, Questgates
    • Dave Clare, Questgates

We're delighted to offer our members a face-to-face lecture focusing on recovering from a flood. The expert team at QuestGates will take us through a claim scenario, looking at a time line of events from day one of the flood, what cover is available under Commercial and Household policies, and what can be done to restore the property in addition to building back better for future flood resilience. Registration for the event is from 4pm where tea and coffee will be served prior to the lecture beginning at 4:30pm.

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Assertiveness Skills: Say what you want, say what you mean

  • Wed 10 Jan 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Zoom - Webinar
    • Susan Heaton-Wright

Many people are worried about being assertive: they believe they are coming across as aggressive. Yet everyone has the right to express their needs. Being assertive is an essential skill for anyone. Developing excellent assertiveness skills makes you a better colleague, team player and human being

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Cert CII Online Insurance Examination Training

  • Mon 08 Jan – Mon 18 Mar
  • Online

The Birmingham Insurance Institute (BII) has joined with other Local Institutes of the CII to offer our members online examination training. If you are interested, you need to act quickly. The training for Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII) starts on 8 January and will be run over 9 sessions each lasting 3 hours until March 2024. There is a Broker and Insurer pathway for candidates to choose on a first come first served basis, subject to validating BII membership status. Training will be on-line, given by professional independent trainers experienced in CII examination training

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FCA GI Consumer Duty and Multi-Occupancy Update

  • Tue 28 Nov 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Zoom - Webinar
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII, Branko Ltd

We will also cover the new rules that will be effective from 1 January 2024 on multi-occupancy insurances following intervention by the government – these new rules will impact 5 million leaseholders. Leaseholders will be defined as customers and firms will have to act in their best interests and no commission sharing will be allowed with PMAs unless clear value to the leaseholder is evidenced. Insurers and brokers will also need to provide more information about policies to leaseholders, including detail of all remuneration.

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BII Charity Pub Quiz

  • Thu 23 Nov 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Old Royal

The moment you've all been waiting for.... The BII Pub Quiz is back, hosted by our Young Professionals to raise money for our President's chosen charity, Sepsis UK. This will be popular, so get your teams together and book today!

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Global threats facing the insurance industry

  • Wed 22 Nov 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Hotel Du Vin
    • Branko Bjelobaba, Branko Ltd

What are the global threats facing the insurance industry right now and how are these impacting UK insurers and brokers? This will be an interactive and wide-ranging talk and those attending will be actively encouraged to contribute with their own experiences. We will look at the differences in responses between insurers and brokers with brokers considering business conduct more of a concern than insurers. This will be followed by a chance to network with industry colleagues, with drinks and snacks provided.

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Webinar: The Power of Questions

  • Thu 09 Nov 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

‘The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.’ Claude Levi-Strauss. Asking the right questions of ourselves, as much as of others, is one of the keys to success in our business and personal lives.

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PFS Birmingham Specialist Regional Roadshow | Accumulation & Investment | 2023

  • Tue 07 Nov 8:45 am – 2:40 pm
  • Mercure Birmingham West Hotel
    • Elizabeth Greene, TIME
    • George Rolls, M&G
    • Ben Moxon, Orbis
    • George Fox, Jupiter
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