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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in today's world

  • Thu 08 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Brodies LLP
    • Martyn Wallace, Scottish Government

The IASG Professional Development Group are excited to announce their first face to face seminar of 2024. Please join us at Brodies LLP offices in Glasgow to hear from Martyn Wallace, Scottish Government. There will also be an opportunity to network afterwards with tea/coffee and sandwiches. 12pm for 12.15pm start followed by tea/coffee and sandwiches at 1pm.

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Christmas Party & Networking Event

  • Thu 07 Dec 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • The Piper Bar

The IASG Young Professionals Committee is hosting its annual Christmas Networking and Quiz Event. This is a great opportunity to network with your peers and to enjoy some drinks, a hot buffet and a Christmas themed music quiz with our resident and legendary quiz master Jimmy Cheng. The night will include: - Complimentary drinks for each attendee - Hot Christmas Buffet - A Christmas themed music quiz - Prizes for the quiz winners Spaces are limited so please book now. Look forward to seeing you there.

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Health & Safety Event – What to do in a major incident?

  • Wed 29 Nov 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Brodies LLP

Brodies market-leading Health & Safety team invites you to an evening of drinks and nibbles following a 'live scenario' enactment of some of the key procedural stages following a health & safety incident. The event will show you the process of interviews by the HSE/Police/other regulators following a fatal incident and highlight how some of the key considerations of incident management can protect your business and its individuals.

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Banana skins – risks facing the insurance industry

  • Thu 02 Nov 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Branko Bjelobaba, Branko Ltd

What are the risks facing the global insurance industry right now and how are these impacting UK insurers and brokers?

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PFS Central Scotland Autumn Conference

  • Wed 27 Sep 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro
    • Karl Steadman, JUST
    • Jamie Clark, Quilter
    • Jim Clay, PortfolioMetrix
    • Andy Woollon, Zurich
    • Elliott Date, Fidelity
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Insurance Got Talent

  • Thu 31 Aug 5:15 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Corinthian

Please join us on Thursday 31st August for our mentoring event at (5.15pm-9pm) at the Corinthian, 191 Ingram Street, Glasgow (Flying Scotsman) This is an opportunity to learn and share skills from like-minded colleagues from across the industry in a safe, calm and fun environment. Please come along, have a bite to eat and have a drink or two. You can bring a friend along too. To sign up please contact Carol McIntosh –

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The Latest Intelligence on Tech, Investing, and Tax Planning.

  • Wed 30 Aug 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
  • Aviva Insurance

The Insurance Institute of Perth and Dundee is happy to announce that their next event will focus on the latest intelligence with regards to tech, investing, and tax planning. A distinguished panel of speakers, consisting of renowned industry experts, will explore essential areas of interest.

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Inclusive Leadership Webinar

  • Tue 29 Aug 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Rose Sellman-Leava, Inclusive Futures

The IASG Professional Development Group are delighted to be running a brand new webinar on Inclusive Leadership. This session will explore the challenges relating to socio-economic backgrounds, and why this is important to consider in a work context.

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Webinar: Food for Mood

  • Tue 04 Jul 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Anna Reddy, Leap Health

Although your brain is only 2% of your body weight, it consumes 20% of the calories you eat. So, why on earth when we think about nutrition are we often lead to focus on body image? Fuel your mind, and mental strength you will find!

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Young Professionals Games Night

  • Thu 29 Jun 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • The Raven

The IASG Young Professionals are hosting a games night and you’re invited… We hope you can join us for a Summer Games Night in The Raven on Thursday 29th June . The night will include games, drinks, and will be a great chance to meet and socialise with other professionals in the industry so please come along! The event will begin from 5:30pm at The Raven, 81-85 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 1NQ. We have reserved two electric dart oches from 6pm-8pm, after which everyone is invited to continue on until late. Hope to see you there!

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FCA GI Consumer Duty and Update

  • Wed 28 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII, Branko Ltd

We are on the final countdown to the start of the Consumer Duty the FCA has urged firms to ensure they are ready for the 31 July deadline. The current cost of living squeeze makes it all the more vital consumers get fair value, and this should also benefit the competitiveness of the industry as firms strive to offer the best to compete for customers.

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Webinar: Rest, Recovery, Recharge - Ready for Productivity

  • Tue 27 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Anna Reddy, Leap Health

The well-known phrase “I`ll sleep when I die” is old school. The number of hours worked DOES NOT correlate with performance. This session addresses the WHY, WHAT and HOW to rest, recover and recharge, so that you are ready to achieve!

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Webinar: Building barriers to burnout and bridges to brilliance

  • Tue 20 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Anna Reddy, Leap Health

Would you feed your Ferrari frogs? If the answer is a big fat “NO” then this course is for you. If you want to fuel your body for physical health, it is vital that you understand and apply the contents of this course.

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PDG Flagship Event - Various speakers!

  • Wed 14 Jun 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Glasgow Concert Hall

The IASG Professional Development Group are delighted to announce that they'll be running their flagship event on the afternoon of Wednesday 14th June 2023.

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Webinar: Working From Home & Hybrid… Without Forgetting Health & Happiness

  • Tue 06 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Anna Reddy, Leap Health

WFH&H…WFH&H...! Gain a greater awareness of the health habits that hinder and help your productivity when WFH&H. We'll explore nutrition, movement, sleep, positive noise, & productivity winners, whilst linking these to your individual world.

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PFS Central Scotland Summer Conference

  • Wed 24 May 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Insightful sessions, invaluable networking opportunity and CPD! The PFS have taken member feedback on board and are making some exciting changes to their regional conferences during 2023.

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Developing good professional habits – Risk Management for Young Professionals

  • Tue 23 May 8:30 am – 9:45 am
  • Brodies LLP

The Young Professionals Group are delighted to present this in-person breakfast seminar hosted by Brodies LLP. Join Stephanie Barratt, Rachael Jane Ruth and Jo Kelbrick of Brodies' Insurance & Risk team for a 45 minute session to explore the importance of risk management and developing good professional practice at an early stage in your career. This session will be applicable to all IASG members (and particularly those at an early stage in their career).

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PFS Chartered Breakfast - SIPP and SSAS

  • Tue 23 May 7:45 am – 9:00 am
  • Aberdeen Altens Hotel
    • Kerry Houghton, @SIPP

This session for PFS Chartered Members with Kerry from @SIPP will take an overview of the SIPP & SSAS market and recent consolidation. It will then provide a closer look at what a bespoke provider will accept with some detail on property assets.

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Adjusting the Big Freeze, a commercial view of coverage issues and challenges

  • Tue 16 May 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
  • Brodies LLP
    • Paul Owens, Sedgwick
    • Nicholas Allison, Sedgwick

December 2022 saw the most severe weather related surge event since 2010 with the big freeze resulting in unprecedented claim volumes across much of Scotland and the UK, with Insurers predicting indemnity spend from this event to be 200% that of the 2018 “Beast from the East” storm event. These events bring significant challenges at an already challenging time for the insurance sector amidst the cost of living crisis and record inflation.

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Wellbeing Seminar - How to Thrive: Developing a Mindset for Success

  • Thu 27 Apr 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Glasgow Concert Hall
    • Sam Kiani

The IASGs Professional Development Group is pleased to invite you to our next in person seminar, focussing on mental health and developing a mindset for success. ‘It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters’ –Epictetus. Shifting your mindset can have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing and your resilience in the long term. This session looks at victim mentality, self-empowerment and how to develop a growth mindset. The session will be delivered by PVL Facilitator Sam Kiani. Sam is a warm and engaging facilitator and professionally certified coach, built upon a strong career of more than 25 years within Financial Services Risk & Technology and as an entrepreneur, reaching Director and Senior Leadership Team level. She is passionate about helping transform ‘us’ and ‘them’ into ‘we’, restoring wholeness. Please enter through the North Entrance on Killermont Street, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY. This is an accessible entrance. Please note there will be sandwiches, tea and coffee afterwards with some time for networking.

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