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Airmic Conference 2023 - – Complimentary Passes Available

  • Mon 19 Jun – Wed 21 Jun
  • Manchester Central

Airmic, the association for risk managers, has kindly offered 150 complimentary passes for this year’s Airmic Conference taking place at Manchester Central from Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 June. The offer celebrates 150 years of the Insurance Institute of Manchester. Members can claim their free pass by following the below steps. Go here Select ‘Register’ Registration type is ‘other delegates’ Delegate type is ‘other delegates’ Complete your personal details Select the type of pass you want (Full Conference Pass) Enter your promocode IIM150 Complete the booking

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How to succeed with your inner critic - Full Session (Four Part)

  • Mon 05 Jun – Mon 17 Jul
    • Melissa Kid, Motem

This is a four-part, interactive programme of 1 x hour sessions. It’s designed to help participants develop their self-confidence, increase their motivation and build resilience. Drawing on cutting edge research, the programme is both thought provoking and practical and has received great feedback from participants. The course spans 4 sessions each via Zoom. Jun 5, 2023 12:30 PM Jun 19, 2023 12:30 PM Jul 3, 2023 12:30 PM Jul 17, 2023 12:30 PM

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Webinar: The Hazards of Electric Vehicle Batteries

  • Tue 23 May 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Martin Brown, IMechE

Martin Brown an industry expert on the provision of safety training and consultancy for high voltage vehicles will be delivering a brief yet comprehensive overview of vehicles which contain high voltage systems and the hazards that they pose, how batteries work and why we use high voltage, including battery firefighting approaches and a video of thermal event and e-bike and scooter battery fire, and Material Safety Data Sheets considerations.

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The Future Is Now

  • Thu 18 May 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Deepdale Stadium

A special one day conference, with excellent speakers and up to 200 brokers, underwriters and claims personnel attending. Don't miss out, book your place now.

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Dealing with Anxiety: How to Avoid Burnout and Prioritise Self-Care

  • Tue 16 May 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Jodie Hill, Thrive Law

It is Mental Health Awareness week 15th to 21st May 2023 and we are delighted to have Jodie Hill as our guest speaker in this session looking at the topic of Anxiety Jodie is a keen advocate for mental health and speaks openly about her own struggles whilst also providing practical guidance for employers and employees alike so that everyone thrives at work.

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Cert CII IF1 Insurance, legal and regulatory revision – two half day study sessions

  • Thu 27 Apr – Thu 04 May
    • Phil Peers, Insurance Training Partnership

In the first session you will review the contents of the IF1 workbook to make sure you understand the basic principles of insurance, including the main regulatory principles related to business and the key elements to protect consumers. In the second session you will go through exam questions to prepare you for the type of questions you will come across and learn how to best approach these. Places are limited to 15 learners. These sessions are for those completing their study independently of an apprenticeship.

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IIM 150 Evening Dinner

  • Thu 20 Apr 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
  • The Midland Hotel

In celebration of our sesquicentenary, we will be holding a gala dinner at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. We will be celebrating the achievements of the institute over the last 150 years and will be honouring the Jubilee Prize Award winners during a ceremony which will form part of the evening .There will be no formal speeches; it will be an evening of celebration and networking. Celebrate in style – we are a safe and inclusive environment and want attendees at our events to be comfortable and happy. If you want to wear a full-length dress, a fancy cocktail dress or your best two piece – then go ahead If you love your tux wear your tux - don’t have one that’s fine – wear your favourite shirt. If you have a kilt wear it - they are great. Wear what makes you YOU! We are looking forward to celebrating with you all Dinner will begin at 7.00pm. If you require a room at the Midland please phone reservations quoting - Insurance Institute of Manchester or INSURA210223 for a discounted rate of £149B&B Book your place today.

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Annual General Meeting 2023

  • Thu 20 Apr 3:10 pm – 3:30 pm
  • The Midland Hotel

We need you! To get down to our AGM... Your local institute council invites you to attend their 2023 Annual General Meeting in order to hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members for the forthcoming year. If you feel you could make a positive contribution to your institute, it is an ideal first step to becoming involved. Book your place today.

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IIM 150 Conference

  • Thu 20 Apr 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • The Midland Hotel

In 2023, The Insurance Institute of Manchester is celebrating its 150th anniversary. To mark this milestone anniversary, we will be holding a special FREE conference and exhibition for members at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. The theme of the day will be ‘Insurance Manchester – the past, the present and the future’. Book your place today.

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Understanding and Addressing Client Buying Influences

  • Wed 12 Apr 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Zoom Webinar
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas Associates

How often do we lose an existing account, or fail to win a sales pitch despite having what we think is clearly the best proposition? We may have developed trusted advisor status with our client, understood their needs and developed tailored solutions in line with their business objectives. Our contact at the client may also love our proposition. But we still lose the business. The most common reason that this happens is that we fail to identify, understand, and address the decision making dynamic and wider buying influences at our prospect or client. This session demonstrates a step-by-step methodology to make sure you cover all the bases and are not left scratching your head after another unexplained failure.

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Webinar: “Contractor’s All Risk policies – the basics” by Lyn Crawford and Daniela McGowan, DAC Beachcroft LLP

  • Thu 30 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • DAC Beachcroft Office
    • Lyn Crawford, DAC Beachcroft
    • Daniela McGowan, DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft will be providing a seminar covering the basics of Contractors All Risks (“CAR”) insurance and claims, joint insurance and some top tips. There are 30 in person places available with complimentary refreshments to be provided as well as unlimited availability for those wishing to attend online.

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Brexit - The Multiple Implications Across Insurance Classes

  • Wed 29 Mar 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    • Diane Jenkins BA (Hons), ACII Chartered Insurance Broker, Nick Thomas & Associates

Brexit has implications for all businesses, and their insurance arrangements. This session looks at the post- Brexit implications across a range of insurance classes, providing practical guidance.

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Spring Economic Update With Handelsbanken

  • Tue 21 Mar 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • The Lowry Hotel
    • James Sproule, Handelsbanken

We are delighted to invite you to our Spring Economic Update on Tuesday 21st March 2023. Guest speaker James Sproule, UK Chief Economist at Handelsbanken will provide an overview of the economy and the outlook ahead, followed by a chance to pose any questions . The event will be open to 20 members and will operate on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP by Friday, 3rd March 2023 to

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How the Insurance Charities can help people

  • Wed 01 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Adrienne O'Sullivan, The Insurance Charities

Miindful Manchester invite you to attend a Webinar to introduce what support the Insurance Charities can provide during the current cost of living crisis. Are you worried about your finances and the increase in the cost of living? Are you unsure about the support available for your colleagues who may be struggling? Did you know the insurance industry has a well-established charity dedicated to helping current and former insurance employees who are facing challenging financial circumstances? The Insurance Charities Honorary President Adrienne O’Sullivan is delighted to be speaking to Insurance Institute of Manchester members to explain more about how the Charity can help and the different support that is on offer. This session is ideal for individuals wanting to understand more about the charity, but also for firms and those responsible for staff welfare so that they are aware of what help is available and can raise awareness and sign post where required.

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CPD Leaksafe

  • Tue 14 Feb 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Andy Welch, Leaksafe

Industry insight into leak detection and what solutions are available, with a particular focus on larger and/or high-net-worth properties.

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Good Vibes Monday – event to help you feel uplifted and energised

  • Mon 16 Jan 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Emma Dechoux, Inspired Learning

You’ve probably heard the Henry Ford quote ‘If you think you can or you think you can’t, then you’re probably right’. This is because once our brain has decided something, it will look to notice things to prove you right. So if you think Blue Monday is going to be Blue then it will be. On so called ‘Blue Monday’, Emma Dechoux will take you through an interactive session that will leave you feeling nothing but Good Vibes and definitely not Blue. She will give you practical tips and tools that you can use to give your mind a positive focus including how to silence the negative self-talk and harness your resilience.

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Gems & Jewellery - An insight into the industry

  • Tue 13 Dec 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Online
    • Ariel Tivon, Tivon Fine Jewellery

An insight into what is happening in the illustrious world of gemstones and jewellery and how the changes occurring have serious effects on the insurance world. Highlighting some of the key factors & risks that insurers need to watch out for combined with the fascinating world of luxury & the trends, the session will offer guidance on how to avoid the risks & offer improved services to your clients.

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Andys Man Club – It’s OK to talk

  • Wed 07 Dec 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Andrew Greenway, ANDYSMANCLUB

We invite you to join us for this online event for anyone wanting to understand more about mental health so you can spread the word and be there to signpost friends, family members, colleagues (anyone really..!) if it is ever needed. This presentation will take you through the story of ANDYSMANCLUB and is designed to challenge the stigma surrounding Men’s Mental Health, show just how important it is for men to have a safe space to speak openly about their troubles and most importantly, to save lives.

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Identifying and Dealing with Subsidence Claims

  • Wed 30 Nov 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Richard Gough BSc MRICS ACILA
    • Russell Adair BSc (Hons) MRICS Dip CILA APA
    • Alex Wakefield BA (Hons) Cert CII ACILA FIFAA

The session will contain content appropriate for those who have some involvement in property claims and specifically subsidence.

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SURE: a new technique to ensure clients have understood your advice

  • Tue 29 Nov 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Jeff Heasman

Recent FCA guidance papers on vulnerable customers and the new consumer duty have emphasised the obligation to take steps to ensure the customer has understood our advice and recommendations and anyway, it is just good practice! That is why, in this session, Jeff Heasman will outline his SURE technique for insurance and financial services professionals, based on concept checking, a method traditionally used in language teaching.

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