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Coronavirus Business Continuity webinar -26.3.20

  • Thu 26 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Webinar
    • Sarah Stoddart Burrows

As the number of novel coronavirus cases continue to increase more and more companies are considering how and when to implement business continuity plans which, in the case of a pandemic, often include teams or offices working from home. This event is a webinar which will be run via Zoom, a global web-conferencing solution. Zoom is easy to use and a link will be provided for members who book a place on the webinar within the joining instructions.

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AF7 Study Day 2 - 16th March 2020 EVENT CANCELLED

  • Mon 16 Mar 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Prudential Reading
    • John Trayner, FCII FPFS Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Audley Financial Training

The Thames Valley Personal Finance Society Regional Committee in association with the Insurance Institute of Reading have organised a further training day for those members who are studying for and taking the AF7 examination.

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Annual Quiz - Tuesday 25th February 2020 in aid of Launchpad

  • Tue 25 Feb 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Market House Reading

Our second quiz of the Institute year this time in aid of the local charity Launchpad. Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home. For more information, go to https://www.launchpadreading.org.uk/

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R02 Study Day

  • Thu 13 Feb 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Holiday Inn South M4, J11
    • Jane Alford, Jane Alford Associates

The Thames Valley Regional PFS Committee in association with the Insurance Institute of Reading have organised a training day for those members who are studying for and taking the RO2 examination. By the end of the course, delegates will have covered the key elements of the RO2 syllabus with the emphasis on the CII Learning Outcomes, will have been introduced to the exam format and adopting a suitable exam technique. Book your place by 1st February at the latest!

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Advanced BI Day Course 2

  • Tue 10 Dec 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Aon UK Reading
    • Rod Smith, FCII FCILA , Intrinsik Training

Due to popular demand, we are offering this course for the second time this year. This one-day course is for those with some prior working knowledge of business interruption insurances. SME level is fine. The aim is to provide an enjoyable and comprehensive analysis on the key elements of the BI policy and of how BI works in practice. We shall look at covers and policy benefits, and work on guiding clients on Sums Insured and Maximum Indemnity Periods etc. After attending this course, participants should have a strong understanding of the major aspects of Business Interruption Insurance, to assist in correctly assessing clients’ needs in arranging adequate cover and helping confidently with a BI claim.

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R01 Study Day

  • Thu 05 Dec 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Reading FC Conference and Events
    • Jane Alford, Jane Alford Associates

A training day for those members who are studying for and taking the RO1 examination

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How to turn Stress into Success in three easy steps

  • Wed 27 Nov 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • The Forbury Roseate Hotel
    • Dorothy Martin, Wellbeing Consultant

International Stress Awareness Week is taking place from 4th – 9th November 2019. The theme for this year is: Resilience: the power to succeed! If you are planning to consider the importance of stress in our corporate and personal lives, and the need to optimise resilience, look no further… ‘How to Turn Stress into Success … in three easy steps’ is a feel good 45-minute talk packed with practical information that will change the way you and your team thinks about stress.

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Annual Quiz 16th October 2019

  • Wed 16 Oct 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Market House Reading

Our Annual Quiz next month is taking place at a new venue- Market House Reading. (See their website for details-https://www.markethousereading.com/) This quiz will be in aid of our nominated charity No 5 Young People. For more information on the charity please see https://no5.org.uk/what-we-do/

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British Heart Foundation Charity Golf Day 23rd Sept 2019

  • Mon 23 Sep 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Mapledurham Golf Club

The Insurance Institute of Reading has nominated the British Heart Foundation as one of its charities for 2019-20. We previously supported the BHF in 2005-6 and 2008-2011 and raised around £10,000 over that period and were able to make a donation in 2011 which was allocated to a local university research project funded by the BHF. Our President has been involved with fundraising herself since 2005 and is the lead volunteer for the Reading British Heart Foundation Volunteer Fundraising Group and held a successful golf day via the group last year that was well and generously supported by the insurance market.

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AF7 Pension Transfer Study Day - 16th September 2019

  • Mon 16 Sep 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Holiday Inn South M4, J11
    • John Trayner, FCII, FPFS , Audley Financial Training
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Lloyd's Tour and Presentation 2 - 12.9.19

  • Thu 12 Sep 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Lloyd's

90 minute tour and presentation of Lloyd's of London. 12 places only available this session, so book early to avoid disappointment!

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Construction Industry Update Seminar

  • Wed 11 Sep 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Green Park Conference Centre
    • Ian Nichol, ACII, Chartered Insurer, Allianz Engineering Construction & Power

This presentation provides an overview of the current UK Construction Industry. Looking at the positive and negative impacts within the Industry as well as topical events ranging from ‘Iceberg Homes’ to ‘Construction Plant Theft’. Please note that due to increases in costs of providing CPD events, we are to begin charging attendance fees from September 2019 of £25 for non-members- CII members attend free. You will be asked for your membership PIN number when booking. Revision and study days/day courses £30 members. £35 non-members. Lloyd's tours will be free to attend.

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Advanced Business Interruption -full day course

  • Fri 12 Jul 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Covea Insurance

This one-day course is for those with some prior working knowledge of business interruption insurances. SME level is fine. The aim is to provide an enjoyable and comprehensive analysis on the key elements of the BI policy and of how BI works in practice. We shall look at covers and policy benefits, and work on guiding clients on Sums Insured and Maximum Indemnity Periods etc. After attending this course, participants should have a strong understanding of the major aspects of Business Interruption Insurance, to assist in correctly assessing clients’ needs in arranging adequate cover and helping confidently with a BI claim.

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Outcomes of Grenfell Seminar

  • Tue 09 Jul 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • The Forbury Roseate Hotel
    • Rob Dakin, AXA Insurance

Everyone has been touched in some way by the tragic events of the Grenfell fire in 2017 where over 70 people died. This session will explore the changes made to Grenfell Tower, how the fire risk changed leading to devastating consequences. The session will then look forward to how building regulations are changing in the UK in response to Grenfell.

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15th Annual Golf Day

  • Fri 05 Jul 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Caversham Heath Golf Club

15th ANNUAL GOLF DAY FOR THE ANDREW BICKERTON TROPHY EVENT SPONSORED BY DUAL Oliva Limited

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New Age of Terrorism Seminar -3rd July 2019

  • Wed 03 Jul 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Holiday Inn South M4, J11
    • Ed Butler CBE DSO, Pool Re
    • Warren Haydock, Pool Re

Three sessions in this seminar covering new terrorism insurance solutions including an introduction to Non Damage Business Interruption Insurance, the changing face of terrorism claims and terrorism risk analysis, management and mitigation

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Lloyds Tour and Presentation 1

  • Thu 06 Jun 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Lloyd's

90 minute tour and presentation of Lloyd's of London. 20 places available

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Cyber Risks Update and the Future of Insurance Seminar

  • Wed 22 May 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Reading FC Conference and Events
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Notice of 99th Annual General Meeting

  • Thu 02 May 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • The Forbury Roseate Hotel

Notice is hereby given of the 99th Annual General Meeting of the Insurance Institute of Reading All members of the Insurance Institute of Reading are welcome to attend. Please book your place by 22nd April. Applications for council members must be received by 17th April.

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