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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- This quiz will be in aid of our nominated charity No 5 Young People. For more information on the charity please see

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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


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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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88th Annual Dinner-Friday 8th March 2019

  • Fri 08 Mar – Sat 09 Mar
  • Hilton Reading Hotel- Windsor Suite

88th Annual Dinner of The Insurance Institute of Reading Black Tie Download a booking form to book tickets for tables of 10 at £640; individual tickets at £64; NB all tables of 12 now sold. Bookings close 30th January 2019 so book soon!!

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Annual Quiz 13th February 2019

  • Wed 13 Feb 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • O'Neills Music Room -Upstairs Bar- Reading

Annual Quiz in aid of our nominated charity, Parkinson's UK.

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The NEW Senior Managers and Certification Regime for GI brokers seminar-5.2.19

  • Tue 05 Feb 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Novotel Reading Conference Centre
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII, Branko Ltd

FREE CPD EVENT which will be of specific relevance to general insurance intermediaries only.

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Impossible Thinking Seminar-24.1.19

  • Thu 24 Jan 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Novotel Reading Conference Centre
    • Ian Rowland , The Home of Magic Ltd

This Seminar is about new ways of thinking that transform how you see problems and opportunities in business. It’s about getting from ‘this can’t be done’ to ‘we’ve done it’, and every point is backed up by detailed business case studies. This is not a ‘watch, yawn and switch off’ seminar. They emphasise active, participative learning throughout, based on the carefully staged transfer of key concepts and principles using effective (and sometimes surprising!) training methods. It is also fun, imaginative, engaging and memorable.

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PFS lecture - Non-verbal Communication-15th November 2018

  • Thu 15 Nov 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Green Park Conference Centre
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2nd One Day CPD Conference

  • Wed 14 Nov 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Green Park Conference Centre

For the second year running, we are holding a One Day CPD Conference with a variety of technical and soft skills subjects together with a presentation by the Professional Standards Director of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Open to both members and non-members who can elect to attend the whole day, half a day or just one or two speaker sessions. Contact us for a booking form at

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Annual Quiz 18th October 2018

  • Thu 18 Oct 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Yates's Reading

Quiz in in aid of our nominated charity 'Parkinson's UK' Teams of 5 welcome.

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