Kent Conference 2020

Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
8:45 am – 4:00 pm (UK time)

"Discover the Difference for Tomorrow"

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Feedback from 2019 Conference:

"An excellent conference once again tackling some highly technical topics"

"Very good conference with good networking opportunities."

"Overall, a very good day. Genuinely, every speaker and topic was of interest and use."


£35 members

£50 non-members

£200 table of eight if paid paid by end Feb 2020, £280 thereafter



08.45 – 09.30 Registration

09.30 – 09.40 Welcome - Ray Johnson, Conference Chairman - Insurance Consultant, Independent Insurance Services

09.40 – 10.40 Bitesize updates on Market Issues and Opportunities

Nick Turner, Sales & Agency Director, NFU Mutual

Peter Blanc, Group Chief Executive Officer, Aston Lark

David Sparkes, Head of Compliance, BIBA

10.40 – 11.00 Panel Q&A

11.00 – 11.20 Break

11.20 – 11.55 Salisbury Novichok Poisoning and BI policies - Damian Glynn, Director & Head of Financial Risks, Sedgwick International UK

11.55 – 12.30 The threats of tomorrow: terrorism, fake news and everything in between – Zakiy Manji, Head of Government and External Relations, Albany

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.15 Drones – everything you need to know! - Tom Chamberlain and Tony Avery, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

14.15 – 14.50 Kent update - Barbara Cooper, Corporate Director for Growth, Environment & Transport, Kent County Council

14.50 – 15.10 Break

15.10 – 16.00 Luke Ambler, former professional rugby player, mental health campaigner and motivational speaker

16.00 Close


This event is bookable via the Mid Kent website at or by clicking here.

  • Hollingbourne
  • Maidstone
  • ME17 1RE
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5 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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