Kent Conference 2022 - Embracing a Challenging World

Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone
Tuesday, 05 April 2022
8:45 am – 4:00 pm (UK time)

Join us in person at the 2022 Kent Conference "Embracing a Challenging World".

With industry updates from senior representatives in the market, along with sessions on claims, aviation/space and the environment, the 2022 conference is one not to be missed.


08.45 – 09.30 Registration

09.30 – 09.40 Welcome

09.40 – 10.40 Bite size updates on Market Issues and Opportunities

James Pettitt, Head of Insurance Conduct and Market Strategy, HM Treasury for Insurance

Peter Blanc, Group CEO, Aston Lark

Mike Crane, Managing Director, LV

10.40 – 11.00 Panel Q&A

11.00 – 11.20 Break

11.20 – 11.55 Claims

Jeremy Trott, Head of Claims, Ecclesiastical

11.55 – 12.30 Burnout, Managing your Negative Self-Talk and Finding your Purpose

David & Susan Walbrook, Creative Space Coaching

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.15 Aviation/Space Insurance

Tim Wakeman, Marsh

14.15 – 14.50 Environment

Susan Carey, Cabinet Member for the Environment, Kent County Council

14.50 – 15.10 Break

15.10 – 16.00 Overcoming Adversity

Claire Lomas, who made worldwide headlines in 2012 when completing the London Marathon in a pioneering robotic suit taking 17 days, and lit the Paralympic cauldron for London 2012.

16.00 Close

If you are also interested in sponsoring this event and supporting Kent Association for the Blind please contact Ray Johnson, Conference Chair at

  • Hollingbourne
  • Maidstone
  • ME17 1RE
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Please note: This event is a regional collaboration between the local institutes in the area. Your booking details will be shared with the Insurance Institute of Mid Kent, which is acting as the host institute for this event.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

6 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at