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WEBINAR: The basics of cargo insurance and 5 powerful reasons why clients should have cargo insurance cover

  • Wed 26 May 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Alan Wilkins, Mercari Risk
    • Henry Haystead, Mercari Risk

During this webinar, Alan Wilkins and Henry Haystead, directors of MercariRisk will: walk through the Institute Cargo Clauses A, B and C, the major hazards to goods being shipped in containers; how carrier’s limit their liability based on weight; the rights and obligations of buyers and sellers when contracting internationally; and finally General Average and Salvage - the sting in the tail for cargo owners who do not take out cargo insurance.

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WEBINAR: Mental Wealth - why investing in well-being pays off

  • Thu 20 May 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Alex Staniforth, Adversity Adventurer & Mental Health Campaigner

Investing in our mental health needs to top the agenda as we navigate the uncertainty and isolation of remote working in the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve been on the same mountain – but not everyone is a Sherpa. Alex will share new perspectives on resilience through his extreme outdoor challenges and personal peaks and troughs of mental ill health.

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WEBINAR: Are Terrorism and Pandemic the only systemic risk we should be concerned about?!

  • Tue 11 May 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Steve Coates, Pool Re

This webinar will discuss why systemic risks are different and how they challenge traditional insurance principles.

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Annual General Meeting

  • Thu 29 Apr 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Webinar

'Virtual' AGM of the Insurance Institute of Southampton

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Kent Conference 2021

  • Wed 28 Apr 9:30 am – 12:45 pm

Join us online for our first virtual conference with the Kent local institutes.

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Harnessing Positivity

  • Thu 22 Apr 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Optimists often get bad press. They’re dismissed for seeing things through rose tinted glasses. Yet, the fascinating thing is that optimists are, on average, far more successful and they also happen to enjoy better health and live longer. We also know from the research that those who err on the side of pessimism are far more likely to develop depression and struggle with motivation. In this talk we’ll explore some of the science that underpins optimism to help explain why optimists often achieve more, including stories of Olympic swimmers, nuns and insurance salespeople. We will also look at what optimism is not and how to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with unbound ‘toxic’ positivity. Finally, we’ll take a closer look at what differentiates the thinking patterns of optimists to those of pessimists, looking at the three Ps of pessimism (personalisation, pervasiveness and permanence). We’ll work though several examples to showcase how to successfully challenge pessimistic thinking and look at other science-backed ways to cultivate greater positivity, which can help reshape the lens through which our brain experiences the world, increasing motivation, resilience and long-term health and longevity.

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