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CPD Webinar: An overview of Motor Trade Insurance and why rates will continue to increase.

  • Tue 21 Jul 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Webinar
    • Alan Chandler

This webinar provides an overview of the main covers for a Motor Trader and where brokers make mistakes when setting up covers. It explores the background as to why the motor trade market is hardening and why rates will continue to rise, as well as looking at how a broker can help clients by getting motor traders to focus more on risk management. This presentation is appropriate for brokers, underwriters, claims staff and loss adjusters.

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  • Tue 14 Jul 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Webinar
    • Susan Heaton-Wright , Superstar Communicator

Overview: Many people are worried about being assertive: they believe they are coming across as aggressive. Yet everyone has the right to express their needs. Being assertive is an essential skill for anyone. Developing excellent assertiveness skills makes you a better colleague, team player and human being.

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Personal Injury Claims - What Next?

  • Thu 04 Jun 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Webinar
    • Bernard Thornton FCII

We are very pleased to have arranged for Bernard to talk to us via this webinar on Zoom on the subject of Personal Injury. Over the last 30 years, few areas of the insurance market have seen such frequent and significant changes than that of personal injury claims. Various reforms have been introduced in attempts to tackle sensitive issues such as access to justice, fraud, legal fees and their effect on premium levels. Unsurprisingly these have generated strong feelings on all sides of the argument. The Civil Liability Act, now scheduled to take effect in April 2021, will introduce what are likely to be the most sweeping changes yet. This presentation looks at the background to the current market for injury claims and how it will be affected by the CLA. It predicts the likely consequences for insurers, intermediaries, claimants and the insuring public and takes into account other topical and disrupting factors in the Motor market such as Ogden, general claims inflation and now the dramatic onset of Covid-19. The webinar will be of value to those involved in Motor claims, underwriting, broking or anyone wishing to widen their knowledge of a highly topical and sometimes contentious aspect of general insurance

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The Perfect Storm - how capacity is disappearing fast from the UK insurance market

  • Tue 02 Jun 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Webinar
    • Alan Chandler

Alan will explore how Solvency II, the recent stock market crash, Ogden, Soft rating , Floods and now Bi and Covid-19 have all combined to create the perfect storm and how rates will have to significantly increase with many high risk businesses facing the prospect of getting no alternative quotes.

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CPD Talk February 2020

  • Tue 18 Feb – Wed 27 Nov
  • The Village Hotel
    • Ian Derrick, Bank of England Agency for Wales

The highly interesting and fascinating presentation will provide a summary of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee's latest projection for growth and inflation in the UK. The information provided at this talk is strictly 'off the record'. To this end only attendees registered in advance will be allowed admission and the content is not for circulation after the event. Learning objectives: At the end of the session delegates will be able to: • describe the role of the Bank of England; • summarise the current and immediate future economic environment in the UK; • understand the latest Monetary Policy Committee's projections for growth and inflation in the UK; • understand the economic performance in the UK.

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CPD Talk January 2020

  • Wed 29 Jan 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • St Marys Hotel, Golf & Country Club
    • Damian Glynn, Sedgwick International UK

Overview This session will consider the various ways in which Business Interruption policies may (or may not) have been able to respond to the challenges faced by businesses in Salisbury following the Novichok contamination in March 2018. Further traces of Novichok were identified in Salisbury and elsewhere. This seminar will consider the various ways that the incident has affected the city, and the scope of insurance policy response to those. Issues to be addressed include: -Damage at the premises -Non-damage Denial of access -Denial of access -Loss of attraction -Key difference between policy wordings will be identified Learning Objectives By the end of this session, delegates will : -have a greater appreciation as to the different Business Interruption covers that could assist a policyholder whose business operations are affected in circumstances such as those that affected Salisbury.

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Annual Dinner

  • Fri 22 Nov. 6:30 pm
  • Marriott

Friday 22nd November 2019 at The Marriott Hotel, Maritime Quarter, Swansea We are pleased to report that the ticket price has been reduced slightly, with individual tickets costing £50 per person. This includes a delicious three course meal and entertainment from our President and respected after dinner speakers. Our speaker this year is Willie Thorne, the former English professional snooker player. To book your place please contact: Mrs Sally Hendricks Towergate/Antur Insurance Services Ltd 4 Axis Court Riverside Business Park Swansea SA7 0AJ 01792 484351

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CPD Talk October 2019

  • Wed 16 Oct 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • The Village Hotel
    • Jeff Heasman, Jeff Heasman Training and Consulting

Learning Objectives: By the end of the session the delegates will be able to identify: • understand how the law relating to vicarious liability has developed • critically analyse recent decisions of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court • assess how the insurance industry can adapt its practices to ensure the best outcome possible in light of recent decisions.

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CPD Talk - 17th September 2019 - Driverless Cars

  • Tue 17 Sep 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • The Village Hotel
    • David Williams , Axa

Learning Objectives: By the end of the session the delegates will be able to identify: • details of the governments work with regard to making connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) a reality for the UK • an understanding of some of the Government backed consortia & why insurers are involved in these • possible impacts of CAVs on the current insurance market, including changes to motor and public/products liability • how the UK insurance industry is responding and the workings of the ABI/ADIG • possible timelines for the various stages of driver assistance systems moving through to fully autonomous driving

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St David's Day Lunch

  • Fri 01 Mar – Fri 01 Mar
  • The Madeira

The ever popular St David's Day lunch is always a great social event for CII members and non-members alike. Come along and meet your industry peers, catch up with old friends or just sample some great food and drink! The table is reserved for 1.00pm. The set lunch is £10.95 for 2 Courses Set Lunch Menu Starters Avocado Vinagrette Garlic Mushrooms Melon Pate Soup Spaghetti Tomato Sardines Main course Chicken au poivre - (cooked in black peppercorn sauce) Chicken Piri Piri - (marinated in wine, garlic, herbs, chillies & grilled) Chicken espetada - (madeira special kebab on skewer) Chicken Portuguesa - (cooked in tomato, mushrooms, onions, peppers, garlic, wine and cream) Pasta Madeira - (pasta cooked in tomato, mushrooms, onions, peppers, garlic, wine and cream) Pork espetada - (madeira special kebab on skewer) Sirloin steak - (grilled) Salmon Madeira - (cooked in light fish stock, garlic, wine and herbs) Scampi (deep fried) Hake - ( panfried ) Side Orders, Desserts & Coffees available at an extra cost You can stay for a few hours or stretch the lunch into the early evening - the choice is yours. In order to confirm your attendance and menu choice, please contact Charlotte Gwenter on 01792 704307 or email

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Terrorism: A Dynamic Risk

  • Tue 19 Feb 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Sarah Moore ACII, Pool Re

Sarah will cover why the Pool Re scheme still exists and how it is changing to meet the modern threat. She will explain how to go about underwriting a risk that can't be approached in a conventional manner and how this differs from other low probability, high severity events. The talk will also cover how Pool Re is responding to the changing nature of the threat. Learning Objectives: . Outline the key aspects of the Pool Re scheme . Consider how the threat of terrorism in UK has changed over time and will continue to do so. . Examine why supported mechanisms continue to be necessary for terrorism around the world. . Consider recent terrorist events in UK and how these illustrate the dynamic nature of the risk. . Understand how terrorism can be underwritten and how Pool Re is evolving . Appreciate why business should buy terrorism and the choices they face.

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Annual Dinner 2018

  • Fri 23 Nov 7:00 pm – 11:55 pm
  • Marriott

Join us on Friday 23rd November 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Maritime Quarter, Swansea: Celebrating 105 years of the Insurance Institute of Swansea and West Wales

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“Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé!”

  • Thu 15 Nov 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Bouchon De Rossi

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day With The Insurance Institute of Swansea & West Wales

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A Better Understanding of Flood Risk

  • Wed 17 Oct 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We are very pleased to welcome Nic & Martin From Flood Consult in October to talk to us on the subject of flood risk.

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  • Wed 02 May 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Insurance Institute of Swansea and West Wales AGM - As a member you're welcome to attend, we'd be delighted to welcome you.

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Lawyers at risk: Topical considerations

  • Wed 28 Mar 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Tom Bedford, DAC Beachcroft

Join us for our March CPD session.

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St. David's Day Lunch

  • Fri 02 Mar 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for St David's Day Lunch - details to follow.

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GDPR - what you need to know

  • Tue 27 Feb 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Ben Wheeler, Copper Bay Creative

Join us for our February CPD session on GDPR - one of 2018's key topics

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Annual Quiz

  • Thu 15 Feb 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Morriston Golf Club

Join us for a mind-crunching, trivia-testing fun Quiz!

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CII Annual Dinner

  • Fri 24 Nov 6:30 pm – 1:00 am
  • Marriott

The Insurance Institute of Swansea and West Wales 2017 Annual dinner. Sponsored by: Juno Moneta Wealth Management

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