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NEWS @ bristo l pa t Another @CIIGroup exam passed today. The biggest challenge was answering 50 questions in 60 minutes. Now I have more free time to watch England win the World Cup!

@Jo Wa l ke r L D N Great to have Jane Portas from @PwC join our Gender Agenda Network to speak with us about insuring women’s futures and securing the financial future of the next generation. Some eye opening stats and a thought provoking presentation. #MomentsThatMatter @CIIGroup

@ i an t s i m on s Great to see @rosaltmann backing @HearstUK #financiallyfabulous campaign. “Women need to demand to be spoken to in their language”. “Make pensions and saving sexy!”

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BIBA 2018

CII AT BIBA 2018 The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) exhibition – held recently in Manchester – is where thousands of delegates from the sector come to create new working relationships and extend their knowledge of what is happening across the profession. The CII enjoyed a hugely successful conference, focusing on: the insurance broking community, educating and informing brokers about the role of the CII; the value and benefits of apprenticeships, including the launch of our new Aspire

programme; and offering guidance on the Insurance Distribution Directive – a new regulation coming into force from October 2018. This all revolved around the CII’s ‘Classroom to Boardroom’ theme and the stand included an anti-gravity room where more than 500 visitors came and had their photo taken during the two-day event. The CII also hosted its annual pre-BIBA drinks reception at the Principal Hotel, where CEO Sian Fisher and CII president Dame Inga Beale welcomed guests and delegates for an evening of networking, food and themed cocktails. Read our report on the BIBA ‘Hackathon’ on page 32.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NEW GENERATION PROGRAMME 2018/2019 The CII is calling for future leaders in claims, underwriting, broking and the London market to apply to take part in the 2018/2019 New Generation Programme. Ten rising stars from each of these areas will be selected to benefit from increased exposure to market issues and the opportunity to make their mark on their chosen profession. Applications for the 2018/2019 New Generation programme are open until 10 August 2018. Designed to complement existing company talent programmes, the year-long programme will provide group members with a range of learning opportunities, including: ● An interactive session with key personnel from the Financial Conduct Authority; ● Talks from members of parliament and

and complete a project or initiative that it believes could make a difference to the insurance profession. Each group will also have to present their project to the board at the beginning and end of the project. Typically taking about six months to complete and involving collaboration among group members across the country, these projects are both challenging Last year’s award winning New Gen Group and rewarding. In addition to this, the programme includes several informal lobbying organisations in the insurance networking opportunities. sector, and a tour of the Houses of To discuss any aspect of the programme Parliament; in more detail please contact the CII ● Training on subjects such as leadership via newgeneration@cii.co.uk or and handling the media. 020 7417 4438. Each group will also be asked to identify

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