The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is to host a pre-election forum in Manchester on 25 March.
The event will aim to give brokers an insight into the economic outlook for 2010, the impact on their businesses and advice on ways of steering their way successfully through the continuing downturn.
The forum will take place at the City of Manchester Stadium and will include a panel of senior industry figures responding to the thoughts of Joe Suddaby, analyst from independent corporate advisory firm, Lexicon.
BIBA Chief Executive Eric Galbraith will chair the event, which is free for BIBA members, although non-members can also attend.
The aim is for the sessions to give brokers a insight into how to take their businesses forward through this year and beyond. Suddaby will provide an overview of the wider economic outlook for 2010, the possible change of government and how this could impact the insurance industry as a whole and brokers in particular.
A panel of industry pundits will explore some of the options for brokers to consider as they review their business plans. Discussions will include adopting new business practices to become more competitive, seeking the support of a network and “buy