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On behalf of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) and the Conference Organisation Committee, I would like to invite you to be part of the 2018 NIBA Annual National convention in Hobart, Tasmania.

The NIBA Convention has not been in Hobart before, and we are excited to be taking the Convention to our wonderful island State.

This year our theme is SHAPING THE FUTURE.

Change is all around us. Technology is taking off, with insuretech and fintech developments everywhere. The future is now!

It is up to each and every insurance broker to understand the developments, work through the challenges, and find the best way to Shape your approach to your clients, your business and your community. This applies to member Principals, senior brokers and to our Young Professionals. Everyone will be impacted by the challenges before the industry at the present time.

As with the Sydney convention last year – rated by all as one of the best in recent times – the program will include all the practical tools that you’ll be able to take back to your brokerage and apply immediately – whether you’re an account manager, principal or young professional. There will be something for everyone. This means you’ll also get to maximise your CPD points.

You’ll get to hear from experts on a selection of practical, topics including how to remain relevant to clients, what you need to run a successful brokerage and how to market yourself on social media. There will be information on the Royal Commission, and likely regulatory proposals that will or may have an impact on insurance brokers.

The expo hall will also be filled with exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services, as well as underwriters. It’s a great chance for you to mingle and network at the same time. The emphasis will be on interactivity and an experience that maximises meaningful connections.

We will continue our “super early bird” rate – and for members that means $1,030 for a full registration, making NIBA the best value convention in town. Young professionals have also been taken care of, with a special registration price of $795 for the whole convention. Full registration includes all networking events, such as the always amazing gala dinner on the final night.

The NIBA Convention is the only event on the insurance industry calendar that truly brings the entire insurance community together, regardless of cluster group allegiances, brokerage size and reach, and age of delegates.

We meet to celebrate, to learn, to build relationships – and to have a good time as we do so.

We do hope you’ll join us.

Tim Wedlock

NIBA President & Convention Chair