Register Now! Early bird registrations close on 20 December 2021

The NIBA 2021.2 Convention will now be held from 7 February - 21 February 2022

You’re invited!

On behalf of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) and the NIBA Divisional Committees, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 2021.2 NIBA Convention.

Here’s how it’ll work

NIBA will host a five-day hybrid convention over the course of five weeks. From Monday 7 February to Monday 21 February 2022, NIBA will visit Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Sydney.

Delegates will have the opportunity to interact face-to-face and attend a marketplace in their home state, while also accessing the entire national program virtually.

This year the theme is Professionalism + Resilience = Opportunity, because brokers have a chance to reinforce their role as valued partners to both insurers and clients in this dynamic landscape.

As with all our Conventions, the 2021.2 Convention will offer attendees a clear and unbiased view of the important topics of the day. Whether you’re a principal member, senior broker or young professional, the 2021.2 NIBA Convention promises to equip delegates with the tools to overcome challenges and leverage opportunities.

Brokers can expect to hear from thought leaders within and beyond the insurance industry, receive regulatory updates, and access a marketplace inclusive of insurers, underwriters, and industry partners.

In the marketplace, as per your feedback, we welcome the return of afternoon networking to provide brokers with a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new connections to benefit their business.

The NIBA Convention is the only event on the insurance industry calendar that welcomes the entire insurance community, 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.

We do hope you’ll join us.

Dallas Booth
Chief Executive Officer, NIBA

We meet to celebrate, to learn, to build relationships and to have a good time.

Event Program

This program is subject to change. All timings below are local time to each state.

Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
Master of Ceremonies | Rebecca Morse

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM | State of the Industry – Dianne Phelan, President, NIBA

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | ICA project of availability and affordability of insurance – Dianne Phelan, President, NIBA and John Towbridge

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | 2022 General Insurance Remuneration Review – Dianne Phelan, President, NIBA and Dallas Booth, CEO, NIBA

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM | Introducing technology to streamline claims – Paul Sedgwick

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM | DDO and technology to keep up with regulatory burden

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Exhibition hall open

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Cocktails in the exhibition hall

Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Master of Ceremonies | Jordana Borensztajn

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM | Future of Financial Services regulation – Dr. Rhys Bollen, Senior Executive Leader, Insurers, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM | Meet the Regulators: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) – Dr. Rhys Bollen, Senior Executive Leader, Insurers, ASIC

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM | Meet the Regulators: Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) – Emma Curtis, Lead Ombudsman Insurance at AFCA

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM | Meet the Regulators: Insurance Broker Code Compliance Committee (IBCCC) – Michael Gill, Chairperson, IBCCC

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Working practices post COVID-19 – Mark Carter, Presenter l Author l Trainer l Coach l Igniting Human Potential

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Working practices post COVID-19

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Exhibition hall open

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Cocktails in the exhibition hall

Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood
Master of Ceremonies | 
Christina Morrissy

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Guest speaker – Dr. Fiona Wood

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Insurance brokers and workers compensation system

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | COVID-19 related Business Interruption claims and test cases – Adam Squire, Head of Claims, Gallagher and Ken Wise, Managing Principal, Marsh

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Exhibition hall open

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Cocktails in the exhibition hall

Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane
Master of Ceremonies |Bill McDonald

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Storms, floods, fires:  insurance for weather-related incidents | on the nature and trends on major risks from an insurance perspective – Ryan Crompton, Managing Director, Risk Frontiers

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Storms, floods, fires:  insurance for weather-related incidents | on mitigation and resilience measures for domestic, strata, and SME – David Henderson, Chief Engineer, Cyclone Testing Station, James Cook University

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM | Storms, floods, fires:  insurance for weather-related incidents

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM | Northern Australia Cyclone reinsurance pool: a perspective from insurers

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM | Northern Australia Cyclone reinsurance pool: a perspective from brokers

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Exhibition hall open

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Cocktails in the exhibition hall

International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney
Master of Ceremonies | Andrew Klein

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | NIBA National Award Ceremony

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | Closing Keynote – Chris ‘Boo’ Boucousis

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM | Convention Close – Dallas Booth, CEO, NIBA

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Exhibition hall open including 1 hour of drinks

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM | NIBA Gala Dinner

Group registrations are available for the 2021.2 NIBA Convention. Click here to view the 2021.2 NIBA Convention registration terms and conditions.

Event Sponsors

Principal Partners
CGU Networking Drinks Sponsor
Financial Exhibitors

COVID Safety

NIBA will take all reasonable steps to provide the safest possible environment for our delegates, supporters, speakers, exhibitors, staff and contractors. We will be guided by the Government health and safety measures and will work closely with the venues and all suppliers to plan and implement a detailed COVID Safety Plan.

Government restrictions and guidelines will evolve over time in the lead up to Convention and will be communicated on the website. Closer to the time of the Convention, in response to the current guidelines, participants will be sent COVID Safety compliance information which will provide details on the measures being undertaken.

Contact Us

If you would like more information, or require assistance registering, please contact:
NIBA Convention Office
WaldronSmith Management
To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact:
Tony May
NIBA
National Advertising Sales Manager
Helen McGowan
WaldronSmith Management
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager