ICMIF Young Leaders Programme will feature at the Federation’s 2019 Biennial Conference

17 August 2018

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Following its success at the 2017 Biennial Conference in London, ICMIF will once again be running a Young Leaders Programme at its next Biennial Conference, which will take place in Auckland, New Zealand, from 12 to 15 November 2019.

The 2019 Young Leaders Programme is designed for young professionals (generally aged between 18 and 35) from ICMIF members who have been identified by their seniors as strong candidates to become future leaders within their organisations.

The programme provides an excellent opportunity for ICMIF members to both develop and reward their younger and high potential employees, exposing them to wider issues impacting the insurance industry, strategic best-practice and mutuality on a global scale. Participants will have the chance to learn from and collaborate with peers at other mutual and cooperative insurance companies and also enjoy the chance to network with CEOs, senior executives, industry leaders and key external influencers from around the world.

The first Young Leaders Programme was held alongside the 2017 Conference and was attended by 55 young leaders from 31 member companies in 16 countries. The event was hugely successful and received excellent feedback both from the young leader attendees and from their senior managers who had sent them to attend the programme in London.

Speaking about the next Young Leaders Programme, Ben Telfer, Vice-President, Business Intelligence and Young Leader co-ordinator, said “We are delighted to be running another Young Leaders Programme at the next ICMIF Conference. The positive reaction to the first programme in London was overwhelming and far exceeded our expectations. The programme allowed the young leader attendees to be fully integrated with the rest of the ICMIF Conference and it was wonderful to see how their participation contributed to the overall success of the conference. It provided a truly unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most influential and innovative leaders in our sector, and it is great to hear that many of the young leaders has stayed connected to the number of CEOs and industry leaders they met at the conference – as well as remaining in touch with other young leaders as they progress to the next stages of their respective careers together. We are excited to be able to offer this programme to our members again at the 2019 Biennial Conference and look forward to meeting more young leader participants in Auckland.”

Those taking part in the Young Leader Programme at the 2019 ICMIF Biennial Conference in Auckland will benefit from a 50% discount on the standard Conference fees. Participants will be able to attend the full ICMIF Conference as well as exclusive breakfast sessions and networking events designed specifically to meet their interests; including a roundtable breakfast session with a number of ICMIF member CEOs – one of the highlights of the 2017 Young Leaders Programme.

To hear the feedback from several delegates on the value of the 2017 Young Leaders Programme for them and their companies, visit the ICMIF Conference 2017 YouTube channel.

For more information, contact Ben Telfer, Vice-President – Business Intelligence: [email protected]

For member-only strategic content on the cooperative/mutual insurance sector, ICMIF members have exclusive access to a range of online resources through the ICMIF Knowledge Hub.

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