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MAY 20-21, 2013, HOSTED BY ICMIF, MANCHESTER, UK

Calling all ICMIF Communications, Marketing, Public Affairs, Market Research and Public Relations professionals!

Registration is now open for the first ever ICMIF Communications Leaders Forum (CLF) meeting, to be held in Manchester, UK, May 20-21, 2013. At this meeting we will be revealing the complete, never seen before, best...

Registration is now open for the 2013 ICMIF Advanced Management Course

12-17 May, Manchester, UK

The ICMIF Advanced Management Course is increasingly being used by our member organisations as a formal part of their talent development programmes for managers who are viewed as the future leaders of their organisation.

A good example of this is ICMIF member Alka in Denmark....

NTUC Income Chief Executive, Tan Suee Chieh, was conferred a "Lifetime Achievement Award" on 30 November 2012 in the annual Hall of Fame Awards organised by the Institute of Advertising Singapore (IAS). This is the highest honour given to an individual at these awards.

The award recognises Tan Suee Chieh's revolutionary approach to championing NTUC Income's brand of honest insurance and...

Spanish credit union Caja Laboral has recently acquired all the shares in ICMIF member Seguros Lagun Aro which operates in both life and non-life insurance. Caja Laboral has taken 100% control of Seguros Lagun Aro after a payment of 65 million euros, which was an internal transaction with the Mondragón Corporation, the parent company of both Seguros Lagun Aro and Caja Laboral.

Seguros...

During their recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) ICMIF member Zenrosai of Japan announced that Mr Kenjiro Tabaru was to be the new President of the organization. Mr Tabaru succeeded the previous President, Mr Tamotsu Ishikawa.

Before becoming President, Mr Tabaru’s previous role with Zenrosai was Head Director of the Eastern Regional Office. Mr Tabaru began his career with the Fujitsu...

Capricorn Society Limited, Australia, has appointed Greg Wall as the new Group Chief Executive Officer, effective from August 22, 2011. Mr Wall replaces the incumbent CEO Trent Bartlett, who held the position of CEO of the organisation from 2001 to June 2011. Since June, Mr Bartlett has acted as a Special Consultant to the Capricorn Group to ensure a smooth transition to the appointment of the...

Desjardins Financial Security (DFS), based in Quebec City, Canada, recently won 11 awards in the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) annual awards competition. These awards recognise excellence in advertising, public relations, corporate communications and sales promotion in the field of insurance and financial services.

These 11 new awards are in addition to 28...

Due for publication at the end of August 2011, “Capital and the Debt Trap - Learning from Cooperatives in the Global Crisis” investigates and explains how four specific cooperative organisations have survived the current financial crisis and have kept generating wealth. It achieves this through four case studies and looks at how many people have fallen into a trap of linking the financial...

Voice is ICMIF's quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

The manifesto is the initiative of Mutuo, a research and lobbying think-tank which works with British mutual and cooperative insurers, building societies (mortgage savings institutions), consumer coops and other...

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