Insurance Advisernet hosts Gold Coast conference

More than 600 delegates descended on the Gold Coast in October for Insurance Advisernet’s first face-to-face conference since 2019.

Berkley was crowned Insurer of the Year, NTI took out Agency of the Year and Elantis won Funder of the Year.

Thai Cave Rescue Diver Richard Harris delivered an inspiring keynote to delegates, comprised of authorised representatives from Australia and New Zealand as well as industry partners and sponsors.

Transformative leader Matina Jewell was also a keynote speaker and IA’s Managing Director Shaun Standfield delivered an IA/IANZ Network only session outlining deliverables for the past year as well ongoing initiatives to protect, enhance and grow ARs’ businesses.

Golf was enjoyed by 140 attendees while a further 150 people participated in the ‘IAthlon’ – a walking/running event. Founder and Chairman Ian Carr provided an update on the IA Foundation and more than $210,000 was raised across the three days.

During the gala dinner awards ceremony, Jamie Janouris of Vero was named BDM of the Year, Kate Phanoraj took out Employee of the Year and John Lewis won the Chairman’s award.

Westside Insurance Specialists and h2 Insurance were crowned joint Practice of the Year winners, the IA Region of the Year went to Central region, led by Simon Elliot, while allinsure took the prize for Central Region Practice of the Year.

Planning is well underway for IA’s 2023 conference taking place in Hobart from October 30 to November 1.