Shining lights

The Australian Insurance Law Association NSW Young Professionals hosted their annual networking event at View by Sydney as the harbour city was illuminated for this year’s dazzling Vivid lights festival.

The mid-June gathering united professionals from diverse backgrounds, with lawyers and representatives from various sectors within the insurance industry celebrating the end of the financial year.

Participants declared the night “a resounding success”, with the organisation extending its thanks to the organising committee and sponsors, with law firms Holman Webb, Kennedys and Wotton + Kearney supporting the event.

Zurich hosts broker partners

Zurich’s underwriting, distribution and claims teams hosted SME broker partners at a special evening of drinks and canapes in the ramp up to June renewals.

The event provided an opportunity to relax and make connections from Zurich’s rooftop overlooking Sydney Harbour, with glimpses of the Vivid Festival.

“Relationships are important and being together helps strengthen the collaboration between underwriters, claims and brokers so that collectively we can best support our customers”, Head of SME Theo Pitsikas said.

CQIB celebrates award winners

The Council of Queensland Insurance Brokers (CQIB) has given out its annual awards recognising the state’s outstanding general insurance companies and advisers across six categories.

Vero won the CQIB All-rounder of the Year Award and State Distribution Manager Commercial Insurance Peter Roberts accepted the prize on behalf of the insurer.

The All-rounder award is based on the performance of insurers over the past 12 months across the following areas: levels of security, range of products, service levels, claims administration, accounts, communication, price, and availability of senior management.

Vero also took home the Claims Service award and employee Luke Wennerbom received the Mick Lambert Barker award.

Austbrokers Comsure’s Justin Wise won the Peter McCarthy CQIB Young Professional of the Year Award. He received $1000 plus full delegate registration at the upcoming CQIB Convention in Cairns.

CGU Insurance won Domestic Insurer honours and GT Insurance topped the Underwriting Agency category.

CQIB presented the awards in June at its traditional Queensland Day celebration attended by 340 members and business partners.

Ebix Australia turns 30 

Insurance technology provider Ebix Australia celebrated three decades of operation on July 21, marking the momentous occasion with a gathering of 160 at the Harbourside room at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

On a perfect winter evening, MD Leon d’Apice addressed the crowd of close clients and staff from across Australia and New Zealand as they enjoyed canapes and beverages.

One of the “original insurtechs,” Ebix has been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology solutions for the insurance industry since its establishment in 1993. Mr d’Apice, who has been at the helm since inception, says Ebix Australia has built a reputation for making a tangible difference.