The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and Asia Insurance Review have announced that submissions for the Australian Insurance Industry Awards are now open.
The Awards, now in their 15th year, provide an opportunity for industry professionals to celebrate and recognise individual and company excellence and encourage reflection on the industry’s successes while also looking to the future.
“Each year, we come together to award and acknowledge those in the industry demonstrating a high level of excellence. The Awards provide us the opportunity to celebrate the ways in which we are exceeding expectations and to further cement the level of excellence we should each aspire to achieve for ourselves, and our customers,” said Ms Prue Willsford, ANZIIF CEO .
Asia Insurance Review Editor-in-Chief, Sivam Subramanian said: ‘With all the challenges buffeting the industry, I look forward to seeing the entries for this year. I am sure the Australian market is on the cutting edge in the disruptive digital era, ahead of the rest of the pack globally.”
After receiving a record number of submissions for the 2017 Awards, and a record number of attendees, the 2018 Awards will be the biggest and best awards to date with a new venue, Luna Park in Sydney, chosen to accommodate the growing audience.
This year, in recognition of the importance that InsurTech is playing in the insurance ecosystem, a new award category has been added for Insurtech Program of the Year. Another category has also been created, Authorised Representative Group of the Year, which will be awarded to an AFSL ( Australian Financial Services Licence) insurance broking company which operates entirely under an authorised representative model.
The categories for this year's Awards are:
Small Broking Company of the Year
Medium Broking Company of the Year
Large Broking Company of the Year
Underwriting Agency of the Year
Direct General Insurance Company of the Year
Small-Medium General Insurance Company of the Year
Large General Insurance Company of the Year
Life Insurance Company of the Year
Innovation of the Year
Professional Services Firm of the Year
Service Provider to the Insurance Industry
Women’s Employer of the Year
Authorised Representative Group of the Year
Insurtech Program of the Year
Young Insurance Professionals Employer of the Year
Young Insurance Professional of the Year
Insurance Learning Program of the Year
Insurance Leader of the Year
ANZIIF Lifetime Achievement Award.
A criteria guide with information on how to apply can be found on the ANZIIF website at https://anziif.com/events/insurance-industry-awards
Submissions close on 7 May 2018.