Andy Burnham to open ‘22 BIBA Conference

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has secured Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham to deliver the keynote address at its 2022 Conference in May.

First elected in May 2017 Burnham was re-elected for a second term in May 2021. Formerly MP for Leigh from 2001, he also held ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and HM Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, before returning to Health as Secretary of State in 2009. In opposition, he has served as Shadow Education Secretary, Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary. Burnham’s desire to put Greater Manchester firmly on the map for UK business and technology has made him a prominent and influential figure.

Andy Burnham said: “I am greatly looking forward to speaking at the BIBA Conference this year and joining discussions about the key issues facing the insurance community, both nationally and here in Greater Manchester. This is an important date in the calendar for everyone involved, and we will be pleased to welcome the BIBA Conference back to our city-region in May.”

Steve White BIBA CEO commented: “BIBA has a rich tradition in selecting speakers that we feel will get our delegates engaged. We are delighted to have the Mayor of this great city join us for the first time in the many years we have enjoyed the region’s hospitality for our annual conference. We look forward to hearing Andy’s views.”


The CIR team is looking forward to seeing readers at the BIBA Conference in May. Find out more and register here.

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