2017 Annual APIG National Conference and Gala Dinner


Thursday 7 September 2017


Tickets are on sale now! Click here for details, or go here to register today. Be quick, tickets are selling fast!

The 2017 Annual APIG National Conference and Gala Dinner which will be held on Thursday 7 September 2017 at The Westin Sydney (No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney).

We are excited to share the Preliminary Program with you - click here for a copy.

The National Conference is a full day event designed to bring together key industry participants to educate, debate, network and explore new ideas and emerging risks. This year's program covers a range of topical issues affecting the way we do business here and abroad. Hear from our impressive program of inspiring speakers who will deliver insights into the key areas affecting our industry. Our speakers include:

  • Anthony Day - President of the Insurance Council of Australia
  • Philippe Aerni - Global Head of Financial & Professional Lines, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Maged Girgis - Partner, Minter Ellison
  • Sophie Gilder - Head of Blockchain for Global Innovation Labs, Commonwealth Bank
  • Fred Hawke - Partner, Clayton Utz
  • John McCabe - Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Liberty International Underwriters
  • Mike Burgess - Independent Strategic Cyber Security Advisor

The National Conference will be followed by our ever popular Gala Dinner.

Watch this space for further details and updates. 


For information about the 2016 event, including photo galleries, please click here.



  • "Very good topics and presentations"

    -- Matt Clarke, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
  • "I make sure that every member of the underwriting staff has the opportunity to attend at the company's cost. It is a "must do" on our calendar!"

    -- Timothy Powell, XL Catlin
  • " Varied topics and overall relevance to current issues in industry"

    -- Andy Wass, JMD Ross Insurance Brokers
  • " Industry led and focussed. Highly relevant topics."

    -- Keith Bethlehem, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers
  • "Well organised, great venue, good food"

    -- Brenton Fielder, Berkley Insurance Australia
  • "I always enjoy the depth of discussions that can only take place in this type of environment"

    -- John Davine, JMD Ross
  • "Useful and entertaining presentations by competent presenters. Great to hear some non-insurance presenters. Panel sessions and interactivity are good at holding delegates' interest."

    --David Rostron, Finlaysons


Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support.

Are you interested in sponsoring the 2017 event? Please contact Cecelia Haddad on 02 8021 1277 or email cecelia@marketingelements.com.au.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Conference and Gala Dinner start and end?

Registration opens from 8:00am.  The Conference begins at 8:30am and will conclude by 5:00pm.  There will be morning and afternoon tea breaks during the day, and lunch which will be served at 12:30pm.

Networking Drinks will be held after the Conference and before the Gala Dinner from 5.00pm to 6.30pm. All Conference and Gala Dinner ticket holders are welcome to attend the Networking Drinks.

Seating for the Gala Dinner will commence at 6.30pm for a 7:00pm start, wrapping up by 11:00pm.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased here.

What types of tickets are available?

Individual Ticket - One ticket holder to attend the full day of sessions. Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and networking drinks. The Gala Dinner is not included.

Shared Ticket – One transferable ticket provided the attendee(s) are from the same organisation. There can only be one ticketholder attending a session at any given time. The ticket includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and networking drinks for the ticker holder present at those times. The Gala Dinner is not included.

For group bookings please contact our Event Organiser – Cecelia Haddad, cecelia@marketingelements.com.au or 0411 264 948.

Gala Dinner - Tickets can be purchased individually or as a table of 10, and include pre-dinner cocktails and canapes.

How much do the tickets cost?

National Conference - Early Bird Discounts
Individual Member: $395 + GST
Shared Ticket: $545 + GST
Individual Non-Member: $545 + GST

National Conference (after 1 August 2017)
Individual Member: $475 + GST
Shared Ticket: $635 + GST
Individual Non-Member: $635 + GST

Gala Dinner
Individual Member: $250 + GST
Individual Non-Member: $300 + GST
Table of Ten: $,2500 + GST

When does the early bird discount period end?

Early bird discounts are available until 1 August 2017.

What if I (or one of my guests) have special dietary requirements?

When purchasing your ticket(s), please indicate any dietary requirements, including allergies, with the ticket holder's name and we will work with the venue to do our best to accommodate your request.

If I have a Shared Day Pass, how many people can I share it with?

A Shared Day Pass can be shared by two people (you and one other). Both people need to be from the same organisation.

Can two people with a Shared Day Pass be at the Conference at the same time?

A Shared Day Pass gains entry for one person at a time - this means that for the second person to attend at any point, the first person has to leave. You can swap the ticket in the foyer however the person entering the Conference must be in possession of the ticket.

Is morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included for both people using a Shared Day Pass?

As only one person can enter at a time on a Shared Day Pass, only one person (in possession of the ticket) can enjoy the delicious catering while at the event.

I am an APIG member.  Do I get a discount?

Yes, there are members' discounts available. See above, or click here, for details of available ticket types and pricing.

Are group booking discounts available?

For group bookings please contact our Event Organiser, Cecelia Haddad, at cecelia@marketingelements.com.au or 0411 264 948.

I cannot make it for the full day of the Conference.  Can I buy a ticket for just a few sessions?

While we do not offer tickets for individual sessions, you can purchase a Shared Day Pass and share it with another person from your organisation who, like you, cannot make it for the whole day.

What is the dress code?

The Conference dress code is business.

The Gala Dinner dress code is business to business formal (although cocktail is always nice!).

What about CPD points?

NIBA and ANZIIF CPD/CIP points are available for attendance at the Conference. Points can be claimed up to 3 months from the date of the Conference.

If you require a certificate to validate your attendance at either session, please email Cecelia Haddad at cecelia@marketingelements.com.au who will be able to arrange one for you in due course. Please submit your requests no later than 1 November 2017 so we can arrange for the points to be certified.