2018 Annual APIG National Conference and Gala Dinner


Thursday 6 September 2018
The Westin, Sydney 


Thank you to everyone who made the 2018 Annual APIG National Conference and Gala Dinner a big success.

The National Conference featured leading industry figures and thought leaders from related industries, looking at a diverse range of relevant topics including:

  • D&O Insurance: Can it be underwritten profitably?
  • Shareholder activism
  • Construction PI: Why does it always rain on me?
  • Emerging risks in supply chains
  • Catastrophe: Where does the cash flow?
  • The Financial Services Royal Commission

You can still download a copy of the program here. APIG members can download some of the presentations from the library.

The speaker line-up included:

  • Kevin LaCroix - Executive Vice President, RT ProExec and author of The D&O Diary blog
  • Alex Manger - Director of Institutional Services, Georgeson
  • Quentin Digby - Partner, Herbert Freehills
  • Iain Drennan - Head of Construction, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pty Ltd
  • Charles Thornley - Partner, Lander & Rogers
  • Avryl Lattin - Partner, Clyde & Co
  • Warren Dresner - Director – Head of Broking, Willis Re
  • James Sullivan - Executive Director – Broking, Willis Re
  • Craig Claughton - Australian Manager - FINPRO, Marsh
  • Catherine Maxwell - Executive Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Governance Institute of Australia
  • Robin Cooper-Driver - Head of Financial Lines General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand, Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited



  • "Very good topics and presentations"

    -- Matt Clarke, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
  • " 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


Frequently Asked Questions

When do the Conference and Gala Dinner each start and finish?

Conference Registration and breakfast commences from 8:00am. The Conference begins at 8:30am and will conclude by 5:30pm. There will be morning, lunch and afternoon tea breaks during the day. Networking Drinks will be held after the Conference and before the Gala Dinner for ticketholders only from 5.30pm-6.30pm.

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

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 and needs to be purchased separately.

Shared Ticket: One transferable ticket provided the attendee(s) are from the same organisation for the Conference. 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 ten and include Networking Drinks.

How much do the tickets cost?

National Conference

Ticket type Early bird (up to 1st August) Normal (from 1st August)
Individual Member Ticket $395 + GST $475 + GST
Shared Ticket $545 + GST $635 + GST
Individual Non-Member Ticket $545 + GST $635 + GST

Gala Dinner

Individual Member: $250 + GST

Individual Non-Member: $300 + GST

Table of Ten: $2,500 + GST

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 Ticket, how many people can I share it with?

A Shared Ticket 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 Ticket be at the Conference at the same time?

A Shared Ticket 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.

When booking a Shared Conference Ticket, how do I provide both attendee names?

In the booking form, provide the name of the person who is most likely to attend first. Once the booking is completed, email cecelia@marketingelements.com.au to provide the names of both the attendees.

The ticket is for one attendee at a time for the sessions.

If the attendees aren’t confirmed prior to the day, you can speak to the friendly conference assistants at the venue for help.

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

Yes, there are members' discounts available. See above or go the APIG website for details of available ticket types and pricing.

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 Ticket and share it with another person from your organisation.

What is the dress code?

 The Conference dress code is business attire.

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

What about CPD points for the Conference?

Event accreditation details will be available soon.

Please note that NIBA and ANZIIF CPD/CIP points are available for attendance at the Conference. Points are available to claim for 3 months from the date of the Conference.

If you require a certificate to validate your attendance at either session, please email Julie.morgan@zurich.com.au who will be able to arrange one for you in due course. Please submit your requests for points by no later than 21 November 2018 so that we can arrange for the points to be certified.