IBA Annual Lunch and MyIBA Awards 2016

The Irish Brokers Association Annual Lunch 2016 took place on Thursday 20th October in the prestigious Round Room of the Mansion House on Dawson Street. The event was once again attended by 600 Insurance Industry professionals. Ciaran Phelan was Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event which heard speeches from IBA President Aidan McLoughlin and Anthony Brennan, CEO Zurich Ireland. The biggest event in the Broker diary was for the 3rd time in a row supported by Zurich Ireland. Special thanks go to Anthony Brennan, Ronan O’Neill, Head of Broker Marketing and Kristen Foran, National Sales Director for their continued support and assistance with the Annual Lunch.

The Lunch was kicked off in fine style by the Dublin Gospel Choir who entertained the attendees with 30 minutes of uplifting music which set the tone for a fun and enjoyable afternoon. Each year the Association presents the final fundraising cheque to the MyIBA charity of choice. This year MyCanine Companion received a cheque for €30,630 following a number of MyIBA events run throughout the year. The Association was delighted to have Niall Ruddy from MyCanine Companion there on the day to receive the cheque and also to say a few words on behalf of the charity. Laura Sullivan, a mother who was a recipient of one of the service dogs trained by the charity gave a wonderful account of what their dog has done for her family and the improvements it has made to her child who is dealing with Autism.

Next up was the MyIBA Broker awards. Emma Reid, Vice Chair of the MyIBA Committee and team leader in OBF Insurance made a short speech before handing over the floor to Ciaran Phelan to announce the winners. 11 Award winners were announced on the day (see full details on pages 6,7 & 8). Congratulations to all and continued success in your careers and in some cases retirement. The afternoon ended with an Irish sketch group Foil Arms & Hog who perform on TV, radio, the stage and YouTube. They performed one of their more well-known sketches ‘how to speak Dublinese’. A great end to a fantastic day. A word of thanks The Irish Brokers Association would like to thank firstly the Sponsors of the Annual Lunch and MyIBA Broker Awards 2016.

Their contribution is key to the success of this event. 

  • Zurich Life (headline sponsor)
  • To Anthony Brennan and all the team in Zurich. l Premium Credit (entertainment sponsor)
  • To Ger Shannon and his team in Premium Credit. l Open GI
  • To Robert Kennedy, Aoife O’Brien and the Open GI team. l Autoglass
  • To Donal Lawlor and all his team at Autoglass.

IBA would also like to sincerely thank all the IBA Broker firms who took a table or Seat (s) and who continually support the Annual Lunch each year. Listed below are all the Broker firms who attended in 2016:

  • AIG
  • Aiken & Company (Insurances Ltd)
  • AON l Arachas
  • ARB Underwriting
  • Best Quote
  • BMCI
  • Brady Insurance
  • Chill Insurance
  • Close Brothers Premium Finance
  • Conexim Advisors Ltd
  • Davy Select
  • Dolmen
  • First Ireland
  • Glennon Insurance Brokers & Consultants
  • Gogans
  • Hastings
  • Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd
  • ITC Group
  • KennCo Underwriting Ltd
  • Kidd Insurances
  • Marine & General Insurances
  • McCarthy Insurance Group
  • McMahon Galvin Limited
  • MG Anderson
  • OCI
  • Patrona
  • Pro Insurance Claims
  • Robertson Low
  • Sheridan Insurance
  • Summit Finance
  • SUS
  • Thompson Insurances
  • Wealth Options
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Wright Insurance Brokers
  • Wrightway Underwriting

Irish Broker will feature the Annual Lunch in Pictorial format in next month’s issue.