Sydney, 28th July 2017 – Throughout the months of July and August, YIPs branches across Australia and New Zealand will hold events to welcome the 2018 Financial Year. The YIPs End of Financial Year events gave Young Professionals an opportunity to engage in an evening of networking drinks and canapés with their colleagues from various areas of the insurance industry.
Tickets for the events drew great interest, and in many cases sold out within weeks, if not days of release. The EOFY functions are keystone events in the YIPs calendar and are hotly anticipated by Young Professionals each year. The events have been a great success, with some branches still to hold their events in early August.
Sydney, 31 March 2017 – On Wednesday night, the YIPs NSW branch hosted the inaugural ‘Fireside Chat’ event; an exclusive opportunity for a limited number of YIPs members to hear from a highly successful industry representative to gain insights into their experiences and career pathway. A limited ticket release saw approximately 60 people attend last nights’ event.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) proudly supported this Fireside Chat featuring Peter Eastwood, Global President and Chief Executive Officer on his visit from Boston, USA. Chris Colahan, BHSI President Australasia, joined Mr Eastwood to ask several questions around his 26 year journey in the global insurance industry, including his career at AIG and Lexington, through to then launching Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.
A Q&A session followed giving the attending YIPs members the opportunity to ask Mr Eastwood questions about his early insurance career, his leadership style, finding work/life balance and his insights into opportunities for the industry over the next few years.
Drinks and canapés followed the Q&A session for attendees to network with their peers, Mr Eastwood, Mr Colahan and other BHSI employees that were present for the event.
Tickets are now available for the Melbourne "YIPS Spring Collection" event on 20 September 2012 at Highlander Bar, with the Sydney event registrations due to start within days. Victorian YIPs are encouraged to sign up as YIPS members too so as to get earlybird notifications of events and other member benefits.