After two years of running very successful leadership panel seminars in Victoria, YIPs have expanded this offering to Sydney and Auckland as well.
The Trailblazers event in Sydney this week sold out very quickly as has the Auckland Insurance Leaders Panel event. Both events have waitlists operating so people wanting to attend should register on the waitlist if they wish to attend, in case of any last minute ticket cancellations.
YIPs Australasian President, Sampath Soysa, noted that, "the overwhelming response and uptake for these highly interactive and engaging panel discussions with insurance industry leaders reflects the huge demand in the young insurance professionals demographic, for genuine career-focused events."
The seminars allow for unparalleled audience interaction with the industry leaders using Twitter and includes networking with the leaders as well. The sessions are moderated by YIPs branch committee members to ensure that topics YIPs are interested in, are fully aired.
YIPs has applied corporate sponsorship to keep the price point affordable. Sampath noted, "We have worked very hard to provide events at an affordable and realistic price point for our members, which represents an excellent value proposition and not simply to make profit."
The leaders chosen for the panels reflect the diversity and depth of experience typical of many senior insurance professionals. "All have inspirational stories of their own career paths which they are happy to share attend these in a more relaxed setting which is conducive to audience interaction.
"We tested and fine-tuned the format in Melbourne for the past two years and sold those out, and we were confident the same would be the case in Sydney and Auckland as well - which has been the case."
Longer term, YIPs hope to replicate the events across all eight YIPs branches, hopefully within the next 12 months. In some cases, by using Skype or Google Hangouts to bring the event to our newer, smaller branches such as Darwin, Adelaide and Christchurch so that YIPs members in those branches can gain the benefit of hearing from inspirational insurance leaders.
The latest series of leaders seminars marks the lead up to the 5th Anniversary of YIPs in operation which will be marked by events across all 8 branches in early July 2016 to also welcome in the new financial year.
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