Award-winning TV news anchor Jeremy Thompson to speak at ICMIF Biennial Conference

Thursday, 06 July 2017

ICMIF has announced that award-winning journalist and former Sky News presenter Jeremy Thompson has been added to the line-up of keynote speakers at the upcoming ICMIF Biennial Conference in London (17-20 October 2017).

Jeremy will take part in a special, interactive “in conversation” session on the final day of the Conference with ICMIF CEO Shaun Tarbuck. Jeremy will share stories of his meetings with many of the world’s most influential people and his experiences in providing news cover for some of world’s biggest events which took place during his 40 year television career. He will also comment on the economic, political, environmental and social issues impacting the world today and encourage discussion from the audience on the role that cooperatives and mutuals can play in addressing these global challenges.

As one of the UK’s most experienced television newsmen, Jeremy presented Sky TV’s main evening news for 18 years until his retirement at the end of 2016, often anchoring programmes on location – anywhere from war zones to natural disasters, big elections to major crime scenes. He has been involved in many of Sky News’ biggest live news events, including the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Madrid train bombing, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Israel-Lebanon Conflict, the 7/7 bombings in London and the death of Pope John Paul II. More recently, he presented Sky News Live from the streets of Paris after the multiple terror attacks in the city in 2015 and also reported live from Brussels in the aftermath of the 2016 series of terror attacks. His final days at Sky News ended with Jeremy in the US, covering the dramatic victory of Donald Trump as US President.

At the end of 2016, Jeremy retired from Sky News after 23 years helping to build the channel’s global brand and after 50 years in total in journalism, from local papers to network TV news. He’s reported from more than 100 countries and run foreign bureaux in Asia, Africa and the USA, and has covered more than 20 wars and civil conflicts.

More than 180 delegates from mutual and cooperative insurers worldwide have already registered for this premier gathering of the mutual and cooperative insurance industry, click here to view the delegate list.

The full agenda and speaker line-up for the ICMIF Biennial Conference are also available online. The 2017 Conference theme is Redesigning insurance: far from an abstract proposition, mutual and cooperative insurers understand the need to consider how they can “redesign” what they do, how they do it and the products and services they offer to their members and wider communities.

Values-based insurers help mitigate some of the world’s biggest risks but our sector needs to keep innovating in order to survive. The speakers and panels at this year’s ICMIF Biennial Conference 2017 will be an invaluable source of inspiration on what our sector is already doing in terms of innovation and will also share examples and inspiration on how our members can continue to stay ahead of the competition.