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  • The Market Association for Insurance & Reinsurance Service Providers

    AirSP represents professional Service Providers from across the world who deliver high quality work to the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry in both the Live and Run-Off markets. We offer...

    • A range of networking events throughout the year to which guests can be invited
    • Valuable marketing opportunities
    • The opportunity to take part in panel discussions at key market events
    • Member discounts
    • Low annual subscriptions

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MODELS WITHOUT TEARS TALK - TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER 2016

We are delighted to invite you to our next presentation and networking event:

Richard is the proprietor of AirSP Member, GKA Associates Limited, and is the Founder and CEO of Beit Software Limited, a boutique provider of analysis and modelling tools. Richard has been active in the international (re)insurance market since the 1970s. During that time he has been a broker, underwriter and consultant. He has held the CEO position in two UK regulated entities – one a reinsurer, the other a mutual. He is a past chief examiner for “Practice of Reinsurance” (then a Fellowship subject) for the Chartered Insurance Institute (United Kingdom).

The talk will take place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 11 October at The Broker's Wine Bar, Leadenhall Market, and be followed by an opportunity to network with the benefit of a cash bar.

The talk is free for members and their guests (£10.00 for non-members), but we ask you to register your intention to attend (CLICK ON FORTHCOMING EVENTS), so we can control numbers.

We look forward to seeing you and chatting over drinks. Please let your colleagues and friends know that they will be most welcome to attend.

Bill Perry

Chairman

MONTE CARLO DINNER - 12 SEPTEMBER 2016

As the sun set and the air cooled after another gloriously sunny (although rather hot and humid) day at this year’s Rendezvous – at which some serious business discussions mixed with the lighter undertones of social networking had been concluded for the day - the evening began.

In traditional style, the annual AirSP Dinner followed the Principality Cocktail Party. The Quai des Artistes Restaurant, as always, not only lived up to, but surpassed expectations. Members and their guests were treated to fine cuisine, impeccable service and, of course, a glass or two!

The Dinner was again well attended, the company excellent and the atmosphere convivial. A very good time was had by all.

Tracy Bailey

Secretariat

For the full calendar of events planned for 2016 - see below

PORTUGUESE WINE TASTING 7 JULY 2016 – NOT JUST GOOD AT FOOTBALL

On a warm summer’s evening at The Broker in Leadenhall Market, members and their guests were instructed in the mysteries of the sommelier. "Smell the fragrance of the wine and ask yourself what type of minerals it reminds you of", he said. The wine reminded him of the first drops of rain on hot, dusty earth. Hmmm, possibly.

"Then", he said, "smell again. Ask yourself what type of vegetable it reminds you of". Easy, grilled mushrooms. "Then", he said, "ask yourself what event it reminds you of". He was relaxing now.  He gave the example of his granny’s slippers.  I took a whiff and had it straight away: servicing the lawnmower.

Best of all, though, was the test for acidity. Take a mouthful of the stuff and, without swallowing, breathe in through the mouth. This was best not attempted in a white shirt. On this basis, all the wines tasted pretty acidic.

But, of course our convivial host, Luis Lucas of the Portuguese Wine Society, could afford to be frivolous. The wines he produced were structured, full of flavour and beautifully made, produced by the best vineyards in Portugal. The wines would grace, and be a point of interest on, any dinner table. Assisted by the Broker’s marvellous selection of canapés and then superb Paella, we became enthusiastic supporters of the Portuguese wine industry.

The wines were tasted in order of latitude, starting in the north of the country and working south, as follows.

Alvarinho (Vino verde)

Caladessa Decalada (white)

Muralhas de Monçao (rose)

St Joao (sparking rose)

St Joao (sparking red)

Caladessa (powerful red 14.5%)

Luis’s contact details appear below. Ask for the Association’s usual 10% discount on a case.

Luis Lucas, Portuguese Wine Evangelist, The Portuguese Wine Club

+44 (0) 7778118321 - www.portuguesewineclub.co.uk - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EVENTS FOR 2016

19 January

Managing implementation risk –

Making your Business Plan happen

David Mellor

16 February

MENA Review

Charles Catt

8 March

International Women’s Day

Elena Bredikhina

7 April

AGM & Dinner

17 May

Building your Brand without Blowing your Budget

Patrick Palmer, Barbican

14 June

FCA Presentation

Mark Wilson

7 July

Wine Tasting Evening

16 August

Members’ Drinks Reception

12 September

Monte Carlo Dinner

 

11 October *

Models without Tears

Richard King, GKA Associates

8 November

Quiz Night

15 December

Xmas Party

Cyber Risks Talk - 29 September 2015

It was a pleasure to have Anna Bender, Fitch Ratings, present to our members giving an insight into cyber risks and how these are viewed in the market. For a full report from a Member's perspective, CLICK HERE to see Mark Wood's article.

Insurance Act 2015 Talk - 12 May 2015

One of AirSP’s objectives is to keep its members up-to-date with developments in the law and the market as they happen. We were therefore delighted to have Charlotte Waters, of Fisher Scoggins Waters, talk to AirSP on 12 May about the Insurance Act 2015.

Members can access the Insurance Act summary, featured in the News Articles, by logging into the site.