Welcome to AirSP

  • 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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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.

Monte Carlo Dinner - Monday 12 September 2016

We are delighted to invite you to the AirSP Monte Carlo Dinner which will take place on the evening of Monday 12 September, after the Municipality cocktail party. We really hope that you will be able to join us from 8.30pm at Restaurant Quai de Artistes.

AirSP are requesting that members purchase their tickets in advance. We hope that most attendees will bring at least one guest – networking is one of our major purposes - so a member's ticket will be for two people and will cost £150.00 for the two (non-members’ ticket price £170 for two). Such tickets will cover a bottle of wine for the two with the meal (of course, you are most welcome to purchase additional bottles if you so desire).

In the first instance, to avoid over subscription, members’ tickets will be limited to two per organisation (2 member representatives plus two guests). We do expect to be able to make available further individual tickets at a cost of £80 (£90 for non-members) each, subject to availability.


To ensure that you don't miss out on joining our highlight event, you can register and purchase tickets via the website (
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) or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., giving details of how many tickets you would like to purchase and payment details will be sent to you. We look forward to seeing every member who comes to the Rendezvous.

The full purchase price must be received prior to 30 August 2015. No cancellations will be possible after the 2 September, although the place can be transferred to an alternative attendee. Monies will be returned, less a £15 administration fee for cancellations received before 2 September.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests at the Quai des Artistes.

Best regards

Board of AirSP

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.