Meet the Market event – November 2023
Another Successful Meet the Market Event!
We would like to express our thanks to everyone who joined us for our Meet the Market event on 15 November. The event showcased Citynet’s services through presentations and insightful Q&A sessions led by our experts in various fields, including Property & Casualty, Professional Risks, Motor Fleet, and Underwriting.
A notable highlight of the day was the enlightening lecture delivered by Jason Ozin, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at PIB Group, focusing on the ever-relevant topic of the Cyber Threat Landscape. In a world where cyber threats pose significant risks, this session emphasized the importance of staying informed, being aware of potential consequences, and preparing for the inevitable in case of a security breach.
However, the true standout of the event was the guided tour of Lloyds of London, skilfully led by Mark Crisp and Marcus Simeoni. This exclusive experience offered our guests a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the world’s most prestigious insurance markets. While the 11th floor of the building was unfortunately closed to visitors, we hope that everyone found the tour to be both enlightening and educational.
We extend our sincere thanks to all our guests, staff members, and speakers for contributing to the success of our Meet the Market event. Here’s to ongoing learning, growth, and success in our dynamic and ever-evolving industry! 🚀
Although this marks the conclusion of this year’s Meet the Market events, stay tuned for more exciting events next year. If you’re interested in participating, simply drop us an email, and stay tuned for confirmed dates to follow.
Citynet meets with representants of Royal British Legion
IT’S TIME TO DON YOUR POPPIES!
Representatives from the Royal British Legion recently visited Citynet’s office for a collection and brief discussions. It was a proud moment to engage with individuals serving in the armed forces, dedicating their lives to protect the nation. In various ways, we’ve all contributed to show our appreciation and respect for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in safeguarding our country and its people.
Lloyd’s of London annually hosts a Remembrance Ceremony, and this year’s event is scheduled for Friday, November 10th, where they will ring the Lutine Bell.
For those unfamiliar with the Remembrance Day event, let’s address some common questions:
What does Remembrance Day represent?
Each year, Remembrance Sunday offers a national opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of those who defended our freedoms and upheld our way of life. We remember the Armed Forces and their families, both from Britain and the Commonwealth, along with the vital role played by emergency services and those who have lost their lives due to conflict or terrorism. From people wearing poppies to moments of silence in remembrance, there are various aspects associated with this special occasion.
When is Remembrance Day?
Each year, the country expresses gratitude and respect for those who lost their lives in wars worldwide on Remembrance Sunday. This day coincides with the actual date of the World War I armistice, which occurred at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. Therefore, Remembrance Day will be observed on Saturday, November 11 this year.
When do people start wearing poppies?
Many individuals begin wearing their poppies on October 31, 11 days before Remembrance Day. However, some may wait until after Halloween and Bonfire Night festivities before pinning them.
How to wear a Remembrance Day poppy?
There is ongoing debate about which side to pin your poppy badge. Many argue that it should be worn on the left side, close to the heart, where members of the armed forces also wear their medals. Nonetheless, the Royal British Legion states that there is no “correct way” to wear a poppy if you’re not in the military. They emphasize that it’s a matter of personal choice and simply ask that if you choose to wear a poppy, you do so with pride.
Why do people wear poppies?
Poppies are a tribute to World War I. During the war, the battle-ravaged fields of France and Belgium were left barren. In 1915, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote about poppies in his famous poem, “In Flanders Fields.” When the war concluded and the land began to recover, red poppies were among the first plants to reappear. Consequently, red poppies became synonymous with the war and the sacrifices made by courageous soldiers. The RBL explains that the American War Secretary, Moina Michael, then purchased poppies to raise funds for those in need following the war.
This symbolic emblem ‘Red Poppy’ was subsequently adopted by the Royal British Legion in 1921 when they launched their first Poppy Appeal.
Meet the Market event – October 2023
A Successful Meet the Market Event!
Citynet’s Meet the Market event, held on 18th October 2023, was a resounding success, and we want to express our thanks to everyone who joined us for this remarkable gathering. The event was dedicated to our Movo Partnership partners, and we were delighted to witness the exceptional level of interaction and engagement from our attendees.
The event showcased Citynet’s services, with presentations and Q&A sessions by our experts from the Property & Casualty, Professional Risks, Motor Fleet, and Underwriting divisions.
One of the standout moments of the day was the enlightening lecture on Cyber Insurance delivered by Scott and James from DUAL UK. Their presentation served as a reminder of the constant evolution and innovation within our dynamic industry. In a world where cyber threats continue to pose a significant risk to businesses and individuals, this session highlighted the importance of staying informed and prepared.
However, the true highlight of the event was the Lloyds of London tour, expertly guided by Mark Crisp, Tiku Patel, and Colin Reid. This unique experience provided our guests with a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most prestigious insurance markets in the world. We hope that everyone who had the privilege of participating in the tour found it to be an eye-opening and educational experience.
We extend our sincere thanks to all our guests, partners, and speakers for making our Meet the Market event a resounding success. Here’s to continuous learning, growth, and success in our dynamic and ever-evolving industry! 🚀
Stay tuned for more updates and exciting opportunities that Citynet Insurance Brokers will continue to offer.
BIBA 2023 – Citynet’s Rain Bar event – A day to remember!
CITYNET’S RAIN BAR EVENT IN MANCHESTER HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! 🌞🌧️ 🌈
What an amazing turnout at the Rain Bar in Manchester, during the Biba Conference 2023!
We had so many guests attending, both familiar faces and new, joining us for an unforgettable afternoon. Thank you to all of you who attended for making it an event to cherish! 💙
The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the incredible community we witnessed forming within the walls of the Rain Bar. Laughter filled the air as conversations flowed freely. It was heart-warming to see so many people coming together and enjoying each other’s company.
We want to extend our big thanks to all the Rain Bar staff who were amazing throughout and made sure our event was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there.
Following on last year’s event success, Citynet’s Rain Bar event has proved to be ‘The Go To’ event in Manchester during the BIBA Conference, this year.
The weather, although quite temperamental, did not stop our guests from coming in their hundreds. The Rain Bar proved to be a vibrant and welcoming space where people come to unwind and have meaningful conversations in a relaxing atmosphere while having a drink and a bite to eat.
To ensure our event remains on your agenda we would appreciate any feedback and suggestions. If you attended our Rain Bar event, please feel free to share any thoughts or recommendations you may have by taking the following survey. It will only take a minute of your time.
Once again, if you joined us, thank you for making our event a memorable one. if you have not, please let us know if you would like to be added to our guest list for next year’s event.
We genuinely appreciate your support, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again next year at the same venue on 15th May 2024.