Etana attends Sun City Insurance Conference
The conference takes place from July 24 to 27.
Over the years, Sun City has been the chosen venue. With an array of conferencing, entertainment and accommodation facilities, it is the perfect facility to host the more than 700 attendees – including 16 incredible Etanans.
Their work started early on Sunday morning when the popular golf tournament teed off. Proudly sponsored and organised by Etana Insurance, the day’s activities were a great success. This can be attributed to the sterling efforts of Etanan Kurt Solomon, who worked tirelessly in organising the fourballs and confirming tee-off times. Not only did many delegates have the opportunity to practise various digging techniques on a world-renowned golf course, they also had the chance to network with fellow industry colleagues.
“The round of golf, played at the Gary Player Country Club, was enjoyed by all who attended,” highlights head of people and brand at Etana, Carel Nolte. “There were some interesting scores tallied at the end of the round, and many of the golfers who returned to the clubhouse after their 18 holes looked extremely weary. Their moods improved during a very vocal prize giving!
“A big thanks to the guys from Risk SA, Michael Kauffman and Blake Dyason, for their help and the fabulous prizes they provided and presented.”
After the prizegiving, a cocktail evening introduced attendees to the variety of stands that had been put on display for the duration of the event. This environment once again allowed for plenty of networking and industry feedback from various representatives, including the CEOs from Zurich, Hollard and Santam.
On Monday July 25, conference sessions took place for the duration of the day and delegates were exposed to some interesting thoughts. Insurers were provided the opportunity of listening to the likes of Clem Sunter, who provided an entertaining talk on what is required for sustainable development and on international economic scenarios.
A benefit of the conference is hearing thoughts from fellow industry practitioners. Ian Kirk, CEO of Santam, spoke to insurers about the need for businesses to adapt to climatic change and how further value can be added to consumers through effective risk management.
The conference welcomed insurers from institutions situated in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom and Australia. Former president FW De Klerk also addressed delegates about matters pertaining to constitutional requirements for sustainable development.
All the speakers who participated provided valuable insight on aspects that have the potential to affect business transactions. The information-sharing sessions will allow attendees to take and use these discussions to counteract prospective challenges; use certain thoughts in future business dealings; and draw upon the issues highlighted in people relations in the corporate world.
For more information, visit www.iisa.co.za, where a link is provided detailing all aspects of the 2011 Insurance Conference.