An Ambassador, a Minister of State, an Economist, a Lobbyist and a Broadcaster will all converge in Wexford next week for the annual Wright Insurance Brokers Transport & Logistics Seminar.
The seminar is widely respected as a forum for highlighting the key issues facing operators in the industry. Representing the insurance needs of an estimated 20 per cent of the Transport and Fleet sector, Wright Insurance Brokers has its finger on the pulse of the sector.
Now in its 8th year, the seminar will be held in Wexford, home of the company’s national headquarters. It comes at a time when both the Insurance sector and the Transport and Logistics industry face severe challenges, and the need for agility has never been greater.
Brexit remains the looming threat on the radar for the Transport and Logistics industry. Uncertainty prevails as the current ‘will they, won’t they,’ debate rages on. Britain is grappling to broker a deal that will appease its own political infrastructure, in addition to satisfying the EU. Whatever the outcome, the ramifications will be felt much deeper throughout the Irish economy. Economist Jim Power will deliver an update on the likely final position of Brexit negotiations, and how the Transport and Logistics industry in Ireland will need to adapt to survive and thrive in this new economic landscape.
Insurance Reform, and the measures proposed by both the Insurance sector and the Irish Government to tackle insurance fraud, will also have a significant impact on the finances of companies in the industry.These reforms and related issues will be discussed in a panel discussion hosted by Broadcaster and Journalist, Anton Savage. The panel will include Minister of State Michael D’Arcy; President of the Irish Road Haulage Association, Verona Murphy; Economist, Jim Power; and CEO of Wright Group Brokers, Tony Wright. This promises to be a lively and insightful debate that cuts to the core of the issues and identifies potential solutions.
Tony Wright, CEO Wright Group Brokers commented: “I think we have a really good panel lined up for this year’s seminar. I expect a robust mix of views and it will give a fantastic opportunity to get a good rounded insight into the major issues facing the Transport industry and the greater economy in general.”