February 7How to revise for the Chartered Insurance Institute examsLen Wilkins, FCII (Sicat training consultancy)Chris Paine, Dip CII (independent training consultant and adviser)Chairman: Mrs Vasilina Bindley MA (Hons),MIL ACII (executive director – marine, Willis)020 7600 1343February 8IFA PromotionPress ClubBournemouth020 7294 3681February 9Insurance Institute of LondonChina – Globalisation in the Year of the RoosterLondon020 7600 1343February 10IFA PromotionPress ClubLeicester020 7294 3681February 14Insurance Institute of LondonAre Insurers Winning The Fight Back Against Claims Fraud?London020 7600 1343February 15IFA PromotionPress ClubEdinburgh020 7294 3681February 15Insurance Institute of LondonThe work of the Treasury select committeePLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLEDFebruary 17Insurance Institute of LondonWhat Makes A Great Reinsurer?London020 7600 1343
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