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•”They are flooding in in droves of three.” – Sofa managing director Brian Lawless comments on Chartered Insurance Institute conference delegates arriving at a breakout session he was chairing.

•”You have, of course, disclosed one secret I hoped would remain private. I am an actuary.” – Swiss Re chief executive John Coomber at the CII conference.

•”I could feel you vibrating in my pocket but I was in a meeting.” – Whitechurch Securities chairman Kean Seager.

•”I know how to show my wife a good time. I take her to the Tory Party conference in Blackpool.” – Scottish Life&#39s Alasdair Buchanan on his wedding anniversary arrangements.

•”Jo and Kim make me look like Mother Teresa.” – Mitchell Moneypenny PR Nicola Mitchell on the partying style of Park Row PR Jo Smith and IFA Kim North.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: or tel: 0207 943 8036.


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