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#FIAAdviceSummit 2019 – Collaboration Breeds Success. Highlights, Podcasts, and Interviews



The #FIAAdviceSummit took place on 10 October at Emperors Palace, in Gauteng, where Brokers, Insurers, Suppliers and other industry greats were in attendance. 

This one-day conference is aimed to provide delegates with insights into the latest trends, intelligence and thinking to help them differentiate themselves and to provide correct advice to the consumer. Partner activations, networking opportunities and 7 CPD hours were on offer. 

With this years theme being Collaboration Breeds Success, it was exactly that as those in attendance were provided with presentations and exhibitions of the highest calibre around the theme. 

Delegates arrived early on the day to enjoy the partner activations:

  • Freshly brewed coffees courtesy of Guardrisk.
  • 1Life ensured the registration process was seamless.
  • Delicious cupcakes and donuts celebrating CIB’s 25 years in the industry.
  • Hollard provided an exciting augmented reality experience.
  • Momentum kicked the day off with a healthy start of freshly pressed juices.
  • PG Glass held various competitions, showed the delegates their new windscreen product and sponsored the DJ for the networking afterwards. 
  • Acuideas had a whole bunch of goodies and some tasty popcorn on offer
  • Auto & General delighted everyone’s taste buds with their chocolate tasting. 
  • Videography was powered by Constantia Insurance. 

Delegates were able to access the dedicated Wi-Fi courtesy of Sasria, while Elite Risk and Western ran a social media competition and lucky ticket underneath two unsuspecting delegates seats respectively. 

It really was a great day out, but could not have been made possible without the generous support from our partners. A massive Thanks goes out to you all. 


1Life, CIB, DiscoveryElite, Hollard, Acuideas, Auto & General, ConstantiaFMIGuardriskMomentum, PG Glass, Sasria and Western.

Photos of the Advice Summit may be viewed here

Advice Summit Highlights clip

Guest interviews (Powered by Constantia Insurance)

Interview: Caroline Da Silva | Divisional Executive: Regulatory Policy at the FSCA

Interview: Dr Adrian Saville | Chief Executive at Cannon Asset Management 

Interview: Jonjon Smit | Executive head of Sales & Marketing CIB

Interview: Lana Ross | Executive head of Business Insurance at Discovery Insure

Interview: Riaan Geldenhuys | Origin Financial services

Interview: Heidi Dias | Executive P&C Distribution and Claims, Constantia Insurance

Interview: Roelf Meyer – PPGI (Public and Private Growth Initiative)

Interview: Volker von Widdern | CEO, Constantia Insurance

Interview: Kobus Wentzel | Executive Head of Sales and Distribution at 1Life

Interview: Christelle Colman | MD, Elite Risk Acceptances

Interview: Neil Kirby | Director at Werksmans Attorneys.

Interview: Kevin Easles | Executive Head, Marketing & Sales, Guardrisk general Insurance

Interview: Peter Olyott | President of the FIA 

Interview: Jean Naude | Director at Independent Claims



Speaker talks (Podcasts)

Peter Olyott | President of the FIA 

PPGI (Public and Private Growth Initiative) by Roelf Meyer.

Q&A on the PPGI (Public and Private Growth Initiative) by Roelf Meyer.

The power of a personal brand – Grow your brand – increase your bottom-line by Christelle Colman | MD, Elite Risk Acceptances (Brought to you by Elite Risk Acceptances).

The National Health Insurance Bill, 2019: Possible Flashpoints Emerging from the Bill by Neil Kirby | Director at Werksmans Attorneys.

Risk Management & understanding the relationship between broker & UMA now and into the future by Jonjon Smit and Andres Meszarich | Executive head of Sales & Marketing CIB and Hereford respectively. (Brought to you by CIB).

Using behavioural economics to achieve collaboration by Lana Ross | Executive head of Business Insurance at Discovery Insure. (Brought to you by Discovery).

The Necessity for Collaboration (at claims stage) as part of your Client’s Risk Mitigation Strategy by Jean Naude | Director at Independent Claims.

The future of digital in the insurance industry by Kobus Wentzel | Executive Head of Sales and Distribution at 1Life (Brought to you by 1Life)

2020 Vision: In Sight of the new deal? by Dr Adrian Saville | Chief Executive at Cannon Asset Management (Brought to you by Hollard)

Demystifying Discretionary Investment & Fund Management in SA – DIMs Panel Discussion 
Florbela Yates – Head at Momentum Investment Consulting
Rafiq Taylor – Head of Implemented Consulting at Glacier Invest
Pierre de Klerk – Boutique Investment Partners
Roeloff Horne – Director & Head of SA Portfolio Management – Miton Optimal
Allan Geddie- Head Investment Sales and Distribution at PortfolioMetrix
Kevin Hinton – Founder and director at The Collaborative Exchange

Data privacy in cloud by Neal Botje | Enterprise account manager McAfee

Conduct supervision – The universal theory of everything by Caroline Da Silva | Divisional Executive: Regulatory Policy at the FSCA

The power of relationships by Alex van den Heever and Renias Mhlongo | Tracker Academy