We are already excited at the prospect of this year’s BDMA Conference and looking forward to sharing a great couple of days with delegates from across the country.
The conference will examine the claims process from end to end. In addition to role of damage management and wider insurance personnel on the ground, it will include contributions on procurement, underwriting, call centres and related elements.
The event will also look at the future to see what changes might occur in the next few years and whether new developments could mean a different approach to property recovery and restoration.
This will include generic advances, such as the connected home, the role of suppliers in identifying, developing and adopting the latest equipment technology and resilient repairs.
A WIDE RANGING DEMOGRAPHIC
The increase in demand for BDMA accreditation acknowledges the value of professional practitioners and this year we will be looking in some detail at what the industry actually does.
In addition to core technicians, others involved in a wide range of roles in the property claims process can gain accreditation through the BDMA. Project managers, claims handlers, building surveyors, as well as insurers and loss adjusters who work in the field, form a significant proportion of the BDMA membership and their contribution to the overall resolution of property claims will also be under the spotlight.
Then there will be the launch of the new Learning Management Portal and the member category for Commercial Damage Management practitioners will also be in place.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
The conference will hear from senior figures in government, the wider industry, and partner organisations with whom there is an increasing exchange of views and collaboration on research and exploration of best practice.
Cross sector collaboration continues to be a key objective in developing better understanding of the issues that face our own and other industries, at a time when extreme weather events are predicted to increase and efforts are focused on finding the best way forward.
Partnerships with the BRE Centre 4 Resilience and Business in the Community’s Business Emergency Resilience Group bring new ideas to the table and some of these will be examined in more detail.
Interactive debate and breakout sessions will add further depth to the very full programme and networking opportunities abound as always.
As usual, the Awards Dinner and Presentations will bring the event to a close.
Award entries will open in the next few weeks and we are really looking forward to receiving the submissions which always showcase some exceptional individuals and highlight the great work that has been done across the industry.
WELCOME TO STRATFORD UPON AVON
The conference is returning to Stratford upon Avon following its popularity as a venue in 2015. In addition to a great programme, with space to expand the exhibition even further and the opportunity for suppliers to demonstrate the very latest developments, delegates will have plenty of new ideas to discuss.