UNIBA Partners 30th Anniversary Conference

At the beginning of October Con attended the 30th UNiBA Partners international brokers conference in Valencia, Spain. There were 120 delegates representing 130 countries at the three day event and a great line up of speakers.

The conference celebrated 30 years of client-focused partnership and the event was designed to inspire,
challenge and share new perspectives to help us take advantage of the opportunities in our rapidly changing environment.

Presentations were delivered by a range of speakers, these consisted of futurists presenting their view of future developments and possibilities in the insurance world. Brexit updates were given by Lloyd’s Head of Europe, Benno Reischel, who also shared insights into their thinking and plans. All the presentations, along with some indepth workshops, made the long trip worthwhile.

New partners from Nigeria, Malaysia and New Zealand were also inducted at the conference and their partnerships have help extend the international group’s reach.


Coverforce Leed has been a member of international cluster Broker group UNiBA for 15 years. UNiBA is one of the largest independent providers of risk management, insurance broking and employee benefits services. UNiBA gives clients direct access to Lloyd’s of London, The European, the growing Asian and the American Market to provide the best cover for the best price, using local people with local knowledge, reputation and skills. Our carefully selected broker partner based organisation brings true commitment to quality and a belief in the value of long-term relationships.

UNiBA was established 30 years ago by a small group of young brokers concerned about their client’s foreign exposures. Today, 30 years on, the organisation is a global platform and assists clients in over 130 countries.

Con’s Contribution

Con Manetas of Coverforce Leed is the International Desk Manager for UNiBA and handles all the international transactions inward and outward.

Con was given this year’s prestigious “Award of Merit” by the board for his services to the international network.

Next year’s event is in Capetown, South Africa and Con has accepted the role of Chair of the Conference Committee 2018.