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Insurance and Brexit will be key themes at FTA Ireland conference

The Minister with responsibility for investigating insurance practices in Ireland will be the keynote speaker at FTA Ireland’s (FTAI) 6th annual Transport Manager Conference, which takes place at the Johnston House Hotel, Enfield on March 30. Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, will have plenty to say on the subject of insurance, a theme which will feature throughout the event.

Also covering the subject of insurance will be Paul Murphy, Commercial Motor Portfolio Manager at AXA Insurance, who will speak on the importance of risk management and how it can impact on insurance premiums.

The subject of Brexit is also high on the agenda and the timing could not be better. Will Article 50 be triggered or not by the time of the conference? The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Deputy Chief Executive, James Hookham, will give an overview of the impacts of Brexit on Irish trade and logistics.

Aidan Flynn, FTAI General Manager, said: “The subject of insurance will feature prominently, and together with the issue of Brexit, this year’s agenda will be highly relevant and packed with industry leading speakers. It’s a must attend event for owners, managers and anyone with an interest in keeping up-to-date on all things logistics and transport.”

Other speakers will include Michael Rowland of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) on road safety and the impact of Driver CPC training in Ireland seven years on, and Andy Mair, FTA’s Head of Engineering on avoiding incidents on the highway.

FTA Ireland Transport Manager 2017 is sponsored by AXA insurance, Bridgestone, ENPROVA, Map Mechanics and Mercedes-Benz.

For further information on the event and to book a place, visit, email or call 01 844 7516.