The first IRLA Congress since May 2019 was a storming success. Nearly 300 The Legacy Professionals Association delegates from across the international legacy market attended this three times postponed annual event and many declared it to be the best Congress to date. It was clear that delegates were very keen to catch up with colleagues and friends, and to meet and develop new business relationships that have previously, at best, been at the other end of a video call.
Great speakers and panel sessions brought topical discussion to the conference along with keynotes on cyber-crime, micro-incivilities, Lloyd’s to Legacy activity and the rise and rise as well as potential of Big Data. State and criminally sponsored cyber-crime demonstrated how deliberate fraud is both patient and hidden, as opposed to micro-incivilities which often underpin our daily interactions and which, despite their mundanity, have a destructive and limiting effect on those against whom they are directed if we don’t expose them, call them out and recognise our own potential to employ them. We also learnt how Lloyd’s has come to recognise the efficiency of legacy as a positive driver for change and sustainability in the live market live market, along with the view that we are on the cusp of technology and data sharing providing the insights that Big Data has long promised, but as yet not delivered.