Founded by the Association of Czech Insurance Brokers (AČPM) and co-organized by the Czech Insurance Association (ČAP) and the specialized information server oPojištění.cz
The 18th year of this oldest professional contest in insurance culminated with a gala evening held in the Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank in Prague on May 22, 2018, under the auspices of the ČNB governor Jiří Rusnok.
The insurance brokers – as experts who work with insurers on a daily basis – assessed the insurance companies ́ performance for 2017 in the following categories: insurance of industry, car insurance, civil insurance, specialized insurance and life insurance. Out of these five categories, Česká podnikatelská pojišťovna won three, Kooperativa pojišťovna reached for the first place in life insurance, and ERV Evropská pojišťovna, after a year ́s pause, returned to victory in the specialized insurance category.
As in previous years, the organizers also voted for “Personality of the Insurance Market” – a title awarded for an outstanding contribution to the development of insurance. This time the lot fell upon Jiří Charypar, one of the founding fathers of Allianz in the Czech Republic.
Within the framework of the contest, the insurers also judged the overall performance of insurance brokers. Thus, RESPECT a.s., an AČPM member, received the Insurance Broker of the Year 2017 award.
The gala evening was preceded by traditional Brokers ́ Afternoon, a networking event of insurance brokers and their counter-partners from insurance houses.