The contest was 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 16th 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 10, 2016, under the auspices of the then ČNB Governor Miroslav Singer.
The insurance brokers – as experts who work with insurers on a daily basis – assessed the insurance companies’ performance for 2015 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, while ERV Evropská pojišťovna had broken the record with the tenth uninterrupted victory in the specialized insurance category.
Over 250 VIP guests gathered in the historical ČNB building to applaud the award-giving ceremony for 2015, opened with a speech by the ČNB Vice Governor Prof. Vladimír Tomšík.
As in previous years, the brokers also voted for “Personality of the Insurance Market” – a title awarded for an outstanding contribution to the development of insurance in the Czech Republic. This time the lot fell upon JUDr. Ing. Jakub Hradec, the long-time Executive Director of the Czech Insurers’ Bureau.
Within the framework of the contest, the insurers also judged the overall performance of insurance brokers. Thus, RESPECT a.s., AČPM member, reconfirmed their last year’s victory with the Insurance Broker of the Year 2015 award.
The gala evening was preceded by Brokers’ Afternoon, a business-social networking event of insurance brokers and their counter-partners from insurance houses.
The event also served as an occasion to support the Modrý klíč project for handicapped children.