(Bratislava, 31.3.2015) Professor Allan Manning, one of the most recognized Australian insurance market innovators and influencers, spoke to journalists and insurance industry professionals in Bratislava on March 24th 2015 during his visit in the Slovak Republic. The main topics of discussion were the future trends and growing role of insurance industry in global economic development, as well as the importance of the IT sector for the success of insurance companies.

Allan Manning, the founder of the LMI Group, a firm dedicated to providing a high level of customer service and technical expertise in insurance services, as well as a member of Advisory Board of Gratex International Australia, visited Slovakia on invitation of Gratex International, a global business and public sector IT systems solution provider located in central Europe and servicing clients across Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

For over 43 years, Allan Manning has managed large and complex losses involving major property, business interruption including advanced consequential loss, fidelity, construction and liability throughout Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. As an university lecturer and author of 13 books on insurance, he is one of the most active promoters of good practices in insurance industry. Allan is an honorary life member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance, and was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2012 Insurance Industry Awards.

In, 2014, Allan was rated one of the 20 most influential people in insurance for the past 5 years by the magazine Insurance NEWS due to his strong and unswerving ethical stance on doing what is right by the consumer.

Allan Manning´s visit in Slovakia has been very beneficial for insurance experts and professionals. For Gratex International, it was a great honour to have an opportunity to host that kind of extraordinary guest in Slovakia.