Celebrating Success

The Celebrating Success Awards Dinner brings together the New Zealand insurance industry to recognise and reward the outstanding achievements and contributions of the country’s insurance professionals. 

Over the course of the evening, students who have excelled in their studies will be acknowledged through ANZIIF's Academic Achievement Award, along with Senior Associates who have recently completed their qualifications. The event also provides an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who have recently reached the prestigious Fellow CIP membership level.


Mike AllsopANZIIF is pleased to announce that Air New Zealand Captain, Everest mountaineer and extreme marathon competitor, Mike Allsop will be the guest speaker at this year's dinner. 

Mike began his flying career by obtaining a pilot’s licence and a job with a small commuter airline, however things took a dramatic turn when a flight from the USA to New Zealand led to a crash landing into the sea off the coast of Hawaii. The US Coast Guard colonel who rescued Mike and his crew commented that nobody else had ever survived a crash landing into that part of the ocean!

As well as becoming an airline pilot, Mike harboured another ambition. One day, he wanted to stand upon the roof of the world and summit Everest, and true to form he ascended Everest in an unguided expedition.

Since Everest, Mike has also gone on to conquer numerous other mountains, and is also one of a handful of athletes who have ever run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents, which raised NZ$75,000 for New Zealand charity KidsCan.

Most recently, Mike returned to the Himalayas to run the world’s highest marathon around Everest at 5,630 metres above sea level – a feat never before attempted. There he ran 42.2 km in temperatures of -30°C setting a new world record.

Mike speaks from the heart when he tells his audiences about the power of goal-setting to make just about anything possible.

Dress: Smart business


Stamford Plaza Auckland is offering delegates attending Celebrating Success a special accommodation rate. For more information and to book visit the Stamford Hotels and Resorts website. 

Celebrating Success is quickly growing into one of the industry's most important events. Make sure you're part of the celebrations by registering your attendance using our fast and easy online registration facility, or downloading the registration form




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26 May 2016

  • Stamford Plaza Hotel
    22-26 Albert St
    New Zealand
  • 6.00pm – 7.00pm pre-dinner drinks reception
    7.00pm – 10.30pm awards dinner
  • Member $199 (incl. GST)
    Non-Member $199 (incl.GST)

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