The Night

Co-hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and Asia Insurance Review, the Australian Insurance Industry Awards is the industry’s night of nights. Marking their fourteenth year in 2017, the Awards are an annual celebration acknowledging the accomplishments of individuals and businesses in Australian insurance and the positive impact that our industry has on the community. 

Attended by more than 850 of the industry’s top executives, the Australian Insurance Industry Awards recognise the finalists and winners of 17 award categories, which include individuals and companies spanning the breadth of Australian insurance.

Date: Thursday 31 August

Where: The Star Event Centre, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW

Dress Code: Black Tie

Time: Pre-dinner drinks, 6.30 pm – 7.20 pm and dinner from 7.20pm

Price: $335 for members and guests or $3350 for a table of ten 

Tickets: Limited tickets remain for the awards. Please contact Customer Service on +61 3 9613 7200 for queries regarding ticketing.

Accommodation: Delegates who book their accommodation at The Star will receive 12% off. Book by calling 1800 700 700. Quote ANZIIF2017 in order to get this deal.

Master of Ceremonies 

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Peter Rowsthorn is one of Australia's most experienced stand up comics performing in just about every stand up room in the country as well as delighting numerous corporate clients as an MC and entertainer. He is very, very funny.

This high energy, multi-talented entertainer performs as a fast paced stand up comedian one minute, a measured character actor the next and then, a masterful MC for corporate and private functions.

Best known as Brett on ABC TV's Kath & Kim, Peter Rowsthorn has also been a series regular on Channel Ten's Thank God You're Here and has been the host of Can We Help? on ABC TV for the past five years. In 2009 he was a contestant in Celebrity Master Chef. He has presented radio shows for Triple M's The Cage (mornings) and The Shebang (drive) as well as for Austereo Network.

A long serving comedian, Peter began his stand up career in 1983 as one half of the Cactus Brothers, before moving onto the Comedy Company. He has made numerous stand up appearances on shows including Hey, Hey It's Saturday, Midday With Ray Martin, The Big Gig, Tonight Live, Australian Comedians In Concert, Denton, IMT, Something Hot Before Bed and Recovery. Tonight Live liked him so much they trusted him to host the show for a week in 1993. He co-hosted again with Larry Emdur, that same year.

View highlights from the 2016 Awards.