The D&O Diary is on assignment in the Asia Pacific region this week, with a first stop in the beautiful Australian city of Sydney. Even though it was still Southern Hemisphere late winter/early spring while I was in Australia, the weather was beautiful and even summerlike. I was fortunate that my meeting schedule in Sydney allowed me a little bit of time to enjoy the weather and the sunshine, as the pictures below reflect.
The primary purpose of my visit to Australia was to participate as one of the keynote speakers at the 2023 National Conference of the Australasian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) in Sydney. The conference, which took place last Thursday, was very well attended — in fact, it was completely sold out, as was the evening gala dinner. The conference was well-organized and quite interesting. I would like to thank the APIG leadership, the conference committee, and the event organizers for inviting me to be a part of the conference. One of the great things about being a part of this event is that the Australian insurance industry professionals are so friendly and welcoming. It was just a great experience to see old friends and to make new friends. It was also great for me to meet so many enthusiastic readers of The D&O Diary.
The morning after the APIG event, I took a short taxi ride to Bondi Beach for a quick visit before I moved on to my next destination. It had rained overnight on the evening before my visit to Bondi, but it had started to clear by mid-morning, and the sun came out while I was in the taxi on my way to Bondi. The beautiful weather prevailed throughout my brief stay in Bondi.