Sunday, September 24
Opening Reception, hosted by the Young Agents Council - 7:30 - 10:30 pm
sponsored by Franklin Mutual Insurance
Welcome to Kalahari! Join us for food and drink at our signature specialty station cocktail party to kick of the 2017 Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event.
Specialty Station Sponsors: Advantage Specialty, Farmers Insurance Company of Flemingon, Imperial PFS, Swiss Re, Travelers
Monday, September 25
Breakfast - 8 am
Annual Business Meeting - 8:30 am
Chairman Jerry Ford will conduct our annual business meeting, including the year in review, chairman's citations, annual awards, and the announcment of something B.I.G.
State of the Association - 9 am
Speaker: Joseph Leahy, IIABA Chair-Elect
This annual address will provide an overview of the state of affairs within the insurance industry, challenges facing the independent agency system, Big I Government Affairs victories, and association updates.
"Breaking Ice" presented by the Pillsbury House Theater - 9:30 am
sponsored by Big I Local Associations in Central, Monmouth/Ocean, Northern and Southern New Jersey
Buckle in and get ready for this award-winning program. The Pillsbury House Theater offers an entertaining and thought provoking theatrical experience that is guaranteed to get your wheels turning. This performance will bring light to inequitites, unconcious bias, and misconceptions that are common in personal and professional relationships. Using humor, drama, and dialogue, the performance and following dicussion teaches audiences how to remove friction and pave the way for positive action towards innovation, motivation, and productivity. Take a sneak peak
Networking Lunch - 12 pm
sponsored by UPC Insurance
Cyber Exposures Facing Small Business Owners - 1 - 4 pm
sponsored by Kingstone Insurance Company
Instructor: Kim Martell, Approved for 3 CE Credits
With cyber attacks facing business of all sizes on the rise, it is important to understand the nature of these crimes and how to protect your clients in the event of an attack. This course is designed to provide insurance professionals with an in-depth overview of cyber liability issues and insurance solutions for small-to-mid sized businesses. Participants can expect to learn how to identify insurable and unisurable exposures and provide insurance coverage options, as well as non-insurance techniques, to help businesses fight cyber criminals. Our discussion will provide attendees with an understanding of the nature of cyber crimes, the legal procedures to investigate, and case studies of actual claims.
Hospitality Hut - 1 - 4 pm
Join hosting companies to learn more about building relationships with important industry partners and to connect with insurance professionals.
Hospitality Hut 1 - JLNY Group LLC
Hospitality Hut 2 - IIABNJ
Afternoon Adventures - 1 - 4 pm
Trade in your suits and heels for a few hours of heart-racing, good old fashioned fun. So, sharpen your minds, your muscles, and your focus and see if you have what it takes to come out on top.
Strap in and take to the trees with this exhilerating treetop rope course. Challenge yourself to cross various tightropes, swinging log steps, moving platforms, rope net climbs, tunnels, hanging posts and zip lines.
Get ready for a life-changing experience. This fun, interactive, free-roaming, open air Virtual Reality experience will transport you into a digital realm where you will take on a new identity. Your surroundings will become an ever-changing computer generated landscape that will shock and amaze your sense.
Chairman's Cocktail Reception - 7 pm
sponsored by Cumberland Insurance Group
Chairman's Ball - 8 pm
sponsored by Selective Insurance Company
This special dinner ceremony recognizes members for their work and dedication to the association and the industry during an awards ceremony and board inauguration.
The After Party - 9:30 pm
We're getting sparkled up and Hollywood ready to celebrate the launch of something B.I.G.
Tuesday, September 26
Grab-It-And-Go Breakfast - 7:30 am
sponsored by Progressive
Business casual attire (blazer, slacks, button down/collar shirt for men; pants or skirts with coordinating top/sweater for women) is appropriate for the opening reception and the Monday sessions. Business attire (blazer or suit jacket, button down shirt, suit pants, and tie for men; skirt or pants suit for women) is appropriate for the Chairman's Ball and After Party.