Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event

​Cheers to 125 Years! Big I New Jersey is celebrating our 125th conference and we need your help!

Get a little witty and help us come up with the hashtag for this year's event! Keep it clean and make it sparkle because we're giving the winning tag a free registration to this amazing event!
Details below.*

125Years.jpgJoin us for an epic celebration at The Water Club at Borgata in Atlantic City as we ring in our 125th year on October 21 - 23, 2018!

Contest​ Details

  • Winning hashtag will be used on all event items, promotions, and as the official hashtag for the 2018 Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event.

  • Participants must be a Big I New Jersey member, company partner, endorsed vendor, or sponsor to participate.

  • Entries must be submitted to Stacey Villano no later than 5 pm on December 15th for consideration.

  • Multiple entries per person are allowed.

  • Winning entry will be announced in the Independent Voice newsletter.

  • Complimentary registration is transferable only to another employee of the same agency/company.

  • No cash value.​

Agenda will be coming soon.

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. 

Coming Soon!

Member/2017 Sponsor Registration Fees: ​

​First Registrant ​$270
​Additional Registrant (same agency/company) ​$247
​Spouse/Guest (non-licensed, excludes seminars) ​$201

Non-Member/Non-Sponsor Early Fee:
​All Registrants

Optional Activities (pre-registration is required)
​Gorilla Grove Zipline and Treetop Adventure
​Virtual Reality Exprience

​A La Carte Fees: ​Member/2017 Sponsor ​Non-Member/Non-Sponsor
​Opening Reception ​$85 ​$200
​Morning Session and Breakfast ​$55 ​$70
Networking Lunch ​$25 ​$50
​CE Seminar ​$40 ​$80
Chairman's Ball 
​$110 ​$220
​Grab It and Go Breakfast

​$15 ​$30
Monday Only Fees: ​Member/2017 Sponsor ​Non-Member/Non-Sponsor
​Day Pass ​$125 ​$175
​Optional Add-On Chairman's Ball ​$50 ​$95

Monday Day Pass Includes: Business Meeting and Breakfast, Lunch, Education Seminar.


Child Registration Fees :

Full Package (includes all meal functions)

Opening Reception

Morning Session and Breakfast

Networking Lunch

Chairman's Ball

Grab It and Go Breakfast

*Paying registrations only. Excludes VIP complimentary registrants.









​​We dare you to find a better rate at the Water Club at Borgata! 
In honor of our's your $125 room!

Conference Room Rates:
October 21 and 22 - $125/single, $145/double per night
Rate does not include 14% Occupancy Tax, $5 Atlantic City Occupancy Fee, and $15 Resort Fee.

Cut-Off Date: September 20, 2018

Phone Reservations: 609-317-1000
Please be sure to reference group code: GBAGN18

Online Reservations:​ 
Please be sure to type in the group code above when making your online reservation.

Cancellation Policy: Reservations released less than 72 hours prior to the arrival time will be subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to the first night's room and tax.

2017 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor
IIANJ Marketing Programs, Inc. - Business Meeting

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. - Chairman's Ball

Platinum Sponsors
The Cumberland Insurance Group - Chairman's Cocktail Party

Franklin Mutual Insurance Company - Opening Reception

Big I Local Associations of Central, Monmouth/Ocean, Northern, and Southern New Jersey - Breaking Ice Presentation

UPC Insurance - Networking Lunch

Gold Sponsors
InsurBanc - Official Mobile App Sponsor

Kingstone Insurance Company - CE Seminar

Plymouth Rock Assurance - $1000 Grand Prize Sponsor

Progressive Insurance - Grab-It-And-Go Breakfast Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
Liberty Mutual Insurance - Opening Reception Centerpieces

Nationwide - Chairman's Ball Centerpieces

Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP - Conference Badges

Bronze Sponsor
Advantage Specialty, Inc. - Turkey Carving Station

Farmers Insurance Company of Flemington - Pasta Station

Gemini Restoration, Inc.  - Mashed Potato Station

Imperial PFS - Dessert Station

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions - Roast Beef Carving Station

Travelers - Stir Fry Station

Star Sponsor
ANE, Agency Network Exchange

Astrocare Fire & Water Restoration - Conference Pens

Eckert Seamsans Cherin & Mellot, LLC

JLNY Group LLC - Hospitality Hut


Premium Assignment Corp.

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company

Trusted Choice

University Property & Casualty Insurance Company

Need another reason to sponsor the Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event? We've got a few...

pocono.jpg​​With exposure opportunities for every budget, sponsoring the 2017 Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event has never been more valuable. All sponsorships include promotion on all event materials, podium recognition, and an advance attendee list. To secure your sponsorship, or if you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Kacmarsky. Sponsorships that have been crossed out are sold.
Download the 2017 Sponsorship Brochure here.

Diamond Sponsorship - $10,000 - ONE LEFT AT THIS LEVEL!!
Event Exposure: Maximum 
Be one of two exclusive sponsors and make a big splash at this event. Choose to place your brand on one of the two most attended events - the Monday Morning Session or the Chairman's Ball. This sponsorship comes with four complimentary registrations, $250 in sponsored door prizes, and a digital ad on the official event app.

Platinum Sponsorship - $5,000 - SOLD OUT
Event Exposure: Outstanding
Attach your brand to one of four high-level event sponsorships, the "Breaking Ice" Presentation, Chairman's Cocktail PartyNetworking Lunch, or Opening Reception. This sponsorship includes one complimentary registration, and $150 in sponsored door prizes.

Gold Sponsorship - $3,500 - ONE LEFT!
Event Exposure: Impressive
Make your mark by aligning with one of the following attendee touch points: Official App Sponsor, CE Seminar, Grab-It-And-Go Breakfast, Sunday Entertainment, or the $1000 Grand Prize. App sponsor receives exclusive app exposure whereas other sponsors at this level receive $50 in door prizes. 


Silver Sponsorship - $2,
000 - SOLD OUT
Event Exposure: High
Stay top-of-mind with attendees as the sponsor of the Opening Reception Centerpieces, Chairman's Ball Centerpieces, or the Conference Badges

Bronze Sponsorship - $1,250
Event Exposure: Valuable
Participate in the Opening Reception as a Specialty Station Sponsor and get naming rights to one of the following eight food stations: Pasta, Mashed Potato, Roast Beef Carving, Turkey Carving, Stir Fry, Nacho, Bruschetta, or Dessert. Includes two complimentary registrations to the Opening Reception, one email blast, one company-provided promotional product to include in the attendee gift bags (note: cannot be pens, bags or notebooks/journals).

Star Sponsorshp - $350-$750
Event Exposure: Recognizable
Star sponsors may chose from the $750 Scavenger Hunt with app exposure and the $250 prize or sponsorship of the afternoon Virtual Reality or Gorilla Grove adventures, $600 Conference Pens, Journals, or Bags opportunity*, $500 to sponsor a Hospitality Hut** to network with attendees from 1-4 pm on Monday, or a $350 Event Sponsor. 

Display Advertising is available on the event's official mobile app from August through October 31, 2017. Mobile App display ads are limited to three advertisers and hyperlink to the URL of choice. $250

* Pens, bags, and journal sponsors are required to carry the event name (2017 IIABNJ Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event) along with artwork of the sponsor's choosing. Proofs mush be approved by Jennifer Kacmarsky or Stacey Villano prior to production.

**Hospitality Huts are poolisde cabanas that companies can host during the 1-4 timeframe on Monday during the event. These huts can be used as networking opportunities to visit with Big I members and show off your company. Contact Jennifer Kacmarsky to find out how to rev up your hut with food and drink options.

Winners are announced at the Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event.
Henry A. Franz Award Insurance Person of the Year
Established by the IIA of Passaic County and dedicated to the memory of Henry A. Franz, past president, this award is presented to the individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to the health and advancement of the insurance industry. 
Nomination Form
Richard Hardenbergh Community Service Award
Presented in memory of Richard Hardenbergh, former IIABNJ leader and dedicated community volunteer, the recipient of this award is an individual who has made a significant contribution to the community on a voluntary basis.
Nomination Form
Cherise M. Gonzalez Young Agent of the Year Award
This award, sponsored by IIAB of Central New Jersey, is presented to a young agent who has demonstrated service to his or her agency, professional trade association, and community.
James F. Anthony Scholarship
Established in remembrance of former IIABNJ board member James F. Anthony III, this scholarship is available to dependents of IIABNJ member employee. The $1,000 scholarship is intended for high school seniors seeking to further their education. Winner will be announced during the business meeting.
Nomination Form

The 2017 Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event Mobile App, sponsored by InsurBanc, will be available early August. 
If you have registered for this event, you will receive an email notification at that time notifying you that you may enter the app, update your information, and begin making contacts with attendees and sponsors.

If you are a member of the Big I, and have downloaded our Member Connection Mobile App, you will be notified via the app that the conference feature has been activated.