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NJ Agents Conference


NJ Agents Conference October 15-17, 2023 | ICONA Diamond Beach

The one insurance event that should be on every New Jersey agents' calendar is here! Make sure you're on the list for this event and prepare to be 'wowed' by top-rate speakers, network with the biggest and best from NJ's insurance industry, and be empowered to bring back new information to your agency. 

NEW - Mon-DAY and Monday-Only passes now available for a LIMITED TIME.
The Mon-DAY pass gets you in by 8, out by 4. Enjoy all the October 16th networking and sessions through 4:30 and be home in time for dinner.
The Monday-Only pass includes all the Monday sessions plus the evening Cocktail Reception and Banquest.
BOTH at a reduced registration fee for a limited time. 

Sign Up


Sunday, October 15
3:00 - 6:30 pm | Registration and Sunday Football

  • Register early to receive a wristband for cocktails in the Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar where you can capitalize on some early networking and watch the football games before we kick of the night's festivities.  All wristbands will be valid at the bar until 5:00 pm.

6:30 - 9:30 pm | Opening Night Reception
  • Coming in on Sunday Night?  Join us for networking, cocktails and specialty food stations. There is no better way to reconnect with friends and colleagues.

9:30 - 11:00 pm | YAC After Party
  • The always popular YAC After Party will be held on the beach at the Star Beach Bar.  Come and stream Sunday night football, take part in the football pool (proceeds benefit Make A Wish) and have some drinks on us.

Monday, October 16

8:00 - 10:00 am  | Strategies to Maximize Social Security Benefits
Speaker: Ash Ahluwalia, CFP, MBA, Head of Social Security Planning at OneTeam Financial
While pre-registration is not required for this course, it is highly recommended as space is limited.

  • This class will review the basic rules you need to know for Social Security
    Planning. We will cover a number of specific filing strategies available to maximize eligible
    benefits. Social Security benefits that will be covered include spousal, survivor, child,
    divorce, strategies unique to business owners, strategies for high net worth individuals and
    how to find your “Social Security Sweet Spot” (your optimal filing strategy). Many case
    examples will be used as a format to detail how to maximize eligible Social Security benefits
    so that filers do not leave any money on the table.
    Learning Objectives: 
    1. An understanding of the basic rules governing Social Security. 
    2. A review of the spousal, survivor, child, divorce and other important rules. 
    3. Specific strategies available to maximize eligible Social Security benefits. 
    4. Strategies to minimize the taxation of Social Security benefits.

10:15 - 11:45 am | Champagne Brunch
  • The business meeting brunch will kick off with a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, and Champagne Bar as we toast the future of our outstanding organization.  Enjoy a wide variety of food before getting down to business.

10:45 am - 1:00 pm | General Session
  • Business Meeting
    Presented by Big I NJ Chairman Chris O'Neill, the Big I NJ Business Meeting will include association updates, Bylaws Amendments, 2023 Association Awards and Citations, and Door Prizes.

  • State of the State
    Hear from John Costello, CIC, CRIS, IIABA Chairman, as he presents the annual state of the state.

  • Keynote Address - How to Build a Culture of Multi-Generational Collaboration, Not Alienation
    Session Preview
    Speaker: Meagan Johnson
    Meagan Johnson is a nationally recognized multi-generational expert and generational studies enthusiast. Since 1997, she has researched, written, and spoken about multiple generations. Rather than promoting generational stereotypes, Meagan explores what drives generations to succeed.

    In her keynote address, Meagan will discuss:
    • The best way to assist each generation in a post-pandemic environment.
    • How to create generational inclusivity.
    • The common denominators across generations.
    • How generational insensitivity can impact you and your organization.

1:30 - 4:30 PM | Hospitality Suites & Cornhole Tournament
  • Join leading industry partners at the outside beach cabanas during these exclusive meet-and-greets.  Directly in front of the hospitality suite beach cabanas, we will host a cornhole tournament to add to the fun. A sign-up sheet will be on hand during registration on Sunday.

7:00 pm | Cocktail Reception

  • Join us for a cocktail reception before the evenings festivities begin.

8:00 - 11:00 PM | Banquet
  • Close out this year's event with a beautiful banquet in a gorgeous beach chalet.  Prepare to be blown away with spectacular entertainment from the ever popular NY/NY Dueling Pianos.  This is one show you don't want to miss!   Bonus - all tips received during the dueling piano presentations will go directly to Make-A-Wish New Jersey, so prepare to show your musicians some love this evening!

Tuesday, October 17
7:30 - 9:30 AM | Coffee Bar
  • Grab some coffee for your trip home.


Early registration discounts will be active through August 31, 2023. Pricing will increase after that date.

Member/Sponsor: $285                                                              
Non-Member: $475   

REGISTER NOW              Download Printable Registration Form                                      

A la carte pricing, as well as additional agency attendee discounts, and spouse options are available. Please visit the online registration form for current pricing.


ICONA Diamond Beach
9701 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260
Rate: $228.08/night
Phone: 609-729-6600
Code: 88467

Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 Award Season are now closed. Join us at the NJ Agents Conference for our special Awards Presentation, which will be held on Monday during the Big I NJ Business Meeting. Hope to see you there!

Henry A. Franz Insurance Person of the Year Award
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.

Richard Hardenbergh Community Service Award
Presented in memory of Richard Hardenbergh, former Big I New Jersey 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. Nominee must live in New Jersey and be involved in the NJ insurance industry.

Cherize M. Gonzalez Young Agent of the Year Award
This award is presented to a young agent who has demonstrated service to his or her agency, professional trade association, and community.

James F. Anthony Scholarship
Created in 1995, the $1,000 scholarship is given in memory of James F. Anthony, a devoted friend to Big I NJ. The scholarship is bestowed annually to a deserving high school senior seeking further education who has demonstrated excellence in scholastic, extra curricular, and community activities.


All sessions, with the exception of the Monday night banquet, are casual. 

Attire for the banquet is corporate casual:

  • Men - dress or khaki pants with a button-down or polo shirt, and jacket or sweater.
  • Women - skirt, dress or khaki pants with a blouse, polo shirt or sweater, or a dress.

Event Details:

Registration, hotel reservations, and attire recommendations may be found at the bottom of the page under the agenda.

Sponsorship Information:

To sponsor the 2023 NJ Agents Conference, click here.

Diamond Sponsor
IIANJ Marketing Programs, Inc.

Platinum Sponsor
Cumberland Mutual
Franklin Mutual Insurance Company
Selective Insurance Group, Inc.

Gold Sponsor
Liberty Mutual/Safeco
Plymouth Rock Assurance

Silver Sponsor
Farmers Ins. Company of Flemington
Farmers Mutual of Salem County
Keystone Insurers Group
Preferred Mutual Insurance Company

Hospitality Cabana
Capital Premium Financing
First OnSite Property Restoration

First Time Attendee Sponsor
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
UPMC Workpartners

Bronze Sponsor
ePay Policy

Event Sponsor
Advanced Disaster Recovery
Andover Companies
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
IIAB of Central New Jersey
Merchants Insurance
Strategic Agency Partners
The N&D Group
UFG Insurance