A strategically focused workshop designed by and for members to educate company representatives about the important aspects of marketing and advertising, corporate communications, media and public relations, and branding a mutual insurance company. This two-day workshop consists of inspirational keynote speakers, small-group discussions facilitated by experts, and interactive concurrent sessions.
As a new feature for 2014, attendees on day two will be able to choose between three topics and spend a focused half-day session on that topic with peers and facilitator. This session will provide a collaborative, peer-to-peer learning environment. This enhanced content, along with the informative content offered within general and concurrent sessions, ensures that this workshop will offer lasting value for all insurance company communications and marketing professionals.
“I've attended this conference since its beginning and this was my favorite one yet.”
Mid-to-upper Level Marketing Professionals
Public Relations Specialists
Online/Social Media Specialists
Registrations received on or before Monday, September 5, 2014 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.
On or before
After September 5
**Member Multi-Attendee Discount
*To qualify for the PFMM Designates registration rate, you must have earned the Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation and be current in the program. This discount only applies to individuals with the PFMM designation and is not transferable to others within your company.
**Available for member early registrations with 2 or more attendees from the same company.
We want to know if this is your first time to participate in the NAMIC Communications + Marketing Workshop so we can get to know you and provide you with some valuable networking opportunities. Don’t be shy; please indicate on your registration form if you are a first-time attendee. We are excited to meet you!
You will receive a detailed email confirmation upon successful completion of the registration process for this event; please make sure to enter a valid email address on the registration form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please email email@example.com or call (800) 336-2642.
All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before September 5, 2014, are 100 percent refundable. After September 5, 2014, a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Refunds will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after September 22, 2014, so please plan accordingly. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities follow the NAMIC Cancellation Policy. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (317) 876-6213. Cancelling a workshop registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation.
In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability. Please submit your request as far in advance of the program as possible.
The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual.
If you have any questions regarding your registration, email email@example.com or call (800) 336-2642. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1026.
“I love the interaction among colleagues.”
Subject to change
Monday, October 6
3 – 5 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
Tuesday, October 7
7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
7:30 - 8 a.m.
8 - 8:15 a.m.
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Keynote Address: Changes in Consumer Buying Habits in a Social and Digital World
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Agents Discussion Panel
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
12 – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 - 2 p.m.
2 - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
General Session: Innovation Alchemy: Mixing Creativity, Imagination, and Mash-Ups
Wednesday, October 8
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
8 - 12 p.m.
Deep Dive Sessions
12 – 1 p.m.
1 - 2:00 p.m.
Closing General Session: Inbound Marketing - Making Meaningful, Measurable Connections
Chase Park Plaza
This stately landmark is home to a celebrated history. Through a recent renovation, that storied past has been lovingly preserved and artfully revitalized, with improvements ranging from décor updates to a five-screen cinema.
The Chase Park Plaza offers you a premier location surrounded by the very best St. Louis has to offer. On your doorstep is the Central West End, one of the city’s most popular dining and entertainment areas. Just across the street you’ll find Forest Park, home to fine museums, a world-renowned zoo and one of the country’s finest public golf courses. As our guest, you’re also just moments away from the Barnes-Jewish Hospital complex, Busch Stadium, Washington University, St. Louis University, the downtown and Clayton business districts and Lambert International Airport.
Rate: $179.00 plus taxes per night for single/double occupancy.
Communications + Marketing Workshop attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Chase Park Plaza. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, September 14, 2014, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC studies past attendance trends and the needs of our members, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate. Refer to the NAMIC group rate when making your reservation at the hotel.
To reserve your room by phone, contact the Chase Park Plaza Reservations Department directly at 877-587-2427 and mention you are with the NAMIC 2014 Communications + Marketing Workshop in order to receive our special group rate.
Please note that the Chase Park Plaza is a historic hotel. If you have disabilities which may need accommodations, please inquire with the hotel before booking your room.
Please contact Amy Thornburg if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.
Getting to the Chase Park Plaza is Easy!
The Chase Park Plaza is situated conveniently near Downtown St. Louis, the Clayton business district, Metrolink rail system and Lambert International Airport.
The Chase Park Plaza is located about 15 minutes southeast of Lambert International Airport.
Airlines serving Lambert International Airport include:
GO BEST Express offers affordable, reliable and safe ground transportation services between St. Louis, Missouri Lambert International Airport and the Downtown St. Louis Hotels with their economical shared ride van service. GO BEST Express Vans leave the airport every 15-30 minutes daily. Call for exact service times for low-cost, van shuttle service.
The website is http://gobestexpress.com/, or you can call 877-785-4682.
Taxi service from Terminal 1 is available on the Garage Yellow Level. Taxi service from Terminal 2 is available outside of Door 12. Estimated taxi service is $30 - $40 depending on traffic.
From St. Louis Lambert Airport:
Take I-70 east 1 mile to (exit 238A) I-170 south
Follow I-170 south for 7.5 miles until it dead ends into to I-64/Hwy-40.
Exit 64/40 East and go 7 miles to (exit 36A) Kingshighway North.
Follow Kingshighway north 1 mile until you reach Lindell Blvd.
Cross over Lindell and the hotel will be on the right.
From the east:
From downtown St. Louis, take I-64/Hwy-40 west 4 miles to (exit 36A) Kingshighway North.
Follow Kingshighway North 1 mile until you reach Lindell Blvd.
Cross over Lindell and the hotel will be on the right.
The Hotel offers parking in the Chase Park Plaza garage. Registered overnight guests received unlimited in-and-out parking privileges at the self-parking rate of $17.00 per evening and valet rate of $26.00 per evening. All self-park and valet parking charges are subject to a 5% sales tax.
While visiting the Gateway City, you will want to be sure to visit many of the area’s local attractions. There is something for everyone in St. Louis, whether you visit one of the many national historic sites, take a walk through beautiful Forest Park, or catch a sporting event. First-rate museums, an extensive botanical garden, and a strong musical heritage give visitors plenty of reason to say "meet me in St. Louis." Check out these links below for more information. Additional attractions can also be found at the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission.
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Interested in reaching influential public relations, marketing, advertising, and corporate communications professionals? Consider partnering with NAMIC through our educational events. Our sponsors are critical to keeping registration costs at a minimum for member companies. We have carefully crafted sponsorships to help you gain exposure and target your audience. Several options are available for your consideration, and we are happy to create something unique to meet your needs.
For more information, contact Aaron Lifford, Sponsorship and Advertising Specialist at (800) 336-2642, ext. 1055 or at email@example.com. If you would like to learn more about NAMIC's sponsorship and advertising program, please click here.
“The networking opportunities at this event are always great.”
What is the suggested attire for business and social gatherings?
Workshop Sessions – Business Casual
Meal Functions & Welcome Reception – Business Casual
What registration payment options are available?
The online registration system accepts credit card payments, check payments, and multiple registrations under the same payment method.
When and how is registration confirmation sent?
Confirmation is sent via email so please enter a valid email address. If registering more than one person at a time you will need to forward the confirmation email to each delegate. You will receive your confirmation the quickest if you are paying online. Confirmation will be sent immediately after you submit your credit card information.
Does my registration include a hotel reservation?
No, you will need to contact the Chase Park Plaza to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the rate of $179 per room. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until September 14, 2014, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC studies past attendance trends and the needs of our members, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate. Refer to the NAMIC group rate when making your reservation at the hotel.
What does my registration include?
Registration fees include workshop resource materials and access to NAMIC-sponsored meal functions including the Welcome Reception, break service, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Questions can be directed to the event’s meeting planner or the Vice President of Member Development.
Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:25:47 AM. Modified: Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:44:07 PM.
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