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NAMIC Management Conference | June 22-25, 2014 | Colonial Williamsburg Hotel | Williamsburg, Va.

Event Contact

Crista Hassett

Crista Hassett
Director - Meetings & Special Projects
317.876.4207

Kristen Spriggs

Kristen Spriggs
Vice President - Member Development
317.876.4234

General Information


Award in InnovationThe Management Conference is a summit for CEOs and senior executives. Morning business sessions are followed by afternoon golf, recreation and other networking opportunities. Topics include the latest industry developments in strategy, leadership and ways to leverage technology to its greatest advantage.

Each year more and more industry executives discover why the NAMIC Management Conference is a different kind of business meeting.

It is a family-friendly conference where people come to relax, rejuvenate, gain new ideas, hear from some outstanding speakers, and take a breath outside the office at some of the most beautiful resorts in North America.

We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. NAMIC is comprised of a diverse membership and there are a variety of events to meet your needs. This conference is designed for CEO's, senior executives, and future leaders from property/casualty insurance companies.

“Management Conference is a value for the investment. A great opportunity for networking, learning and making new relationships.”

-Brett Clausen
Vice President
Farm Bureau Financial Services

This event is intended for:


Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President
Future Leaders

Management Conference Committee Members


Chairman
Phil Fraim
President and CEO
Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company

Immediate Past Chairman
Matt McHatten
EVP & COO
MMG Insurance

Tod Carmony
President
Wayne Mutual Insurance Company

Erin Cummings
Vice President, Operations
Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Randy Gerdes
Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance

Alec Harmer
President/CEO
HTM Insurance Company

Joe Hoff
Executive Vice President
North Star Mutual Insurance Company

Mike Puerner
Vice President – General Counsel
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Todd Rissel
CEO
e2Value, Inc.

Scott Rubenstein
Vice President
Willis Re

Michael Zimmerman
Vice President, Claims
Goodville Mutual Casualty Company

Staff Liason
Crista Hassett
Director - Meetings & Special Projects
NAMIC

Staff Liason
Kristen Spriggs
Vice President – Member Development
NAMIC

Conference Registration Fees


Registrations received on or before Friday, May 23, 2014 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

 

On or before
May 23

May 24
and later

Member/Sponsor

$875

$975

Non-Member Primary Insurance Company

$975

$1075

Non-Member/Non-Sponsor Vendor

$1175

$1275

Adult Guest

$250

$250

Teen Guest (13-17)

$250

$250

Youth Guest (4-12)

$135

$135

Golf Outing Fees

$226

$226

Optional Workshop - Monday, June 23

$75

$75

Optional Activities

*

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Member, Non-member, Non-member Insurance Company, Non-member/Non-sponsor vendor registration includes: access to session materials, welcome reception on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, the closing evening festivities on Wednesday, and food and beverages during breaks.

Adult Guest registration includes: welcome reception on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the closing evening festivities.

Youth and Teen Guest registration includes: kids and teens party on Sunday during the welcome reception, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the closing evening festivities.

Optional Activities


Registration for all optional activities is available on the Register Now page. Learn more about the Optional Activites

First Time Attendees


We want to know if this is your first time to participate in the NAMIC Management Conference. We would like to 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!

Registration Confirmation


You will receive a detailed e-mail confirmation upon successful completion of the registration process for this event; please make sure to enter a valid e-mail address on the registration form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642.

Registration Cancellations


All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before May 23, 2014 are 100 percent refundable. After May 23, 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 June 9, 2014, for conference registration, golf, or optional activities, so please plan accordingly. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to registrar@namic.org or fax (317) 876-6213. Cancelling a conference registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation.

Accommodations


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 as possible in advance of the program.

What to Wear


Conference Sessions – Conference Casual
Tuesday is company shirt day. Wear your logo proudly.
Optional Activities – Casual
Golf Outing – Golf attire including appropriate footwear
Welcome Reception – Business casual or dressy resort attire
Closing Evening Festivities – Casual
Meal Functions – Business casual for attendees, casual for guests and children

Questions?


If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail Julie Motyka, NAMIC Registration and Housing Coordinator at registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642, ext. 1061. If you have any questions regarding the conference, e-mail chassett@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1007.

Conference Agenda


“The Management Conference continues to excel and provide the best opportunity to learn and network of all the conferences I attend.

-Steve Smith
President & CEO
Farm Mutual Reinsurance Plan

Subject to change without notice

Sunday, June 22

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Optional Activity: Plantation Tour

11 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Registration

11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

PCC Board Lunch/Meeting

12 - 6 p.m.

Optional Activity Information Desk

1- 4 p.m.

Optional Activity: Walking Tour of Colonial Williamsburg

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Management Conference Committee Huddle

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Kid's and Teens Party
All registered kids and teens are invited to enjoy a fun-filled evening that will provide a great opportunity to connect with fellow NAMIC kids and teens, play some games, and have fun. Dinner will be provided.

6 - 7:15 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Registered attendees and adult guests and invited to enjoy the flavor of the 18th Century – through atmosphere, entertainment, and food.

7:30 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions and reservations based on the conference schedule and activities.

Monday, June 23

7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration

7 - 8 a.m.

Breakfast for registered delegates

8 - 10 a.m.

Breakfast for registered guests

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Optional Activity Information Desk

8 - 8:30 a.m.

Opening Comments & Welcome

Phil Fraim
Chairman, NAMIC Management Conference Committee
President and CEO, Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company
Edmond, Okla.

Kristen Spriggs
Vice President – Member Development
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Power Session: Leadership
The Secrets and Science of High Performance: Increasing Resilience, Vitality, and Energy as a Leader

Drawing on lessons learned from professional athletes, survival stories, and the science of high performance, this keynote examines what contributes to sustained performance under demanding conditions and how to manage your energy, rather than your time, to bring about increased levels of productivity and engagement.

Some highlights include:

  • How athletes use the ‘power of the pause’ to remain engaged and energized, while also making important changes in their approach to bring about success

  • Lessons learned about ‘tenacious creativity’ from individuals and groups who have pressed their limits in survival situations, and how to apply these learnings to organizational challenges

  • The connection between a lifestyle of ‘intentionality and accountability’ and continued personal and professional excellence and satisfaction

Catherine McCarthy
Managing Principal
Korn Ferry
Atlanta, Ga.

9:30 - 9:50 a.m.

Networking Break

9:50 - 10:40 a.m.

General Session: CEO Panel
Join us for an engaging conversation with four company leaders who will share their thoughts on four timely industry issues:

  • Product Development

  • ERM

  • The Future of Distribution

  • Social Media

Moderator: Scott Rubenstein
Senior Vice President
Willis Re
Philadelphia, Pa.

Jeff Harrold
Chairman and CEO
Auto-Owners Insurance Group
Lansing, Mich.

Steve Linkous
President and CEO
Harford Mutual Insurance Companies
Bel Air, Md.

10:40 - 11 a.m.

Networking Break

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Power Session: Economy
As a Senior Economist for the prestigious National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), Dr. Asmus does more than just speak on policy, he is actively involved in its implementation both in the U.S. and abroad. He is a recognized thinker who delivers his ideas in an enthusiastic and energy filled presentation. Dr. Asmus will share his insights on the economy and what’s in store for the year ahead.

Dr. Barry Asmus
Senior Economist
National Center for Policy Analysis
Washington, D.C.

12 p.m.

Sessions adjourn for the day

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Optional Workshop: Leadership
The Secrets and Science of High Performance – A Deeper Dive

This session will present the opportunity for a ‘deeper dive’ in the concepts introduced and outlined in the keynote address. Through small group interaction and peer discussions, participants will explore the ideas more fully and be given the chance to apply them directly to their own personal and professional lives.

Learning objectives include:

  • Exploring the ‘power of the pause’ and how to get effective recovery on and off the job

  • Learn what the science says about proper work/rest ratios to optimize our performance

  • Understand how to manage emotional stress and minimize its negative impact to leadership

Catherine McCarthy
Managing Principal
Korn Ferry
Atlanta, Ga.

1 - 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Deep Sea Fishing Excursion

2 - 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Walking Tour of Colonial Williamsburg

2 - 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Tour of Jamestown Settlement

2 - 2:30 p.m.

Young Leaders Circle Activity: Ice Cream Social
Enjoy an afternoon treat and socialize with fellow attendees and guests

7 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions and reservations based on the conference schedule and activities.

8 - 11:30 p.m.

PAC Optional Activity: TBD

Tuesday, June 24

7 - 10:50 a.m.

Registration

7 - 8 a.m.

Breakfast for registered delegates

8 - 10 a.m.

Breakfast for registered guests

7:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Optional Activity Information Desk

8 - 9:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Succession Planning – Practical Implementation
    Join a strategy and organizational development expert for an interactive session that will explore practical ways to introduce and implement leadership succession planning. Participants will discuss the critical role of succession planning in strategy and enterprise risk management, a pragmatic, staged implementation approach moving from re-active to pro-active, and the differing roles of the Board, CEO and HR leaders who share responsibility for succession planning. A range of tools and techniques that work best for different organizations will be shared.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the responsibilities of the Board and CEO to design and own succession planning.

    • Learn a pragmatic, step by step approach to initiate and build a Leadership Succession Plan.

    • Gain a broad perspective of industry “best practices” and the role of succession planning in a full talent management program

    • Gain exposure to tools and frameworks that can be used successfully in any stage of succession planning development.

    Roy Maurer
    Partner
    The Clarion Group
    West Hartford, Conn.

  2. Cyber Liability and Data Breach
    This session will explore the current cyber market and important predictions on this market for the next ten years. The presenter will also discuss the typical coverage provided in the market and the types of claims and the expected claim environment in the future.

    Alex Ricardo, CIPP
    Privacy Breach Response Manager
    The Beazley Group
    New York, N.Y.

    Paul Henderson
    Specialty Lines, Specialty Treaty
    The Beazley Group
    London, England

  3. Finding Returns for Insurers in Today’s Market
    This session will provide an overview of today’s economic conditions and how they impact insurance company investments. Our presenter will also discuss investment opportunities and strategies for insurance companies in current market conditions.

    Greg Sweeney, CFA
    Chief Investment Officer, SVP
    Bell State Bank & Trust
    Fargo, N.D.

  4. The Future of Agribusiness
    Join Kelli Kukulka, who is recognized in industry circles as an expert in underwriting agricultural risk as well as understanding the changing ag and farm industry risk profile, in a discussion of exposure identification tools and techniques, coverage needs analysis, risk modification tools, coverage gaps, and monitoring of results in today’s large farming businesses.

    Kelli Kukulka, CPCU, ARe, AFIS
    Sr. Treaty Underwriter
    SCOR Re
    Itasca, Ill.

9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

9:35 - 10:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Best Practices and Trends in Board Governance for Mutuals
    This session will review the emerging practices and trends impacting and influencing mutual insurance governance. Attendees will gain insight into the potential benefits of adopting the latest trends, and steps they can or should take to implement them. The presenter will also discuss what governance practices and trends will likely be important to regulators.

    Kevin Kinross
    Partner
    Bricker & Eckler, LLP
    Columbus, Ohio

  2. Evolution of Rating, Underwriting and Marketing in Personal Auto
    This presentation will explore the three auto rating periods; the “Tiered Rating” period which lasted to the mid to late 80’s, the “Credit Scoring” period, and the third and current period of “Telematics”. The presenter will not just discuss the characteristics of the rating periods, but how the roles of underwriting and actuarial have evolved over time.

    James Streff, FCAS, MAAA
    President & Founder
    Streff Insurance Services
    Red Wing, Minn.

  3. If Not Now, When? Using Emerging Technology to Meet Your Data Demands
    Big data, the cloud, mobile, data visualization: name your poison and we’ll show you the impact on established data practices. Each of these changes fundamentally affects how we use, consume, and manage data.

    In this session, we will show the impact of emerging trends and disruptive technologies on existing paradigms including data security, privacy and access, and customer engagement.

    Discover how leading companies are evolving their data practices – and principles - to meet these changes head on. You will learn new see your data in a new way. Best practices from organizations across industries will demonstrate how to make new trends and technologies work for you now and going forward.

    What You Will Learn:

    • How emerging trends are changing the way companies handle data

    • Why the rise of data visualization is timelier than ever

    • Ways you can leverage your data now and in the future

    Analise Polsky
    Thought Leader, Best Practices Team
    SAS
    Cary, N.C.

  4. Bad Faith from a Plaintiff Lawyer’s Perspective
    Join us for an interactive discussion on what qualifies for bad faith and the doctrine of utmost good faith and fair dealing. We will explore areas for the claims adjuster’s vulnerabilities under deposition, holes in a claims file or manual, and discuss recent trends in bad faith cases. As a practicing attorney in the area of insurance company coverage disputes, and a board member for a mutual insurance company, our speaker will skillfully explore both perspectives.

    Simone Fulmer, J.D.
    Whitten Burrage Law Firm
    Oklahoma City, Okla.

  5. Disaster Planning

10:50 a.m.

Sessions adjourn for the day

11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Annual Golf Outing

12:45 - 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Zip Line Adventure

2 - 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Tour of Jamestown Settlement

7 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions and reservations based on the conference schedule and activities.

Wednesday, June 25

7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration

7 - 8 a.m.

Breakfast for registered delegates

7:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Optional Activity Information Desk

8 - 10 a.m.

Breakfast for registered guests

8 - 8:15 a.m.

Update on Federal & National Legislative Issues

Chuck Chamness
President & CEO
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Power Session: Industry Trends/Emerging Issues

9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

9:35 - 10:35 a.m.

General Session: The Future of the Independent Agent – Challenges and Opportunities Agent Panel
There is a major evolution going on with the independent agent, driven by a combination of increasing consumer expectations, competition, technology, and the changing of the guard of an aging leadership demographic. This session will explore all of these changes through a panel discussion comprised of future leaders/visionaries who are transforming their agencies to meet these challenges. This will be a great opportunity to hear about the future of distribution through the eyes of the next generation of leaders.

Moderator: Matt McHatten
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
MMG Insurance
Presque Isle, Maine

Jeff Foy
COO & Branch Manager
Foy Insurance
Manchester, N.H.

Eli Kaplansky
Founder
Kaplansky Insurance Agency, Inc.
Brookline, Mass.

Chad Lacher
Partner
Lacher & Associates
Souderton, Pa.

Mary Lou Ricci, AAI, LIA, CIC
President
McSweeney & Ricci Insurance Agency, Inc.
Braintree, Mass.

10:35 - 10:55 a.m.

Networking Break

10:55 - 11:10 a.m.

Award in Innovation Presentation
NAMIC is proud to present the Award in Innovation—created to recognize mutual insurers that exemplify the vision and entrepreneurialism it takes to stay relevant in changing times.

Whether the ideas are big or small, each innovation is crucial to keeping our community strong and stable for the future. With almost 200 years of delivering on the promise to put policyholders first, it’s more critical than ever that we celebrate the spirit of innovation within the mutual industry.

Join us to learn more about award-winning innovation as the 2014 winner is announced.

Matt McHatten
Award Committee Chairman

11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Power Session: Strategy/Innovation - Virginia Ballroom
The conference will come to a close with a powerful session focused on strategy and innovation in your organization presented by Robert Stevenson, business leader, consultant, and author.


Robert Stevenson
Author, Speaker, Consultant
Clearwater, Fla.

12:30 p.m.

Business Sessions Adjourn

12:45 - 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Zip Line Adventure

12:45 - 5 p.m.

Optional Activity: Old Forge Sporting Clays

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Closing Evening Festivities

Session Proposals


Interested in speaking at this seminar? Submit your session proposal to Crista Hassett.

Optional Activities


Sunday June 22, 2014

Plantation Tour - $150

  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Step back in time and experience a genteel 18th century lifestyle at two of Virginia’s historic plantations-Berkeley Plantation, where settlers observed the first official Thanksgiving, and Shirley Plantation, the most intact Colonial estate in Virginia, dating back to 1638. The three-hour tour includes narrated history by professional guides, transportation in a deluxe motor coach, a gourmet boxed lunch, and admission to both estates.

 

Walking Tour of Colonial Williamsburg – $35

  • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Guests will get a first-hand look at life in the 18th century America. Beginning at the hotel, the walking tour will highlight the history of the restoration of Williamsburg and the lifestyles of its people in Colonial America. The price includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg.


Monday June 23, 2014

Deep Sea Fishing - $175

  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Participants will be greeted by the captain of the charter boat “Ocean Eagle.” Using the his knowledge of Chesapeake Bay fishing and the best fishing tactics in the bay, the captain and his mates will make your experience abroad this charter boat fun and memorable. Tour includes transportation via deluxe mini-shuttle, all taxes and gratuities, assorted snacks and beverages, and a four-hour fishing excursion with a licensed captain and professional crew.

 

Walking Tour of Colonial Williamsburg – $35

  • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Guests will get a first-hand look at life in the 18th century America. Beginning at the hotel, the walking tour will highlight the history of the restoration of Williamsburg and the lifestyles of its people in Colonial America. The price includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg.

 

Tour of Jamestown Settlement – $76

  • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Explore the world of America’s first permanent English settlement and the Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures that came in contact in 17th century Virginia. Guides engage tour participants in a variety of activities, including spinning plant fibers into cordage in the Powhatan Indian village, playing games from the time period in the English fort, and fully exploring re-creations of the three 1607 ships, including the officer’s quarters. This three-hour tour includes transportation, admission, and professional tour guides.


Tuesday June 24, 2014

Zip Line Ropes Adventure - $120 Adults/$90 Kids*

  • 12:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Go Ape treetop adventure course is an outdoor experience that provides participants with two to three hours of outdoor fun and exercise. The course allows participants to explore the park from an otherwise unobtainable vantage point while navigating through the treetops using zip lines, obstacles, and Tarzan swings. Fees include transportation and admission.

*Minimum age is 10; minimum height is 4’7”

 

Tour of Jamestown Settlement – $76

  • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Explore the world of America’s first permanent English settlement and the Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures that came in contact in 17th century Virginia. Guides engage tour participants in a variety of activities, including spinning plant fibers into cordage in the Powhatan Indian village, playing games from the time period in the English fort, and fully exploring re-creations of the three 1607 ships, including the officer’s quarters. This three-hour tour includes transportation, admission, and professional tour guides.


Wednesday June 25, 2014

Zip Line Ropes Adventure - $120 Adults/$90 Kids*

  • 12:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Go Ape treetop adventure course is an outdoor experience that provides participants with two to three hours of outdoor fun and exercise. The course allows participants to explore the park from an otherwise unobtainable vantage point while navigating through the treetops using zip lines, obstacles, and Tarzan swings. Fees include transportation and admission.

*Minimum age is 10; minimum height is 4’7”

 

Old Forge Sporting Clays – $175

  • 12:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Sporting clays were developed in England as a method of preparing for the hunt. Targets representing various game, such as rabbits and birds, were used to hone the hunter’s skills. Guests will be transported via private mini-shuttle to the sporting clays “where you and your gun will have lots of fun.” You will be greeted by George and Butch, owners of Old Forge Sporting Clays, who will get the activities started for all. Fees include transportation via deluxe mini-shuttle, all taxes and gratuities, gun rental, ear protection ammunition, and targets.

Where to Stay


Colonial Williamsburg Hotels

Colonial Williamsburg Hotels
310 South England Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Ph: (800) 447-8679

Enjoy Colonial Williamsburg to the fullest with a stay at one of the unique hotel properties. They are conveniently located within and surrounding the Revolutionary City, just minutes from all the action.

NAMIC is pleased to offer accommodations at two of the properties that are part of the Colonial Williamsburg Hotel Collection.

Williamsburg Lodge

With its beautiful folk art furnishings, inviting leather sofas, and charming lantern-lined hallways, the Williamsburg Lodge offers an elegant but casual Williamsburg experience.

Guest rooms are decorated in a classic Virginia style, with a mix of warm woods and colorful fabrics. Aside from comfort, the Lodge is all about convenience. The Lodge provides 323 guest rooms and suites with modern amenities, including free WiFi.

Whether staying at the Inn or Lodge, just steps away from your bedroom door, recreational opportunities abound. Choose from a relaxing day at the award-winning Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, view distinctive collections in the art museums, work on your swing at one of two professionally designed golf courses, explore the Revolutionary City or historic Jamestowne, or visit Merchants Square with multiple shopping and dining options.

Colonial Williamsburg Inn

Experience true luxury at the exquisite Williamsburg Inn. In your home away from home, opulent floor-length draperies and coordinating upholstery will set the scene for your days and nights with Regency-style furnishings that lend a majestic ambience.

The Inn features a wide selection of spacious rooms to choose from, accompanied by decadent marble bathrooms, each with a deep soaking tub and separate shower.

Accommodations


The Colonial Williamsburg Lodge and Inn have different types of accommodations on property including lodge deluxe, lodge superior rooms and lodge suites. All accommodations are located within close proximity to the meeting space.

Management Conference attendees are highly encouraged to contact the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge and Inn directly at (800) 447-8679 for assistance in securing accommodations to best suit your needs for location, size and price. The Colonial Williamsburg Hotel reservation staff is very knowledgeable about the property and can offer a wealth of information to assist you with your decision.

All Management Conference meetings will be located on the grounds of Colonial Williamsbursburg.

Lodge Superior Room

The Superior guest room is 325 square feet, features an inviting queen bed, and is furnished in classic Virginia style.

Lodge Deluxe

The Deluxe guest room features two queen beds and measures approximately 400 square feet.

Lodge King Deluxe

The Lodge King Deluxe guest room features an inviting king bed and measures approximately 400 square feet.

Lodge Suite

The Lodge Suite features a large room that is approximately 500 square feet. It comes with a queen bed and an adjacent sitting area.


Event Hotel Rate And Cut Off Date


Rate: All rooms are located on the Colonial Williamsburg grounds. The rates listed below apply to all accommodation options within the group block.

All Management Conference meetings will be located on the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg.

Lodge Superior Room Rate: $189 per night plus tax, based on single/double occupancy.

Lodge Deluxe Room Rate: $232 per night plus tax, based on single/double occupancy.

Lodge Suite Room Rate: $269 per night plus tax, based on single/double occupancy.

Connecting Rooms Rate: $122 per night plus tax, based on single/double occupancy.

All rooms include complimentary self-parking and wireless internet.

Hotel Reservations



NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge and Inn. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until May 13, 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.

Please call the reservations line for the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge and Inn directly at (800) 447-8679 to secure your reservation at the NAMIC Group Rate.

Please contact Crista Hassett at NAMIC (800-336-2642), if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.

Travel Information


By car, Colonial Williamsburg is a short, scenic drive on I-64 midway between Richmond and Norfolk, just off exit 238. Just blocks away, there’s an Amtrak station with a connecting train to D.C.

There are more than 200 daily flights into three nearby airports.

Estimated Driving Times

  • Williamsburg, VA 25 minutes, 20 miles
  • Richmond, VA: 53 minutes, 52 miles
  • Norfolk, VA: 57 minutes, 53 miles
  • Washington D.C., 2.5 hours, 153 miles
  • Philadelphia, PA, 4.75 hours, 292 miles
  • New York City, NY, 6 hours, 378 miles

Coming by Air


Recommended Airports:

Transportation Options From Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport:

  • Carey Transportation: To schedule travel with Carey Transportation, please call 800-336-4646.
  • Distinguished Executive Transportation: To schedule travel with Distinguished Executive Travel, please call 1-866-783-5192.
  • Tidewater Coach: To schedule travel with Tidewater Coach, please call 757-218-9539.
  • Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is served by most major car rental companies, as well as local taxi cab companies and several private limousine companies. Estimated taxi fare from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is $50 depending upon traffic

Transportation Options from Richmond International Airport:

  • James River Transportation has a counter inside Richmond International Airport. They are located on the first floor, just to the right of the escalators leading to the gates upstairs. To schedule travel with James River Transportation, please call 804-249-1052.
  • Like most large cities, Richmond offers reliable and affordable taxi service. You can find taxis at our airport in the center section of the lower level curbside, adjacent to the North and South parking garages (follow the Ground Transportation signs). Service runs from first flight departure to last flight arrival. Each listed operator offers wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Estimated taxi fare from Richmond International Airport is $100 depending upon traffic.

Transportation Options from Norfolk International Airport:

  • James River Transportation staffs a customer service counter in the terminal to assist with executive sedan and limousine service for the traveling public and shared-ride service. To schedule travel with James River Transportation, please call 866-823-4626. James River Transportation's counter is located in the Arrivals Terminal (baggage claim area) near baggage carousel 3. Their operations kiosk is located in the median outside the Arrivals Terminal at Door 2,
  • Taxi Cab service is ready and waiting at Norfolk International Airport. Located just outside the baggage claim lobby, they're ready to leave as soon as your luggage is loaded. Service is provided directly to your destination. Estimated taxi fare from Norfolk International Airport is $100 depending upon traffic.

Coming by Car


Directions from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport:
Depart Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
Turn left onto Jefferson Ave
Merge onto I-64 W via the ramp to Williamsburg/Richmond
Take exit 242A to merge onto VA-199 W/Humelsine Pkwy toward Williamsburg/Jamestown
Take the exit toward Colonial National Historic Pkwy
Turn right onto Colonial National Historic Pkwy
Make a slight right onto Newport Ave
Turn left onto Newport Ave
Turn left onto S England Street
Total: 19.5 miles ~ 25 minutes

Directions from Richmond International Airport:
Depart Richmond International Airport
Merge onto I-64 E via the ramp to 1-295 S/Norfolk/Rock Mt NC
Take exit 238 for VA-143 toward US-60/Camp Peary/Williamsburg/Colonial
Make a slight right onto VA-143 E/Merrimac Trail
Turn right onto VA-132 S
Make a slight left onto Visitor Center Drive
Make a slight right onto Colonial National Historic Pkwy
Make a sharp left toward Newport Ave
Turn left onto Newport Ave
Turn left onto S England S
Total: 46 miles ~ 48 minutes

Directions from Norfolk International Airport:
Depart Norfolk International Airport
Continue onto Norview Ave
Take the Interstate 64 W ramp; merge onto I-64 W
Take exit 242A to merge onto VA-199 W/Humelsine Pkwy toward Williamsburg/Jamestown
Take the exit toward Colonial National Historic Pkwy
Turn right onto Colonial National Historic Pkwy
Make a slight right onto Newport Ave
Turn left onto Newport Ave
Turn left onto S England Street
Total: 45 miles ~ 50 minutes

For detailed driving directions, please refer to www.mapquest.com.

Area Attractions


Bring your family to Williamsburg and make your vacation one for the history books. Discover adventure in America’s favorite family destination, where historical attractions, museums and the cultural arts combine with theme parks, restaurants and shopping.

Check out the links below for more information.

Historical Sites

  • Colonial Williamsburg
    Discover Colonial Williamsburg and immerse yourself in the 18th-century capital city of Virginia. Guests of all ages will enjoy exploring the Revolutionary City and meeting residents living in this tumultuous period of our nation’s history. Three world-class museums offer intriguing exhibits, lively lectures, and hands-on activities for kids. Experience one of more than 20 guided and self-guided tours—included in your admission ticket—offered daily. Enter the homes and gardens of Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents, get a firsthand perspective from a museum curator, or see the city by foot on a walking tour.
  • Historic Jamestowne
    Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas where a successful English colonization of North America began. Despite early struggles to survive, the 1607 settlement evolved into a prosperous colony. As the colony expanded, the Virginia Indians were pushed out of their homeland. In 1619, the arrival of Africans was recorded, marking the origin of slavery in English North America.
  • Yorktown Battlefield
    Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence.
  • Berkely Plantation
    Berkeley is the most historic plantation on the James River. Visit the site of the first official Thanksgiving (1619), as well as the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison and President William Henry Harrison, our 9th president. Taps was composed here (1862) at the Civil War headquarters of General McClellan. Enjoy the 1726 mansion, an architectural gem with exceptional antiques. Five terraces of restored boxwood and flowered gardens offer breathtaking vistas of the James River. Costumed guides, museum and gift shop.

Museums

  • Mariners’ Museum
    The Mariners’ Museum, America’s National Maritime Museum, is one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime history museums in the world. For over 75 years, the Museum has illustrated the spirit of seafaring adventure, assembling a renowned and strikingly diverse collection of maritime artifacts, including figureheads, ship models, decorative arts and small craft from around the world. The remains of one of the most famous ships in history, the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, have a permanent home in the USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum. Visitors will also enjoy The Mariners’ Park, which follows the shores of the 167-acre Lake Maury, provides people of all ages with the perfect place to walk, run or picnic.
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not
    Robert Ripley was called “the modern Marco Polo” because of his lifelong obsession with travel. During his career, Ripley visited 198 countries, traveling a distance of 19 complete trips around the world. An artist, reporter, explorer and collector, Ripley was as unusual as the artifacts he gathered. See things you can’t see anywhere else — including an 8 foot tall Transformer, a 1,000 pound Millenium Falcon, a real shrunken head and hundreds more!
  • Virginia Living Museum
    View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and jellyfish. See playful otters and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. It’s all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea.

Adventure Parks

  • Busch Gardens
    A visit to Busch Gardens is quite the journey packed with pulse-pounding roller coasters, sensational family attractions and exciting seasonal events.
  • Water Country USA
    Get ready for a wave of adventure. Guests are in for the slide of their lives at Water Country USA. Water Country USA features 43 acres of pools, children’s play areas, lazy rivers and water rides. The park also includes “Rock ‘n’ Roll Island,” featuring nearly 600 feet of body slides, a 700-foot lazy river and a 9,000-square-foot pool all set to a 1950s and ‘60s surf theme. For guests who want to relax, enjoy one of the park’s 1,500 free lounge chairs or rent one the park’s 16 private cabanas.

Resort Attractions


Colonial Williamsburg offers something for every member of your family. Enjoy storytelling and other activities in the lobby with your kids. The Lodge provides 323 guest rooms and suites with modern amenities, including free WiFi. Each room has an iron and ironing board, Keurig® brewer, flat-screen television, and digital clock radio. Fresh sheets and towels along with maid service are provided daily.

  • Tours
    Your visit to the Revolutionary City isn’t complete without the freedom to explore. We invite you to join us on one of more than 20 guided and self-guided tours—included in your admission ticket—offered daily. Enter into the homes and gardens of Williamsburg’s 18th-century residents, get a firsthand perspective from a curator, or see the city by foot on a walking tour.
  • Gardens
    Tour our vibrant 18th-century gardens at your leisure or enhance your understanding of heirloom gardening techniques with a guided garden tour. Stroll through more than 100 gardens and green spaces, ranging from sculptured and formal to utilitarian. Meet our gardeners for a first-hand perspective, or learn about the connection between status and wealth and colonial gardens from a tour guide.
  • Activities
    You’ll also find a variety of daily activities to customize and complement each visit. From a romantic carriage ride to a behind-the-scenes tour, you will find a number of unique and unforgettable experiences only available here. These generally require an additional ticket or reservation.
  • Golf
    The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club is pure golf. Offering 45 walkable holes completely free of surrounding real estate and boasting accolades such as GOLF Magazine’s “Top 500 Golf Holes in the World,” and “Top 100 Resort Courses in America” by Golfweek Magazine—the Gold and Green courses provide a challenge not to be missed. As part of the Colonial Williamsburg Resort, the Club includes two on-site restaurants as well as access to additional recreation, dining, spa, and Resort hotel options and amenities—making it an ideal location for that annual weekend trip.
  • Spa
    The acclaimed Spa of Colonial Williamsburg epitomizes comfort—from the chic, calming décor and fluid layout, to the thoughtful amenities and accommodating staff. The Spa provides guests with premium quality amenities including robe, slippers, private locker, shower, and vanity products. We invite you to arrive early for your treatments and linger afterward while you enjoy our women’s or men’s spa circuit, including steam rooms, signature shower, and whirlpools as well as our relaxation lounges.

Sponsorship Opportunities


The Management Conferences is a summit for CEOs, senior executives, and future leaders of property/casualty companies. Sessions are followed by afternoon golf, recreation, and other networking opportunities. Power sessions focus on strategy and leadership, with concurrent sessions focused on industry emerging issues, product development ideas, operational excellence, and ways to leverage technology to its greatest advantage.

Our most popular sponsorships for this event include:

  • Contributor Sponsorship: Starting at $1,500
  • Golf Hole Sponsorship: $2,000
  • Welcome and Registration Refreshments: Starting at $5,000
  • Audiovisual: Starting at $7,000
  • Floor Cling Signage: Starting at $8,000
  • Breakfast Package: Starting at $15,000

Please note this is not a complete menu of options and some opportunities may have been reserved. We will be happy to help you select a successful alternative or develop a custom option for your company.

For more information, contact Aaron Lifford, sponsorship and advertising specialist at (800) 336-2642, ext. 1055 or at alifford@namic.org. If you would like to learn more about NAMIC's sponsorship and advertising program, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions


“Once again a very good educational conference that provided me with practical ideas that I could take back and make our organization even better.”

-Gary Thompson
President/CEO
Columbia Insurance Group

What is the suggested attire for business and social gatherings?
Conference Sessions – Conference Casual
Tuesday is company shirt day. Wear your logo proudly.
Optional Activities – Casual
Golf Outing – Golf attire including appropriate footwear
Welcome Reception – Business casual or dressy resort attire
Closing Evening Festivities – Casual
Meal Functions – Business casual for attendees, casual for guests and children

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. If paying online with a credit card you will receive your confirmation the quickest. 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 Colonial Williamsburg Lodge and Inn to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge and Inn. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until May 13, 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.

Is there reserved seating at the Wednesday Closing Evening Festivities?
No, we do not have reserved seating for the Wednesday Closing Evening Festivities, but we do ask you to confirm your participation with NAMIC staff by noon on Monday, June 23, 2014. We are delighted to invite all guests including kids and teens to attend the closing evening festivities; however, they must be a registered guest of NAMIC or purchase a ticket in order to attend. Please see a member of NAMIC staff if you would like to purchase a ticket.

Can I register on site for optional activities?
Yes, space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the optional activity desk during the designated desk hours to check availability.

Can I switch optional activities?
We apologize that refunds cannot be granted for optional activity cancellations after June 9, 2014. You are welcome to register for different activities if space is available; however, we will not be able to transfer, credit, or refund the original activity fee.

What is the weather like this time of the year in Williamsburg, Virginia?
During June, Williamsburg’s average high is 84 F. The average low is 64 F.

Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2010 1:53:30 PM. Modified: Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:33:55 PM.

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