Jun 23 - 26, 2019 | Asheville, N.C.

Agenda

Subject to change without notice

Saturday, June 22
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk | Vanderbilt Registration

2:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Asheville Craft Distillery Tour and Networking Dinner* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

*Indicating an additional fee applies to this activity.

Sunday, June 23
11:00 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Event Information Desk | Vanderbilt Registration

11:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Scenic Horseback Riding* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Property Casualty Conference Board Meeting | Eisenhower

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Biltmore Estate Tour* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Urban Zipline Adventure* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Management Conference Committee Huddle | Wilson

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Kids and Teens Party | Hoover
Included in guest registration or single ticket can be purchased on Registration Additions page.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Festivities | Seely Pavilion
You won't want to miss this opportunity to relax and enjoy the weather with fellow attendees and guests. The Welcome Festivities, sponsored by Gen Re, will feature delectable food stations and interactive entertainment. Families are welcome to attend the festivities and children are invited to participate in the kid's party during the evening event. A cash bar will be available and resort attire is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, slacks, and knit tops are appropriate for women. Collared shirts, dress slacks, or dress denim are appropriate for men.

Included in guest registration or single ticket can be purchased on Registration Additions page.

*Indicating an additional fee applies to this activity.

Monday, June 24
6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees | Seely Pavilion
*For those who prefer a lighter, quick option, some continental breakfast items will be available in the Ballroom Foyer.

6:45 - 7:50 a.m.

Minding the Gender Gap: Diversity in Leadership Roundtable Breakfast | Grand Ballroom C
This informal networking breakfast will allow attendees to come together and discuss the changing face of the industry and how companies can create a culture of inclusivity. Both men and women are invited to this interactive roundtable discussion.

6:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Event Information Desk | Vanderbilt Registration

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests | Seely Pavilion

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Daily Crafts and Lawn Games for Guests and Families | Seely Pavilion

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Conference Kickoff | Grand Ballroom AB

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Economy Power Session: Managing in an Uncertain Economy | Grand Ballroom AB
As U.S. and global economic trends shift, uncertainty is growing. It is important for business leaders to understand the shifts so they can set realistic expectations for the remainder of 2019 and 2020. This session will provide insight on what the leading indicators are telling us, what it means for budgets and cash planning, and what we can do about it. Our presenter will also provide a forecast for 2020, specifically focusing on the challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

Alan Beaulieu
President
ITR Economics

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Daily Lawn Games for Registered Guests and Families | Seely Pavilion

9:45 - 10:05 a.m.

Networking Break | Vanderbilt Terrace and Ballroom Foyer

10:05 - 10:55 a.m.

Strategy Power Session: 'The Digital Transformation Playbook — Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age' | Grand Ballroom AB
Every business that started before the internet now faces the same challenge — how to transform to compete in a digital economy. In his new book, globally recognized digital expert David Rogers argues that digital transformation is not about technology, it's about upgrading strategic thinking. Drawing on case studies from Walmart, Disney, Domino's Pizza, and The New York Times, David shows how traditional businesses need to rethink their approaches to strategy in five domains — customers, competition, data, innovation, and value. In "The Digital Transformation Playbook" and this session, David provides a practical framework to help you rethink your own organization and unlock growth in the digital age.

David Rogers
Speaker and Author "The Digital Transformation Playbook"
Faculty, Columbia Business School

10:55 - 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break | Vanderbilt Terrace and Ballroom Foyer

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Industry Issues Power Session: The Insurtech Experience | Grand Ballroom AB
This informative and entertaining session will provide front-row access to an insurtech fast-pitch session. Professionally facilitated, this session will kick off with a state of the insurtech industry and be followed by four 10-minute presentations by insurtech start-ups that will provide "Shark Tank-" style pitches on their innovative technology. Participants have been specially selected for their companies' ability to provide technology that can improve the efficiency, performance, and growth prospects of an insurance company across its internal or external value chain.

Technology providers to be announced soon.

Pina Albo
CEO | Hamilton Insurance Group

Mike Bennett
Vice President, Sales | Athenium Analytics

Bryan Falchuk
Head of Customer | Hi Marley

Gabriel Halimi
CEO | Flo Technologies

Attila Toth
Founder & CEO | zesty.ai

12:15 p.m.

Business Sessions Adjourn

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

NAMIC Pool Party | Cabana

12:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Whitewater Rafting on the French Broad River* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

12:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Guided Waterfall Hike* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

2:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Asheville Microbrewery Tour* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

6:30 p.m.

Meet to Eat | Departs from Hotel Entrance

7:00 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions and reservations.

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

NAMIC PAC Chopped Challenge | Seely Pavilion
During this "Iron Chef"- and "Chopped"-like activity, you will be divided into teams to face off in a timed culinary competition. The result? An amazing end-of-a-long-day treat garnished with camaraderie and served with a competitive edge. The teams that dish up the best desserts – based on presentation and taste – will win prizes. Food, fun, and beverages are included for a $100 per person contribution to NAMIC PAC. Not only will you have a blast, you will help NAMIC PAC grow to be one of the top corporate trade association PACs in America. For more information, please contact Holly Pitt Young, political affairs director, at hpittyoung@namic.org.

*Indicating an additional fee applies to this activity.

Tuesday, June 25
6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees | Seely Pavilion
*For those who prefer a lighter, quick option, some continental breakfast items will be available in the Ballroom Foyer.

6:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Event Information Desk | Vanderbilt Registration

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests | Seely Pavilion

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Emerging Issues Power Session: Cybersecurity — Protecting Your Company from the Inevitable | Grand Ballroom AB
Did you know that an open computer receives more than 42,000 hacking attempts every 13 minutes? Statistics such as these have led Chris Tarbell, former Federal Bureau of Investigation cybersecurity special agent and current director at Berkley Research Group, to believe that two types of companies exist – those that have been hacked and those that don't know they have been hacked. How do you protect your assets in this kind of environment?

During this Power Session, Tarbell will share stories on how he infiltrated and took down two of the most notorious cyber criminals while he outlines the nation's growing cyber threats and the challenges business have in protecting themselves. He will help the audience understand which threats they should focus on when allocating resources as well as offer practical tips. His hair-raising stories prove that not being able to see your adversary doesn't mean you can protect yourself.

Chris Tarbell
Former FBI Cybersecurity Special Agent

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Daily Crafts and Lawn Games for Guests and Families | Seely Pavilion

9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break | Vanderbilt Terrace

9:35 – 10:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Marketing: Shifting Demographics — The Future of Marketing and Distribution | Grand Ballroom AB
    Based on insights from real data, this session will explore how different groups of people shop for insurance over time, how interpersonal relationships demonstrably influence shopping activity and choice, and how digitization influences the insurance shopping ecosystem. Attendees will gain valuable insight on the future of insurance marketing and distribution.

    David Drotos
    Vice President, Insurance Solutions
    TransUnion

  2. Placing Small Bets to Validate Opportunities for Innovation | Grand Ballroom C
    Rapidly changing consumer expectations, ever-changing geopolitical headwinds, and the transition to digital are challenging industries and institutions around the world to transform and respond to emerging threats and opportunities. While many organizations are investing in new technology and changing how they work, many of these solutions enter uncharted territory and come with risk, uncertainty, and unproven return on investment.

    Innovation is not a project, it is a repeatable process. Design-thinking and lean-startup principles are proven problem-solving practices that rapidly (in)validate the assumptions and risks inherent to any innovation. By collaborating with real customers, building prototypes, and testing minimum viable products, organizations applying design-thinking and lean-startup practices are empowered to make evidence-based decisions to shutdown mediocre projects and prioritize meaningful solutions that create value for customers and shareholders.

    Through a keynote presentation and hands-on workshop session participating, attendees will learn how to apply the principles of design thinking and lean startup to rapidly craft experiments, validate opportunities for innovation, and empower an entire organization to spot opportunities for growth.

    Dave Inglis
    CEO
    Digital Trades School

  3. Hail – The $10 Billion Risk | Coolidge
    Just a decade ago, average annual hailstorm losses were estimated at less than $1 billion, but now we see annual losses approaching $10 billion. As insurer losses continue mounting year after year, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has initiated a long-term, ground-breaking research program focused on hail. The IBHS hail research program has developed a new test method to provide a better link to real-world performance of asphalt shingles and highlight high quality products. This session will describe the test method, the state-of-the-art field datasets on hailstone characteristics that support it and provide a glimpse into how to better understand and manage this risk.

    Tanya Brown-Giammanco
    Managing Director of Research
    Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

10:50 a.m.

Business Sessions Adjourn

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Annual Golf Outing Check in and Lunch | Seely Pavilion

12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

NAMIC Pool Party | Cabana

12:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Annual Golf Outing | Grove Park Golf Course*
*Tournament will depart from the Seely Pavilion.

11:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure Tour* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

11:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Asheville Tour With Chocolate and Wine Tasting* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

12:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Treetops Adventure Park* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

NAMIC Pool Party | Cabana

6:30 p.m.

Meet to Eat

7:00 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions and reservations.

*Indicating an additional fee applies to this activity.

Wednesday, June 26
6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees | Seely Pavilion
*For those who prefer a lighter, quick option, some continental breakfast items will be available in the Ballroom Foyer.

6:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Event Information Desk | Vanderbilt Registration

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests | Seely Pavilion

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Advocacy Update | Grand Ballroom AB
This brief "power update" will examine the real-world insurance issues in Washington and in the states, including several significant legislative accomplishments, the impact of decisions being made in the nation's capital on the insurance industry, and the prospects for what is shaping up to be a wild 2020 election cycle.

Charles M. Chamness
President & CEO
NAMIC

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

General Session: Women in Leadership CEO Panel Discussion | Grand Ballroom AB
Join us for a compelling panel discussion the will feature prominent female CEOs as they share their perspective on leadership and the challenges facing the industry.

Elizabeth Heck | Moderator
President & CEO
Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company

Jessica Clark | Panelist
President & CEO
GuideOne Mutual Insurance Company

Monica Ningen | Panelist
President & CEO
Swiss Re, Canada

Kara Raiguel | Panelist
President & CEO
Gen Re

Jill Wagner Kelly | Panelist
President
Integrity Insurance

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break | Vanderbilt Terrace

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Award in Innovation Presentation | Grand Ballroom AB

10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Leadership Power Session: Greater Than Yourself, The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership | Grand Ballroom
Through powerful story-telling, this session will present a new case for the organizational change that can occur through the practice and principles of servant leadership. Led by author and leadership consultant, Steve Farber, this session will share inspiring lessons from the best-selling book Greater Than Yourself, The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership.

Steve Farber
Author and Leadership Consultant
Extreme Leadership

11:30 a.m.

Business Sessions Adjourn

1:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Urban Zipline Adventure* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

1:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Treetops Adventure Park* | Vanderbilt Wing Atrium Lobby

*Indicating an additional fee applies to this activity.

Contacts

Julie Bacher
Customer Service Coordinator

317.876.4279

  Julie