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NAMIC Management Conference | June 25-28, 2017 | The GreenBrier | White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Event Contact

Crista Hassett

Crista Hassett
Director - Meetings & Special Projects
317.876.4207

Molly Miller

Molly Miller
Meeting Coordinator
317.876.4318

General Information


The Management Conference is a summit for CEOs, executive teams, and future leaders of the industry.

Power sessions focus on strategy, innovation, leadership and industry trends. Concurrent sessions dive into operational and emerging issues. Workshops and interactive sessions allow for extended discussions and opportunities to learn from fellow leaders in the industry.

Top-notch speakers, unrivaled networking opportunities, and an inspirational setting allow executives to connect with industry leaders and gain insight on the important issues facing the industry.

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

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

This event is designed for:


Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President
Future Leaders

Management Conference Committee Members


Jill Wagner, Award in Innovation Chairman
President
Integrity Mutual Insurance Company

Richard Bland
Principal
Enhanced Mutual Strategies, LLC

Erin Cummings
Vice President
Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company

David Hendrix
CFO & Treasurer
Ohio Mutual Insurance Company

Jeffrey S. Mann
President & Chief Executive Officer
FarmAssure

Brian J. Smith
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Preferred Mutual

Steve Smith
President & CEO
Farm Mutual Reinsurance Plan, Inc.

Keith Wolfe
Managing Director
Swiss Re

Conference Registration Fees


Information on registration fees will be available soon.

Registrations received on or before Tuesday, April 25, 2017 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

 

On or before
April 25

April 26
and later

Member/Sponsor

$995

$1195

Non-Member - from Primary Insurance Company

$1295

$1495

Non-Member - from Non-member/Non-sponsor Vendor

$1395

$1595

Multi-Attendee*

$975

$975

Adult or Teen Guest (13-17)

$250

$250

Youth Guest (4-12)

$135

$135

Golf Outing Fees

$275

$275

*Multi-Attendee Rate: For multiple attendees from member primary insurance companies

  • Member, Non-member registration includes: access to session materials, welcome evening festitivites on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, the closing reception on Wednesday, and food and beverages during breaks.
  • Adult Guest registration includes: welcome evening festivities on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the closing reception.
  • Youth and Teen Guest registration includes: kids and teens party Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the closing reception.

Optional Activities


Information on Optional Activities will be available soon.

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. 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 26, 2017 are 100 percent refundable. After May 26, 2017 a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Any refund due will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after June 2, 2017 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. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities and Golf follow the Conference Cancellation Policy. 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 in advance of the program as possible.

What to Wear


The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual, however throughout The Greenbrier’s 235-year history, many traditions have been established to make the visits of all of our guests extraordinary. The Greenbrier's dress codes distinguish the resort and are an important complement to the standards fellow guests expect and deserve.

Please accept NAMIC and The Greenbrier’s appreciation for your adherence to and support of the resort dress codes. For more information and suggested packing lists, please visit the resorts dress codes page here.

Questions?


If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1061. If you have any questions regarding the conference, e-mail chassett@namic.org.

Conference Agenda


“I have always found that the NAMIC Management Conference provides timely topics for the ever-changing insurance industry that we compete in. The added opportunity to network with peers and hear tremendous speakers always sends me back with new ideas and directions to investigate for our company.

-Tammara Lynch
President & CEO
Norfolk Mutual Insurance Company

Subject to change without notice

Sunday, June 25

11:00 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Event Information Desk

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

PCC Board Lunch/Meeting

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Management Conference Committee Huddle

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Opening Evening Festivities

Monday, June 26

6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Event Information Desk

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Conference Kickoff

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Economy Power Session
Join one of the country’s most informed economists, Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics, as he provides an in-depth analysis of the economy and factors impacting the property/casualty insurance industry. He will provide insight on short and long-term economic forecast, business cycle phases, and leading economic indicators of utmost importance to watch. In addition, Brian will focus on current events and how they will impact the property/casualty industry and what insurers should be prepared for moving forward.

Brian Beaulieu
CEO
ITR Economics
Manchester, N.H.

9:30 - 9:50 a.m.

Networking Break

9:50 - 10:40 a.m.

General Session: Inclusion – The Culture of Innovation
Strategic organizations recognize the key role inclusivity plays in driving innovation but how is inclusion being cultivated at your organization? Is the full potential of your team truly being leveraged? Hear top examples from the industry of how inclusion can drive innovative thinking, engage key stakeholders at all levels, and ultimately expand the business bottom-line. This session will explore strategic ways to further your organization on its “inclusion journey” and provide best practices for creating a culture of innovation. Learn how leaders play a critical role in interrupting unconscious bias and providing opportunities for the development of global thinking, innovative thought, and the talent pipeline.

Farzana Nayani
Director of Client Engagement
Language & Culture Worldwide
Chicago, Ill.

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Leadership Power Session: Us or Them? The Role of Robots, Automation, and Humans in the Future of Work
What does the workplace look like when your co-worker is a robot, or better yet, a software bot? Would you be ok with that and do you even have a say in the matter? As technology continues to evolve, the concern over jobs continues to grow. Robots and automation are predicted to take over millions of jobs in the coming years so where does that leave us? Will new jobs be created or will we all be unemployed? More importantly what should we be doing to prepare for this kind of a world and what will the impact be on how we work and even how we live? In this keynote, Jacob will present several perspectives on the robot and automation debate to help attendees make up their own minds about what the future looks like.

Jacob Morgan
Co-Founder
The Future of Work Community
Los Angeles, Calif.

12:15 p.m.

Sessions adjourn for the day

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Optional Workshop: The Culture of Innovation & Inclusivity
Check back soon for more details about Optional Workshops.

12:30 p.m.

PAC Activity

7:00 p.m.

Meet to Eat

7:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, June 27

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Event Information Desk

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Power Session: Disruptive Markets
This session will offer insights into the evolving nature of innovation and disruption impacting the P&C industry, with perspectives on where the growing investments in InsureTech are focusing on for future opportunity.

Mark Purowitz
Principal
Deloitte
Phildelphia, Pa.

9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

9:35 – 10:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Millennial Insights: An Interactive Panel Discussion Focused on the Wants, Needs, & Interest of Millennial Employees

  2. Connected Smart Home – Evolution of Property Rating Factors

  3. So You’ve Been Hacked – Now What?

  4. Session TBD

  5. Flood Coverage Gap Panel Discussion

10:50 a.m.

Sessions adjourn for the day

11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Annual Golf Outing
Make plans to join us for a fun-filled afternoon of golf and networking. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.; the shotgun start will begin at 1:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Peer-led Roundtable Discussions

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

Optional Workshop

11:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Optional Activity

7:00 p.m.

Meet to Eat

7:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday, June 28

7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Event Information Desk

6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Optional Activity Information Desk

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Advocacy Update

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Industry Trends Power Session: Epidemic/Pandemic Intelligence & Awareness
Epidemic and pandemic risk awareness and management is critical for all insurance leaders. Dr. Wolfe will provide a compelling case for creating a risk “toolkit” with this provocative primer which will leave the audience armed with a pro-active approach.

Nathan Wolfe
Founder & CEO
Metabiota
San Francisco, Calif.

9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

9:35 - 10:35 a.m.

General Session: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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, which was 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 more than 250 years of delivering on the promise to put policyholders first, it is more critical than ever to celebrate the spirit of innovation within the mutual industry.

Learn more and submit your application here.

Jill Wagner, Award Committee Chairman
President
Integrity Mutual Insurance Company
Appleton, Wisc.

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

Closing Power Session: CEO Insights Panel Discussion

12:30 p.m.

Business Sessions Adjourn

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Kids and Teens Party

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Closing Activity

Session Proposals


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






Where to Stay


Many of you heard the news that West Virginia experienced unprecedented flooding this summer that impacted the Greenbrier Resort and surrounding community. While the resort did experience some damage and closed temporarily to provide housing to many of its associates that had been displaced due to the flooding, the dedicated staff worked tirelessly to re-open the resort within 18 days. The Resort’s owner and staff are continuing their support for the community through numerous efforts including the Greenbrier’s Neighbors Loving Neighbors campaign which is collecting both food and cash to help flood victims get back on their feet.

Read more about their work in the community


Make your room reservation

The Greenbrier
300 W. Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 24986
Dedicated Ph.: (866) 931-2032
Make Your Room Reservation


Event Hotel Rate and Cut-Off Date


Management Conference attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at The Greenbrier. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 22, 2017 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.

Traditional Rooms - $245 per night plus $25 daily resort fee*

Traditional Rooms are the perfect combination of elegance and space. Featuring 250 square feet with one king bed or two double beds, Traditional Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. Traditional Rooms are not handicap accessible.

Superior Rooms - $279 per night plus $25 daily resort fee*

Superior Rooms offer the sheer elegance expected at The Greenbrier and average 400 square feet. Featuring either one king bed or two double beds, Superior Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. Some Superior Rooms are handicap accessible with wider doors, showers with no lip and grab rails.

Deluxe Rooms - $299 per night plus $25 daily resort fee*

Deluxe Rooms offer a newly enhanced design and room layout complete with marble features in the bathroom and a more subdued color palate than the rest of The Greenbrier. Offering either one king bed or two double beds, Deluxe Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. Some Deluxe Rooms are handicap accessible with wider doors, showers with no lip and grab rails.

Spring Row Cottage - $429 per night plus $25 daily resort fee*

Spring Row Cottages include spacious porches that overlook a regulation British croquet court, the beautiful north lawn and the golf, tennis and swim clubs. Each has a porch, fireplace, parlor, wet bar, dressing area and large bathroom. Cottages are furnished with either one king bed or two double beds as well as a sofa bed and can accommodate two to six people.

Paradise Row Cottage - $429 per night plus $25 daily resort fee*

Originally built in the early 1800's, Paradise Row Cottages overlook the famous Springhouse and were once popular honeymoon accommodations. Each cottage features one king bed, parlor with sofa bed, two bathrooms, wet bar, fireplace, patio and porch. Accommodates two to four people.

*Discounted $25 daily resort fee includes:

  • Morning Coffee Service
  • Afternoon Tea and Concert
  • Nightly Movies in the Theatre
  • Historical Tours & Presentations
  • Fitness Equipment (at Tennis Center or Indoor Pool)
  • Cyber Café with High-Speed Internet
  • Children's VIP Cards
  • Resort-Wide Wireless Internet
  • Culinary Demonstrations
  • Use of Indoor & Outdoor Pools
  • Champagne Toast in The Casino Club
  • On-Property Transportation
  • Hiking & Meditation Trails
  • Springhouse Entertainer Cabaret
  • For more information click here.

Hotel Reservations



To make a reservation, visit http://bit.ly/2knUZ6d or call The Greenbrier at (866) 931-2032 and reference NAMIC Management Conference.

Please contact NAMIC's Meeting Coordinator, Molly Miller, if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.



Travel Information


The Greenbrier is located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and conveniently situated off Interstate 64 just west of the Virginia/West Virginia border and just east of Lewisburg, WV (dubbed "Coolest Small Town in America" by Budget Travel Magazine, 2011).

FLIGHTS
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB), served by United Airlines and Silver Airways, is located only 15 minutes away from The Greenbrier. United offers nonstop flights to and from Greenbrier Valley Airport and Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, D.C. To check flight availability and rates, please use your preferred travel search engine (Expedia, Travelocity, Kayak, etc.).

Other airports convenient to The Greenbrier include Beckley, WV (BKW), Charleston, WV (CRW), and Roanoke, VA (ROA), Virginia, with service provided by major carriers.

AMTRAK
The White Sulphur Springs train station (WSS) is conveniently located next to The Greenbrier's Christmas Shop at The Depot! Amtrak offers regular train service to The Greenbrier from major cities, including Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago. Guests of The Greenbrier taking Amtrak to White Sulphur Springs can enjoy a 15% discount with promo code: V739.

White Sulphur Springs Station
315 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 24986
Station Code: WSS
15% Discount Promo Code: V739

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
By car, it is a scenic drive from both Washington, D.C. or Charleston, WV.

From Interstate 64 West
Exit #181 White Sulphur Springs. At end of exit ramp take a right and proceed for approximately 1.5 miles. The Main Entrance will be on the right.

From Interstate 64 East

Exit #175 White Sulphur Springs. At the end of the ramp take a left; go to the stop sign, turn right and proceed approximately 3.5 miles. The Main Entrance will be on the left.

Rental Cars
Rental cars are available through major rental car agencies at area airports.

Shuttle Service
Shuttles are available from areas airports to The Greenbrier for a fee. Please call The Greenbrier Transportation Department at 304-536-1110 ext. 7259 for rates and reservations.

Resort Attractions


With over 55 activities on The Greenbrier 11,000 acre playground, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Golf, tennis, off-road driving, falconry and horseback riding just barely scratch the surface of outdoor activities. Indoor activities are equally plentiful and range from enjoying a Bunker Tour to relaxing in the world-renowned mineral spa and gambling in the world-class Casino Club.

Family Highlights

  • Adventure Zone: From bowling to horse-back riding, your children will have an adventure!
  • Fizzy’s Land of Oz: A toy store like no other, Fizzy’s is a delightful place inspiring imagination.
  • Little Princess Services: Services include a pretty up-do or braid, mini makeup and mini manicure.
  • Pony Rides: The equestrian center features special pony rides for the resort’s youngest guests.

To view the full catalog of activities including archery, bowling, fishing, history tours, kayaking, laser tag, off-road driving, paintball, tennis, theatre and white water rafting just to name a view, please visit The Greenbrier Activities Page.





























Frequently Asked Questions


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 Festivities (Formerly welcome reception) – Business or dressy resort attire
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. 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 Greenbrier (844) 837-2466 to make a room reservation. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at the beginning rate of $239 per room. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 22, 2017 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?

  • Member, Non-member, Sponsor registration includes: access to session materials, Opening Evening Festivities on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, the Closing Luncheon on Wednesday, and food and beverages during breaks.

  • Adult Guest registration includes: Opening Evening Festivities on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the Closing Luncheon.

  • Youth and Teen Guest registration includes: Kids and Teens Party on Sunday during the Opening Evening Festivities, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the Closing Luncheon.

How do I obtain an advance copy of the registration list?
In an effort to provide our sponsors, speakers, and attendees the best level of service, we will send an electronic list of current registrants for events to the attendee or email listed as the main contact as follows:

  • Attendees: Approximately 10 days from the event within the pre-conference communication

  • Sponsors: Approximately 6 weeks out from the event with updates every other week

  • Speakers: Approximately 10 days from the event within the pre-conference communication

Can I register on site for optional activities?
Yes, space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the Optional Activities Information 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 12, 2017. 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 White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia?
During June, the average high is 79 degrees F and the average low is 55 F.

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 1:53:30 PM. Modified: Friday, February 17, 2017 2:53:29 PM.

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