Wednesday, October 2, 2013

IIAD to Host All Industry Day on November 5th at Irving Convention Center

            IIAD is proud to host All Industry day, the largest one-day insurance event in the southwest region. This year, we will host the event at the Irving Convention Center on Tuesday, November 5th. The theme is “Come Together” and we will explore how the overlapping generations create synergy in the workforce.

Below is a time line for the event:

9:00AM – 11:00 AM
Property & Casualty Panel
9:00AM – 11:30 AM
Trade show
11:00AM – 11:30 AM
National Alliance Conferment Ceremony
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Award Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
1:00PM – 2:00PM
VIP Sponsor Reception with Keynote Speaker
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Trade show
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Life & Health Panel
2:00PM – 3:00 PM
Applied Systems Update
AMS “Tips & Tricks” CSR Training
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Networking Opportunity
Grand Prize Drawing

            At 9:00 AM, the State of the Industry Property & Casualty panel will commence. Former IIAT Education Director Paul Martin will moderate the panel.
The Panel will begin with an introduction of the panelists who will discuss the state of the industry. Then, there will be a discussion on what agents look for in a company and what companies look for in an agency. This panel will discuss the differences in generations and how to manage the differences, how to attract new people to the industry, technology and the generations, and communicating with different generations. There will be time for questions and comments and this panel will conclude at 11:00AM.

            Meanwhile, the trade show will be open in the exhibition hall. It is exclusive to 100 designated vendors and associates that are most suited for attendees. The trade show will be open from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
            The National Alliance Conferment Ceremony will follow the panel, and will be presented by Dr. William T. Hold, co-founder and president of the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.

            Attendees will have three special programs to choose from in the afternoon. The first option is a Life & Health Industry Panel. This session is designed to help explain the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what to expect in the next 12 months. It will be moderated by Misty Baker, SGS.

            The second option is a special session, selected for all agency and staff providing an Applied Systems update. A lot has been happening at Applied Systems. This session provides an update on the direction of insurance technology, and how Applied is innovating to power the business of insurance. In addition to reviewing Applied’s cutting-edge solutions, they will discuss the top 5 ways to optimize your agency’s insurance technology. The presenters will be Sarah Ratcliffe, CIC, SPHR, and others.

             The third session will cover just a few of the basic “Tips and Tricks” of AMS360 and explore some of the features that are under-utilized in the system.   Take advantage of the Out of Office feature and the Import / Export of large data schedules to simplify the task of data entry.   Everything must be documented in the system – allow the Contacts feature to do this for you.

            This year’s keynote speaker is Ryan Estis, a business performance guru who has recently been rated as a Top 100 speaker by Meetings & Conventions magazine. Ryan will focus on key generational and technological issues in the workplace and adapting to these changes in years to come. He is an exuberant speaker and is commended for bringing energy to his audience; He has been highly recommended for the insurance industry.

            VIP Sponsors will benefit from the private VIP Reception with Ryan after the luncheon, where questions and comments will be welcomed. It will be held underneath the covered outdoor terrace and attendees will be served drinks while admiring the panoramic skyline view.
            To register for the event, please visit the All Industry Day page on our website. Existing members may access the event through their online portal as well. Early bird registration for individuals ends on October 4TH, at 4:00 PM. Please contact Tammy Land, executive director of IIAD, with questions regarding exclusive sponsorship availability and opportunities at 214-217-2900.

            We encourage attendees and vendors to keep in theme with the 60’s. Clothing, trade show giveaways, and booth decorations should be fitting to the era. Bell-bottoms, tie-dye clothing, and go-go boots are welcomed. Lava lamps, beaded curtains, and peace symbols are encouraged at vendor booths. We hope you will have fun decorating and preparing for the theme.

            IIAD strives to provide the best and most captivating opportunity for the north Texas insurance community to “Come Together” and improve the industry as well as ourselves as individuals. We hope you will join us this year!

  Visit IIAD's All Industry Day Page for more information and to register as an individual, exhibitor, or sponsor.

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