FAIA Extends Pre-Registration Date to June 3 for its Orlando Convention

June 1, 2005

The Florida Association of Insurance Agents has extended its deadline until June 3 to receive reduced rates for pre-registration at its June 23 to 25 101st annual Convention and Educational Symposium at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The exhibit hall is sold out, with more than 200 exhibitors, the largest number in the association’s history; and hospitality rooms are also sold out with parties galore hosted by insurance industry sponsors. The exhibit hall will feature a popular demo area in which exhibitors will demonstrate products and services.

There will be four presentations during the June 24 general session:

A View on Success, by Roger Looyenga, CEO of Auto-Owners Insurance;

“L”eadership: R.O.I., by Raynond C. Thomas, CEO of Zurich North America Small Business;

The Power of One Brand—Trusted Choice!, moderated by Jeff Grady, FAIA president and CEO, with panelists Tom Van Berkel, president, CEO and COO of National Grange Mutual Insurance Co., Ron Smith, IIABA past president; Alex Soto, IIABA vice president, and past chairman of FAIA; and Ron Sachs, president of Ron Sachs Communications; and

The Art of the Steal, with security expert Frank Abagnale, one of the world’s most famous confidence men depicted in the best-selling book and movie, “Catch Me if You Can.”

The educational symposium will feature 14 breakout sessions and up to 12 hours of continuing education credits. A myriad of subjects presented by the best instructors in the country, including: E&O Policy Analysis and Comparison, with Jay Williams; Ethics and the Insurance Professional, with Bill Perkins; Agency Catastrophe Planning, with David Thompson and Kay Bishop; Life and Health Insurance, with Tom Ashley; Joint Agency/Company Planning, with Lisa Harrington; The Retail Agents Guide to Successfully Using the Wholesale Market, with David W Henry; Position Yourself as an Insurance Expert, with Edwin L. Lamont; Reinsurance and Your Carrier, with Elaine Garceau; Extended Services for the Changing Needs of Your Business, with Richard Roy; Professional Field Underwriting 2: Providing “ECS” in the Private Passenger Auto Market, with Tom Freland; Managing Your Global Insurance Program, with Tony Stevens; Retirement Planning for Insurance Agents, with Clint Day and Donna Day; Seven Things to Know About Hurricane Mitigation Techniques and Incentives, with Leslie Chapman-Henderson; and Florida Market Assistance Plan Online Referral Program, with Joe Bouthillier.

Registrations must be postmarked by June 3 to qualify for the early registration discount. Information about the event is available at www.faia.com.

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