2018 California Wholesaler Industry Days

2018 California Wholesaler Industry Days
Join fellow California insurance wholesalers and specialty insurance professionals on January 8 - 10, 2018 for the California Wholesaler Industry Days Conference in La Jolla, CA! 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE REGISTRATION: Please log-in to register at your appropriate rate. If you are a CIWA member and do not know your credentials, please contact Thomas Shovlin at thomas@ciwa.net to receive them. If you are new to CIWA and NOT a member, please create a new account to register.

CIWA Industry Days is returning to Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines! We hope you can join us on January 8-10, 2018 for an excellent conference that will benefit wholesale and specialty insurance professionals, companies and business service providers conducting business in California. 

To register online, review the program below by expanding the daily itinerary and click "ADD" for all sessions you wish to attend. Early registration rates are in effect until December 15, 2017 and cancellations must be made in writing by December 22, 2017. All refunds are subject to a 25% processing fee. 

PDF Registration & Sponsorship Form (alternate registration method): To use the PDF forms for registration/sponsorship, click the links below and then choose to download them. The PDF's can be filled out electronically. Once all relevant sections are completed, email the form to CIWA HQ at thomas@ciwa.net. *This option is recommended if you would like to sponsor or have complimentary registrations you wish to use. 

Download Electronic PDF Registration Form Here

Download Electronic PDF Sponsorship Form Here

Once you register, please promptly book your hotel room directly with Hilton Torrey Pines by calling 800-HILTONS (445-8667) and provide group code CIWA18 or visit https://aws.passkey.com/go/CIWA18 to ensure you receive our discounted group room rate. Reservations must be made by December 15, 2017 to guarantee our negotiated room rate. We have filled our room block in the past, so please be sure to make hotel reservations as soon as possible. 


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For additional information or assistance with registration, please contact CIWA HQ at 717.903.5689 or email Thomas Shovlin at thomas@ciwa.net

1/8/2018 5:00 PM - 1/10/2018 9:00 PM



Monday, 08 January 2018

Add this item to register for the meeting.
1/8/2018 - 1/10/2018
Add this item if you would like to attend the President's Welcome Reception on Monday, January 8.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Add this item if you will attend breakfast and the California Legislative Update presented by Norwood Associates.
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM
Add this item if you will attend the session, "Disrupters and Emerging Trends" presented by Greg Ricker, Atlantic Casualty and Scott Good, AmWINS Group. Brief session description: The insurance industry as we know it is changing, and that change is coming quickly. Disrupters from outside the industry see an opportunity to change not only the products we sell, but also how we distribute them. At the same time, we have emerging trends present the opportunity to change our industry from within. In this session, we will sort through the hype and talk about how well we're preparing.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM
Add this session to join the session, "2017 Natural Disasters: A Sign of Increased Activity?" This will be presented by Josh Darr, SVP & Lead Meteorologist, JLT Re. Brief session description: From the record breaking California wildfires, to exceptional Atlantic hurricane activity, and elevated severe thunderstorm activity, 2017 was a year of incredible catastrophe loss activity in the US. This discussion will look at drivers of weather variability, contemplate if we are in a new regime for catastrophe, as well as discuss how catastrophe analytics can be leveraged for pre and post-event loss estimation.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Add this item if you will be attending lunch and the Industry Days Panel on Tuesday, January 9. The Industry Days Panel will be moderated by Hank Haldeman, G.J. Sullivan Insurance Co., and the following panelists: Corinne Jones, AmWINS Access; Brady Kelley, WSIA; and Ben McKay, SLA California.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
Add this item if you will attend the session "How the California Earthquake Authority is Helping California Prepare for the Next Big Earthquake," delivered by Glenn Pomeroy, CEO, California Earthquake Authority.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
ADD this session if you will attend Michelman & Robinson's, "Producer Compliance in California: Top Three Regulatory Danger Zones" presentation with Mark Robinson, Founding Partner, Michelman & Robinson, LLP.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Add this item if you will attend the Industry Days Networking Reception and Exhibitor Showcase on Tuesday, January 9.
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Optional Activity. Add this item if you will participate in the 3rd Annual CIWA Cup Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines North. Shotgun start at 8:00 am on Wednesday, January 10.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM
Optional Activity. Add this item if you will participate in a visit to the San Diego Zoo followed by a private tour and tasting at a local brewery. Lunch, transportation, zoo tickets and tasting fees are included. Tour is presented by Boca Roja Wine Adventures, a local company based in La Jolla, CA.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM
Add this item if you will participate in the closing Gala Reception and Dinner on Wednesday, January 10.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

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