NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brianne Mallaghan
Director of Communications
THE COUNCIL’S WHOLESALE INSURANCE LEADERSHIP FORUM MOVING TO MIAMI
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 13, 2010 – Beginning in 2011, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers will host its annual Wholesale Insurance Leadership Forum at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami, Fla. Moving to Florida from California will provide a more convenient east coast location for the majority of attendees.
“The Mandarin Miami on Brickell Key is an excellent fit for this forum with easy access to an international airport at a venue conducive to the meeting’s strong business focus,” said Council President Ken A. Crerar. “We are pleased to announce it as the new home.”
The Wholesale Insurance Leadership Forum is designed exclusively for CEOs and top executives focused on elevating the role of wholesale distribution in the commercial property/casualty marketplace.
The event is driven by The Council’s Wholesale Working Group which is comprised of the leading wholesale/MGA brokers in the U.S. and abroad. Neal Abernathy, CEO, President and Member of the Executive Committee of the newly formed Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Ltd., is the 2010-2011 Wholesale Working Group Chair and will lead the forum this May.
“The wholesale brokerage business has recently seen significant mergers, expansions and startups, making the space very dynamic and interesting right now,” said Crerar. “This event is successful because it provides both producers and carriers a forum for open dialogue on the business landscape and time for strategic meetings. As the movement in this sector continues, this forum will continue to be the place for industry leaders to explore what is happening at a very high level.”
The dates of the meeting for the next five years are as follows:
2011: May 9-11
2012: May 14-16
2013: May 13-15
2014: May 12-14
2015: May 11-13
The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers is the premier association for the top national, regional and international commercial brokerage firms and agencies in the United States and around the world. Member firms have offices in more than 3,000 locations across 100 countries. Council members place more than $200 billion in commercial property/casualty and employee benefits premium worldwide. More than 16 percent of the membership is comprised of firms headquartered outside the United States. Founded in 1913, The Council is based in Washington, D.C.