Save the date for the 2017 SIR Annual Conference and Exhibit Fair!

October 22-25th, 2017
The Pfister Hotel- Milwaukee, WI

Innovate for Success

October 16-19, 2016

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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The insurance industry is embracing innovation as never before in response to unprecedented market disruptions. You can find out why and how at the SIR Annual Conference, October 16-19th in Scottsdale, AZ. We have an excellent agenda with powerful presentations that will focus on Innovation from Inside Out and Innovation from Outside In. Carriers, strategists and others will provide market context and tips for drive innovation in your firm in response to rapidly changing competitive, legal, underwriting and pricing environments.  

We are excited to announce that Keynote, Bill Hartnett, Head of Innovation at Accord, will kick off the conference by presenting on technology disruption in every industry from retail to taxis. This Keynote Presentation will talk about how opportunities to innovate our industry are everywhere. Learn how technology is changing our business and empowering you to Innovate for Success.  

At this 46th Annual Conference, morning General Sessions for all attendees will address a variety of topics, including Digitalization & Disruption, Drones, disrupting the status quo, and unleashing the power of consumer intent. Also featured are a panel looking at innovation across industries and insurer takeaways and a panel with carriers talking about innovation in their companies. In the afternoon, attendees will break into Track Sessions for presentations on key issues Personal Lines, Health Insurance, or Commercial Lines. Additional details on the Track Sessions will be available on the SIR website soon.

These are just a few of the great sessions that will be taking place during the Annual Conference but don’t forget about the exciting networking opportunities as well! Each day provides a variety of opportunities for you to meet with your peers and build new relationships whether it be at the evening receptions, in the exhibit hall, or at the networking breakfasts and lunches. Don’t miss out on this great conference - come to the SIR 46th Annual Conference & Exhibition in beautiful Scottsdale! 

Annual Conference Committee:

Karen Imbrogno- Acxiom

Committee Members:

  • Sharia Benn- Penn National Insurance (Commercial Lines Track)
  • Dan Belvin- Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island (Health Track)
  • Dawn Faint- Cigna (Health Track)
  • Rich Goldman- Competitscan (Personal Lines Track)
  • Randy Mangum- USAA (Personal Lines Track)
  • Sharon Markovsky- ISO Claim Search
  • Patrice Nolan- CNA (Commercial Lines Track)
  • Mike Warner-Conning, Inc. 
  • Thank you to our event sponsors!

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