Property Insurance Report
National Conference 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 National Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Property Insurance Report National Conference, to be held Nov. 15-17 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California. Our 13th annual event is shaping up to be an exciting and important meeting.

To register for the conference, select the blue “Register Online Here” button to the right. To reserve a room at the hotel, a separate process, select that blue “Online Hotel Reservation” button to the right. If you a fan of paper, select the third button, “Download Forms,” and you can find a pdf of the forms that can be mailed or faxed for the conference and hotel.

We are thrilled to bring the meeting back to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. This spectacular five-diamond property enjoys exceptionally easy access to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is not far away.

The Ritz-Carlton sits above one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with the Monarch Beach Golf Links right next door and a long list of world class courses not far away. The hotel is surrounded by the charming towns of Laguna Beach and San Clemente, and there are numerous opportunities for dining all around. To make the decision even easier, our discounted room rates will be available for a few days before and after the meeting.

It has not been easy for some time to work as an executive in the property insurance business. After an era of good feelings flowing from benign weather decades ago, the  industry suffered mightily when it was unprepared for the sudden surge in severe weather heralded by the arrival of Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Since then, hurricanes, winter storms, hail, high winds, tornadoes, floods, fire and more have bedeviled the industry as claims skyrocketed.

But a funny thing happened on the way to an industry’s collapse. Rates rose to match claims, turning extreme losses to modest gains. More importantly, the pressure of rising risks has driven the industry to heights of sophistication never before imagined. In a business where risks were undefined and claims thinly categorized  extraordinary efforts are now being made to understand the nature of insured structures, of weather and topography, of the details of claims, and more. A business that was once out of control is now on the verge of being under control.

Each year, we turn the attention of this conference toward that effort. We are in the midst of preparing the conference program and will share topics and speakers here on our website as they are confirmed.

We are expecting another large turnout this year, and we may sell out the room as we have done for each of our prior insurance conferences. We encourage you to register early if you wish to attend. If you cannot attend because of a conflict, we urge you to share this invitation with someone else in your organization right away to ensure that a space is available. It is also important to reserve a room at the Ritz-Carlton right away – that is a separate process from the conference registration – because the hotel is likely to sell out before the meeting, especially at our discounted room rates.

Attendees enjoy a $100 earlybird discount until Aug. 7.  In addition, there is a $100 discount for prior conference attendees and newsletter subscribers. Thus, subscribers who register early save a total of $200 off the regular registration price for a special earlybird rate of $1,399 for the entire conference.

Thanks to our history of filling hotel rooms months in advance, The Ritz-Carlton is offering Property Insurance Report National Conference attendees deeply discounted rates as low as $299 a night. You must receive a confirmation number by email from the hotel to be assured of a room. If you do not receive a confirmation email, call the Ritz-Carlton directly.

You can reserve a room at our discounted rates until Oct. 22 or until our room block is gone, which has always been much sooner. Details on room rates, cancellation policies, etc., can be found at the hotel reservation link or the downloadable hotel reservation form. Rooms are blocked only for registered conference attendees.

The conference begins Sunday, Nov. 15 with early registration and a reception with sponsors starting at 5 p.m. On Monday, Nov. 16, the sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a networking reception extraordinaire with an ocean and sunset view. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to noon, allowing time for lunch with other conference attendees and our sponsors, golf, afternoon business, or travel.

Our mission is to facilitate the flow of ideas and information within the property insurance industry so that our subscribers and conference attendees can gain the competitive edge they need. If you have any questions at all, please contact us directly.