Registration is now open for the 2013 Property Insurance Report National Conference, to be held November 10-12 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California. We hope that you will join us for our 11th annual event, which is shaping up to be an exciting and important meeting.
To register for the meeting, click the blue “Register Online” button to the right.
To reserve a room at the conference hotel, click the blue “Online Hotel Reservation” button to the right.
Or, click the blue “Printable Forms” button to download a pdf of forms for both the conference and the hotel.
We are still developing the program, and as speakers and topics develop we will be posting updates in the links to the right, where you will also eventually find the preliminary attendee list as it develops. For now, those links offer last year’s program and attendee list to give you an idea of the meeting structure.
What will we be addressing this year?
Though it can sometimes be hard to see in the midst of storm claims in one place or another across the country, there has been substantial progress in returning property insurance to profitability. A decade ago, property insurers were mired in red ink, but today insurers can look back with pride at bringing the market all the way to a mediocre level of profitability. We’re not trying to be cute – mediocre profits are far better than no profits at all, and have set the stage for better times to come.
Improvement in the future will come from the same places as the progress of the past decade: thoughtful but aggressive rate increases, more refined pricing and underwriting, more data-driven claims strategies, careful marketing to attract only the best risks, improved geographic risk management, wise management of the regulatory and political aspects of the business, and more. Not surprisingly, these are the topics that have dominated the conference programs for the past several years, and these are the topics that will certainly dominate our 2013 event.
We are thrilled to bring the meeting back to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California. 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. This is our fifth year in a row on Southern California’s gold coast as past attendees insist we continue to return to the best November weather found anywhere in the country.
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.
This year we are expecting another large turnout, and 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. 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.
All attendees will enjoy a $100 earlybird discount until July 31, 2013. In addition, there is a $100 discount for prior conference attendees and newsletter subscribers. The earlybird registration fee is $1,499, and with the prior attendee/subscriber discount the total fee is $1,399.
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 $295 a night. There are three ways to reserve a room in the hotel: online using the link on our website and the enclosed hotel Reservation Form; faxing the enclosed Reservation Form to the hotel directly at 949-489-5893; or calling hotel reservations at 847-266-6065. 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 October 17, 2013, or until our room block is gone, which has always been much sooner. Details on room rates, cancellation policies, etc. can be found on the hotel Reservation Form. Rooms are blocked only for registered conference attendees.
The conference begins Sunday, November 10 with early registration and a reception with sponsors starting at 5:00 pm. On Monday, November 11, the sessions run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, followed by a networking reception extraordinaire with an ocean and sunset view. Tuesday, November 12, sessions run from 8:30 am to noon, allowing time for lunch with other conference attendees and our sponsors, golf, afternoon business, or travel.
We cannot thank you enough for your support of our newsletter and conferences. Our mission is to facilitate the flow of ideas and information within the industry so that our subscribers and conference attendees can gain the competitive edge they need. If there is any way that we can do better, or if we can help you in any way, please call. We look forward to having you join us this fall. Print up some more business cards. We’ll supply the pencils. See you in California!
Tracie B. Sullivan, Conference Director
Brian P. Sullivan, Conference Chairman