Property Insurance Report
National Conference 2014

Registration is still open, but the meeting is filling quickly!

In fact, our conference hotel, the Four Seasons, Scottsdale at Troon North, is currently sold out. Please call the Reservations Coordinator, Deana Nelson at 480 513-5045 to have your name placed on a hotel Wait List. If and when rooms open up Deana will contact you directly.

In the meantime, please make a reservation at a nearby hotel. Here are some suggestions:

Marriott McDowell Mountains
16770 North Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, phone: 480 502-3836

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Fairmont Scottsdale
7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, phone: 480 585-4848

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Boulders
34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ, phone: 480 488-9009

We hope you can join us for the 2014 Property Insurance Report National Conference, to be held November 16-18 at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Arizona.

In just a few short years, property insurance has shifted from a place of panic to a place of pride in the property and casualty insurance business. The dramatic increase in available data and tools to understand that data have empowered insurers to better understand risks. Growing skills in claims handling are helping insurers to speed settlement and increase customer satisfaction while at the same time lowering both claims costs and loss adjustment expense.

The new tools, however, are creating a new kind of competitive anxiety. The insurers who stay on top of the latest innovations, and quickly integrate them into their operations, are gaining significant advantages over other insurers. The gap between the skilled and unskilled – always wider in property insurance than other lines of business – is growing and shows no signs of reversing. Awareness of this challenge to remain among the industry leaders informs everything we do at the Property Insurance Report National Conference. We are deeply engaged with the smartest thinkers in the industry, designing a program that will enable attendees to stay one step ahead of those less committed to knowledge and innovation.

We are thrilled to bring the meeting to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North for the first time. This spectacular five-diamond property enjoys exceptionally easy access to Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). The Casita rooms in this remarkable resort are spread across a high desert plateau, with fine dining, an unmatched spa, and world class golf, most notably the two courses at adjacent Troon North, one of the most beautiful desert courses in a state famous for them.

This historic region includes Old Town Scottsdale, endless shopping, the Desert Botanical Garden, a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece at Taliesin West, and more. 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 are certain that we will sell out quickly as we have done for each of our prior conferences. We encourage you to register early if you wish to attend. It is also important to reserve a room at the Four Seasons right away – that is a separate process from the conference registration – because the hotel will definitely sell out before the meeting, especially at our discounted room rates.

To reserve your space at the conference, come back on May 30 and click on the “online registration” button to the right. Or click on “Download printable forms,” and print out a registration form. If paying by credit card, fill out the form and fax it in, or scan and email. If paying by check, mail the form and the check together.

There is a $100 discount for prior conference attendees and newsletter subscribers.

To reserve a space on the waiting list at the Four Seasons Scottsdale, click on the “Hotel Reservation Form” button on the right, download the reservation form, fill it out and fax in the enclosed hotel reservation form to 480-513-5055. Or you can call the hotel directly at 888-207-9696. 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 Four Seasons directly.

Thanks to our history of filling hotel rooms months in advance, the Four Seasons is offering Property Insurance Report National Conference attendees deeply discounted rates as low as $295 a night for a  Casita room, or $320 for a Premier Casita. Those rates are first-come, first-served and based on availability. You can reserve a room at our discounted rates until October 16, 2014, 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 16 with early registration and a reception with sponsors starting at 5:00 pm. On Monday, November 17, the sessions run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, followed by the industry’s best networking reception with an stunning desert vista. Tuesday, November 18, sessions run from 8:30 am to noon, allowing time for lunch with other conference attendees and our sponsors, golf, afternoon business, or travel. Our website is the place to track developments in the conference program and learn about our sponsors.

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 Arizona!

Sincerely,

Tracie B. Sullivan, Conference Director and Brian P. Sullivan, Conference Chairman