2020 Spring Agent Symposium & Vendor Showcase

Agent Symposium and Vendor Showcase

February 20-21, 2020
Flamingo Hotel
3555 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Roadmap to Independence is an opportunity for NIICA members and other Nationwide Independent Contractors to map out practical strategies on their road to independent agent status.  During this dynamic event, participants will have opportunities to learn from and connect with experts from within the independent agency channel.  Vendor Representatives and Workshop Leaders will provide blueprints for decision making around systems, technology, carrier contracting, operational best practices and financing.  Two focal points of this event include a panel discussion with several of your peer agents who have successfully transitioned, along with a very special banquet dinner and entertainment.  Read on for important details!

Schedule of Events

Plan to arrive on Wednesday, February 19.  Join us Wednesday evening for a Welcome Dessert, Coffee and Cocktail Reception from 8:30 – 10 pm in the Flamingo Wheel House overlooking the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Our Agent Symposium begins at 7:30 am on Thursday, February 20 with Continental Breakfast in our Vendor Showcase.  Our program officially kicks off at 9 am with our Roadmap to Independence Opening General Session.  By popular demand, a key component of this session will be a panel discussion featuring four of your peers who have successfully blazed the trail to independent agent status.  During this discussion, you will hear how they did it, and learn tips and tricks for ensuring your successful transition.  Following our Opening General Session, you’ll enjoy a full day of workshops where practical solutions for building your agency business will be shared by knowledgeable industry experts and experienced solution providers.  Lunch and Refreshment Breaks will provide opportunities to connect in our Vendor Showcase.  Workshops will conclude by 5 pm.

A must-attend part of your Roadmap to Independence Agent Symposium is our Gala Event!  We’ll begin our evening with cocktails at 6:30 pm, with an elegant dinner and entertainment to follow.

On Friday, February 21, we will again be serving breakfast in our Vendor Showcase, followed by a motivational keynote presentation designed to elevate your agency business to new heights!  Workshops will continue until 12:15 pm when the Roadmap to Independence concludes and you embark on your new journey.

Please be on the lookout for additional information about Presenters, Exhibitors and Sponsors.  We’ll be sharing updates and details as event planning progresses.

Registration is now open for NIICA Members. For more event information and to register, please log into the Members Only area. (Reminder –  your user ID is your email address on file with NIICA.) Problems? Contact us at [email protected]

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See you in Vegas!

Class Action Complaint for
Declaratory and Injunctive Relief
Filed 5/2/19 In the United States District Court
For the Eastern District of New York

DeVivo Associates, Inc. and Dennis J DeVivo, Plaintiffs,
v.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Defendant

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 NIICA’s Objectives Are:

  • To create a professional organization from which rules, ideas, statements, papers, journals, dissertations and studies can be presented publicly for analysis, debate and resolution; and to publish those subjects that are inherent and of interest to the business pursuits of member agents and their principal.
  • To promote professionalism and ethical practice, placing service to the policyholder and public first and foremost.
  • To promote and maintain effective communication between the agent and the company.
  • To foster and encourage fellowship among agents and their families.
  • To encourage increased competence through continuous study and professional industry courses.
  • To search for ways in which career agents may enjoy unique benefits such as curtailment of agency expense, investigate sources of the most economical insurance coverages for members and recommend activities that may prove financially advantageous to the agency force.
  • To research and recommend legislative programs that may provide fair treatment of insurance consumers and Nationwide independent contractors.
  • To provide information for all members on national and local issues that are of importance to them.
  • To provide help to an incapacitated agent for the maintenance and operation of his or her agency.
  • To provide survivor administrative assistance to the family of a deceased member.
  • To assist agents with legal expenses when it is determined that they were unfairly terminated or about to be terminated without just cause.
  • To reject the concept of unionization in any form or fashion.