Connect. Learn. Engage.

This has long been the tagline for the annual Windstorm Insurance Conference. But it’s more than a slogan, it’s an actual experience at the 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference set for Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, 2017 at the Renaissance Seaworld in Orlando, Florida.

Here, you’ll meet and mingle with top industry professionals and influencers to engage and discuss current trends, hot topics, and recent developments in windstorm and property insurance claims.

And, you can typically knock out a year’s worth of your CE credits during this three-day event.

The annual WIND Conference is more than the average, status quo insurance industry event.

Nowhere else can you actually learn and engage with representatives from both sides of the industry. That’s what many of our attendees say makes our event so unique, and a huge learning opportunity for them.

Here are the 9 reasons to attend the annual Windstorm Insurance Conference:

1. Pay affordable registration fees.

We’re one of the most “bang-for-your-buck” industry conferences. Your conference registration fee includes attendance at all general sessions, attendance at CE workshop breakout sessions, numerous continuing education credits for multiple states and disciplines, three days of group food and beverage functions: breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and four cocktail evening receptions.

2. Increase your industry knowledge.

Learn from more than 25 sessions on hot topic issues. NFIP Adjuster Certification, WIND Appraiser/Umpire Certifications®, and claims software training.

Learn about industry hot topics: Assignment of Benefits, Appraisal, Carrier Adjuster Issues, Complex Residential CAT Losses from Inception to Trial, Cyber Security, Drones, Use of Technology in Claims Handling/Customer Service and CAT, and much, much more.

Professional development will also be the focus with the WIND 2017 keynote speaker, Col. Mark Tillman.

Tillman, who served as the Commander of Air Force One (2001-2009) and was the Air Force One Pilot on September 11, 2001, was the first to fly the President into a War Zone on the Zero Fail Mission to Iraq.

He’ll be presenting, Zero Fail Mission, which can be applied in both business and everyday life, and details planning, measurable expectations, and personal responsibility principles for insurance professionals.

3. Network with 1,000+ industry professionals and influencers.

Attendees come from all over the nation (and sometimes overseas) to attend the annual WIND Conference. Representatives from more than 35 states and international attendees make up the conference demographics. We’ve even had attendees travel from Singapore!

4. Meet a diverse group of property insurance claims professionals.

WIND attendees represent all facets of the property insurance claims industry.

You will find anyone from senior management to the independent adjuster, company adjuster, policyholder representatives, in addition to attorneys, engineers, underwriters, restoration professionals, contractors, as well as other related professions who attend to obtain information about industry trends and earn continuing education credits.

5. Earn a year’s worth of CE credits in just three days.

Florida adjuster and agent credits have just been approved, and additional states and organizations are coming soon.

The annual WIND Conference is a leading provider of CE credits for adjuster credits, bar associations, and professional organizations for property insurance claims professionals.

In 2016, we offered adjuster credits for 10 states, CLEs for seven state bar associations, and professional CE credits for seven industry associations.

6. Enjoy four nightly networking receptions, including our Roaring 1920s theme party.

This is where deals are made! The WIND conference evening receptions offer food and drinks, plus lots of networking. Don’t miss the final night’s event, the WIND Roaring 20s Speakeasy/Casino and Game Night party.

Calling all Great Gatsby guys and 1920s flapper ladies. Don your best Art Deco-era costumes (beads, feather boas, headbands, flapper dresses for the ladies; bow ties, vests, fedoras for the guys) for this fun and festive night in the WIND “Speakeasy.”

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks (no prohibition here!), games, and casino tables will be set up to test your skill and luck. And of course, lots of great prizes will be awarded to our lucky attendees. This is one party you don’t want to miss!

7. Access the latest industry products and services from our WIND Partner Exhibitor/Sponsor companies.

Find the products that best fit your company’s needs when you visit the WIND HUB. You’ll learn from the industry’s leading providers of good and services for property adjusters and insurance claims professionals.

Claims software training, engineering, law, construction, and housing service providers on hand to educate attendees. In addition our exhibitor/sponsor partner companies provide the opportunity to win major prizes in our WIND Partner Raffle. Many of our attendees walk away with valuable prizes, just for visiting our WIND HUB.

8. Golf at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Resort.

The annual WIND Golf Tournament will be held at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course, rated by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary and rated four stars by Golf Digest,

It’s the longest of the Walt Disney Resort golf courses and features elevated tees, spacious greens and challenging water hazards.

WIND Golf tournament players will enjoy 18 holes of golf, range balls, continental breakfast, post-tournament cookout, contests, prizes, and transportation to and from the course.

9. Get some R&R before or after the conference.

Don’t forget to leave some fun and relaxation time for your stay. We’ve arranged for discounted Orlando attraction tickets, and the conference hotel is located steps to SeaWorld. Many of our attendees come early or stay after, and bring their families to enjoy warm, sunny Florida and world-famous Orlando attractions.

Connect. Learn. Engage at WIND 2017.

Be sure to take advantage of early discounts and register today. The deadline for early registration is January 15, 2017. And be sure to book your conference hotel block soon, rooms are going fast and often sell out. We look forward to seeing you at WIND 2017!

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