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Gain Essential Insights at MetroRAP 2024

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 | Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

Elevate your business to new heights within the dynamic insurance market! Join us for an exciting event that guarantees an enlightening journey into successfully conquering the challenges of today's insurance industry.

Don't miss out on this incredible day of networking and collaboration. With a range of networking opportunities, a buzzing trade show, exceptional education, and even a pre-event reception with NY-YIP, MetroRAP 2024 has something for everyone in the insurance industry.

Reasons to attend:

Industry Guidance

Enjoy face-to-face interactions with industry professionals who have advice and resources to share.

Increased Knowledge

Exceptional education to help you overcome the challenges of today's insurance industry

Energizing Experiences

Incredible day of networking and collaboration at a buzzing trade show–MetroRAP is an event that will inspire you long after you return to the office.


Wednesday, Jan. 31

6:30–8:30 p.m.

MetroRAP Welcome Reception
Hosted by NY-YIP
Connolly’s Times Square
Get tickets here!
Separate registration required.

Thursday, Feb. 1

7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

PIA registration desk open

8-10 a.m.

Education session:
Hard Conversations for a Hard Market
Bradford Lachut, Esq.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Continental breakfast

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Trade show
—Cash door prize drawings
—Exhibitor & grand door prize drawings
—Best overall booth experience winner

12:30-2 p.m.

Buffet lunch in trade show

2-5 p.m.

Education session:
Errors & Omissions in the Empire City
Bradford Lachut, Esq.


Instructor Bradford Lachut, Esq.

As director of government & industry affairs, Bradford Lachut, Esq., is responsible for all legal, government relations and insurance industry liaison programs for PIA Northeast. Lachut has spent more than a decade studying and learning about New York’s unique insurance marketplace. He has developed and taught dozens of courses on topics ranging from the history of New York’s Scaffold Law, to insurance agent standard of care. Lachut has presented testimony before state Assembly committees on the health of the marketplace both coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and during the current hard market that the industry is experiencing. He has also testified before the state Assembly about extreme weather and its impact on the property/casualty insurance marketplace.

8–10 a.m.

Hard Conversations for a Hard Market

Approved for 2 NYCE credits (BR, C3, PC, PA - NYCR-278556).
Approved for 2 NJ CE credits (GEN - 88906387).
Sponsored by: Excess Line Association of NY

As any insurance producer can attest, the times are a changin’. The increase marketplace pendulum is swiftly and resolutely swinging toward a hard market. Producers and clients are experiencing availability issues, pricing increases, and stricter underwriting. What is an insurance producer supposed to do in situations like this? This two-hour course will give producers the tools they need to discuss the hard market with their clients. Covered topics will include an in-depth look at reinsurance and its impact on the retail insurance marketplace, inflation, as well state-specific cost drivers including extreme weather, increasing litigation costs and state regulation. .

2–5 p.m.

Errors & Omissions in the Empire City^FF ^UN

Approved for 3 NYCE credits (BR, C3, LB, C1, LSB, LA, PC, PA, TIA - NYCR-278557).
Approved for 3 NJ CE credits (GEN - 88906413).
Sponsored by: Utica National Insurance Group

The Big Apple. The Capital of the World. The City that Never Sleeps. New York City has many names. Regardless of what you call it, the city is a unique and difficult place for insurance producers to operate. The sheer size and speed at which the city moves creates challenges that would make any producer lose sleep. This three-hour course is designed specifically for those agents living and working around the five boroughs and will address issues unique to those areas. The course will provide a broad overview of the legal duty an insurance producer has to their client in New York state. Then, Lachut will analyze that duty through the lens of issues experienced acutely in New York City, including New York’s Labor Law 240 coverage, certificates of insurance, umbrella polices, as well excess-lines coverage.

^FF^UN- This course has been approved for E&O loss prevention credit by Fireman's Fund and Utica National. Call the PIA E&O Department for details: (800) 424-4244.

Trade Show

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet vendors and discover markets that will help your business.

Our trade-show floor is brimming with opportunities waiting to be seized. Browse for the newest innovations, and products for your business. With a diverse range of exhibitors representing the best of the industry, it's a dynamic marketplace of ideas, products, and services.

But this year, we've added an exciting twist to make your experience even more engaging! Introducing the "Best in (Trade) Show" contest—a chance for you to be the judge and crown the most outstanding booth on the floor. Attendees will vote for their favorite booth based on overall experience, creativity, and innovation.