PIANY PIANJ Annual Conference
Hosted by PIA of New Jersey and New York, Annual Conference has been developed to engage with all levels of insurance professionals looking to amplify their knowledge of industry products, markets, tools, and personal and commercial lines
Rock out with other insurance pros and develop harmonious strategies to elevate your business at this multi-day event. Share, discuss and explore new tempos and exciting advancements in insurance.
Be an Insurance Rock Star!
Thousands of insurance professionals looking to be in-tune with the industry choose Annual Conference as their opportunity to reignite their set list with new tools, services, and strategies
Reasons to attend:
Agent-to-agent relationships and industry connections help you grow your business and better support your clients. Have face-to-face interactions with industry professionals who have advice to share and resources to offer.
From the tradeshow and networking sessions, to panel discussions and compelling education—Annual Conference is a high-energy event that will inspire you long after you return to the office.
PIA provides only the best in quality education. CE sessions at Annual Conference will expand your knowledge and give you a competitive edge in the industry.
Check Out This Great Event Lineup:
Party Like a Rock Star
Connect with colleagues and friends at the various networking gigs and events:
Networking Cocktail Reception
Sunday, June 4, 5 p.m.
Sponsored by: Jimcor Agencies
Keep up to date with what’s going on in the insurance industry. Want to see the latest insurance products and services? Or, meet with other leading insurance professionals? They will all be there at the Annual Conference trade show—you should be there too.
Sunday, June 4, 9–11 p.m.
Sponsored by: Hanover Insurance Group and N2G Worldwide
Don’t miss the most popular party in town! Join the Young Insurance Professionals for great music, dancing, and craft drinks at the Hard Rock Café Backstage! Meet the young minds shaping the insurance industry.
Sunday, June 4, 4–6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 5, 9 a.m.-Noon; 1:45–4 p.m.
Meet vendors and discover markets that will help your business. Browse the trade-show floor for the newest innovations, and products for your business. All attendees automatically are qualified to win amazing door prizes and cash giveaways.
Wine and Cheese Reception: Monday 1:45 - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by Price & Price Enterprises Inc.
Rockin’ the Laughs
Networking Lunch featuring America’s funniest motivator, Ross Shafer.
Monday, June 5, 12-1:45 p.m.
Sponsored by: Plymouth Rock Assurance
Check out Ross Shafer's brand of humor while he discusses leading through change, reinvention and resilience. Shafer delivers power chords that ignite and inspire front-line staff members, as well as senior executives.
Nighttime Beach Party
LandShark Bar & Grill
Monday, June 5, 6:30–9 p.m.
Sponsored by: Selective Insurance
By popular demand, we’ll be taking over the LandShark Bar & Grill for a nighttime beach party! Party like a rock star with one of the top cover bands on the East Coast—The Goodman Fiske Band. Enjoy dinner and open bar on the beach.
Fun Run to Benefit
Special Olympics New Jersey
Tuesday, June 6, 6:30-8 a.m.
Sponsored by: Franklin Mutual Insurance
For almost 40 years, the Annual Fun Run has raised money for Special Olympics New Jersey. To date, PIANJ and NJYIP have raised more than $3.9 million for SONJ. Run, jog or walk and help make this the best one yet.
Catherine Trischan has worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years, and she provides education and consulting services to other agents, brokers and insurance companies. Those experiences have given her a deep level of dedication and a strong working relationship with her associates in the industry.
Steve Lyon has more than 35 years of agency-management experience owing, operating and managing an independent insurance agency. He uses his experience to conduct more than 150 insurance-related classes each year for agencies and companies throughout the U.S.
Sunday, June 4, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Surviving a Cyber Attack: A Mock Cyber Event
Presented by TAG Solutions
Approved for 2 NJ CE credits. (GEN-88905756)
Approved for 2 NYCE credits, applicable to PC, BR, C3 & PA licenses. (NYCR-274266)
Approved for 2 PA CE credits. (GEN-135692)
Sponsored by: TBA
Cybercrime is growing at an alarming rate. The average cost of a data breach now sits at $4.24 million, with 60% of all companies experiencing a breach in 2021. Most cybersecurity insurance policy costs have tripled in the past couple of years. The threat of ransomware attacks, data breaches, or major IT outages worry companies even more than business and supply-chain disruption, natural disasters, or the COVID-19 pandemic.
Want to learn how to protect your organization? This session will point out any gaps you have in your current program, as well as ensure what you’re doing today is protecting you.
A comprehensive, step-by-step cybersecurity playbook and agency self-assessment is yours to take back to your agency.
Monday, June 5, 8-11 a.m.
Contractors: CGL Coverage Issues
Cathy Trischan, CPCU, CIC, CRM, AU, ARM, AAI, CRIS, MLIS, TRIP
Approved for 3 NJ CE credits. (GEN-88903368)
Approved for 3 NYCE credits, applicable to PC, BR, PA & C3 licenses. (NYCR-272848)
Approved for 3 PA CE credits. (GEN-135723).
Sponsored by: Excess Line Association of New York
This course will delve into the complexities of Commercial General Liability Policies and how they respond to various liability exposures encountered by contractors. Explore a range of ISO endorsements and non-standard endorsements commonly utilized by insurers to provide comprehensive coverage. Through case studies and examples, attendees will examine the impact of each endorsement on the coverage that would have otherwise been provided by the CGL policy. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of liability insurance and how it applies to contractors. Don't miss out on this chance to expand your expertise and enhance your professional development.
Monday, June 5, 3–5:50 p.m.
21st Century Insurance Exposures
Steve Lyon, CPCU, CIC, CRM, AAI, ARM, AIS, CRIS, MLIS, AFIS, TRIP
Aproved for 3 NJ CE credits. (GEN-88905727)
Approved for 3 NY CE credits. Applicable to ALL licenses. (NYCR-274138)
Approved for 3 PA CE credits. (GEN-135388)
Sponsored by: Brooks Insurance Agency
This jammed-packed informational class will discuss some of the evolving issues in the insurance industry today. Lyon will discuss how carriers and the courts are interpreting coverage for these issues, and what you can do to help protect and advise your client accordingly. Topics will include, but not be limited to: virtual currencies, blockchain, hashgraph; medical/recreational marijuana; understanding nanotechnology; self-driving autonomous vehicles; unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones); genetically modified organisms (What are they? How did they come about? Are they safe?); ride sharing/car sharing/slugging; and social media/internet activity and the homeowners policy.
Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Ins-and-Outs of Errors & Omissions^UN^FF
Steve Lyon, CPCU, CIC, CRM, AAI, ARM, AIS, CRIS, MLIS, AFIS, TRIP
Approved for 3 NJ CE credits. (GEN-88905728)
Approved for 3 NY CE credits. Applicable to ALL licenses. (NYCR-274137)
Approved for 3 PA CE credits. (GEN-135389)
Sponsored by: Utica National Insurance Group
Being an insurance producer/underwriter involves playing a variety of different roles. From detective, to educator, to negotiator and client advocate. The standard of care an insurance producer owes to his or her client is at the heart of every errors-and-omissions claim—and it varies from state to state significantly. This unique course will focus on exposure identification and analysis, marketing, proposals, policy issuance, binders, certificates, ID cards, endorsements, payments, audits, claims handling, renewal reviews, account rounding, effective loss control, checklists and self-audits, proper documentation, and recent court decision for and against agents and brokers. This class is a must-attend event for all agency employees, producers and principals.
^UN^FF -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.
Connect. Learn. Grow.
Deep Dive Live! Leveraging Tech's Exclusive Introductory Session for Agency Owners
Facilitated by Peter MacDonald of Wunderite
Monday, June 5, 2-3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Wunderite
Are you an agency owner looking to stay ahead of the game? Do you want to learn how technology and outside services can help you grow your business? If so, we invite you to join us for an exclusive introductory session of Deep Dive Live! Leveraging Tech.
This program is designed to bring like-minded professionals together to explore the latest trends and strategies in the industry. With a commitment to 4 sessions throughout the year, 3 of which are virtual, and 1 in-person at next year’s Annual Conference, Deep Dive Live! Leveraging Tech is the perfect opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with other professionals in the industry.
In this introductory chat, we'll provide an overview of the program and what you can expect from each session. You'll gain insights into the latest technologies and services that can help grow your business, and you'll have the chance to network with other professionals in the industry.