Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents
ANNUAL CONFERENCE

& TRADE FAIR

November 6,  7,  8  &  9

Marriott Hotel, Copley Place, Boston, MA
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ALL Sessions

SESSIONS BY LEARNING TRACK
Exhibit Hall
Licensing Program
PIP
Success X...NEW!!
Sales Track
Personal Lines
Commercial Lines
Personal & Commercial Lines
E&O
Management
Learning Express Series...NEW!!
Personal & Career
Receptions/Food Functions

SESSIONS BY DAY
Thursday, Nov 6
Friday, Nov 7
Saturday, Nov 8
Sunday, Nov 9

$100 Deal...

QUESTIONS... ANSWERS

What does a Full Registration entitle me to?

What is Appreciation Saturday?

What is a Pre-Conference Intensive?

What is the PIP Program?

What is the Whole Person - Whole Employee Program?

What’s included in a Complete Friday Only Registration?

What’s included in a Complete Saturday Only Registration?

What is an Education Only Registration?

How do I register for the Trade Show only and what is the cost?

Where do I pick up my conference material?

Can I register on-site?

What is the dress code?

Do I have to pay for parking at the Copley Place Garage?

Will there be a place to put my coat?

Will I have to purchase food?

Can I purchase separate meal tickets?

How do I make a hotel reservation?

Who can I contact with questions?
Attending/
Registration:
Sheron Gagnon at sgagnon@massagent.com or call 800-742-6363
Melinda Cordner
at mcordner@massagent.com
Seminar Questions:

Exhibiting:

Sponsorships:

Speaking:

Melinda Cordner at mcordner@massagent.com or call 508-634-7375


Sheron Gagnon at sgagnon@massagent.com or call 508-634-7378

Sheron Gagnon at sgagnon@massagent.com or call 508-634-7378

Melinda Cordner at mcordner@massagent.com or call 508-634-7375


HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE?
You may register for the conference by clicking on and completing the online registration form or print pdf form.  Verify your selections and total amount.  Pay with a major credit card or by check.

Note:  If paying by check, your registration is not completed until the check and copy of the registration form is received.

Although most people pay online with a credit card, which locks in their session selections immediately, you may complete your registration by fax or mail instead of online if you prefer:
  • Fax: Credit card payments only.  Download the PDF of the registration form, complete it and fax it to 508-634-2936.

  • Mail: Complete your registration form and mail with a check to : 
    MAIA, 91 Cedar Street Milford, MA 01757

  • Phone:  For assistance with your registration please do not hesitate to call Sheron or Melinda at 800-742-6363.
Those faxing or mailing a registration form should either provide a credit card number or a check payable to MAIA for the full amount due.


WHAT DOES A FULL REGISTRATION ENTITLE ME TO?

When you pay $330 for a Full Registration that entitles you to the following:
  • All education sessions, meal functions and Trade Fair pass happening on Friday and Saturday
  • A person of your choice may attend one of the Pre-Conference Intensives offered on Thursday
  • All inside support agency personnel may attend Appreciation Saturday for FREE
  • A person of your choice may attend Sunday GAME Day!
  • For an additional $80.00 per person, any number of your agency staff may attend the 2-day P&C Licensing Study Review Class in Boston.


WHAT IS APPRECIATION SATURDAY?

Appreciation Saturday is for inside support agency staff.  If a person from your agency is registered for the Full Convention, any number of your inside support agency staff may attend FREE of charge.  The program for the day is designed specifically with these people in mind.   Many agents reward their staff with a trip to Boston and this event.


Partial Registration Options:

WHAT IS A PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE?
A Pre-Conference Intensive is one of 7 seminars offered on the Thursday before the conference formally begins.  The format is an intense study of a particular subject.  It is a full-day program that includes a luncheon and an evening reception.



WHAT IS THE PERSONAL INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL (PIP) PROGRAM?

The Personal Insurance Professional (PIP) Program* is a very rigorous 2-day program offered at The BIG Event. It's one piece of the 5-Part Certified Professional in Personal Lines (CPPL) Designation.

Finally, bragging rights for Personal Lines Account Managers!
For those who want...

MORE than JUST coverage...because an insurance professional MUST know more
MORE than merely listening...role playing …putting yourself in the clients’ shoes...in your competitors’ shoes
MORE than just the policy...making sure we “know the lingo” – insurance terminology that any real professional agent needs to know
MORE than just product knowledge...the art of effective listening...to increase sales and manage your client’s risk and exposure
MORE than just sitting there...active case studies...can you handle it?
MORE than just attendance...to obtain the certificate you’ll test your knowledge throughout the course...
And so will we...
Day 1 will be offered on Friday, November 7th.
Day 2 will be offered on Saturday, November 8th.

MAPFRE | Commerce Insurance has very graciously agreed to sponsor this program.


*Offers 14 CEs and you must attend BOTH days to receive CEs.


WHAT IS THE WHOLE PERSON - WHOLE EMPLOYEE PROGRAM?
The Whole Person - Whole Employee Program is one (required) part of MAIA's Certified Professional in Personal Lines (CPPL) designation.



WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A COMPLETE FRIDAY ONLY REGISTRATION?
A Complete Friday Only registration includes almost everything that is happening that day.  It includes your choice of seminars (excluding PIP), Trade Fair pass, breakfast, lunch, and the reception at the end of the day.



WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A COMPLETE SATURDAY ONLY REGISTRATION?
A Complete Saturday Only registration includes almost everything that is happening that day.  It includes your choice of seminars (excluding PIP), Trade Fair pass, breakfast, lunch, and the reception at the end of the day.

WHAT IS AN EDUCATION ONLY REGISTRATION?
An Education Only registration permits a person to attend individual education classes of their choice and it also includes admittance to the Trade Show!


HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE TRADE SHOW ONLY AND WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost for the Trade Show Only is $25 for a one-day pass.  Admission to theExhibit Hall is included with all Conference registrations. 

We LOVE children but...
Again this year, we will continue with a "no children" policy in the Exhibit Hall.  Space is tight and we want to provide an atmosphere where business can be conducted during the show hours. 



WHERE DO I PICK UP MY CONFERENCE MATERIAL?
Registration and conference material will be mailed directly to the attendee up until 2 weeks prior to the conference.  Participants registered after that may pick up their conference material at the registration area on the third floor of the hotel. 


CAN I REGISTER ON-SITE?
Yes, you may sign up to attend at the registration area on the third floor of the hotel.  We encourage people to register in advance to avoid any lines or waiting.



WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

The dress code for The Big Event is casual or business-casual.  Be comfortable while soaking up that new knowledge and meeting those new people who will be resources for you in the future.  You’ll probably do lots of walking, so choose your shoes carefully. 



DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING AT THE COPLEY PLACE GARAGE?

Yes, you must pay for your parking.  Unfortunately, the hotel does not own the garage and therefore cannot give us a discount.  We realize that this is an expense and encourage you to carpool, or take public transportation.  We have included information here for this purpose.



WILL THERE BE A PLACE TO PUT MY COAT?

Coat racks will be available; however, they are not supervised.  We have not had a problem in the past, but perhaps you may want to leave your best leather jacket at home, or plan to carry it with you for the day.



WILL I HAVE TO PURCHASE FOOD?

Meal functions are included in your registration fee, unless you are registered for an Education Session Only, Trade Show Only or attending the Licensing Class on Friday.  When a person from an agency purchases a FULL Registration, ALL inside support people attending Appreciation Saturday are welcome to breakfast, lunch and the evening reception as part of their FREE registration!



CAN I PURCHASE SEPARATE MEAL TICKETS?

Yes, tickets for separate meals or receptions may be purchased either in advance, onsite, or by filling out a Partial Registration Form.



HOW DO I MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION?

Complete hotel information can be found on The Big Event website, here.  Be sure that you get the conference rate.

         
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