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Big "I" Announces October Dates for Young Agent Sales & Leadership Conference



Event to be held with 2004 Big “I” Convention in Orlando


ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 13—The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America’s (the Big “I”) Young Agents Committee will hold its Young Agents Sales & Leadership Conference Oct. 8 through 10 in Orlando, Fla.


The event will be held in conjunction with the 2004 Big “I” Convention at the Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Hotel located on the Disney property.


The Young Agents Sales & Leadership Conference is the industry’s premier event for young agents. The event promotes the building of leadership and sales skills as well as establishing networking contacts with other young agents who comprise the future of the independent agency system. Young producers from across the country will gather for three days of educational training designed to mold the agency system leaders of tomorrow.


Doug J. Nelson, chairman of the Indiana Young Agents and an account executive with New Haven, Ind.-based Oetting Insurance Agency, Inc., was a first-time attendee at last year’s conference in Las Vegas.


“The Young Agents Sales & Leadership Conference is an excellent event,” Nelson says. “It helped me learn the leadership skills that are necessary to succeed in our industry, and it also gave me a number of great networking contacts. I highly recommend this conference to all young agents. It is a valuable experience.”


The conference will feature sessions designed exclusively for young agents, including sales training and skills sessions. Sessions include a panel of industry leaders who will discuss the outlook for the industry; an Elite Force Sales Training program; a leadership session discussing how to achieve business goals through a client-based focus; and “The Magnificent Seven,” a panel of 2004 Young Agents Committee award honorees revealing insights and accomplishments from their successful state programs. The closing session also offers the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) credits.


More information and online registration for IIABA’s Young Agents Sales & Leadership Conference is available at For more information, contact Leslie Mularski at (800) 221-7917.


The young agents event precedes the 2004 Big “I” Convention—IIABA’s showcase meeting featuring one of the largest exhibit halls in the insurance industry; several prominent guest speakers; a compelling company CEO panel; a wide variety of innovative CE classes; numerous networking opportunities; and many other exciting events. The Big “I” Convention runs Oct. 9 through 11.


Also on the schedule for this meeting time is the highly informative Best Practices Business Symposium, which will be held Oct. 10 through 11. The symposium is an intensive program of group events, networking opportunities and informative workshops designed to give agency owners and their management staff the tools and expertise to attain their agencies’ business and sales goals. Independent agency owners and managers, brokers, carrier representatives, and insurance industry business partners are encouraged to attend the symposium.


For more information about the 2004 Big “I” Convention and the Best Practices Business Symposium or to register online for either event, visit and clicking on the “Events and Conferences” link.


Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—

property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address:







​127 South Peyton Street
Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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