TITLE: Gearing Up for NAILBA 34

PUBLICATION: Perspectives, the premier publication of The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA)

DESCRIPTION: Feature article about NAILBA's 34th annual meeting


NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki once said, “In every aspect of life, have a game plan, and then do your best to achieve it.” As we start our engines for NAILBA 34, now is the time to map out a game plan for this highly anticipated event.

“The annual meeting is a networking and education opportunity for insurance distributors that is unparalleled in the industry,” remarks David Long, NAILBA Chairman and Senior Vice President with CPS Sacramento. “It is the only place where members can interact face to face with virtually every carrier and vendor they are working with or may want to work with.  In addition, there are general and break-out sessions with speakers and workshops on the issues most important to NAILBA members.”

However, if you want to make the most of these valuable opportunities, it’s important to plan ahead. “Decide in advance what you want or need to ‘get’ from this year’s meeting, and make a plan,” says Jack Chiasson, NAILBA CEO. “Write it out, or put it in your electronic device. Plan for EVERY DAY, and for every part of the meeting – the general sessions, the workshops, the exhibit hall and the evening events, both ‘official’ and affiliated events.”

Whether you’re an Annual Meeting rookie or a seasoned veteran, here are a few tips to help you maximize your time at NAILBA 34.