We’re excited to invite you to our 13thannual BenefitsPRO Broker Expo inIndianapolis. We hope you’ll join us April 11-13 at the JWMarriot Indianapolis — named by Conde Nast as the 25th best hotel in the world and No.5 in the U.S. — to hear from top-notch keynotes speakers,colleagues and industry leaders, learn more about how to evolve inthe changing benefits industry, and have some fun in the CircleCity. (Register now!)


Here are some of the many reasons you should join us inIndy:

Top keynote speakers

  • We’re happy to welcome two of the country’s most respectedpolitical experts, Nicolle Wallace and Bakari Sellers toour Expo stage to help us sort out what President Trump’s first 100days in office mean for the benefits industry. Don’t misstheir session, “Crossfire on Current Events & Today’s DivisivePolitical Landscape.”

  • Want a look into the future of health care? AaronCarroll, director of the Center for Health Policy andassociate dean for research mentoring and professor of pediatricsat Indiana University School of Medicine, will dig into thetrends of today and what they could mean for health care down theroad. He’ll also explore what today’s health care climatewill mean for benefits plans and brokers over the next 12 to 18months.

  • Britt Andreatta, a leading expert on brainscience and learning and the author of “Wired to Grow” and “Wiredto Resist” will share insight on how to harness human biology toovercome resistance to change. You’ll leave this session with newstrategies for intentionally building your own professionalcapacity and strengthening all functions of your organization.

  • In our closing keynote, “News From The Hill,” NAHU VicePresident of Government Affairs Marcy Buckner will dive in on thechanging regulatory rules under the new administration.How will these fast and furious changes affect you, your businessand your industry?

Industry thought leaders

Once again, the Expo will feature a number of breakout sessionswhere attendees can deepen their knowledge and hear from some ofthe top benefits professionals in the industry.

  • The “Broker Career Paths in the ‘New’ World” session, featuringtwo former Broker of the Year winners David Contorno and ReedSmith, will examine what it means to be a broker in thisnew environment. Join David, Reed and the rest of thepanel as they share what has worked and what hasn’t at a level ofdisclosure rarely seen in our industry.

  • Another breakout session worth putting in your calendar is“What’s the Good News, Ladies?” with Susan Combs, president ofCombs & Company. Susan will moderate an all-femalepanel about the challenges and opportunities for women in thebenefits industry. Be sure to join if the sound of glassshattering doesn’t bother you.

  • And while all of the sessions and speakers have great insightand experience to share, be sure to catch the BenefitsPROBroker of the Year panel discussion. We’ve whittled animpressive list of nominations to five excellent candidates for the2017 BOY award. Moderated by editor-in-chief Paul Wilson, thissession will highlight why and how these brokers stand out fromothers in their ranks. (Be sure to look out for the April issue ofBenefitsPRO for more on the five finalists.)

Why Indy?

There’s a lot to see inside the Expo halls, but be sure to savetime to explore Indianapolis while you can. Here are a fewsuggestions:

  • You can’t go to Indy without exploring what makes the cityfamous: that means checking out the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

  • Catch a game: The Indiana Pacers will hose the Atlanta Hawks onApril 12.

  • Visit Monument Circle: Located in downtown Indianapolis, thescenic area boasts great shops and restaurants, as well as amonument to Indiana war veterans, hence the name. You can walk thesteps to the observation deck to get a view of the city.

  • Try out some of the city’s best cuisine: Indy’s food is nostranger to the limelight, appearing on shows like “The Best ThingI Ever Ate,” “Man vs. Food,” and “Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”St. Elmo Steak House boaststhe “world’s spiciest dish,” its shrimp cocktail, according to oneTV host. Looking for something a little more low-key? Try Steer In for a burger or Edward’sDrive-In, where you can have a Hoosier favorite — breaded porktenderloin sandwich.

Don't wait any longer. Register today! See you in Indy!

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