The Big Event 2018 Wrap-Up!

    Posted by MAIA on November 1, 2018


    To our attendees, company partners, speakers, and vendors...
    MAIA’s 2018 Big Event (October 25-29) was THE place to be in the Massachusetts insurance world! This year’s theme, Winning the Insurance Game! proved to be a game-changer for our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors alike. From the Young Agents' Plinko challenge at Thursday night’s Kick-Off Reception to our live trivia game show Insurmania Live! on Saturday — and of course Sunday’s Game Day! program — everyone was playing to win.

    Here's a look at The Big Event 2018 by the numbers...

    • 2,043 Attendees
    • 133 Vendors exhibited for two days!
    • 50+ Industry Partners provided sponsorships that helped keep the Big Event affordable
    • 11 Hours of Streaming Live programming seen by almost 50 people


    We can't THANK YOU enough ...

    MAIA's Annual Conference and Trade Fair is a success each year because of the incredible people who make up our community of insurance professionals.
    OUR SPONSORS, without whom the Big Event would be just a wee little event! Thank you to Arbella Insurance Group, Safety Insurance, MAPFRE Insurance, Plymouth Rock Assurance, Liberty Mutual, Boston Software, Insurance Licensing Services of America (ILSA) and the 50+ additional industry partners whose support makes this event possible.
    OUR SPEAKERS, including Commissioner of Insurance Gary Anderson, Mass. Registrar Erin C. Deveney, and the dozens of industry experts who led sessions on licensing, personal & commercial lines, E&O, sales & marketing, management, and health & wellness topics.
    ...OUR ATTENDEES, who fill the trade show and the classrooms with enthusiasm and energy, eager to learn, participate, and network. We hope you were able to learn something new, meet the vendors, network with company partners and toast to friends both old and new!


    Notable Awards & Contest Winners


    Henry F. Barry Jr. Memorial Pacesetter of the Year
    John Toole of Toole Insurance Agency
    James O. Herrick Memorial Young Agent of the Year
    Bailey Eastman of Webber & Grinnell Insurance Agency
    Young Agent Committee MVP
    Jessica Walsh of Homer T. Brown Insurance Agency
    Missing Puzzle Piece $500 Winner
    Debra DeCillis of John J. Walsh Insurance
    Safety Zone Insurmania Live! Trivia Game Show $1,000 Winners
    Justin Gough & Randy Schukraft of Deland Gibson Insurance

    Moberg Group's Agency Procedures Manual Winners
    Wendy Pendergast of Prince Insurance, Peter Brunelli of Keefe Insurance, and Maria DeBarros of Maria I. DeBarros Insurance
    Narragansett Bay's "Golden Ticket" Apple Watch Winner
    Joyce Vecchiarelli of Peter A. Rosetti Insurance


    Before we call it a wrap, check out the following links to... 


    Help Us Make Next Year Great

    Please share your Big Event Experience as an attendee by completing the Big Event 2018 Attendee Survey.
    For questions or comments related to the event, please contact Heather Kramer 508-634-7369.

    October 31st - November 3rd

    Topics: The Massachusetts Agent, 2018, The Big Event 2018

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