2014 Blue Ribbon Conference

May 4-8, 2014
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Big Island of Hawaii

Mobile App Information

Make planning your Blue Ribbon Conference schedule fun and effective with the new Blue Ribbon Conference mobile application for your smart phone or tablet.

Here’s how to get the app:

After you’ve downloaded the app (marked by the Grupio blue bird graphic), open it and type “Blue Ribbon Conference” in the search bar.

Once the search has completed, click on the Blue Ribbon Conference event. From there, you can view conference schedule, speakers, mark sessions you’re interested in attending, message other participants, access social media and more.

If you have any questions or problems downloading the app, contact Cole Payan at 925-426-3307 or cwpayan@iiabcal.org.

Hotel & Conference Information

The Registration process is not compatible with Internet Explorer 9 or 10. If you are using IE9 or IE10, please register using Chrome or Firefox.

To register for the 2014 Blue Ribbon Conference, click here.
To make Mauna Lani Hotel reservations, click here.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Aloha Reception

Monday, May 5, 2014

8:00 – 8:05 a.m.
Welcome and Hawaiian Blessing

Ken Turknette, IIABCal President
Don Way, Chariman
Danny & Anna Akaka, Mauna Lani's Kahu

8:05 – 9:15 a.m.
Keynote Address: One Investor's View of the World

Prem Watsa, Chairman & CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings, Ltd

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cyber Security: Pre & Post Breach (Approved For Two 2 CE Credits) 
A panel of cyber policy experts moderated by Oliver Brew, Vice President, Specialty Casualty, Liberty International Underwriters.
"Pre Breach"  Moderator:  John Mullen, Sr., Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton
"Post Breach" Moderator: Oliver Brew, ACII, CIPP, Vice President, Specialty Casualty, Liberty International Underwriters 
Charles Beard, Principal, Advisory Practice, PwC
Amy Stanphill, Deputy General Counsel, Eisenhower Medical Center 
Theodore Kobus, III, Partner & National Co-Leader Privacy and Data Protection Team, BakerHostetler
David Lewison, Co-Leader National Financial Services Practice, AmWINS Brokerage Group

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Emerging Issues: Affordable Care Act and the California Health Benefit Exchange (Approved For 2 CE Credits)

Moderator: Stephen Young, SVP & General Counsel, IIABCal
Panelist: Chris Patton, Vice President Of Sales, Covered California
Panelist: John Newman, Executive Director for Exchange Operations, Kaiser Permanente
Panelist: Jon Pollock, Employe Benefits Advisor, Morris & Garritano

9:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Developing an Organic Growth Machine: Part 2
Randy Schwantz, CEO, The Wedge Group

12:30 p.m.
Scramble Golf Tournament 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.
Keys to Agency Perpetuation (1 Management CE Pending)

John Jaques, President, John H. Jaques Consulting

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Second Generation Agency CEOs (1 Management CE Pending)

Presented by a Panel of Younger, Successful 2nd Gen CEOs
Moderator: John Jaques, President, John H. Jaques Consulting
Panelist: Andrew Forchelli, GNW/Evergreen
Panelist: Charlie Rosson, Woodruff-Sawyer
Panelist: Keith Schuler, InterWest
Panelist: Paul Saich, NFP P&C Thoits Insurance Service
Panelist: Kurt de Grosz, ABD

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Talk Story under the Milo Tree (For Spouses, Children & Guests)
Danny and Anna Akaka & Friends 


10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Runaway Jury Verdicts: Could It Ever Happen To Your Clients?

Robert Tyson, Partner, Tyson & Mendes, LLP

Thursday, May 8, 2014

6:00 a.m.
Deep Sea Fishing Tournament (Sponsored by Cooper & McCloskey, Inc.)

6:30 – 9:00 a.m. 

7:30 a.m.
Stroke Play Golf Tournament

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Mahalo Dinner & Luau