25th Anniversary of Blue Ribbon Conference: May 1-5, 2011

This year IBA West marks the 25th anniversary of its exclusive Blue Ribbon Conference, a premier members only event hosted by IBA West for industry Executives to meet and network. This year's conference is May 1-5, 2011 at the Mauna Lani Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii.

IBA West recognizes Hartford Insurance Group, this year's Grand Sponsor of the conference. 

"We are excited about the event this year and appreciate the opportunity to be Grand Sponsor," said Kevin E. Harnetiaux, Senior Vice President Sales and Operations for the Harford who will be attending the conference along with Gary Thompson, EVP & Chief Underwriting Officer and Mike Concannon, EVP, Sales & Distribution Operations as well as Western Regional VP, Rocco Orlando, who serves as a member of the Blue Ribbon Planning Committee. 

"We are very pleased with the response to help us mark this very special milestone year," said Jerry O'Kane, former IBA West CEO and consultant planning the event for IBA West which typically sells out because it offers a unique combination of networking and learning opportunities. 

The conference business sessions showcase CEOs, industry analysts and other entertaining presenters sharing their expertise on timely and provocative topics.  In addition to crucial networking, the Blue Ribbon Conference provides time to share tips of the trade with the highest caliber insurance professionals and build lifelong relationships. All in the incredibly relaxed atmosphere of the Mauna Lani Hotel. 

"I keep returning for a number of reasons but primarily for the networking and business opportunities that present themselves. This last trip was the most productive visit yet if the project I am working on comes to pass.  If all goes well, I will finalize what promises to be a new and exciting business opportunity for my agency at this year’s Blue Ribbon Conference," said Scott Sherman, President of 5th Avenue Insurance in San Diego, a veteran of three past Blue Ribbon Conferences.

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