Recently I have been asked “Why should I attend the convention? How can it help me?” My response usually goes into a long list of benefits of why one should attend – networking, continuing education, guest speakers, etc. I will say it will be fun and you will gain knowledge and be better for it. I will tell people about our program and hope they are as excited as I am. I will hope that they get so excited that their biggest concern will be how quickly they can get registered and how to register. I am a realist and understand people will not get that excited…. unless they have attended before.

Value of Attending

The true value of attending our convention and for that matter getting involved in our committees is that it affords the person the opportunity to become invested in their industry; an industry that all of us talk about being the best industry of all. When attending the convention, you forge relationships, talk about what we face, have some great laughs and create deeper bonds than we would if we didn’t attend. Throughout the two days we meet new people and enjoy what I would consider a vibrant program.

Activities At The Convention

We have a sold-out trade show, a poker tournament, and a return of the hospitality suite on the first day. Day two starts off with a bang as Kenny Aronoff, drummer for John Mellencamp, will be kicking off the morning with a dynamic keynote speech, followed by an awards luncheon for all those who received a designation in the last year. The day will continue with nine different breakout sessions followed by our Annual Dinner, with our Awards Presentation. It will be busy and exciting.

The true barometer of any event is simple, ask yourself “will I come back a better agent, who is better equipped to grow and manage my business?” The simple answer is absolutely. You will be better and at the same time you will have fun and become more invested in yourself and your industry. Don’t wait sign up now!  Click here to register.

This article was published in the July 2019 edition of Colorado Insurance News (COIN). To view more articles and read the whole COIN, click here.

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