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CIWA Summer Forum

July 13-14, 2015
La Playa Hotel
Carmel, CA

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Vela Insurance Services

Silver Sponsors

Golden Bear Insurance Company






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CWID 2012

2013 California Wholesaler Industry Days

January 9-11, 2013 | Hilton Torrey Pines, La Jolla (San Diego), CA

Get the inside view of what’s happening on the state and national level that will help you shape a productive year ahead.

Registration Brochure | Sponsorship Opportunities | Registration Form | Attendee List

WEDNESDAY | January 9, 2013

President’s Welcome Reception

THURSDAY | January 10, 2013

7:00am Shotgun
CIWA Annual Golf Tournament – Torrey Pines North Course (Optional Event)

SeaWorld Interactive Experience (Behind-the-scenes tour, lunch with Shamu & more)

Industry Lounge Networking Reception – Table Exhibits, Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres

CIWA’s Wholesaler Industry Lounge gives you an exclusive opportunity to visit with the key insurance wholesalers throughout California!

For $150 + cost of CWID registration, you will receive a 6 foot draped table and two hours to visit with and display your product or service to nearly 100 of California’s most active insurance wholesalers at a hosted reception. In addition, all Industry Lounge Exhibitors will receive an electronic file with participant information for follow-up communications.

Take advantage of your registration to attend the CWID events and continue to build business relationships. In addition to attending the optional events, CIWA has sponsorship opportunities for you and your company to show your support and receive additional exposure to California insurance wholesalers.

Evening Open

FRIDAY | January 11, 2013

Brokers Lounge & Breakfast Buffet

Every registered attendee is welcome to fuel up at the Breakfast Buffet in the Fairway Ballroom and Terrace overlooking the golf course. The Brokers Lounge is meeting space available for your use. Plan ahead, make appointments to meet and conduct business. Spark new relationships and re-kindle old ones. Tables will be reserved for Wholesaler Industry Sponsors at the gold level, see Sponsorship Opportunities or see the Registration Form to reserve your own table.

11:00am – 12:00pm
SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION - Regulatory & Legislative Issues of Concern to California Wholesale Brokers

Richard A. Brown, attorney-at-law, Co-counsel for industry amicus letter on Hull &Co.
Brady Kelley, Executive Director, NAPSLO
Ben McKay, Executive Director, Surplus Line Association of California

Moderator: Hank Haldeman, the Sullivan Group

The panel will delve into two, critical, breaking issue that should be of great concern to every wholesale broker in California.

One arises from a recent court case where the court has held that a wholesale insurance broker may owe a duty of care to a policyholder with whom it has no contractual relationship, communications or contract. The panel will review the circumstances and events, and what they mean for California wholesalers, along with what is being done in response.

The panel will also discuss the growing concern that the reduced standards for review of non-admitted carriers, a result of NRRA, could lead to weakened security or contamination of the market by bad players. Industry and the NAIC are working to address this. The panel will review the concerns, the steps underway, and what it means for California wholesalers.

2013 California Legislative & Political Update Luncheon (1 CE Credit)

John Norwood of Norwood & Associates provides the latest information from Sacramento regarding the wholesale insurance industry.

Special guest speaker will provide insight to national issues affecting the industry.

CE Course – Employment Practices Liability (EPLI) Panel Discussion/Presentation (2 CE Credits)

Kristi Dean (attorney - Stone, Rosenblat, Cha), Sal Pallaro (Markel), Lynette Lyngaas (Monitor Insurance Company), Dennis Strazulo (Attorney)

Technology/Cyber Liability Panel Presentation/Discussion (2 CE Credits)

Graeme Newman (CFC Underwriting), Naval Kapoor (I Engineering), Serene Davis (Beazley)

Wholesalers’ Reception

7:00pm–9:00 pm
Gala Dinner & Awards

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037
Click here to make your reservations

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is a four-star hotel with every room overlooking the famous Torrey Pines Golf complex and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. It is located less than 30 minutes north of the San Diego (SAN) airport. CIWA has secured the low rate of $209/night for king or 2 queen room. RATES REDUCED from $209 to $179 if rooms are booked by December 7!

Make your room reservation today by calling (800) HILTONS (445-8667) or (858) 558-1500. Be sure to request the group rate for CIWA or California Insurance Wholesalers Association. CIWA’s room block is on a first-come, first-served basis and all room reservations must be made by Friday, December 16, 2012. Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines has extended these rates into the weekend following the conference.

Optional Activities


CIWA Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, January 10, 2012

7:00am Shotgun

This is a great opportunity to play this world-renowned U.S. Open Course that will be hosting the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open the following week!

Golf Fee: $199 per person includes cart, range balls greens fee & snacks (rental equipment extra).


SeaWorld Interactive
Thursday, January 10, 2013

10:00am – 4:30pm

A visit to SeaWorld sparks extraordinary encounters, majestic adventures and exhilarating fun. SeaWorld is dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment and all its wildlife. This passion for the sea inspires them to share this spirit of adventure with you!

Enjoy an unforgettable experience and take a walking behind-the-scenes tour at SeaWorld. Find out fascinating information about the animals and visit areas that are not found on the park map. You might visit areas such as the Animal Care Facility, the Avian Care Center, the Dolphin or Killer Whale Training Facility, the Clydesdale Hamlet, Wild Arctic, or the Shark Laboratory where you can touch sharks. Most tours are interactive and each is a unique aquatic adventure!

$135/person gives you roundtrip transportation, 1 hour custom “behind the scenes” walking tour, lunch and free time to enjoy the shows at SeaWorld.

Dolphin Interaction or Beluga Whale Interaction available (separate cost) – create a once-in-a-lifetime experience by reserving your space to get up close and personal by swimming with dolphins or beluga whales. This experience provides unique insights into their habitat, feeding, care & health and possible close observation of polar bears and one-on-one with trained walrus! To sign up for this individual experience (at a separate cost) call 800-25SHAMU (800-2547-4268).

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