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CIWA Annual Meeting 2024

January 21 - January 24

CIWA is excited to return to Palm Desert for the 2024 Annual Meeting (previously called Industry Days). We will enjoy a new venue at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, with views of the Santa Rosa Mountain foothills.

In addition to an impressive lineup of activities, we’ll be playing our golf tournament at a course new to CIWA – PGA West! The pros have played these fabled links for over 35 years and now it’s your turn!

As always, we will have an awesome agenda: chock full of engaging education sessions, legislative updates, and plenty of time for networking (and fun!). Join our tight-knit community of members and industry experts to discuss current trends, challenges, and opportunities for growth and partnership.

Want to know who’s attending Annual Meeting in 2024?

Hotel Information

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 773-4444


If you are a current or past CIWA member, please contact CIWA Admin for assistance with late ticket sales – we will do our best to accommodate your request.
(800) 445-2150

Contact Us

If you are new to CIWA, or a prospective member considering joining, and would like to attend Annual Meeting 2024, please send an email to info@ciwa.net with your Company name and type (Wholesaler, Carrier, Vendor, etc.).

TicketEarly Bird PriceRegular Price
New Member
First Time Attendee
CIWA Future (Monday only)$550$550
Spouse / Guest$450$450


Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 773-4444


Sunday,  January 21, 2024

CIWA Committee Meetings (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
CIWA Board Meeting (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
New Member Welcome Reception (5:00 pm – 5:30 pm)
Welcome Cocktail Reception (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm)
Dinner (on your own)  – Check out this Local Restaurant List

Monday,  January 22, 2024

Breakfast (7:30 am – 8:30 am)
Welcome and President’s Report for Annual Meeting (8:30 am – 9:00 am)
Speaker: John Donahue
Legislative Panel (9:00 am – 10:00 am)
Speakers: John Norwood, Keri Kish, Cliston Brown
Moderator: Paul Laufer

Mentorship Update (10:00 am – 10:15 am)
Speaker: Zach Hernandez
Break (10:15 am – 10:30 am)
President’s Panel: Key Insight from our Industry’s Executives (10:30 am – 11:45 am)
Speakers: Jeff Kamrowski, Garrett Koehn, Yiana Stavrakis
Moderator: Andrea House
Lunch (11:45 am – 1:00 pm)
Lloyd’s Lab: Accelerating Innovation in the Insurance Industry (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
Moderator: Dawnmarie Black
HR Panel (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Speakers: Jessica Williams, Shelby Fechter
Conclusion and Final Remarks (3:00 pm – 3:15 pm)
Future Under 40 Cocktail Party (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm)
Industry Networking Cocktail Reception (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

Dinner (on your own)  – Check out this Local Restaurant List

Tuesday,  January 23, 2024

Golf Tournament (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Esmeralda Signature Spa Experience (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Pickleball Tournament (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Taste of The Desert Epicurean Tour (10:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Gala Cocktail Reception (6:00 pm – 6:45 pm)
Gala Dinner (6:45 pm – 10:00 pm)

Optional Activities

Esmeralda Signature Spa Experience

Spa Esmeralda, located on-site at the Renaissance Esmeralda, offers intimacy, serenity and wellness. Enjoy a 50-minute Signature Massage, with the pressure of your choice, or a 50-minute Signature Facial, including skin analysis, exfoliation and steam. After treatments, relax in their Aromatherapy Steam Room, Relaxation Lounge, or Spa Garden with a soothing waterfall and jacuzzi spa. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to check-in.

Taste Of The Desert Epicurean Tour

Experience a unique epicurean walking tour in Downtown Palm Springs and unveil its hidden treasures. Led by local foodie guides, explore 6 locally-owned restaurants, sampling diverse culinary delights while, between tastings, gaining insights into art, history, and unique restaurant stories.

Golf at PGA West – Stadium Course

PGA West’s Stadium Course, designed by Pete Dye, has the highest stroke (76.1) and slope (150) ratings of all the courses at PGA West. Named “Stadium” thanks to Dye’s ingenious plan to sculpt spectator seating into the natural terrain, it delivers multiple adrenaline rushes throughout the round and entices golfers of all levels with five sets of tees. Enjoy a shotgun start, a challenging course, and your pre-selected lunch as you pursue the first-place spot!

Pickleball Tournament

CIWA’s first-ever Pickleball Tournament will invite approximately 20 participants, playing in teams of two, to learn more about the game & face off in a fun tournament-style playoff game. Enjoy an hour of free play, followed by a thrilling single-elimination tournament. Perfect for beginners or experts – an experienced pickleball coordinator will provide guidance & instruction, including rule cards, posters, and official court markings so anyone can enjoy a fantastic day of competitive pickleball!


January 21
January 24


Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States
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(760) 773-4444
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(800) 445-2150