Schedule

WSIA sessions will be recorded and available in the Annual Marketplace platform for registered attendees to view after the scheduled presentations. All times noted are ET. 

Thursday, September 10

11:00 a.m. - Noon AM Best Webinar, State of the Surplus Lines Market, sponsored by the WSIA Education Foundation and Lexington Insurance Company

Register for the webinar with AM Best at no charge. 

Panelists: 
David Blades, AM Best
James Drinkwater
, AmWINS
Brady Kelley
, WSIA 
Lou Levinson
, Lexington Insurance Company
Marya Propis
, RT Specialty
Bryan Sanders
, Markel Specialty, WSIA President
Jacque Schaendorf, Insurance House

Moderator:
John Weber, AM Best

Friday, September 11


11:00 a.m. - Noon

WSIA Executive Panel: State of the Surplus Lines Market

Key industry leaders will share their perspectives and thoughts on the current state of the market and trends they anticipate for the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry. 

Panelists: 
Peter Barrett,
Hamilton Insurance Group
Joel Cavaness,
Risk Placement Services, WSIA Immediate Past President
Richard Schmitzer,
James River Insurance Company
Danielle Wade,
Jackson Sumner & Associates

Moderator:
Brady Kelley
, WSIA Executive Director

Monday, September 14

All day Members are encouraged to schedule virtual networking and business meetings today and to leverage the Annual Marketplace platform and Virtual Brokers' Lounge Tables to connect with other members.
   
10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Presidents' Welcome to 2020 Annual Marketplace

Bryan Sanders,
Markel Specialty, WSIA President
Brady Kelley, WSIA Executive Director
   
 11:00 a.m. - Noon WSIA Legislative Update

The WSIA legislative team will offer insights on the complex legislative and regulatory landscape currently impacting the industry during this session hosted by WSIA's U40. 

Panelists:
Josh Andrews
, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Brady Kelley, WSIA
Keri Kish, WSIA 
John Meetz, WSIA

U40 Host:
Lindsay Moore,
Worldwide Facilities, LLC, U40 Board Member

Moderator: 
Bruce Kessler
, Westchester, WSIA Legislative Committee Co-Chair

Tuesday, September 15

All day Members are encouraged to schedule virtual networking and business meetings today and to leverage the Annual Marketplace platform and Virtual Brokers' Lounge Tables to connect with other members.
   
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Diversity & Inclusion Panel Session, part of the 2020 Dive In Festival 

Join a group of industry change-leaders who will share best practices and success stories for embracing and cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion in the industry during this WSIA's U40-hosted panel discussion. 

Panelists: 
Kevin Davis, Worldwide Facilities, LLC
Richie Henry
, Markel
Kevin Husbands, AIG
Janet Jordan-Foster, AXIS Insurance & Incoming Chair of the
          National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA)
Terrance Meade, AmWINS
Oveta Mitchell, AXIS Insurance

Wednesday, September 16

All day Members are encouraged to schedule virtual networking and business meetings today and to leverage the Annual Marketplace platform and Virtual Brokers' Lounge Tables to connect with other members.
   
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Executive Panel

WSIA's U40 hosts this panel of industry executives who will share their thoughts on how to be most successful and impactful as organizational leaders. 

Panelists: 
Josh Ammons, AmWINS Brokerage, U40 Past President
Gerald Dupre, Hallmark Financial Services
Wendy Houser, Markel
Elissa Kelly, Nationwide E&S/Specialty
Davis Moore, Worldwide Facilities, LLC, WSIA Vice President

Moderator:
Erin Dolan, RSUI , WSIA's U40 President

Thursday, September 17

All day Members are encouraged to schedule virtual networking and business meetings today and to leverage the Annual Marketplace platform and Virtual Brokers' Lounge Tables to connect with other members.

Information & Courtesy Desk
Seaport Foyer - 2nd Level
Harbor Foyer - 2nd Level 
Marriott Marquis Lobby - Lobby Level