Posted on 27 Dec 2010
Registration has topped 200 for the Inter-Company Marketing Group (ICMG) 27th Annual Meeting to be held Feb. 2-4, 2011 in Miami.
The leading event devoted to fostering strategic alliances in the insurance and financial services marketplace, ICMG’s meeting provides an environment where insurance decision-makers meet to network.
Attendees include marketing and business development decision-makers with reinsurers, insurance carriers, distributors, third-party administrators, service providers, trade publications, and other related companies in the insurance industry. Examples of strategic alliances include distribution firms aligning with insurance product manufacturers, third-party administrators providing services to product manufacturers, and private-label products.
The 2011 meeting also will cover the topic of health insurance under ObamaCare with two featured panels on health insurance: one on carrier responses featuring executives from Aetna and Humana, and the second on marketing/distribution responses to health care reform with panelists from AmeriLife Group, LeClair Insurance, and BenefitMall.
“ICMG is seeing higher levels of interest in our 2011 meeting, which we attribute to market participants’ responding to trends such as health care reform, changes in insurance distribution and the benefits marketplace, and economic pressures,” commented ICMG president Ted Williams, who is chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Security Life Insurance Company of America. “The ICMG meeting has long been a great venue for insurance market participants to find business partners, renew existing relationships, and brainstorm new ideas for revenue, but it has grown significantly in the past three years due to these and other factors affecting the insurance industry.”
An October 2010 survey by ICMG showed that two-thirds of life, health and benefits insurance market participants earned revenue for their organizations over the past three years through partnering in strategic alliances. Of companies participating in strategic alliances, 35 percent said strategic alliances generate more than 30 percent of company or business unit revenue.
The ICMG meeting features the unique member introduction session, during which every attendee “has the floor” for 30 seconds to note what types of business relationships and alliances their firms are seeking or offering.
The meeting theme is “Opportunities in Change,” with the goal of giving ICMG attendees more ideas and partners for adapting to health care reform and other issues. The program includes networking, information sharing and education to help members find opportunities through strategic alliances with other members.
Registration is available via the Web site at: www.ICMG.org/annual_meeting <http://www.icmg.org/annual_meeting> .
About ICMG: Inter-Company Marketing Group (www.ICMG.org <http://www.icmg.org/> ) is the premier nonprofit association that fosters strategic alliances between insurance and financial services companies, providing targeted networking opportunities, sharing of knowledge and experience, and resources for successful inter-company alliances. Among the 400 members are marketing and business development decision-makers with insurance carriers, distributors, third party administrators, and other related companies. Follow ICMG on Twitter (@ICMG) and find ICMG on LinkedIn.