Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event


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Save the Date: September 24-26

​​​​​Coming Soon!

Online registration is currently closed. To register for this event, please visit the registration desk in Founders Hall at Congress Hall.

Member/2016 Sponsor Registration Fees: ​

​First Registrant ​$270
​Additional Registrant (same agency/company) ​$247
​Spouse/Guest (non-licensed, excludes seminars) ​$201

Non-Member/Non-Sponsor Early Fee:
​All Registrants

​A La Carte Fees: ​Member/2016 Sponsor ​Non-Member/Non-Sponsor
​Sunday Evening Networking Reception ​$85 ​$200
​Sunday After Party ​$25 ​$35
​Monday Business Meeting/Breakfast ​$55 ​$70
​Monday Lunch ​$25 ​$50
​Monday Education Seminar ​$40 ​$80
​Monday Chairman's Ball and After Party ​$110 ​$220
​Tuesday Grab It and Go Breakfast

​$15 ​$30
Monday Only Fees: ​Member/2016 Sponsor ​Non-Member/Non-Sponsor
​Day Pass ​$125 ​$175
​Optional Add-On Chairman's Ball ​$150 ​$270

Monday Day Pass Includes: Business Meeting and Breakfast, Lunch, Education Seminar.


Children Registration Fees :

Full Package (includes all meal functions)

Sunday Evening Networking Reception

Sunday After Party

Monday Business Meeting/Breakfast

Monday Lunch

Monday Chairman's Ball and After Party

Tuesday Grab It and Go Breakfast










Check-in to your beautiful African-inspired room and enjoy all the amenities Kalahari Resorts has to offer.

Pre-Conference Room Rates:  
Friday, September 22 - $199
Saturday, September 23 - $249

Conference Room Rates:
Sunday, September 24 - Monday, September 25 - $139

Post-Conference Room Rates:
Tuesday, September 26 - Thursday, September 28 - $139

Cut-Off Date: August 24, 2017

Phone Reservations: 877-253-5466 
Please be sure to reference the IIABNJ Annual Conference in order to receive the discounted rate.

Please be sure to type in the Group Booking ID number 2266, then 'Get Dates' prior to selecting your preferred arrival and depature times.

Reservation and Cancellation Policy: Reservations require a deposit of one night's stay. Reservations that are cancelled 72 hours or more receive a full refund less a $25 processing fee. Reservations canceled less than 72 hours from scheduled arrival forfiets the deposit.

​​​​​​​​​2016 Sponsors

Grand Sponsor
IIANJ Marketing Programs, Inc. - Monday Business Meeting
Selective - Chairman's Ball

Platinum Sponsor
Cumberland Insurance Group - Chairman's Cocktail Reception
Franklin Mutual Insurance - YAC After Party
Liberty Mutual Insurance - Monday Networking Lunch
UPC - Business Meeting Speaker

Event App Sponsor

Gold Sponsor
Nationwide - Monday CE Seminar
Plymouth Rock Assurance - $1000 Grand Prize
Progressive Insurance - Tuesdsay Breakfast

Silver Sponsor
Schenck, Price, Smith and King, LLP​ - Conference Badges 
Travelers - Sunday Night Centerpieces

Specialty Station Sponsor
Advantage Specialty - Turkey Carving Station
Farmers of Flemington - Roast Beef Carving Station
Gemini Restoration* - Slider Station
Imperial PFS* - South of the Border Station
New Jersey Agents Alliance - Dessert Station
Swiss Re - Wings Station
Trusted Choice - Pasta Station

Conference Pens Sponsor
Astrocare Fire & Water Restoration​

Conference Journal Sponsor
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Conference Bag Sponsor
Farmers of Salem

Networking Reception Sponsor
Agentic Insurance LLC
ANE Agency Network Exchange
IIAB of Central New Jersey
Premium Assignment Corp.

Bronze Sponsor
MAPFRE Insurance
New Level Partners
Preferred Mutual Insurance Company
United Fire Group

*Indicates IIABNJ Associate Member Companies


​​Please find the current available on 2016 sponsorships below. To secure your sponsorship, or if you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Kacmarsky at 
Sponsorship Opportunities
All sponsorships include recognition on all event related marketing materials, on the event web page, on-site, on the official event app, and an advance attendee list. To download the 2016 Sponsorship Brochure, click here.

Grand Sponsor - SOLD OUT
Exclusive sponsor of one of two events: the Monday Business Meeting or the Monday Evening Chairman's Ball. Includes: four (4) complimentary registrations, $250 in sponsored door prizes, podium recognition, digital ad on the official event app.

Platinum Sponsor - SOLD OUT
Exclusive sponsor of one of the following: Sunday Night YAC After Party, Monday Business Meeting Speaker, the Monday Chairman's Cocktail Reception, or the Monday Networking Lunch. Includes: one (1) complimentary registration, $150 in sponsored door prizes, podium recognition.

Gold Sponsor - 1 Available
Exclusive sponsor of one of the following: Monday CE Seminar, Tuesday Breakfast, Sunday Evening Musician, or the $1000 Grand Prize Drawing. Includes: one (1) complimentary registration, $50 in sponsored door prizes, podium recognition.

Event App Sponsor - SOLD
Exclusive sponsorship of the event app to be used by attendees for session check-in, event schedule, program materials, door prizes, scavanger hunt, and more. Includes: recognition on the app mobile, display banner ad on the mobile app, one trigger email to be sent to all attendees during the event, and one event registration.

Silver Sponsor - 2 Available
Exclusive sponsor of one of the following: Sunday Evening Centerpieces, Sunday Photo Booth at the YAC After Party, Conference Badges, or the Monday Evening Centerpieces.

Networking Reception Specialty Station Sponsor - 3 Available
Exclusive sponsor of one of the following specialty stations* during the networking reception: Pasta Station, Roast Beef Carving Station, Turkey Carving Station, Mashed Potato Station, Slider Station, Cheese Display Station, Bruschetta Station, Wings Station, South of the Border Station, Dessert Station. Includes: two complimentary registrations to the Sunday Networking Reception, one email blast (template and schedule to be provided by IIABNJ), one company-provided promotional product to include in the attendee gift bags (note: cannot be pens, bags or notebooks/journals).

NEW Scavenger Hunt Sponsor - 1 Available
Exclusive sponsor of the event's mobile app scavenger hunt. Includes recognition as the game sponsor and a $250 sponsored prize. 

Conference Bags - SOLD
Includes in-kind donation of conference bags with company logo and event name to be distributed to all attendees**.
Conference Pens - Sold
Includes in-kind donation of conference pens with company logo and event name to be distributed to all attendees**.
Conference Journals - SOLD
Includes in-kind donation of conference journals or notebooks with company logo and event name to be distributed to all attendees**.

Networking Reception Sponsor
Includes: one (1) complimentary registration to the Sunday Networking Reception and collateral to include on the event app.

Bronze Sponsor
Includes: sponsorship recognition per above.

New Display Advertising
Display banner ad on the event's official mobile app beginning from launch of the app through October 31, 2016.

*Specialty Station sponsors may be paired with non-competing companies if necessary and are subject to change. 

** Pens, bags, and journals are required to carry the event name (2016 IIABNJ Annual Business Meeting & Networking
Event) along with company logo. Proofs mush be approved by Jennifer Kacmarsky or Stacey Villano prior to production.
​​​​​​Each year, during the Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event, IIABNJ recognizes select members for outstanding service to the association and the industry. 

Nominations are currently closed. Please look forward to the announcement of our winners during the Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event.
Henry A. Franz Award Insurance Person of the Year
Established by the IIA of Passaic County and dedicated to the memory of Henry A. Franz, past president, this award is presented to the individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to the health and advancement of the insurance industry. 
Nomination Form
Richard Hardenbergh Community Service Award
Presented in memory of Richard Hardenbergh, former IIABNJ leader and dedicated community volunteer, the recipient of this award is an individual who has made a significant contribution to the community on a voluntary basis.
Nomination Form
Cherise M. Gonzalez Young Agent of the Year Award
This award, sponsored by IIAB of Central New Jersey, is presented to a young agent who has demonstrated service to his or her agency, professional trade association, and community.
​​IIABNJ presents the James F. Anthony Scholarship during the Monday Business Meeting at the Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event. 

Nomination for this scholarship are currently closed. Please look forward to our winner, who will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event.
James F. Anthony Scholarship
Established in remembrance of former IIABNJ board member James F. Anthony III, this scholarship is available to dependents of IIABNJ member employee. The $1,000 scholarship is intended for high school seniors seeking to further their education. 
Nomination Form

The 2016 Convention Mobile App is now open!

If you are an IIABNJ member and have downloaded the Member Connection Mobile app, simply select IIABNJ Convention from your app's home screen or from the Events Tab. 

If you are an IIABNJ member and have not downloaded the Member Connection Mobile app, or if you are not a member but are registered to attend this event, please click here to follow the instructions.

In 2015, IIABNJ introduced a new mobile app to the event experience. With an 80% adoption rate, and a lot of feedback for improvement, we are once again brining this event experience to the palm of your hand.

All registered attendees are invited to participate in the event app and may download the app for free in iTunes or Google Play.

The Annual Business Meeting & Networking Event connects attendees with other insurance professionals and event sponsors, and includes the following features:

  • Photo Gallery - where you can view and upload pictures at the event
  • Scavanger Hunt - where you can win $250 by playing
  • Chat - where you can ask questions and get answers...even if it's about golf!
  • Attachments - where you can download all session attachments
  • Maps - where you can keep from getting lost
  • And so much more!
Attendees are encouraged to update their profile as soon as possible and turn on their sharing preferences so that other attendees can connect with you. Any questions or problems can be directed to Stacey Villano at