Blue Ribbon Conference Business Sessions:
The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon
President, The Anderson Network
Executive Editor, The Anderson Agency Report (TAAR)
Steve Anderson is an expert in strategic risk and business growth. Drawing on decades of experience in the insurance industry, he wrote The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon, which has become a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestseller. With hundreds of thousands of followers, Steve has been handpicked by LinkedIn as one of the world’s most influential thought leaders.
Steve helps business owners understand how to leverage the exquisite tension between risk taking and business growth.
The Champion's Code
Best Selling Author of 50 Sport Books
A best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak-performance business speaker who has keynoted conferences on all seven continents.
There are reasons certain teams win consistently, whereas others do not ... and Ross will explain why in his Blue Ribbon Conference session. It is based largely on the "Good to Great" concept of how the best companies are able to separate themselves from the rest of the pack through servant leadership, by creating a culture of excellence, by developing deeper relationships, and by giving extraordinary customer service.
Lloyd's of London
Regional Director & President, Americas
Hank Watkins heads up market development and operations at Lloyd’s North America. Under Watkins’ leadership, Lloyd’s has become the largest surplus lines insurer largest non-US-domiciled reinsurer in the US. Lloyd’s writes 38% of its global premium in the US – to the tune of $14.6 billion in 2014. Operating from nine offices, Watkins and his team work with syndicate underwriters, coverholders and Lloyd’s brokers to maintain and grow the market’s share of the specialty lines business that initiated the first relationships between London and North America more than 100 years ago. With more than 30 years of experience as an underwriter and broker at Chubb, Barney & Barney, Johnson & Higgins, Marsh and HRH, Watkins will provide his insight into the insurance industry as it meets new challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Art of Connection
Speaker, Entertainer, Mind-Reader
Keynote Speaker, Mind Reader, and Entertainer Sean Bott builds authentic connection and real engagement by creating powerful, mind-blowing moments and teaching cutting edge skills that build strong relationships and teams. “The Art of Connection: Helping Organizations Unify, Retain and Inspire” promises an unforgettable event you will talk about for years. It’s packed with actionable steps to build purpose-driven community within your organization or college. It’s not magic, its connection. You have to see it to believe it!
Legislative & Regulatory Update
John Norwood Steve Young
IIABCal Lobbyist IIABCal SVP & General Counsel
IIABCal Lobbyist John Norwood and General Counsel Steve Young will provide insight into the 2021 California Legislative session and explain how proposed bills will impact both insurance companies and agents and brokers. In addition, John and Steve will explain how regulations adopted by the California Department of Insurance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will effect the business operations of agents and brokers, as well as their clients.