2017 Annual Conference & Exhibit Hall- Registration Open!

Moving Past Disruption to Competitive Advantage

The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 22-25, 2017

Disruption.  For some companies it marks the end of their time as a market leader, for others it is an opportunity to move ahead, and for a few forward-thinking companies it is an opportunity to disrupt their business model into something better than before.

Come join us in Milwaukee as we explore these possibilities with speakers from companies that are in the midst of transition. Learn how they leverage research, analytics, competitive intelligence and analysis techniques to move past the noise and develop strategies to move their company into the future. 

This year's conference agenda will focus on the theme of "Moving Past Disruption to Competitive Advantage," with many exciting sessions and presenters over the two and a half days. Mornings will feature exciting plenary sessions focused on leveraging primary and secondary research, analytics, and competitive intelligence techniques to develop strategies for competitive advantage in disruptive markets. Your afternoons will be devoted to continuing the investigation in separate tracks for Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, and Health InsuranceClick here to learn more and view all conference details.

The 2017 SIR Annual Conference is now open for early registration, and Special Spring Early Bird Rates are in effect. Please note that these very special rates will only be available until May 5th, so please register today  for the lowest rates that will be available for the conference. Once you have registered, please also be sure to secure your hotel room at the beautiful and historic Pfister Hotel, where you will join in more than a century of unparalled hospitality.

Register Now!

Call for Speakers is Now Open!
Applications Must be Submitted by Friday, April 28.

Increase your visibility. Share your experience. Move the industry forward.

This two and a half-day program will deliver real-world innovations, insights, case studies and strategies around disruption.

Topics Wish List:

While we're looking for a wide range of topics, here are a few areas of interest:

  • Competitive intelligence
  • Market research
  • Analytics
  • Analysis techniques
  • Secondary research
  • Product development
  • Innovation & Disruption


Email proposals to the appropriate Track chairs by Friday, April 28:

Commercial Lines:

o   Sharia Benn, Penn National Insurance, sbenn@pnat.com

Personal Lines:

o   Randy Mangum, USAA, randall.mangum@USAA.com

o   Karen Imbrogno, Acxiom, karen.imbrogno@acxiom.com


o   Dawn Faint, Cipher Systems, d.faint@cipher-sys.com

What to Include in Your Proposal:

  1. Name, title, company of proposed speaker(s).
  2. Proposed session topic/title.
  3. Short session description (3-4 sentences) outlining the benefits to our audience. 

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