2017 KAPCIC Annual Convention Agenda

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Tuesday, October 10
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Early Bird Reception at Hilton Garden Inn
Wednesday, October 11
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting and Breakfast at Colbert Hills Golf Course
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

KAPCIC Annual Meeting at Colbert Hills Golf Course

This meeting is open only to KAPCIC members.

10:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Golf OutingColbert Hills Golf Course

Reconnect with KAPCIC peers at Colbert Hills. Tournament prizes will be awarded during the banquet.

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Trap Shoot Tournament Tuttle Creek Shooting Park

Join us for a trap shoot tournament at the Tuttle Creek Shooting Park in Manhattan, Kansas, located just 15 minutes from the convention hotel. It’s open to regular trap shooters and novices.

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Event Information Desk

The KAPCIC Event Information Desk is open for you to pick up your name badge and registration packet.

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Transportation to 1115 Venue

Complimentary bus transportation to 1115 Venue will begin at 5:30. The last pick-up at the hotel will be 6:00 p.m.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception – 1115 Venue

Join other attendees for the Embassy Suites complimentary evening reception. Mingle with your peers and enjoy cocktails and light hor d’oeuvres.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Banquet1115 Venue

Enjoy drinks, dinner, and entertainment at the opening banquet. Awards from the golf outing and trap shoot will be presented…
9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Gen Re After Party – Tallgrass Taphouse

All attendees are invited to Tallgrass Taphouse to sample local brews and continue networking with new and old colleagues.


Thursday, October 12
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Event Information Desk & Sponsor Showcase

The KAPCIC Event Information Desk is open for you to pick up your name badge and registration packet.
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.


A full buffet breakfast for all attendees is provided by the Embassy Suites in the main lobby. Coffee and light breakfast items are available in the meeting area prior to the opening session.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome & Opening Session
The 3 Requirements for Creating Authentic ConnectionsOnly one thing stands between you and greater success in your personal and professional life. It isn’t knowledge, skills, or talent. It is the ability to connect with people. In a complex world where success is increasingly dependent upon collaboration, you must learn to connect with people.

In this entertaining and informative keynote, Brent will show leaders how to gain greater influence by building bridges and creating emotional bonds.

Whether applied in private conversation, in a team meeting, or in public speeches, Brent’s “3 Requirements of Authentic Connections” will give you the edge as a leader and as a world-class communicator.

Brent Kelly
BizzGrizz Training

9:30 – 10:00 am

Kansas Insurance Guaranty Association 101

In the event of an insurance company’s insolvency, Guaranty associations provide policy holder protection for each state in the United States.  This presentation will give a high-level recap of what the Kansas Insurance Guaranty Association is, why it was formed, what is covered, how it is funded, how it operates, and future guaranty association concerns.

Chad Anderson
Kansas Insurance Guaranty Association (KIGA)
Denver, Colorado

10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

The State of Drones in our Industry

Approximately 2.7 million commercial and civil unmanned aircraft, commonly referred to as drones, could be circling the skies in America by 2020, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The insurance industry, as both an adopter of drone services for loss control and loss adjustment, as well as a provider of insurance coverage for drone operations, now stands in a significant and unique position of influence as the potential of drone technology unfolds.

This presentation will cover the current state of drones in the insurance industry from both a drone usage and a drone underwriting standpoint drawing on the broad range of “real-world” drone experience and expertise from across the Munich Re Group.

Tim Brockett
Strategic Product Manager
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Keeping Relationships on Track – One Tough Conversation at a Time!

Relationships are built – and often fail – one conversation at a time.  Something is said in the heat of the moment and the damage is done.  The connection is altered from that point forward and whatever we sought to improve by giving feedback – can be lost in a heap of words and emotion.  This idea lab is for anyone that has survived a conversation (personal or professional) that resulted in a painful conflict.  Managers and leaders can learn how to give feedback that avoids being too personal and hurtful while employees can learn how to receive valid feedback without going into a tailspin.  In short, we need to be at our best when the situation is pulling out our worst.  During this conversational idea lab, attendees will explore the dynamics that kick in when conversations get tough, defenses get triggered, and frustration takes over.

Tom Meier
Human Resource Consultant
Indianapolis, Indiana

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.


A hot buffet lunch will be provided for all attendees and registered guests.

12:45 – 2:00 pm

Comments from the Insurance Commissioner

Ken Selzer, CPA
Commissioner of Insurance
Kansas Insurance Department
Topeka, Kansas



Advocacy & Legislative Issues Update

Marlee Carpenter, KAPCIC’s lobbyist, and Mark Johnston, NAMIC’s state affairs director for the Midwest region, will update attendees on current federal, NAIC, and state public policy issues of interest to the insurance industry.

Moderator: Jack Rader
Vice President of Marketing & Reinsurance
Farmer’s Alliance Insurance Companies
McPherson, Kansas

Marlee Carpenter
Topeka, Kansas

Mark Johnston
Director, State Affairs – Midwest Region
St. Louis, Missouri