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Missouri Agents Connection (MAC) Summit


MAC Summit was designed to offer unmatched networking and collaboration opportunities to all agents, including those in management positions, producers and young agents. 

The conference provides education sessions focusing on topics like agency management, sales techniques, etc. You'll also find plenty of networking activities like a trade show, cornhole tournament and golf tournament. 

Finally, the pinnacle of the conference, MAIA installs new officers and awards outstanding independent agents in Missouri at the Installation Banquet. Please consider joining your fellow independent agents at the MAC Summit.


July 16-19, 2024
Chateau on the Lake, Branson, MO

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6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Young Agents Family Movie Night 

 

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Golf Tournament (Ledgestone Country Club)

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
WEWIN Breakfast (Women Empowering Women in Insurance)

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shuttle to/from Branson Landing

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception (Casual)

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Cornhole Tournament (Casual)

Dinner on your own 

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7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet 

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
IIABA Activities & Initiatives 
Speaker: Big “I” Chairman Mike McBride 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Keynote: FAIL BETTER: Don’t Be Afraid to Drop the Ball!
Speaker: Greg Bennick

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm
Trade Show (with Mimosa Bar)

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Education Sessions 

Mastering Business Auto Symbols – Their Importance and How They ‘‘Work’’ - Speaker: Sam Bennett, CIC, AFIS, CPRM, CRIS, CPIA (Approved for 1 p-c CE credit in Mo. & Kan.)

Disaster Planning - Speaker: Brandi Anderson, CIC, CPIA, EIS (Approved for 1 p-c CE credit in Mo. & Kan.)

Business Planning to Improve Your Agency Valuation - Speakers: Craig Niess, MBA, CVA, & Jodie Shaw, CLCS, CPIA, TRA (Approved for 1 general CE credit in Mo. & Kan.)

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Repeat Education Sessions 

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
President's Cocktail Reception (semiformal)

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Awards and Installation Banquet (semiformal)

9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Dueling Pianos - Fun Pianos

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8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Eggs & Issues Breakfast  

(Filed/pending for 1 ethics CE credit in Mo. & Kan.)



Registration Options
Member (By 6/18)Member (After 6/18)
Non-Member
Full Registration 
$350
$400

$700
Full Young Agents Registration (Retail Agents 40 and Under)
$275
$310
$550
Spouse Registration
$200
$220
$400
Past Presidents
$150
n/a
Exhibit Booth
$600
$700$960
Exhibitor Registration
$200
$230
$400
Thurs. Trade Show Pass (Retail Member Agents/Spouses Only)
$50
n/a
Optional Items
Golf Tournament
$135 - no refunds or cancellations after July 1
Cornhole Tournament
$25  - no refunds or cancellations after July 1


Conference Dress Code

Attire for the entire conference is business casual, except for the President's Cocktail Reception and Installation Banquet, which are semiformal, and Tuesday and Wednesday activities, which are casual.

Cancellation Policy

Printable Exhibitor Registration Form

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Columbia Insurance Group

Capital Premium Financing

Arlington/Roe

EMC Insurance

Keystone

Old Missouri Mutual

National General, an Allstate company

Travelers Insurance

NCMIC Finance Corporation

Markel Specialty


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Acuity

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies

SECURA Insurance

AF Group

Southern Pioneer Insurance

RT Specialty

HawkSoft

FCCI Insurance Group

West Bend Insurance Company

Stonetrust Workers' Compensation

CRC Group

Burns & Wilcox

Risk Placement Services, Inc.

Iroquois

Madison Mutual Insurance Company

UFG Insurance

Amwins Access


                                                                          Bronze Partners                                                                          


Remote Insurance Team

Auto-Owners Insurance

AMERISAFE

ICW Group Insurance Companies

Steadily Insurance

JM Wilson

Cannabis Insurance Wholesalers/One General Agency

Dairyland

Agent Support Network of America - ASNOA

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

UnitedHealthcare

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company

Graham-Rogers Insurance

The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Aegis General Insurance Agency

EMPLOYERS

Selective Insurance

AmTrust Insurance

Med James

Imperial PFS

Insurance Specialties

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Chris-Leef General Agency, Inc.

Amynta Work Comp Solutions

SafetyCulture Care

UBIC

Missouri Farm and Home Mutual Ins. Co.

W. A. Schickedanz Agency, Inc.

Anthem Software
MOPERM




BennickHeadshot.png Greg Bennick

Greg Bennick knows about focus. Though reading about his life, you wouldn’t know that. He has been a thought provoker, public presenter, comedic juggler and punk rock vocalist (yes, you read that correctly), a TEDx speaker, a humanitarian and philanthropist, and an influencer devoted to transforming the world by inspiring personal and social change. Greg thinks about why we do what we do. He shares how to move into a better future when we build a better now. His interactive keynote offers creative solutions for world changers, and he has fun while doing it. Greg shares new angles on team building, managing conflict, leadership and effective communication. He examines how our self-doubt, fear of failure, and our approach to challenges either enhances or inhibits us. Based in Seattle, he’s flown everywhere from Syracuse to Singapore to share his unique brand of engaging ideas and potent spoken word. 

 AndersonHeadshot.jpgBrandi Anderson, CIC, CPIA, EIS

Brandi Anderson started her insurance career with a direct writer before transferring over to the independent agency system. She worked as an account manager in both personal and commercial lines, as well as a vice president of a mid-sized agency. Currently, Brandi is the business development director for Nationwide Insurance for the states of Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. She has received numerous awards, including the 2017 Sales Manager of the Year for Nationwide. Brandi has taught various commercial and personal education courses over the last 20 years. She has given multiple errors & omissions presentations, acted as an expert witness in several court cases and written ethics programs. Brandi earned her CIC designation in 2000. She also holds the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) and Excellence In Service (EIS) designations. She is a certified insurance instructor and teaches CIC, CPIA and other courses across the country. 


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Sam Bennett is an active retail producer, presenter and shareholder in Harrison Agency, Inc. of Columbia, Missouri. He began his insurance career in 1987 and has been an independent insurance agent from the beginning. He has worked with individuals, families and small businesses his entire career. In this capacity, he has worked in the personal lines, commercial lines, agribusiness and life and health marketplaces. As a result of working with many types of clients, many carriers and many coverage needs, Sam has grown to understand and appreciate the important ways an insurance professional must work with markets and clients in today's insurance world. Sam obtained his CIC designation in 1996. He has taught coursework for the National Alliance in their CISR program since 2000, has presented in their CIC program since 2004, and in 2009 became a National Faculty Member of the Society of CIC. In 2021 he obtained his Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designation and is a presenter in that program as well. Sam is also a presenter in IRMI's Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) program. Sam has been called upon to offer insurance education in conferences and symposiums across the country over the past 20 years and has provided services to several law firms in the capacity of expert consultant.


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Big “I” Chairman W. Michael McBride, JD 

W. Michael “Mike" McBride, JD, is CEO of Mason-McBride Inc. and Mason McBride Capital Advisors LLC in Troy, Michigan. McBride was installed as Big “I" chairman in September 2023. With over 35 years of experience in insurance and financial services, McBride is the former Michigan director on the national association board. He formerly served as chair of the Trusted Choice® Board of Directors, for which he is now the Executive Committee liaison. He has also been a member of the Technical Affairs Committee. He was elected to the Big “I" Executive Committee in 2017. McBride is an expert witness consultant for insurance litigation and is a member of the Michigan Bar Association. He is also active in his community, including serving on the Ferris State University Insurance Program Advisory Board and as ethics committee chair of the Orchard Lake Country Club. He has also served on the Detroit Regional Chamber PAC Committee and the Detroit Athletic Club. McBride holds a Bachelor of Science degree in insurance management from Ferris State University, a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Detroit Law School in Detroit, Michigan, and has also completed an executive development program at the Wharton School of Business. He resides in Royal Oak, Michigan, with his wife Katie.


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Craig Niess is the director of business planning and valuation at IA Valuations. Craig joined IA Valuations in 2017 and has performed more than 300 valuations in his career. With more than a decade of financial and operational consulting experience with independent agents and brokers, he has spent most of his career specializing in valuations and perpetuation planning. Craig holds a BA in economics and an MBA in finance. He has also earned the prestigious Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation, solidifying his expertise in this field. 

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Jodie Shaw is the director of business development for IA Valuations. She joined the staff in October of 2014 and has worked within the insurance industry for over 17 years as an underwriter, agent, and now works as a trusted advisor for agents and helps provide them with agency valuations. Jodie has worked with over 200 valuation clients, providing white glove service and guidance as they secure their financial future. She does this by assisting them through the process of determining their agencies’ fair market value in order to make informed business decisions. 



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Chateau on the Lake Resort: 415 North State Highway 265., Branson, MO 65616

2024 Conference Room Rates:
MAIA has contracted room rates of $185/night for a single room, $185 /night for a double room, $205 for a triple room, and $225 for a quad room. (You can call the phone reservations number below to book a suite, or use the "Book Now!" link to reserve online.)

Cut-Off Date: June 17, 2024

Phone Reservations: 417-334-1161

Book Online: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=3734787&hotelID=11529

About Chateau on the Lake Resort: Step into the iconic resort in Branson, Missouri. Chateau on the Lake invites you to discover why our comfortable suites and thoughtful amenities make guests return time and again. Check-in is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.


This conference offers companies, vendors and wholesalers nearly three hours of exclusive time in front of Missouri agents in the exhibit hall. There are around 60 exhibitors, including both p-c and l-h insurance companies, wholesalers, technology vendors, etc. 

The booth hours are from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m on Thursday. Company prize drawings begin at 12 p.m. Each individual working the booth must be registered; see registration tab for pricing. On average, this conference draws around 125 agents, 40 wholesalers and 160 company reps. These agents come from agencies of all sizes in both rural and urban areas around Missouri.

Exhibit Hall Map

Printable Exhibitor Registration Form


Missouri Rural Services

Missouri Employers Mutual 

Barton Mutual Insurance Company

BMI Company, Inc.

CFM

Progressive

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance

Nationwide

Liberty Mutual | Safeco | State Auto

JENCAP

Capital Premium Financing

Arlington/Roe

EMC Insurance

Old Missouri Mutual

National General, an Allstate Company

Travelers Insurance

NCMIC Finance Corporation

Markel Specialty

West Bend Insurance Company

CRC Group | Tapco | Argenia

FCCI Insurance Group

UFG Insurance

SECURA Insurance

RT Specialty

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company

Cannabis Insurance Wholesalers/One General Agency

Amynta Work Comp Solutions

UBIC

Anthem Software 

HawkSoft 

Risk Placement Services, Inc. 

Iroquois 

Aegis General Insurance Agency 

Equipment Insurance International 

Berkley Management Protection 

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company 

Malarkey Roofing Products

The America Group 

Haulers Insurance Company, Inc. 

Conifer Insurance Services 

Old Republic Surety Company

IA Valuations

Missouri Department of Commerce & Insurance

Mountain Life Insurance Company 

Cinch Home Services 

INVO Underwriting LLC 

Agency Revolution

Novatae Risk Group


Cancellation Policy