Did you hear about the Big Event?

November 30, 2011

Every year there is a Big Event in Boston.
It's called the Big Event and it's an Insurance Trade show.
It's hosted by the Marriott Hotel at Copley.
It's well attended.

This year it took place from November 3-6.
Insurance agencies will send their employees {we had four employees attend}.
Insurance companies send their marketing representatives and other employees.
It's a place for people in the insurance industry to connect with each other and learn what's been happening in their field over the past year.

I was able to attend this year and learned quite a bit.
Hubspot was there, they hosted a Social Media Q&A along with Plymouth Rock and a few agencies: Berry Insurance, C&S Insurance, and Deland Gibson. They had some interesting discussion and points about using social media in the insurance industry.
Christine Sullivan, of Innovation Management Solutions, hosted a few classes. I picked up a few time management tips.

There were many other classes to attend, but I won't name them all.
The trade show is a big hit. You walk around, pick up little "freebies" and chat it up with vendors. The freebies are candy, flashlights, highlighters, backscratchers, keyrings, warm chocolate chip cookies {Disaster Specialists brings those, yum!}, popcorn and many other little knick knacks. A lot of vendors hand out reusable bags, so it can be a good time to stock up on those. Vendors give away big tickets items too. You put your business card in a hat/bucket/jar and you could win: iPad, Starbucks gift cert, Kindle, cash and other fun prizes. I have yet to win, but I'm holding out. :) Note: Safety Insurance, I'm disappointed you didn't rig the drawing for the iPad2... that was supposed to be for me, remember? Hello? Remember? Oh well.

Arbella Mutual Insurance hosted the luncheon. Much was said about the disasters that hit the industry... Four disasters this year. Hopefully 2012 will go easy on Massachusetts as far as disasters go.
Overall, it was the Big Event was a great event. It was good to connect with people we know, and fun to connect with new people.
The four of us from Murray & MacDonald enjoyed attending.
We also enjoyed the camaraderie.

This year, two new Murray & MacDonald employees went.
Please meet Andy Roth & Peter MacDonald