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NAMIC Management Conference | June 25-28, 2017 | The GreenBrier | White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Event Contact

Crista Hassett

Crista Hassett
AVP, Event Operations
317.876.4207

Molly Miller

Molly Miller
Senior Meeting Coordinator
317.876.4318

General Information


The Management Conference is a summit for CEOs, executive teams, and future leaders of the industry.

Power sessions focus on strategy, innovation, leadership and industry trends. Concurrent sessions dive into operational and emerging issues. Workshops and interactive sessions allow for extended discussions and opportunities to learn from fellow leaders in the industry.

Top-notch speakers, unrivaled networking opportunities, and an inspirational setting allow executives to connect with industry leaders and gain insight on the important issues facing the industry.

Each year more and more industry executives discover why the NAMIC Management Conference is a different kind of business meeting.

We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. NAMIC is comprised of a diverse membership and there are a variety of events to meet your needs. This conference is designed for CEO's, senior executives, and future leaders from property/casualty insurance companies

This event is designed for:


Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President
Future Leaders

Management Conference Committee Members


Erin Cummings, Chairman
Vice President
Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Jill Wagner Kelly, Award in Innovation Chairman
President
Integrity Mutual Insurance Company

Richard Bland
Principal
Enhanced Mutual Strategies, LLC

David Hendrix
CFO & Treasurer
Ohio Mutual Insurance Company

Ron Mead
Personal Lines and Agriculture Vice President
Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company

Margaret Resce Milkint
Managing Partner
The Jacobson Group

Jay Woods
Managing Director
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC

Brian J. Smith
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Preferred Mutual

Steve Smith
President & CEO
Farm Mutual Reinsurance Plan, Inc.

Keith Wolfe
Managing Director
Swiss Re

Larry Wright
Vice President - Claims
SECURA

Jeff Wrobel
President
Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia

Conference Registration Fees


Registrations received on or before Tuesday, April 25, 2017 are applicable to receive the early bird discount.

 

On or before
April 25

April 26
and later

Member/Sponsor

$995

$1195

Non-Member - from Primary Insurance Company

$1295

$1495

Non-Member - from Non-member/Non-sponsor Vendor

$1395

$1595

Multi-Attendee*

$975

$975

Adult or Teen Guest (13-17)

$250

$250

Youth Guest (4-12)

$135

$135

Golf Outing Fees

$275

$275

*Multi-Attendee Rate: For multiple attendees from member primary insurance companies

  • Member, Non-member registration includes: access to session materials, Welcome Festivities on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, the Closing Luncheon Celebration on Wednesday, and food and beverages during breaks.

  • Adult Guest registration includes: Welcome Festivities on Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the Closing Luncheon Celebration on Wednesday.

  • Youth and Teen Guest registration includes: Kids and Teens Party Sunday, breakfast Monday-Wednesday, and the Closing Luncheon Celebration.

Optional Activities & Workshops


For more information or to register, please visit the Optional Activities page.

First Time Attendees


We want to know if this is your first time to participate in the NAMIC Management Conference. We would like to get to know you and provide you with some valuable networking opportunities. Please indicate on your registration form if you are a first time attendee. We are excited to meet you!

Registration Confirmation


You will receive a detailed e-mail confirmation upon successful completion of the registration process for this event; please make sure to enter a valid e-mail address on the registration form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please e-mail registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642.

Registration Cancellations


All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received on or before May 26, 2017 are 100 percent refundable. After May 26, 2017 a $25 processing fee will be deducted. Any refund due will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available after June 2, 2017 so please plan accordingly. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to registrar@namic.org or fax (317) 876-6213. Please note: Optional Dinners/Activities and Golf follow the Conference Cancellation Policy. Cancelling a conference registration with NAMIC does not cancel a hotel reservation.

Accommodations


In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability. Please submit your request as far in advance of the program as possible.

What to Wear


The suggested attire for this meeting is business casual, however throughout The Greenbrier’s 235-year history, many traditions have been established to make the visits of all of our guests extraordinary. The Greenbrier's dress codes distinguish the resort and are an important complement to the standards fellow guests expect and deserve.

Please accept NAMIC and The Greenbrier’s appreciation for your adherence to and support of the resort dress codes. For more information and suggested packing lists, please visit the resorts dress codes page here.

Questions?


If you have any questions regarding your registration, email registrar@namic.org or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1061. If you have any questions regarding the conference, email chassett@namic.org.

Registration Additions


Conference Agenda


“I have always found that the NAMIC Management Conference provides timely topics for the ever-changing insurance industry that we compete in. The added opportunity to network with peers and hear tremendous speakers always sends me back with new ideas and directions to investigate for our company.

-Tammara Lynch
President & CEO
Norfolk Mutual Insurance Company

Subject to change without notice

Sunday, June 25

11:00 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Event Information Desk

11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

PCC Board Lunch/Meeting

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Horseback Riding
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Segway Tour
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Horseback Riding
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Segway Tour
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

3:45-5:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Horseback Riding
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Kids/Teens Party
Included in guest registraiton or single ticket can be purchased on Registration Additions page.

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Festivities
To maximize your networking opportunities, we have moved the traditional closing evening festivities to the first evening of the conference and will be hosting a kickoff celebration, sponsored by Gen Re, that will include delectable food stations and interactive entertainment. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to relax, enjoy the weather, and get a taste of the Greenbrier with fellow attendees and guests. Families are welcome to attend the festivities and children are invited to participate in the kids party during the evening event. A cash bar will be available and resort attire is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, slacks, and knit tops are appropriate for women. Collared shirts, dress slacks, or dress denim are appropriate for men.

Monday, June 26

6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Event Information Desk

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Conference Kickoff

Kristen Spriggs
Senior Vice President - Member Development
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Economy Power Session
Join one of the country’s most informed economists, Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics, as he provides an in-depth analysis of the economy and factors impacting the property/casualty insurance industry. He will provide insights on the short- and long-term economic forecasts, business-cycle phases, and the leading economic indicators of utmost importance to watch. In addition, Brian will focus on current events, how they will impact the property/casualty industry, and what insurers should be prepared for moving forward.

Brian Beaulieu
CEO
ITR Economics
Manchester, N.H.

9:45 - 10:05 a.m.

Networking Break

10:05 - 10:55 a.m.

General Session: Inclusion – The Culture of Innovation
Strategic organizations recognize the key role inclusivity plays in driving innovation. How is inclusion being cultivated at your organization? Is the full potential of your team truly being leveraged? Hear examples from the industry of how inclusion can drive innovative thinking, engage key stakeholders at all levels, and ultimately expand a business’ bottom line. This session will explore strategic ways to further your organization on its inclusion journey and provide best practices for creating a culture of innovation. Learn how leaders play a critical role in interrupting unconscious bias and providing opportunities for the development of global thinking, innovative thought, and the talent pipeline.

Farzana Nayani
Director of Client Engagement
Language & Culture Worldwide
Chicago, Ill.

10:55 - 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Leadership Power Session: The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces They Want, the Tools They Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate They Can Celebrate
Organizations that invest in employee experience are more productive, valuable, attractive, innovative, and profitable, and have superior performance than those who don't. These "experiential organizations" crush the competition in every metric. In this Power Session, Jacob Morgan will provide insights from his recent book of the same title, which breaks down the three environments that make up every single employee’s experience at organizations around the world. He will also discuss these environments’ designs and their tangible returns on investment. Learn how your organization can be a place where people actually want to show up to work.

Jacob Morgan
Best-selling Author and Futurist
San Francisco, Calif.

12:15 p.m.

Sessions adjourn for the day

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Optional Workshop: Speaker Connection Luncheon and Peer Roundtables or Unconscious Bias and Talent Management Workshop
The first part of this session will allow participants an opportunity to ask questions of the morning Power Session speakers during a casual networking lunch. Following the moderated Q&A session and luncheon, participants will break off into two workshop options:

  1. Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussions: Participate in peer-to-peer roundtable discussions on topics such as succession planning, talent management, technology, and other leader-focused issues.
  2. Unconscious Bias Interactive Workshop: Led by Farzana Nayani, General Session speaker and Director of Client Engagement with Language & Culture Worldwide, this session will explore how to embed cultural competence into human capital processes in order to overcome bias. Learners will begin to understand what it really takes to achieve the widest pool of top talent, and why many organizations fall short.
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

12:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Round-Robin Doubles Tennis Tournament
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Intro to Sporting Clays
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Bunker Tour
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

1:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Kayaking
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

7:00 p.m.

Meet to Eat
Interested in joining a small group of fellow attendees for dinner? Stop by the Event Information Desk to sign up for a Meet to Eat. Each individual will be responsible for his or her own bill at the conclusion of dinner.

7:00 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions and reservations.

8:00 p.m.

PAC Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament
Ante up! The NAMIC PAC Poker Tournament is back and better than ever. With $10,000 in PAC Poker Chips to play, it might just be your lucky day. The private tournament will take place on the casino floor with drinks and desserts served in a private room overlooking the casino floor. The room is off the casino floor, so families are welcome! The requested $100 personal contribution to NAMIC PAC includes poker, desserts, an open bar, and a chance to win the grand prize! Please contact Laura Grace Ashton at lgashton@namic.org if you would like to participate.

Tuesday, June 27

6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

6:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Event Information Desk

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Strategy & Innovation Power Session: Disruptive Markets
This session will offer insights into the evolving nature of innovation and disruption impacting the property/casualty industry with perspectives on the focus and future opportunities of the growing investments in insuretech. It will dive deep into the top disruptive technologies facing mutual insurance companies as well as the disruptors on which venture capital managers are focusing, and the effective responses to address those challenges.

Mark Purowitz
Principal
Deloitte
Phildelphia, Pa.

9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

9:35 – 10:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. The Millennial Mindset: An Interactive Panel Discussion
    The millennial mindset is reshaping the way the world works, but what do millennials really want from their employers? This candid discussion will provide insights into the workplace wants and needs of this generation by allowing participants to hear directly from millennials employed in the insurance industry. It will explore the various ways companies can create workplace experiences that attract, retain, and inspire younger generations.

    Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions for this panel discussion in advance of Management Conference. Please email your suggested millennial panel discussion question to chassett@namic.org.

    Courtney Bowen
    Underwriting Analyst
    The MEMIC Group
    Portland, Maine

    Lindsey DiGangi
    Business Analyst
    Pennsylvania & Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies
    Philadelphia, Pa.

    Parker Gross
    Assistant Vice President
    Guy Carpenter, LLC
    Shakopee, Minn.

    Amanda Weiman
    Assistant Vice President and Claims Specialist
    Swiss Re
    Overland Park, Kansas

  2. So You’ve Been Hacked – Now What?
    This session will walk you step-by-step through the chronology of a cyber-attack. Attendees will learn how to prepare for and to protect against cyber-attacks while gaining practical insight into how to recover from an attack including how to identify a breach, how to respond to regulators, policyholders and the press, and how to eradicate infected files and electronic media.

    Darren Manners
    Senior Security Engineer
    SyCom
    Richmond, Va.

    Eric Hodge
    Director of Consulting
    CyberScout
    San Diego, Calif.

  3. Disruption! Surviving and Thriving During a Period of Profound Change
    Even if your company hasn’t felt the effects of industry macro-trends such as augmented intelligence, robotics process automation, Internet of Things and Blockchain, disruption is on the horizon. Industry leadership must have an awareness and understanding of these disruptors in order to anticipate or respond to them. This session will explore the new capabilities required and organizational models that are being formed to understand, explore, and connect emerging and existing technology to create new business models and to address or respond to disruption in the insurance industry.

    Kelley L. Buchanan
    Vice President and Partner, Digital Strategy Leader - Insurance
    IBM US, Financial Services Market
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

  4. Flood Panel Discussion
    Flood risk has been a difficult underwriting and claims challenge for our industry over several decades. This panel will focus on recent developments in the U.S. and Canada along with the capabilities in the (re)insurance sector to promote a more privatized market for flood risk.

    Jonathan Clark
    Managing Director
    Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC
    New York, N.Y.

    W. Craig Fugate
    Senior Advisor
    BlueDot Strategies
    Former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director

    Paul Kovacs
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC)
    Toronto, Ont.

    Monica Ningen
    Head Property Underwriting U.S. & Canada
    Swiss Re
    Armonk, N.Y.

  5. Changes in Distribution
    External threats to independent agents have included the internet, direct writers, and insurance carriers. While agency owners over the years lamented the external threats, they did little to prepare their agencies for the internal threats that have led to ongoing consolidation. A lack of foresight on the part of agency owners continues to lead to pathetic organic growth and a lack of internal perpetuation candidates. At the same time, carriers have been under increasing pressure to improve profitability in the face of industry surplus, the internet, and direct carriers. This session will dive into how these two sides of the field can help each other adapt to changes in distribution.

    Wayne Walkotten
    Executive Vice President
    MarshBerry
    Grandville, Mich.

10:50 a.m.

Sessions adjourn for the day

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Annual Golf Outing
Join us for an afternoon of golf and networking on The Meadows Course. The 2017 PGA Tour Fedex Cup will be held at The Greenbrier the week following the NAMIC Management Conference.

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Glass Blowing Demonstration
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

1:15-3:45 p.m.

Optional Activity: Aerial Adventure Course
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Optional Activity: Culinary Demonstration
Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

7:00 p.m.

Meet to Eat
Interested in joining a small group of fellow attendees for dinner? Stop by the Event Information Desk to sign up for a Meet to Eat. Each individual will be responsible for his or her own bill at the conclusion of dinner.

7:00 p.m.

Private Dinner Functions*
*This is a suggested start time for private dinner functions and reservations.

Wednesday, June 28

6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Event Information Desk

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast for Registered Guests

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Advocacy Update

Chuck Chamness
President & CEO
NAMIC
Indianapolis, Ind.

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Emerging Issues Power Session – Pandemics and Epidemics: What’s Your Risk Exposure?
Each year, infectious diseases claim the lives of nearly 15 million people worldwide. The Zika virus revealed in stark terms last year that the continued threat of infectious diseases remains significant. And while the risk landscape is constantly evolving, one thing remains constant – these epidemics can have devastating financial consequences for people, countries and corporations in every sector of the global economy. Despite this threat, there still exists a massive gap in coverage for life, property and casualty, business interruption and other areas. Where is the next disease epidemic lurking? Will it find us, or will we find it? Dr. Nathan Wolfe, author of The Viral Storm, founder of Metabiota, and one of the top thought leaders in the field of infectious diseases, will provide a compelling case for why reinsurers, insurers and risk holders should proactively identify, quantify and mitigate exposure from epidemics. Join us for this highly interesting discussion on the future of risk.

Nathan Wolfe
Founder & CEO
Metabiota
San Francisco, Calif.

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

General Session: Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Computing
The financial services industry is faced with a growing mountain of information – regulations, claims, secondary markets, current events, product attributes, social media, the list goes on. Moreover, this information is almost always in a form that is intended for communication with other people, not computers. Transforming and curating this information and then making use of it to draw meaningful conclusions have become increasingly impossible for people to keep up with by themselves. Conversational agents and cognitive computing are keys to getting this in control. Cognitive systems can understand human forms of expression – not just the words but the intended meaning as well. They reason, learn, and interact with humans naturally. Conversational agents leverage cognitive computing to engage users in addressing their core issues and assist in inspiring new and alternate perspectives to improve decision making. During this presentation, we will outline the principles and the state of the art of cognitive computing and highlight how this is being leveraged in the financial services industry.

Rob High
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
IBM Watson
Austin, Texas

11:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Award in Innovation Presentation
NAMIC is proud to present the Award in Innovation, which was created to recognize mutual insurers that exemplify the vision and entrepreneurialism it takes to stay relevant in changing times. Whether the ideas are big or small, each innovation is crucial to keeping our community strong and stable for the future. With more than 250 years of delivering on the promise to put policyholders first, it is more critical than ever to celebrate the spirit of innovation within the mutual industry. Join us to learn more about award-winning innovations as the 2017 winner is announced.

Jill Wagner Kelly, Award Committee Chairman
President
Integrity Mutual Insurance Company
Appleton, Wisc.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Industry Trends Power Session: The New Demographics and What They Mean for Your Business
Now more than ever, it’s imperative that you understand the changing demographics of the communities and groups you serve. How can you best serve a local community and organization if you don’t know what your community looks like today?

This session will give you a macro view of the consumer trends, including recent population shifts, key shifts in how Americans are living and communicating as well as best practices for the insurance industry and how to apply this information on the new demographics to the industry. Included will be the four biggest findings of the 2010 Census, key market segmentations and the values associated with each, the differences between generational segments, common obstacles to avoiding communication or service mistakes, and specific strategies for developing effective diversity initiatives.

Kelly McDonald
Founder
McDonald Marketing
Denver, Colo.

12:30 p.m.

Business Sessions Adjourn

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Closing Luncheon Celebration
Join us for an afternoon buffet to celebrate the week and connect with fellow attendees and guests before heading back to the office.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Off-Road Jeep Adventures (One-Hour Session)

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Optional Activity: Off-Road Jeep Adventures (Two-Hour Session)

Optional Activities


Click Here to Add an Optional Activity to Your Registration


All optional activities are organized through the Greenbrier Resort’s professional destination management company, which was selected because of its vast knowledge of the resort and surrounding area. Fees associated with the organized activities include transportation, group admission fees and taxes, and professional guides and staff. We are pleased to offer the pre-arranged tours and activities to allow for networking with other conference attendees and families and for your convenience and ease in planning your visit; however, we recognize the cost associated with professionally organized tours will be higher than if you were to visit the sites on your own. We appreciate and understand this may impact your decision to participate in NAMIC’s tours. We encourage you to visit the concierge if you would like to plan an individual visit for your family, as the concierge is best suited to guide you on attraction times, fees, and details outside of our group activities.

Sunday, June 25

Horseback Riding | 1:45-3:00 p.m., 2:45-4:00 p.m., 3:45-5:00 p.m. | $156 | Age 9+
This guided horseback riding excursion allows guests of all ages and skills to bask in the serenity of the Allegheny Mountains. English saddles are used and riding helmets are furnished and required to be worn at all times while riding. A release waiver must be signed by guests age 18 and older. Guests younger than age 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Per-person price includes: Riding equipment and local guide.
Attire/items to bring: Long pants such as jeans are suggested.

Segway Tour | 1:45-3:00 p.m., 3:15-4:30 p.m. | $169 | Age 14+
Explore the Greenbrier by self-balancing Segway – no previous experience required. Spend 20 minutes of instruction in the Segway practice area, then head out with your group with an instructor for a thrilling tour of the Greenbrier's majestic grounds at speeds up to 12mph.

Per-person price includes: All necessary equipment including helmet, instructions, and local guide.
Attire/items to bring: Casual attire and closed toe comfortable shoes.

Monday, June 26

Optional Workshop: Speaker Connection Luncheon & Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussions | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | $80
The first part of this session will allow participants an opportunity to ask questions of the morning Power Session speakers during a casual networking lunch. Following the moderated Q&A session and luncheon, participants will break off into a session that will explore how to embed cultural competence into human capital processes in order to overcome bias. Led by General Session speaker Farzana Nayani of Language & Culture Worldwide, this session will help attendees begin to understand what it really takes to gain access to the widest pool of top talent, and why many organizations fall short.

Optional Workshop: Speaker Connection Luncheon & Unconscious Bias & Talent Management Workshop | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | $80
The first part of this session will allow participants an opportunity to ask questions of the morning Power Session speakers during a casual networking lunch. Following the moderated Q&A session and luncheon, participants will break off into a session that will explore how to embed cultural competence into human capital processes in order to overcome bias. Led by General Session speaker, Farzana Nayani of Language & Culture Worldwide, learners will begin to understand what it really takes to achieve the widest pool of top talent, and why many organizations fall short.

Round Robin Doubles Tennis Tournament | 12:45-4:00 pm | $40
NAMIC is excited to host a new doubles round robin tennis tournament at this year's Management Conference. The tournament will consist of four games, and partners will switch at the end of each round. First, second, and third places will be determined by the number of games each participant wins, which will be recorded by the tournament coordinator. The final round will be a playoff of the highest scorers. Tennis racquets will be available for a $10 rental fee. The tournament will be capped at 20 players, so register today to save your spot.

Per-person price includes: Tournament coordinator. Rental rackets available for an additional $10 charge.
Attire/items to bring: Collared sports shirts, tennis sweaters, shirts or blouses, slacks, knickers, walking shorts, and tennis shorts.

Bunker Tour | 1:45-3:30 p.m. | $48 --Activity Full--
The secret is out! The declassified bunker at the Greenbrier is a must-see experience that takes you behind the scenes and walks you through a fascinating period in the resort's history. Carved deep into the mountainside beneath the resort’s West Virginia Wing is an emergency Cold War fallout shelter. Once a top-secret U.S. government relocation facility for Congress, the bunker is now open to anyone interested in reliving a legendary piece of the Greenbrier’s history. Bunker tours provide a unique and in-depth look behind the hidden doors and let you explore an aspect of the Greenbrier that no other resort can claim. Reserve your place in the resort’s history today. Comfortable shoes are recommended. No cameras, electronic equipment, or cell phones are permitted.

Per-person price includes: Tour guide
Attire/items to bring: Comfortable walking shoes. No cameras, electronic equipment or cell phones are permitted. (Items may be secured with The Bunker office.)

Intro to Sporting Clays | 1:30-3:00 p.m. | $276
Since the Gun Club's inception in 1913, skeet and trap have been popular pastimes at The Greenbrier. Located atop Kate's Mountain, the Gun Club offers four combination trap and skeet fields and a 10-station sporting clays course. The sporting clays course was designed by Justin Jones and John Higgins of the British School of Shooting and challenges shooters of all skill levels. Each group of up to five shooters is provided with a professional trap attendant to ensure that each shooter has a safe and enjoyable experience while shooting trap, skeet, or sporting clays at the Gun Club. This activity lasts one hour and 25 shots per person are provided.

Per person price includes: One hour overview of gun safety and shooting techniques, and 25 clays.
Attire/items to bring: Casual attire and closed toe shoes.

Kayaking | 1:30-5:30 p.m. | $190
Discover the thrills of kayaking with a guided paddling clinic. Grab a friend and master the two-person kayak or go solo and feel the speed of a sleek Perception kayak. The two-and-a-half-hour clinic covers the basics of river safety and paddling on the Greenbrier or Jackson rivers. The large selection of boats and the mild water, makes this a great adventure for the entire family. There is no minimum age; however, children younger than 10 must ride tandem with an adult.

Per person price includes: Kayak, equipment, and paddling clinic with instructor.
Attire/items to bring: Comfortable swimwear, a ball cap or visor, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Shorts over swimwear are suggested. Do not bring cotton items to wear on the river.

Tuesday, June 27

Annual Golf Outing | 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | $275
Join us for an afternoon of golf and networking on The Meadows Course. The 2017 PGA Tour Fedex Cup will be held at The Greenbrier the week following the NAMIC Management Conference.
Per-person tournament fees includes: Greens fees and golf cart rental. The pre-tournament celebration lunch, golfer’s gift, outing beverages, and prizes are compliments of Swiss Re.

Glass Blowing Demo | 12:30-2:00 p.m. | Free
Join Artist Alex Brand at Virtu's Studio to watch him create glass art.

Note: Free demonstrations are based on space availability. Please arrive to the North Lobby no later than 12:30 p.m. to walk with the group to the Virtu Glass Blowing Studio.

Aerial Adventure Course | 1:15-3:45 p.m. | $190 | Ages 10+
Buckle up and let the fun begin! Aerial Adventure Course participants will navigate 12 challenges, all 50 feet in the air. Choose to complete the course alone for a personal challenge or in a group as a team-building exercise. For the ultimate rush, participants exit the course by their choice of zipline or free fall.

Per person price includes: Instructor/guide and all equipment.
Attire/items to bring: Casual attire and comfortable athletic shoes.

Culinary Demonstration | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Free
Head to the Greenbrier Gourmet, sip a refreshing cup of coffee, and watch culinary demonstrations of the Greenbrier's signature dishes. See the step-by-step preparation techniques of savory dishes that you can make at home.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Off-Road Jeep Adventures - 1 person/1 hour | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | $400 | Passengers must be ages 13+, Drivers must be ages 16+
Get behind the wheel of a specially equipped Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and explore the mountains of West Virginia. Our highly trained Off Road Adventures guides will accompany and instruct up to three guests on advanced driving techniques necessary to traverse the Greenbrier's private 10,000-acre mountain preserve. The terrain will vary from modest unpaved roads to some of the most extreme on the East Coast. The 30-mile course has rocks, ruts, creek crossings, steep hills, gullies, and mud pits. Minimum age to participate in driving is 16, with a valid driver's license. Passengers must be at least 13 years of age. Drivers and passengers younger than 18 must have parental consent and be accompanied by and travel in the same vehicle with an adult. Resort casual attire, including sport shirts, walking shorts, and jeans, is recommended.

Off-Road Jeep Adventures - 3 people/2 hours | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | $530 | Passengers must be ages 13+, Drivers must be ages 16+
Get behind the wheel of a specially equipped Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and explore the mountains of West Virginia. Our highly trained Off Road Adventures guides will accompany and instruct up to three guests on advanced driving techniques necessary to traverse the Greenbrier's private 10,000-acre mountain preserve. The terrain will vary from modest unpaved roads to some of the most extreme on the East Coast. The 30-mile course has rocks, ruts, creek crossings, steep hills, gullies, and mud pits. Minimum age to participate in driving is 16, with a valid driver's license. Passengers must be at least 13 years of age. Drivers and passengers younger than 18 must have parental consent and be accompanied by and travel in the same vehicle with an adult. Resort casual attire, including sport shirts, walking shorts, and jeans, is recommended. Please indicate the names and ages of all 3 riders upon registration.

Per person price includes: Instructor/guide and all equipment.
Attire/items to bring: Resort casual attire, including sport shirts, walking shorts, and jeans.

Where to Stay


IMPORTANT HOUSING UPDATE

Due to a high level of interest in this event, there is very limited availability. If you require a hotel room, please let us know as soon as possible.

If you require a hotel room, please let us know as soon as possible by calling NAMIC Registration and Housing Coordinator, Jessica Glascock, at 317-875-5250, ext. 1139.

The Greenbrier
300 W. Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 24986
To make your reservation, call the NAMIC Registration & Housing Coordinator Jessica Glascock:
(317) 875-5250


Event Hotel Rate and Cut-Off Date


Management Conference attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. NAMIC has contracted a room block for attendees at The Greenbrier. A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 22, 2017 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While NAMIC studies past attendance trends and the needs of our members, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available. Please plan ahead and secure your reservation as soon as possible to receive the group rate.

Traditional Rooms

Traditional Rooms are the perfect combination of elegance and space. Featuring 250 square feet with one king bed or two double beds, Traditional Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. Traditional Rooms are not handicap accessible.

Superior Rooms

Superior Rooms offer the sheer elegance expected at The Greenbrier and average 400 square feet. Featuring either one king bed or two double beds, Superior Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. Some Superior Rooms are handicap accessible with wider doors, showers with no lip and grab rails.

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Rooms offer a newly enhanced design and room layout complete with marble features in the bathroom and a more subdued color palate than the rest of The Greenbrier. Offering either one king bed or two double beds, Deluxe Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. Some Deluxe Rooms are handicap accessible with wider doors, showers with no lip and grab rails.

Spring Row Cottage

Spring Row Cottages include spacious porches that overlook a regulation British croquet court, the beautiful north lawn and the golf, tennis and swim clubs. Each has a porch, fireplace, parlor, wet bar, dressing area and large bathroom. Cottages are furnished with either one king bed or two double beds as well as a sofa bed and can accommodate two to six people.

Paradise Row Cottage

Originally built in the early 1800's, Paradise Row Cottages overlook the famous Springhouse and were once popular honeymoon accommodations. Each cottage features one king bed, parlor with sofa bed, two bathrooms, wet bar, fireplace, patio and porch. Accommodates two to four people.

*There is an additional discounted $25 daily resort fee added to all reservations, which includes:

  • Morning Coffee Service
  • Afternoon Tea and Concert
  • Nightly Movies in the Theatre
  • Historical Tours & Presentations
  • Fitness Equipment (at Tennis Center or Indoor Pool)
  • Cyber Café with High-Speed Internet
  • Children's VIP Cards
  • Resort-Wide Wireless Internet
  • Culinary Demonstrations
  • Use of Indoor & Outdoor Pools
  • Champagne Toast in The Casino Club
  • On-Property Transportation
  • Hiking & Meditation Trails
  • Springhouse Entertainer Cabaret
  • For more information click here.

Hotel Reservations



To make your reservation, call the NAMIC Room Block Reservation Line: (888) 852-0880

Please email NAMIC's registrar if you encounter any problems with making hotel reservations.

The Greenbrier's Flood Recovery


Many of you heard the news that West Virginia experienced unprecedented flooding this past summer that impacted The Greenbrier and surrounding community. While the resort did experience some damage and closed temporarily to provide housing to many of its associates that had been displaced due to the flooding, the dedicated staff worked tirelessly to re-open the resort within 18 days. The resort’s owner and staff are continuing their support for the community through numerous efforts including The Greenbrier’s Neighbors Loving Neighbors campaign which is collecting both food and cash to help flood victims get back on their feet. You can read more about their work in the community here.



Travel Information


The Greenbrier is located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and conveniently situated off Interstate 64 just west of the Virginia/West Virginia border and just east of Lewisburg, WV (dubbed "Coolest Small Town in America" by Budget Travel Magazine, 2011).

FLIGHTS
Airports convenient to The Greenbrier include Beckley, WV (BKW), Charleston, WV (CRW), and Roanoke, VA (ROA), Virginia, with service provided by major carriers.

AMTRAK
The White Sulphur Springs train station (WSS) is conveniently located next to The Greenbrier's Christmas Shop at The Depot! Amtrak offers regular train service to The Greenbrier from major cities, including Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago. Guests of The Greenbrier taking Amtrak to White Sulphur Springs can enjoy a 15% discount with promo code: V739.

White Sulphur Springs Station
315 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 24986
Station Code: WSS
15% Discount Promo Code: V739

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
By car, it is a scenic drive from both Washington, D.C. or Charleston, WV.

From Interstate 64 West
Exit #181 White Sulphur Springs. At end of exit ramp take a right and proceed for approximately 1.5 miles. The Main Entrance will be on the right.

From Interstate 64 East

Exit #175 White Sulphur Springs. At the end of the ramp take a left; go to the stop sign, turn right and proceed approximately 3.5 miles. The Main Entrance will be on the left.

Rental Cars
Rental cars are available through major rental car agencies at area airports.

Shuttle Service
Shuttles are available from areas airports to The Greenbrier for a fee. Please call The Greenbrier Transportation Department at 304-536-1110 ext. 7259 for rates and reservations.

Resort Attractions


With over 55 activities on The Greenbrier 11,000 acre playground, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Golf, tennis, off-road driving, falconry and horseback riding just barely scratch the surface of outdoor activities. Indoor activities are equally plentiful and range from enjoying a Bunker Tour to relaxing in the world-renowned mineral spa and gambling in the world-class Casino Club.

Family Highlights

  • Adventure Zone: From bowling to horse-back riding, your children will have an adventure!
  • Fizzy’s Land of Oz: A toy store like no other, Fizzy’s is a delightful place inspiring imagination.
  • Little Princess Services: Services include a pretty up-do or braid, mini makeup and mini manicure.
  • Pony Rides: The equestrian center features special pony rides for the resort’s youngest guests.

To view the full catalog of activities including archery, bowling, fishing, history tours, kayaking, laser tag, off-road driving, paintball, tennis, theatre and white water rafting just to name a view, please visit The Greenbrier Activities Page.





























Frequently Asked Questions


What is the suggested attire at The Greenbrier?
Conference Sessions – Resort attire is appropriate, which means collared shirts, knit tops, dress skirts/slacks, or dress denim.
Optional Activities – See activity description for specific attire suggestions.
Golf Outing – Golf attire including appropriate footwear. No denim is allowed on the golf courses or tennis courses.
Welcome Festivities (Moved from last day to first day) – Dressy resort attire is appropriate for the evening. Skirts, dresses, slacks, and knit tops are appropriate for women. Collared shirts, dress slacks, or dress denim are appropriate for men.
Meal Functions – Resort attire for attendees, guests, and children.
Closing Luncheon Celebration - Resort attire for attendees, guests, and children.
Click here to view the dress codes at The Greenbrier.

What registration payment options are available?
The online registration system accepts credit card payments, check payments and multiple registrations under the same payment method.

When and how is registration confirmation sent?
Confirmation is sent via email so please enter a valid email address. If registering more than one person at a time you will need to forward the confirmation email to each delegate. You will receive your confirmation the quickest if you are paying online. Confirmation will be sent immediately after you submit your credit card information.

Does my registration include a hotel reservation?
No, you will need to make a separate hotel reservation. Due to a high level of interest in this event, there is very limited availability. If you require a hotel room, please let us know as soon as possible by calling NAMIC Registration and Housing Coordinator, Jessica Glascock, at 317-875-5250, etc. 1139.

How do I obtain an advance copy of the registration list?
In an effort to provide our sponsors, speakers, and attendees the best level of service, we will send an electronic list of current registrants for events to the attendee or email listed as the main contact as follows:

  • Attendees: Approximately 10 days from the event within the pre-conference communication

  • Sponsors: Approximately 6 weeks out from the event with updates every other week

  • Speakers: Approximately 10 days from the event within the pre-conference communication

Can I register on site for optional activities?
Yes, but space is available on a first-come, first-served basis so we encourage you to sign up in advance. Details and pricing can be found on the Optional Activities page.

Can I switch optional activities?
We apologize that refunds cannot be granted for optional activity cancellations after June 12, 2017. You are welcome to register for different activities if space is available; however, we will not be able to transfer, credit, or refund the original activity fee.