It’s very hard to describe Insurtech Connect. Luckily, I was there in 2018 and can give you at least an idea of what it’s like. ITC is a very young conference, 2019 will be only its fourth edition. But in that short time, it has grown from sizable to monstrously large, and in this case, that’s a good thing. The 2018 edition attracted 6,000+ attendees including 500 CEOs. Co-founders, Jay Weintraub and Caribu Honig, have quickly turned ITC into THE conference to be at. ITC is the closest thing to a gigantic rock concert (Salt n Peppa performed the closing ceremony in 2018, I missed it) dedicated to insurance and insurtech. The production values are insanely high, the speaker’s list is beyond star studded and you simply can’t avoid running into a lot of incredible people, from both Insurance and InsurTech. Because of calendar conflicts, I was only there for about 30 hours and in that time I managed to track down, and get selfies with some of the insurtech leaders I respect the most:
ITC is such a gigantic conference that obviously your ITC will be very different from my ITC. Your stalking, err I mean, networking skills may not be as advanced as mine (or as lucky) so I can’t guarantee who you’ll meet, but with 6k+ insurtech and insurance leaders there are literally no limits to who you might meet. Even if the production value wasn’t incredible, the venue wasn’t a blast, and it wasn’t packed with an incredible calendar of star speakers and panels, it would still be worth it!
Basically, if you can somehow pull off going to ITC, you most absolutely should. Burn some miles, beg your boss to let you do it without using vacation time, listen to a 90 minute time share presentation for a free hotel room, bunk up with your 6 closest friends in a single medium size room, or whatever else you need to do to pull it off, but you’ll never regret going to ITC. I know that’s my plan!
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