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2022 Distribution Conference for Financial Services

The Shape of Things to Come

3/1/2022 - 3/3/2022
InterContinental Miami, Miami, FL


Who Attends

Distribution professionals involved in channel growth, productivity, and reshaping distribution for success. Attendees include heads of distribution, sales, recruiting, compensation, distribution finance, training, marketing support, and product development. Enjoy the freedom to attend any of the breakout sessions across these key distribution channels ― agency building, brokerage, independent, multi-line, and direct-to-consumer.


Do you recognize the forces shaping insurance distribution?

Our traditional understanding of individual channels is changing, and hybrid, which really means “all of the above,” is the way forward. If our industry is to remain relevant, we need to combine a digital playbook with our decades of experience delivering financial security.

And what will recruitment look like after COVID? The pandemic has transformed recruiting. Permanently. There is more automation and reinvention in the recruiting processes ― particularly when it comes to interviews, assessments and candidate experience.

Another force to consider ― DE&I. As an industry, how do we develop a unified definition and understanding of diversity, belonging, and inclusion and a consensus on what meaningful action looks like?

And, just as COVID has forced insurers to adopt remote and digital ways of working, so it is undoubtedly set to drive a wider acceleration of technology adoption across the industry.

So what is the right strategy? If companies believe their roadmaps are directionally correct, it’s time to invest in the future ― in the digital capabilities, talent and other strategic resources needed for long-term success. Companies that invest now in their capabilities and strengthen the bond with their customers have the potential to emerge from the crisis ahead of their competitors.

This year’s conference will address how you can manage the transition in our industry and better prepare for the shape of things to come. Don’t miss this premier event for distribution professionals.


Early Registration Fee (by 2/1/22):
Member: $1,350
Nonmember: $2,700

Standard Registration Fee (after 2/1/22):
Member: $1,550
Nonmember: $3,100

Group Registration Discount:

Take advantage of our group rates to ensure your team’s knowledge stays relevant and up-to-date amid the changing trends and directions in the industry.

We are pleased to offer two group registration options that you can secure by contacting

  • 5–9 — Registrants from the same company will receive a $150 discount per person when using the quantity discount promo code provided.
  • 10+ — Companies may purchase 10 or more registrations and receive a 20% discount on the total registration fee. A single payment is required along with the total number of registrants. We will provide a special company link/code for your organization to distribute to the group.

Note: Discounts may not be combined with any other discount offer. We cannot combine existing individual registrations into group registrations.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received before February 8, 2022, will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received from February 8, 2022 to February 22, 2022 will be refunded, less a $275 processing and administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after February 22, 2022.

In the event that a scheduled meeting or event is cancelled by LIMRA for any reason, LIMRA shall refund any conference registration fees that have been paid by the registrant. Under no circumstances, however, shall LIMRA be liable to the registrant for any other expenses including, but not limited to, airfare and hotel expenses incurred by the registrant.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Please check this page regularly for health and safety updates.
Updated: [1/14/2022]

The health and safety of our conference attendees remains our top priority as we return to meeting in person. We are making preparations to hold our events in accordance with currently applicable national government and local authority guidance to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and operational effectiveness for all participants.

This is a shared responsibility, and we ask that you partner with us by following these guidelines and procedures before, during, and after the conference to ensure your safety and the health of our staff, partners, and fellow attendees. By agreeing to attend, you understand and commit to abide by and respect these measures. We are excited to meet in person again, and we thank you for your cooperation. Detailed protocols specific to each conference will be sent to registrants in the final weeks before the meeting.

Our onsite protocols will abide by the CDC and local laws, rules, regulations, or guidance.

Be sure to check your company’s travel restrictions as well as both your departure and destination state restrictions when planning to attend any event.

Please agree to the following:

Prior to Event

  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC. Follow all state/local regulations and guidelines regarding social distancing, gathering, sanitation, and use of face coverings.
  • If you are aware that you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past two weeks or if you are experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you DO NOT attend an in-person event.
  • Follow cleaning and safety tips during your trip to maintain a safe travel environment (e.g., disinfecting surfaces, wearing a face covering, etc.).

On-Site at the Event

  • Adhere to social distance protocols.
  • Wash hands frequently throughout the meeting.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Comply with pathway signage.
  • Self-monitor and report any symptoms to meeting organizers immediately.

Post Event

  • Notify event organizer if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home.

The Latest CDC Guidance

CDC has recently updated its travel recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

For the latest guidance, visit the CDC website for guidance on travel within the United States.

How to Prepare for Air Travel

Your airline is the best source for personal safety protocols at the gate and on the airplane. Be sure to visit your airline website the week you are traveling and sign up for notifications related to your trip.


InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL, United States, 33131


Hotel Reservations

Reservation Phone: 800-327-3005 (mention LIMRA Distribution Conference)

Make your reservations by February 1 to receive the group rate of $325 single/double (plus applicable sales taxes). Requests after February 1 will be accepted based on space availability. Please note that hotel rates will go up after February 1, or when the meeting room block sells out, whichever comes first. Make your reservations early to be able to take advantage of our discount rates.

Extend your stay: The group guest room rate will be offered two (2) days prior and three (3) days after to the meeting dates, subject to availability at the time of your reservation. You may need to call the hotel directly to book the extra nights.

If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious email or phone call about a hotel booking in conjunction with this meeting, our advice is not to click on it, but delete the email immediately. In the case of a phone call, never give out your credit card information. Our designated conference hotels will never call you unless you contact them first.



Peter Bregman
CEO, Bregman Partners
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am: GENERAL SESSION

Peter Bregman

CEO, Bregman Partners

Recognized as the #1 executive coach in the world by Leading Global Coaches, Peter Bregman coaches CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations. Having started his career teaching leadership on wilderness and mountaineering expeditions, Peter is CEO of Bregman Partners, an executive coaching company that helps helps successful people become better leaders, create more effective teams, and inspire collective action on their organization’s most important work. Peter is ranked as a Top 30 thought leader by Thinkers 50 Radar and selected as one of the Top 8 thought leaders in leadership. He is the award-winning, bestselling author and contributor of 21 books, including most recently, You CAN Change Other People, and a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and host of the widely acclaimed Bregman Leadership Podcast.

Steve Welker
Founder of Radical Resiliency
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: GENERAL SESSION

Steve Welker

Founder of Radical Resiliency

Steve Welker started a career in property and casualty insurance in 1977. He was soon after involved in a freak automobile accident where he lost his vision and the trajectory of his life completely changed. As Steve’s recovery progressed, he decided to try continuing his insurance career. His employer was supportive and Steve’s career blossomed once again. Soon, prompted by his parents’ lifelong entrepreneurial examples, he found himself opening his own independent insurance agency, which he ran until 2004, selling it in order to give himself more time to devote to his new interests — motivational speaking, resiliency training, and writing. In the years since he lost his sight, Steve has become active at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ACBVI). He serves on the agency’s Board of Directors and is the author of various motivational books focused on the power of resiliency.

Tony Byers
Former Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Starbucks
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022

    9:30 am - 10:30 am: GENERAL SESSION

Tony Byers

Former Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Starbucks

Boldly challenging the status quo and decades of diversity and inclusion practices, Dr. Tony Byers is transforming D&I from “the right thing to do” to the business imperative of our time. Learn from the success stories of companies that have evolved beyond “doing diversity well” to leveraging inclusion as a powerful business advantage. These inclusive cultures are increasing employee creativity and productivity, developing new products and product categories, and far outpacing their peers in innovation, marketplace growth, and business performance. Dr. Byers shows you how to build an inclusive culture through a breakthrough behavioral approach that overcomes biases and creates buy-in. You’ll also learn how to set in motion a multiplier effect of inclusion that more than doubles employee productivity while positively impacting every aspect of your organization.

The author of The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion: How Diversity & Inclusion Advances Innovation and Drives Growth, Dr. Byers is best known for leading and revitalizing Starbucks’ highly respected and successful D&I function and programming. As Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Byers developed and lead the company’s strategic direction to drive engagement, innovation, and business growth. Prior to Starbucks, his impressive track record in large matrix multinational organizations included Cargill and H.J. Heinz.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Associate Sponsor

Contact us to learn more:

Suzanne Melanson

Conference Coordinator


(860) 285-7879

Nicole Chiarodo

Sponsor & Exhibitor Sales Associate