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Network of Vertafore Users  

2015 Conference Exhibitor Information
& Resources
 

The Network of Vertafore Users (NetVU) is an independent, national member organization committed to providing industry advocacy, world-class education and networking the more than 20,000 insurance agencies, carriers and MGAs, and over 150,000 users of Vertafore solutions.  NetVU members reside in every state and are supported by over 55 local and virtual Chapters led by NetVU members.  To learn more about NetVU, please visit www.netvu.org. 

 

Exhibit Hall  

Connect with growing insurance agencies at the 2015 NetVU Conference!  Our trade show is regarded as one of THE BEST lead generating events in the industry and is recognized as a “must attend” event.

 

The NetVU Conference represents the largest national gathering of independent insurance agencies in the country. NetVU Conference attendees (we’re planning on 3,000 participants in 2015) represent the largest and fastest growing agencies in the United States. 

 

NEW THIS YEAR – Our team is gearing up for the biggest and best conference yet!  Here are just a few of the exciting highlights:

  • Two Networking Luncheons in the Exhibit Hall,
  • Educational tracks expanded to include topics important to insurance carriers,
  • Hands-on product sessions highlighting new features of all Vertafore products, both agency and carrier facing,
  • Expansion of the Exhibit Hall to include all Vertafore customers, and
  • Engaging networking opportunities.

Our goal is to create the leading technology Conference for the insurance industry!

 

Call us today to talk about adding your organization to the prestigious list of companies exhibiting at the 2015 event; being held March 26-28 in Indianapolis, IN. 

 

Act FAST.....the 2015 Exhibit Hall is already 75% sold! 

 

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 There’s no better way to get your product or service in front of so many decision makers in just a matter of days.  

 

Be sure to check out this resource guide to answer your questions about exhibiting at the upcoming NetVU Conference.  Click the links below to be directed to your specific area of interest. 

 

 

 Making the Most of NetVU Conference 

 Site Info 

 Schedule 

 Register Your Personnel 

 Exclusive Time in Exhibit Hall 

 Logo/Ad Specs 

 Private Exhibitor Appointments 

 Certificate of Insurance 

 Door Prizes 

 Attendee Roster 

 Best in Show Booth 

 Freeman Exhibit Service Kit  - Coming Soon

 Hotel Information 

 

 

 Additional Opportunities for Exposure 

 Be a Conference Sponsor  

NetVU Corporate Partners 

 NetVU Associate Membership 

 Other NetVU Events – 

 Chapters & PowerUsers 

 

 

The NetVU Conference is the "Must Attend" Event of the Year  

 

On March 26-28, 2015, more than 3,000 of the nation's most influential agents will attend the NetVU Conference in Indianapolis, IN.  Make plans now to be there, too!

  • Vertafore users and leaders in the industry will gather to network and learn about the latest product offerings and program features
  • As a premier education event, NetVU Conference attracts the most influential independent agents from around the country
  • NetVU Conference attendees are serious about the future and actively search for ways to help grow their business
  • This is a great place to network with independent insurance agents interested in streamlining their business and increasing production 

The Exhibit Hall is a must-see event for every Conference attendee, with special events, networking and exclusive time to explore your company’s latest product and service offerings.  There’s no better way to get in front of so many decision-makers in just a matter of days. 


 

A “Must Attend” Conference for Insurance Carriers  

 

Everyone’s looking for that competitive advantage.  As an insurance carrier, you’ll want to attend this high profile event to help educate agents on how your technology initiatives will help enable them to compete and WIN new business.  In addition to new business, this is a great opportunity to showcase your technology initiatives that help streamline agency workflow.  There’s no better place to gain direct feedback on your products than NetVU, the largest national gathering of independent agents in the industry.

 

In addition, the 2015 NetVU Conference is expanded to include education geared toward Vertafore’s insurance carrier and compliance customers.  

 

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  Each 10' x 10' Exhibit Booth Includes:  

  • 8' draped back wall and 3' side booth dividers 
  • 24-hour perimeter security
  • Standard size booth identification sign with company name & booth number
  • 10’ X 10” booths include carpet in “official show color” with padding
  • Two days of cleaning
  • Carpeted interior aisles
  • Conference hotel rates
  • One complimentary registration
  • Attendee roster (one time use)
  • Link and listing on NetVU.org and the NetVU Events App

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  NetVU Exhibit Booth Pricing  

 

                                                                                           After 10/31/14 

Inline Booth (Associate Member Rate)

$3,675

Inline Booth (Non-Member Rate)

$4,225  

Corner Booth (Associate Member Rate)

$3,875      

Corner Booth (Non-Member Rate)

$4,425

Island Booth (Associate Member Rate)

$12,100

Island Booth (Non-Member Rate)

$12,850

 

 Payment may be made by check (payable to NetVU), VISA, MasterCard or American Express.

 


 

 Booth Application  

 

To reserve an exhibit space, print the Exhibitor SpaceContract  and fax the completed contract to (972) 409-6299 or email to exhibits@netvu.org

Please note the application does not guarantee admission. All exhibitors must be approved. NetVU and Vertafore retain the unilateral right and authority to deny access to or remove any individual or group that poses a threat, causes or may cause a legal confrontation, possesses an adverse posture to the goals and objectives of NetVU and/or Vertafore or engages in disruptive actions or activities during any NetVU function.   

 

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 Conference Updates 

 

Exhibitor updates will be sent to you on a periodic basis, keeping you up-to-date on the conference, deadlines, and other important information. Be sure to have your IT department white list our IP address: 64.132.221.121 and add netvu@informz.net to your safe sender list in Outlook or any other email client. 

 


 

 Preliminary Schedule-at-a-Glance* 

 

Wednesday, March 25 

7:00 am –

12:00 pm –

 

5:00 pm
5:00 pm     

Island Booth Set-Up & Registration
Inline Booth Set-Up & Registration

Thursday, March 26 

7:00 am –

10:00 am –

10:00 am –

11:30 am –

5:30 pm –

9:00 am 
7:00 pm
1:00 pm

1:00 pm
7:00 pm

Exhibit Booth Set-Up & Registration – Final Preparations
Conference Registration/Info Desk Open

Exhibit Hall Open

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Networking Reception

 

Friday, March 27 

7:00 am –

7:30 am –

12:00 pm –

12:00 pm –

2:00 pm –

5:00 pm –

6:30 pm –

7:30 pm –

6:30 pm

8:00 am

2:00 pm
1:30 pm

4:00 pm
6:30 pm 
9:30 pm

9:00 pm
 

Conference Registration/Info Desk Open

Continental Breakfast

Exhibit Hall Open
Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Open for “Private Appointments with Exhibitors”

Exhibit Hall Grand Finale Reception

Exhibit Hall Tear Down

Company/Corporate Partner Hospitality Night 

 
 (*Schedule is preliminary and subject to change.)

 



 Exclusive Time in Exhibit Hall  

 

We encourage you to join the education sessions, as we have planned new and exciting presentations we think you will love! 

 

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  Private Exhibitor Appointments   

 

Take full advantage of the Friday “Private Appointment Time” to make one-on-one appointments with those attendees most interested in your products and services.  You’ll have two hours, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, to set appointments for private demonstrations or to meet with those who want more one-on-one time with you. This is a great opportunity…so be sure to promote this time to attendees.



 

 Door Prize Drawings   

 

Drawings will be held and announced during the evening networking receptions. If you plan to give away a door prize, please send an email to exhibits@netvu.org so we can include your prize in the schedule of announcements. 



 

 Best in Show Booth  

 

Attendees at the 2015 NetVU Conference will vote for their favorite “Best in Show” booth.  Why not give them a reason to choose your booth?!  This is your opportunity to focus your efforts on making your booth fun and memorable for attendees. If your booth is selected by Conference attendees as “Best in Show,” your organization will win a complimentary 10’x10’ booth for the 2016 NetVU Conference. 



 

 Become a Conference Sponsor  

 

Please contact exhibits@netvu.org to discover a variety of Conference sponsorship options to receive additional exposure for your company. 

 

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 Hotel Information  

 

Please make your reservations as early as possible to take advantage of negotiated group rates.  We encourage you to book at one of our room block hotels to take advantage of the increased networking, convenience to your booth area, proximity to the Convention Center, and to keep costs at a minimum for NetVU and membership.  Hotel details coming soon.

 

 

Housing Pirating: 

 

Please note there are companies who may contact you and represent themselves as being the official housing bureau or agency for the NetVU Conference in order to entice you to make your conference hotel reservation with them. PLEASE NOTE, we are NOT affiliated with these companies and they are attempting to bypass the official housing booking procedure as outlined on our website. These companies can be very aggressive, calling and emailing potential attendees multiple times over. NetVU respects our Conference attendees' privacy and time and we would never contact you in this manner. Furthermore, all correspondence would come from one of our official email addresses. These companies are similar to other Internet "Phishing" entities, and you should be wary about providing them any information. The ONLY Way to ensure you are part of the official NetVU Conference block, with a guaranteed reservation, is to make your reservation in mid-August when we open the block. Please note that even if these companies are legitimate, you have no guarantee should you choose to book through them, nor are they likely to be available to you after you make your reservation should you need to make any changes to your reservation. Should you have any questions or concerns about this issue, please feel free to contact info@netvu.org or 800.456.7799.

 

 

 


     

 Conference Registration  

 

One complimentary registration is included with each 10’x10’ booth.  You will receive a special registration code that will allow you to register online. Once you have your code, click here to enter your login and password to register.

 

If you don’t have a login and password, send an email to exhibits@netvu.org, and we will provide you with necessary registration information.


 

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 Exhibit Hall Only Registration  

 

You may purchase an Exhibit Hall Only pass for $350 members/$410 non-members - includes lunch.  Exhibit Hall Only pass will not include  classes, or Grand Finale Celebration tickets. Grand Finale tickets can be purchased when you register online.

 

Education Sessions 

Provided you have a full Conference registration we encourage you to attend the classes. Many are appropriate for you! (Exhibit Hall Only passes are not eligible.) 

  

 

 Certificates of Insurance  

 

 INSURANCE: Exhibitor shall, at its own expense, secure and maintain through the period of the exhibition, inclusive of move-in and move-out days, the following insurance:

A) Commercial general liability with a minimum per occur­rence limit of $1 million each occurrence and $1 million general aggregate for;

1) Bodily injury and property damage,

2) Personal and advertising injury, and

3) Products and completed operations.

B) Automobile liability with a minimum of $1 million combined single limit liability covering owned, hired and non-owed autos.

C) Workers compensation insurance including statutory cover­age and employer’s liability with a minimum limit of

1) $100,000 bodily injury by accident,

2) $100,000 bodily injury by disease for each employee, and

3) $500,000 bodily injury by disease policy limit

D) The General Liability policy shall contain the fol­lowing clauses or endorsements: The certificate shall name NetVU as an additional insured, and shall provide NetVU with a waiver of subrogation.

E) The workers compensation policy shall contain the follow­ing clauses: The certificate shall provide NetVU with a waiver of subrogation.

Failure to provide said certificate to NetVU does not relieve Exhibitor of the responsibility to obtain this coverage, and may subject the Exhibitor to preclusion or expulsion from the show. The insurance carriers providing such insurance shall have no less than an “A” rating according to A.M. Best’s rating. It is acceptable if the Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability coverage is provided as an endorsement to your General Liability policy provided there is a separate $1 million combined single limit. If your organization has less than 3 employees, or your state law has granted you a waiver, you are not required to provide proof of workers compensation insurance. Any insurance required under this Agreement must be written by an insurance company admitted to do business in Texas.

 

Exhibitors must provide NetVU with a copy of its Certificate of Insurance no later than January 19, 2015. The certificate shall name NetVU as an additional insured, shall provide that the policies may not be cancelled or materially altered without at least ten (10) days prior written notice, and shall provide NetVU with a waiver of subrogation. ARBITRATION: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. 

 

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 Attendee Roster 

 

Attendee lists will be provided to all exhibitors and sponsors approximately one (1) month prior to the event. Lists include only those who have consented to be included in distribution. If you send promotional material to conference attendees, please follow good, professional practices, and exercise respect for attendees’ time and resources by making limited contact and strictly avoiding excessive and repetitive communications. Specifically, only one (1) promotion sent by email is permitted to conference attendees. This roster is for the partner/sponsor/exhibitor’s one time use only, and not to be distributed to other entities per the exhibitor space contract.

 

 

   Conference Guide Ads and Logo Specifications  

 

Ad size Dimensions 

 
1 full page – 5” w x 9" h
1/2 page – 5” w x 4½" h
1/4 page – 5” w x 2¼" h
1/8 page – 5” w x 1" h 

Ads - images should be 2400 DPI .pdf file with font’s embedded or 300 DPI .tif file. The ads can be full color or black and white.

Logos - should be true .eps format with outlines.

Exhibit Descriptions should not exceed 350 characters in length, and should be submitted by January 19, 2015 for inclusion in the Conference Guide.

 

Please send logos, proper exhibitor name and description for inclusion in the Conference Program to exhibits@netvu.org

 

 

Reserving Your Booth for the 2016 NetVU Conference 

 

Corporate Partners will receive an opportunity to select their booth space on Friday, March 27, 2015,  with NetVU exhibits distributing all other exhibit contracts later in the day. Booths will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want a great location for next year, be sure to plan accordingly and come to Conference prepared to reserve your 2016 exhibit space. 

 


   

 NetVU Corporate Partners  

 

We’d love to talk to you about the incredible benefits of Partnership!  Email Mel Faris for more information.

 


 

 Past NetVU Conference Exhibitors 

 

A.D.A.M. 

ACORD

AFCO/Prime Rate Prem. Finance

Agencies Online

Agency Revenue Tools

Agency Revolution

Agency Services Group

AgencySource

Agility Recovery Solutions

Allied Insurance

American Institute for CPCU

American Specialty

Amerisafe Inc

Angela Adams Consulting

ANXeBusiness Corp

AppRiver

Archway Computer

Astonish Results

ATraC Services

BankDirect Capital Finance

Bankrate Insurance

BIC Premium Finance

Blue Goose Technology Solutions

blueC 802

Britt Paulk Insurance

Broadway Premium Funding Corp.

bswift

Cananwill Premium Funding

CEU.com,

ChoicePoint

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

ClearBenefits

CNA

Cole XDates

CompuSight

Courtesy Computers

CSR24

Demandforce

docSTAR

DocuSign

ecertsonline

EMC Insurance Companies

Encompass Insurance

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Entrinsik Inc

Etfile™

EZBuy eSignature

Fidelity National Technology Imaging

FIRST Insurance Funding

Flatiron Capital

FloodSmart

Fujitsu

Grange Insurance

Grange Mutual Casualty Co

Hagerty Insurance LLC

Harleysville Insurance

Health Compare Insurance

HometownQuotes

iiX

ImageRight

Imperial PFS

Indianapolis CVB

Insurance Agency Accounting & Bookkeeping

Insurance Automation Group

Insurance Licensing Services of America

Insurance321.com

InsuranceAgents.com

InsureMe

InsureSign

iPrevision

IRMI

ISO      

IVANS Insurance Solutions

Kemper, A Unitrin Business

Kodak Alaris

Leavitt Performance Products

LexisNexis

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co

Lumtron Technologies Inc.

Marsh, Berry & Co. 

Marshall & Swift/Boeckh

MarshBerry

MetLife Auto & Home

Midwest IT Solutions LLC

MiniCo Inc.

MITS (Management Information Tools Inc.)

MySalesResults

NAIW International

National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR)

NetQuote

New Empire Group

NIF Group

Northfield Commercial Leads

NowX Corporation

Oak Street Funding

One Place

OneApp Agency

PaperWise Inc

Patra Corporation

PayChoice

PeopleInsure

PEOPLEinsure

PersonalUmbrella.com

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

PhoneTree

Premium Assignment Corporation

Prime Insurance Co.

Primoris

Proactive Networks

Progressive Casualty Ins. Co

Progressive Casualty Insurance Co.

Project CAP

Prophix Software Inc

Protect Your Home

QualCorp Inc

QuikFuzion

QuoteWizard.com

Quotit Corp.

Rainman

Relmark Program Managers

ReSource Pro

Rocket Software

RPost

S.M.A.R.T. Services Inc.

Seacoast Brokers

Selective Insurance

SilverPlume

Siuprem Premium Finance Inc.

SMART I.T. Services Inc

Sports & Fitness Insurance Corp.

Succeed Management Solutions LLC

Surety Solutions LLC

Swan Technologies

Swiss Re

SyMplify Technologies

T.H.E. Insurance Company

Tapco Underwriters Inc.

Teldon Marketing

The Cincinnati Insurance Company

The Grace Bauer Group Inc.

The Hanover Insurance Group

The Hartford

The Mines Press Inc.

The National Alliance

The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research

The Omnia Group

The Umbrella Depot

Top Premium Finance

Travelers

Treeno Software

UPAC Insurance Finance

Utica National Insurance Group

Vantage Agora

Verisk Insurance Solutions/ISO

Vertafore

Vision Solutions

Welland

Work at Home Vintage Employees (WAHVE)

Xpress-pay  

Yodil

 

 


 

  Comments from Past Exhibitors     

  • The NetVU Conference put our company on the map!
  • I walked out of a class I was teaching, and was hired on the spot by a NetVU agency member.
  • Great job.
  • Show is well organized. Solid flow of prospects.
  • We love this show.
  • It was awesome.
  • Great booth location. Good flow. Good hall hours.
  • Good traffic, friendly attendees.
  • Over exceeded expectations!
  • Excellent!
  • Onsite staff was always very helpful.
  • Definitely a preferred event. We are pleased to sponsor and exhibit at NETVU.
  • 100% A-OK, very well done.
  • Very good – well organized.
  • NetVU is best in class industry event.
  • As usual, a friendly helpful environment.
  • Attendees were engaged and interested in our offerings.
  • Made a lot of contacts and potential clients.
  • Exhibits staff is great – always there to assist!
  • Good traffic.
  • Good turnout of agents from different states.
  • The best because of efforts to generate flow.
  • Well coordinated.
  • Above and beyond!
  • It is a great show – tightly coordinated.
  • This conference greatly exceeded my expectations.
  • Very good.
  • Extremely valuable.
  • Provided the most responsiveness when we needed information.
  • Best Conference. You guys did a terrific job!
  • Continuous flow of traffic
  • Exceeded My Expectations
  • I really like the dedicated times.
  • I thought there was an excellent mix of session time and exhibit hall hours - just the right amount.
  • I thought this year’s conference was much better!  Overall, I thought it was a very positive experience.
  • It is far and away the best show.
  • It is the premier event for exhibiting as a P&C carrier.
  • NetVU compared to others is like night and day.  NetVU far surpasses the exposure and speakers than other conferences.
  • NetVU is always extremely well organized and highly professional.
  • NetVU Staff is always available, helpful and very responsive.  Great to work with!!
  • Number of qualified prospects was very high
  • Staff was fantastic to making this conference a success.
  • Thank you for all your hard work!
  • The exhibit hall was set up so that everyone could easily walk to all booths.  I think everything was fine
  • the friendly helpful manner of the staff!
  • Very helpful staff.
  • Very pleased!
  • We had a significant amount of contact with key agents, getting great feedback.
  • Well run, great attendance!
  • Yes, good layout - Freeman good - attendee circulation was good.
  • Yes, we always greatly appreciate how many board members visit our booth and express their "thanks for being here".  We know they are busy but it is very thoughtful.
  • Yes, while the crowds were smaller - I felt the conversations were better.
  • You guys ROCK!
  • Well run.  Great attendance. Number of qualified prospects was very high.
  • I was surprised by the large number of agency principals in the exhibit hall. 

 

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 NetVU Contacts 

 

NetVU Exhibits
909 Lake Carolyn Pkwy, Suite 1750
Irving, TX  75039
 

 

 exhibits@netvu.org   


800.456.7799
 

 

Mel Faris, Business Development Coordinator
mel@netvu.org
 

972.409.6213 

 

See You in Indianapolis!  

 

 

 


 

      

          
              Kitty Ambers

 

“We welcome Vertafore’s carrier customers to our user community, and encourage them to join us in Indianapolis for our 2015 Conference,” said Kitty Ambers, chief staff executive at NetVU. “Working in tandem with the Vertafore team, our goal is to create the leading technology Conference for the insurance industry. With the addition of new educational tracks, hands-on product sessions highlighting new features, an expanded exhibit hall, and engaging networking opportunities, I’m confident we’ll showcase the very best of the NetVU and Vertafore communities."

 

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