Four of us from LMI Group have traveled to San Antonio in the US for the 68th annual RIMS (Risk Management Society) Conference.
Several of us have been going for a number of years to stay up to date with our learnings and to gather ideas on ways we can provide a better service to our customers.
While I have been privileged to present at the conference, this is our first year having an LMI booth in the Market Place. Today was the first day of the conference proper and we are heartened by the reaction we have generated.
Very early on, a broker said that the best thing she will take away from the conference is our new book on Business Interruption tailored to the US style wordings. Then to finish the day, we had a company spend over 1.5 hours at our stand understanding our on line products of BIcalculator.com, PolicyComparison.com, RiskCoach and ContinuityCoach.com. The CEO of the firm ended with the words, “these products have made the conference for me”. What a wonderful way to end day 1 of the trade show.
Others during the day constantly commented that they had never seen such a great suite of services to support insurance brokers.
We took turns on the stand so we could attend sessions and a couple of us also helped pack care packages helping the Soldiers’ Angels group.
Tonight, we have been invited out by Gallaghers when they heard we were free. What a kind gesture on their part.
All in all, while day 1 is far from over, it has been a promising start for our push into the massive US market.