PLRB expects all participants, including attendees, speakers, staff, volunteers, guests, exhibitors, contractors, and sponsors at PLRB events to conduct themselves in a professional and civil manner that is free from any form of wrongful discrimination, harassment, or other inappropriate behavior.
Any occurrences of such wrongful conduct should be immediately reported to the proper authorities where warranted and always to the following PLRB staff.
PLRB may use all methods and remedies under the law to investigate alleged wrongful conduct at PLRB events and take appropriate measures, including but not limited, to warnings, expulsion without refund, and reporting the matter to the law enforcement.
PLRB collects participant names, contact details, and professionals credentials for purposes of hosting and running the conference as well as providing association services. PLRB captures audio-video and photographs of its events. PLRB collects information from participants as required for CE processing. PLRB shares certain registrant information with speakers, other registrants, sponsors, exhibitors, and third-parties helping PLRB run the event. PLRB does not otherwise sell or permit the use of data for other purposes. For details about PLRB's use of data, please see our full Privacy Notice at http://www.plrb.org/container.cfm?conlink=gdrp/event-participants.html.
Attendees or exhibitors are encouraged to network and enjoy the meeting experience. Capturing memories of casual meeting activities and networking is permitted with permission of those prominently featured in an image or video clip.
PLRB event participation implies your consent to be photographed, filmed, or otherwise recorded for use by PLRB including on the PLRB website, social media outlets, news publications, and in its promotional materials.
Recording of Presentations is Strictly Prohibited
No one may electronically record or broadcast any portion of any PLRB Conference or meeting without prior written consent of PLRB.
Videos and Photos for PLRB Use
PLRB Meeting attendance implies your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded for use on the PLRB website or news publications. Please note that no technical presentations will be recorded without prior consent of PLRB or the authors.
The purpose of a PLRB educational conference is education. The strength, reputation, and national support of the PLRB Conferences are the result of its commitment to hardworking, intense professional development.
The official Claims Conference program also provides helpful forums for networking among insurers' claims professionals and claims service providers. Any additional activity sponsored by a claims service provider in conjunction with the Claims Conference that conflicts in time with or otherwise undermines the primary educational purpose and reputation of the Claims Conference is prohibited.
As example, entertainment during conference and expo hours is a conflict and prohibited. Also, after hours entertaining of fifteen or more conference attendees by any one person, organization, or group that extends past 11:00 p.m. on an evening before morning sessions undermines the educational experience and is prohibited. "Adult themed" entertainment undermines the reputation of the event and is prohibited.
Failure to comply with the policy can result in sanctions, including but not limited to:
The PLRB educational conferences are open only to those employed by the insurance industry and those who, as their primary business, provide goods and services directly to insurers. Others, such as public adjusters, brokers, and agents, are not invited and may not register nor attend. Any such uninvited person found attending the Conference will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund. Determinations regarding eligibility to attend will be made solely by PLRB. Under rare circumstances, an exception to this policy may be granted if PLRB determines that an exception is in the best interest of its members. Requests for granting an exception to the policy must be submitted to PLRB in writing. Granting of an exception is valid only if in writing. If you have any questions about this attendance policy or determinations made pursuant to this policy, please contact PLRB management in writing as soon as possible.
Where PLRB contracts for a convention center separate from the conference hotels, some hotels offer rebates to PLRB for each occupied guest room night paid. Rebates are made to help offset the rental of the convention center.
The Property & Liability Resource Bureau intends to prevent any violation of antitrust laws at all their meetings and conferences.
Presenters and attendees at the PLRB educational conferences must remember that their respective firms are competitors in the marketplace and that the McCarran-Ferguson Act and the laws of some states provide the insurance industry with only very limited immunity from federal and state antitrust scrutiny. Therefore, presenters and attendees must exercise care during all presentations and discussions, since even innocuous discussions of certain topics might later be misinterpreted as evidence of collusion.
At PLRB educational conferences, and all educational, social, and business development events connected with this meeting, there should be no discussion or agreement, formal or informal, expressed or implied, as to any matters which might give rise to an allegation of violation of antitrust laws. Subjects to avoid include:
I've been attending PLRB Conferences for over 30 years and continue to enjoy attending and plan to do so in the future. Keep up the good work.
It was a very positive experience and well worth the trip. I hope to attend future PLRB events.
Met people who I've wanted to identify and meet for many years.
I really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this event as a student. These events make me even more excited for the future in this career field.
Great job as always. Kudos to PLRB!
I was a first timer - I enjoyed the conference and thought it was very well put together.
Great job of keeping up with the times with education and speakers. Look forward to next year.
I was able to make some new contacts and revisit with some old.
Overall a great experience and opportunity to gain knowledge
PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2019 Claims Conference.