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About the Event


From BGAs to Carriers, Product & Service Providers to Independent Advisors #NAILBA40 ONLINE will be open to all of independent distribution. 15 minute interviews, 30 minute panel discussions, 45 minute keynote sessions. #NAILBA40 ONLINE will highlight key business topics to help your business soar.

Rest assured, #NAILBA40 ONLINE will again be hosted on the same platform as the 2020 Virtual Conference (Engage). This robust platform includes main stage, on-demand, a virtual exhibit hall and various networking rooms.


November 10, 2021: Independent Distribution (Life, DI, LTC, Annuities, MedSup & Final Expense)

December 8, 2021: Industry Leadership, Sales & Underwriting

December 15, 2021: Insurance Innovation 2022 & Beyond

*Please visit the AUDITORIUM to view the NAILBA 40 ONLINE preliminary agenda.


The NAILBA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of independent life brokerage agencies. From member agency principals and staff, to insurance and financial carrier executives, and senior leadership teams from more than 100+ sponsors and exhibitors who provide BGA technologies and services, NAILBA's Annual Meeting is where the brokerage industry meets. It is where relationships are built. It is where business gets done! Past keynote speakers have been U.S. presidents, 4-Star military generals, Fortune 500 corporate executives, award-winning media personalities, sports legends, along with management and leadership experts. Learn from the best and brightest from a broad cross-section of industries, interacting and networking with industry leaders.


The NAILBA Annual Meeting is only open to current NAILBA member agency employees, allied members, industry partners, contracted exhibitors and sponsors. New member information can be found here


Monday, November 15, 2021

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Exhibitor Set up

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

NAILBA Board & Committee Meetings

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

NAILBA Foundation Board of Directors Meeting (Directors Only)

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

NAILBA Board of Directors Meeting (Directors Only).

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

LIBRA Luncheon (Members Only & Invited Guests)

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Industry Meetings (Carrier & Product/ Service Providers)

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Risk Appraisal Forum

3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

TMA Reception (Members Only & Invited Guests)

5:00 PM to 6:15 PM

General Session-Main Stage Keynote (All Registered Attendees)

NEW: EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT Please join us for this special Main Stage session to welcome attendees and celebrate a return to in-person events. The Executive Spotlight Session will feature the most sought-after branding and marketing expert in the country as our keynote speaker.

6:15 PM to 8:15 PM

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome Reception (All Registered Attendees)

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Carrier Dinner & Events (Invitation Only)

9:30 PM to 11:00 PM

NAILBA Rockstar Event (All Registered Attendees)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Exhibit Hall & Breakfast (All Registered Attendees)

8:15 AM to 1:30 PM

NAILBA 40 (All Registered Attendees)

8:15 AM to 8:30 AM

NAILBA 40 Opening with Emcee Katie Fehlinger and National Anthem Performance.

8:30 AM to 8:40 AM

State of Independent Distribution and Wholesale Brokerage, Jason Lea, 2021 NAILBA Chairman

8:40 AM to 8:50 AM

Industry Partner Update and Keynote Introduction

8:50 AM to 9:30 AM

LEADERSHIP - NAILBA will announce this speaker on October 13, 2021.

9:30 AM to 9:40 AM

Industry Partner Update and Keynote Introduction

9:40 AM to 10:15 AM


10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM to 10:55 AM

Industry Partner Update and Keynote Introduction.

10:55 AM to 11:30 AM


11:30 AM to 11:40 AM

Industry Partner Update and Keynote Introduction.

11:40 AM to 12:25 PM

POLITICAL AFFAIRS - NAILBA will announce this speaker on October 20, 2021.

12:25 PM to 12:35 PM

Industry Partner Update and Keynote Introduction.

12:35 PM to 1:20 PM


1:25 PM

Close of General Session

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

NAILBA Members-Only Meeting (Agencies Principles Only)

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Exhibit Hall & Lunch

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

6:45 PM to 11:00 PM

Exhibitor Breakdown & Move Out

5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

The Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence (RSVP Attendees)

5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

NAILBA Charitable Foundation Live Auction & Award Reception (Exhibit Hall)

7:00 PM to 7:10 PM

Welcome, Chad Milner, Immediate Past Chairman, NAILBA

7:10 PM to 7:25 PM

NAILBA Charitable Foundation (NCF), Jim Sorebo, President, NCF

7:25 PM to 7:30 PM

NAILBA Chairman's Award, Jason Lea, 2021 NAILBA Chairman

7:30 PM to 7:40 PM

2021 NAILBA ID 20 Award Winners, Sponsored by Prudential

8:15 PM to 8:45 PM

2021 Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence Announcement, Remarks & Toast
The 2020 Douglas Mooers Award Winner will also be recognized and toasted.

8:45 PM to 8:55 PM

Industry Partner Update and Keynote Introduction.

8:55 PM to 9:30 PM

ENTERTAINMENT - NAILBA will announce this speaker on October 24, 2021.

9:35 PM

Close of Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence Event Dinner

10:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight

NAILBA Charitable Foundation Casino Night

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

NAILBA Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament @ Celebration Golf Club

2:00 PM

Golf Awards Reception @ Hotel Attendee Departures and Check Out

Frequently Asked Questions

General admission is complimentary to insurance professionals.
NAILBA 40 will be promoting to 420,000 in the independent distribution market. BGA/IMO/FMO and Carrier executives, as well as Life/ Health/ Annuity producers
The virtual platform, vfairs, will send you a link to build out your booth in their simple, easy to follow program. You will need to choose your color scheme, logo and any PDFs, Documents and videos you with to share in your booth. If you have any questions, you can contact swells@nailba.org for personalized guidance.
Just as in the in-person event, exhibitors and sponsors will receive attendee list, as well as those that specifically download information at your booth. The attendee list and updates will be emailed after the conclusion of the summer symposium.
Go to the tech support chat room from, accessible from the information desk or email NAILBA@getvfairs.io