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GAMA International’s annual awards gala and black-tie optional dinner hails the best of the best in financial services, honoring the 2017 Management Hall of Fame inductee and recipients of the James H. Krueger First in Class and Brian H. Early Frontline Excellence awards.

Sunday , March 19th

Pre-LAMP Workshop: Recruiting University 

PRESENTER: Edward G. Deutschlander, CLU CLF, CEO of North Star Resource Group and GAMA International president 2007-2008, has a well-deserved reputation for recruiting the best and the brightest. In Recruiting University, he will lead participants through the processes that have given North Star a retention rate that’s four times the industry average based on what Ed calls REPS – Recruiting Emulates the Process of Sales.

Price: 125.00

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pre-LAMP Workshop: Leading Your Advisors to an Advice-Based Practice

PRESENTER: Gary Schwartz.  Clients are drowning in information and starved for financial wisdom. Advisors are facing regulatory challenges, heightened client expectations and compression of product compensation. So how do we navigate this current landscape? Join Gary Schwartz and learn how to provide the culture, environment and knowledge so your advisors can realize financial value for their advice. You will leave knowing how to communicate the six key values a client receives from an advisor. Workshop materials will include “Practice on Purpose Achieve The Financial Advice Practice You Desire And Your clients deserve.

Price: 99.00

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Monday, March 20th

Celebration of Excellence

(Reservations required and can be purchased at the time of registration)

The Celebration of Excellence Awards (COE) celebrates the recipients of the James H. Krueger First in Class Honorees and the Brian H. Early Frontline Excellence Awards, as well as the GAMA International Management Hall of Fame inductee.

GAMA International created the First in Class Award in 2000 to recognize first-line leaders in the insurance, investment, and financial services industry who have led their agencies or firms to the number one position in their company during the preceding year. Recipients are nominated by their home offices, and each company determines the criteria it will use to select its nominee. Multiple nominees may be eligible for companies that segment distribution by market size or use a benchmark value proposition for their distribution systems. Companies are urged to nominate field leaders who excel as leaders in both their careers and their communities.

The Frontline Excellence Award, which debuted in 2010, recognizes field leaders who have shown exemplary performance in their current frontline positions and are considered to be emerging leaders in their companies. The award is named after the late Brian Early of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, an especially active GAMA member who had a powerful passion for helping emerging leaders grow and develop, and helped create the association’s Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LoTT). The recipients of this award serve to remind us where we will find the next generation of industry legends.

Price: 199.00

Reception: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Banquet: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Dessert reception: 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM

GAMA Fun-Dation Auction

Don’t miss your chance to make a winning bid on top speakers, exceptional experiences and luxury vacations at the GAMA Foundation’s Live Auction. This year’s auction items include one-on-one mentorships with Hall of Famers, opportunities to participate in a meeting of the exclusive RAGs and

GAS study groups, and five-star resort outings. See complete listing HERE. Get a great deal and do good by supporting the GAMA Foundation’s valuable research and education program. Come prepared to bid and win!

Price: Free

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM


LoTT Networking Event

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Females in Financial Services Event

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New Member-Event

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