Day Two of the 2014 NAPSLO Annual Convention in Atlanta, Ga. kicked off with a buzz in the air about the Opening Reception held Monday night.
The reception celebrated NAPSLO's 40th birthday with a tribute to the past four decades. Pop culture from the past four decades was strewn throughout the Centennial Ballroom in the Hyatt Regency, including Michael Jackson and Madonna impersonators who danced around the party to live music performed by a cover band that played hits from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today.
Attendees enjoy drinks, hor d'oeuvres, and conversation at the Opening Reception celebrating NAPSLO's 40th birthday.
Attendees were invited to sign this giant card outside of the reception to wish NAPSLO a happy birthday.
NU-PC Editor in Chief Shawn Moynihan poses with R2-D2 outside of the reception.
The Hyatt Regency served as a stunning backdrop to the NAPSLO convention.
Attendees crossed this skybridge to go back and forth between events in the Hyatt Regency and Mariott Marquis hotels.
Attendees stopped in the Brokers' Lounge in the Mariott Marquis to meet with each other -- and to help themselves to the buffets offered for breakfast and lunch.
That's where Shawn Moynihan met with NAPSLO Executive Director Brady Kelley for an exclusive Q&A that will appear in Wednesday's NAPSLO show daily and on PC360.com.
Wyeth Coburn, president of NAPSLO's Next Generation, lead a panel discussion on Tuesday focusing on four generations of Surplus Lines careers.
Lana Parks, president of the Arlington, Texas-based Parks Group, Inc. and James Drinkwater, president of AmWINS’ Brokerage Division were two of the panelists.
Jeff Lamb, executive underwriting officer at Markel and Clint Nokes, senior vice president of Binding Authority at RSUI and a former NAPSLO intern rounded out the panel discussion.