SAN ANTONIO — Well, here we are in the center of Fiesta, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, minus the aura of New Orleans. It was a fun night last night with lots of rowdy, yet well controlled, celebration. What more can an over-the-hill editor ask for! There were parties, an excellent exhibit hall, and numerous claims-oriented sessions, all part of PLRB’s annual Claims Conference, the highlight of their calendar. PLRB’s executive vice president, Tom Mallin, one of the most quiet and outwardly unassuming gentlemen in the industry, rules behind the scenes with an iron fist (and we mean that as a compliment.)

Over 2,300 registrants, joined by 1,500 exhibitor personnel, descended on the convention center here and came together to make this exactly what participants expected: another PLRB conference that lived up to all expectations. And at this writing, we still have a day to go. If you weren’t here, it’s really your loss.

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