Date

March 12-15, 2017

Location

Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

Speakers, Trainings, Events

And, More!

ABOUT INSIGHTS / Conference & Trade Show

Insights is the property damage restoration industry’s most exclusive conference and exposition, bringing together the industry’s elite with education and training opportunities to meet their business needs. It features some of the most beneficial training courses, world-class speakers, incredible networking opportunities, and the most extensive trade show and exhibition floor in the property restoration industry.

Insights is now a Vericlaim company – a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

Vericlaim Repair Solutions – combining the power of First Choice Repair and DIAMOND Property Loss Solutions, a one-stop solution for securing high-quality repairs for property damage and restoration work. Our managed repair network covers 80% of the U.S. population and offers a suite of specialized services. For more information, please visit www.vericlaiminc.com.

Attendee Pricing: Full Conference Pass – $990, if registered by 3/11/17
Highlights: Click here for highlights from Insights 2016
Dress Code: Business Casual
Transportation Options (DFW Airport is 7.5 miles from Gaylord): $25-35 Estimated Taxi Ride from DFW Airport to Gaylord, $15-25 Estimated UBER or Lyft Ride from DFW Airport to Gaylord. $15 Shared Airport Shuttle Service from Gaylord to DFW Airport Only Booked in Advance. You may also utilize Super Shuttle – www.supershuttle.com to book transportation from DFW Airport to the Gaylord Texan. Parking Rates at the Gaylord Texan are: $17 0-2 hours, $19 2-4 hours, $22 4+ hours & overnight.

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Insights / Building the Business of Restoration

Where the property damage industry’s elite connect for networking, education and training opportunities to grow their business.

Conference Schedule / for 2017

Registration is open to all in the Property Restoration Industry. IICRC and RIA registrants in the cleaning/restoration or inspection categories who attend the conference will receive continuing education credits. We will be sure to email you in the days after the show and advise of how you can receive continuing education credits.

Insights Schedule of Events:

Sunday – 03/12/17  
08:00am-12:00pm MAC Meeting (DKI MAC Members Only)
11:00am-6:00pm Golf Outing (Open to All - Shotgun start at 1pm Includes Lunch, Dinner, Transportation from hotel at 11am & Contests at Cowboys Golf Club)
04:00pm-09:00pm Registration Open (Outside Grapevine Ballroom)
04:30pm-09:30pm Exhibitor Setup
06:30pm-09:30pm DKI Members Only Reception (Hotel Pool)
   
Monday – 03/13/17  
06:00am-11:00am Exhibitor Setup
06:30am-07:00pm Registration Open (Outside Grapevine Ballroom)
07:00am-08:00am Breakfast
08:00am-12:00pm DKI Town Hall & Member Awards (DKI Members Only)
09:15am-10:30am Vericlaim Repair Solutions General Contractor Meeting (Attend to learn more about General Contractor opportunities & procedures)
10:45am-12:00pm Vericlaim Repair Solutions Roofing Contractor Meeting (Attend to learn more about Roofing opportunities & procedures)
12:00pm-01:30pm Lunch in Exhibitor Hall
12:00pm-03:00pm Trade Show Hall Open
03:00pm-04:30pm Vericlaim Repair Solutions Mitigation Contractor Meeting (Attend to learn more about Mitigation opportunities & procedures)
03:15pm-05:45pm DKI Regional Chapter Meetings (DKI Members Only)
05:45pm-06:15pm General Session: Introductory of Charity Challenge Benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
06:15pm-09:15pm Welcome Reception in Exhibitor Hall
  
Tuesday – 03/14/17 
06:30am-07:00pm Registration Open (Outside Grapevine Ballroom)
07:00am-08:00am Breakfast
08:00am-09:00am Keynote: Kevin Harrington – Original Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank and Inventor of the Infomercial
   
09:15am-10:30am Track Sessions & Workshops:
Track A: Value of Managed Repair - Contractor Panel
Track B: What Every Restoration Professional Needs to Know about Asset Protection, Tax Reduction & Estate Planning
Track C: XactAnalysis Training
Track D: Drone Technology (Regulations, Applications & Registration)
Track E: Aerial Imagery
Track F: Leveraging Your Operations KPI’s When Marketing To The Insurance Industry
Track G: IBIX Surface Technologies and Applications (metal, wood, glass, plastic, paper, fragile surfaces, historic artifacts)
Track H: Moisture Mapper Training
Track I: MICA Training
Track J: Jobsite Safety (Scaffolding, Aerial Work Platforms, Forklifts, etc.)
Track K: T&M Standards
Track L: Symbility Training
10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am-12:00pm General Session: Evolution of Managed Repair & Claims Industry, Presented by Tim Draney Executive VP of Business Development - BMS CAT
12:00pm-01:30pm Lunch
12:00pm-03:00pm Trade Show Hall Open
03:00pm Exhibitor Breakdown
03:15pm-04:15pm General Session: Insurance Client Roundtable (Moderated Q&A on Managed Repair with Chubb, American Family, Hanover & Allstate)
04:30pm-05:45pm Track Sessions & Workshops:
   
Track A: Value of Managed Repair - Contractor Panel
Track B: What Every Restoration Professional Needs to Know about Asset Protection, Tax Reduction & Estate Planning
Track C: Xactimate Training
Track D: Drone Technology (Regulations, Applications & Registration)
Track E: Aerial Imagery
Track F: Leveraging Your Operations KPI’s When Marketing To The Insurance Industry
Track G: IBIX Surface Technologies and Applications (metal, wood, glass, plastic, paper, fragile surfaces, historic artifacts)
Track H: Moisture Mapper Training
Track I: MICA Training
Track J: Jobsite Safety (Scaffolding, Aerial Work Platforms, Forklifts, etc.)
Track K: T&M Standards
Track L: Symbility Training
   
07:00pm-10:00pm Dinner Reception - Glass Cactus Nightclub at Gaylord Texan Sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals
  
Wednesday – 03/15/17 
06:30am-07:00pm Registration Open (Outside Grapevine Ballroom)
07:00am-08:00am Breakfast
08:00am-09:00am Keynote: Alden Mills – Founder of Perfect Fitness and 3-time Navy SEAL Platoon Commander
   
9:15am-10:30am Track Sessions & Workshops:
Track A: Value of Managed Repair - Contractor Panel
Track B: What Every Restoration Professional Needs to Know about Asset Protection, Tax Reduction & Estate Planning
Track C: Xactimate Training
Track D: Drone Technology (Regulations, Applications & Registration)
Track E: Aerial Imagery
Track F: Leveraging Your Operations KPI’s When Marketing To The Insurance Industry
Track G: IBIX Surface Technologies and Applications (metal, wood, glass, plastic, paper, fragile surfaces, historic artifacts)
Track H: Moisture Mapper Training
Track I: MICA Training
Track J: Jobsite Safety (Scaffolding, Aerial Work Platforms, Forklifts, etc.)
Track K: T&M Standards
Track L: Symbility Training
   
10:45am-12:00pm Track Sessions & Workshops:
Track A: Value of Managed Repair - Contractor Panel
Track B: What Every Restoration Professional Needs to Know about Asset Protection, Tax Reduction & Estate Planning
Track C: XactAnalysis Training
Track D: Drone Technology (Regulations, Applications & Registration)
Track E: Aerial Imagery
Track F: Leveraging Your Operations KPI’s When Marketing To The Insurance Industry
Track G: IBIX Surface Technologies and Applications (metal, wood, glass, plastic, paper, fragile surfaces, historic artifacts)
Track H: Moisture Mapper Training
Track I: MICA Training
Track J: Jobsite Safety (Scaffolding, Aerial Work Platforms, Forklifts, etc.)
Track K: T&M Standards
Track L: Symbility Training
   
12:00pm-01:00pm Lunch
01:00pm-01:45pm Keynote Speaker: Bill Bates, Former Dallas Cowboys Safety & 3-time Super Bowl Champ
01:45pm-02:00pm Closing Ceremony: Charity Check Presentation to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Call for Presentations / Insights 2018

Our Sponsors / for the year 2017

Insights selects partnerships with only the highest quality vendors and sponsors in the property restoration industry. Our conference sponsors make up the industry elite.

Insights 2017 is proudly sponsored by:

MEDIA SPONSORS


  • Claims Magazine – Property Casualty 360
  • Restoration & Remediation Magazine

DIAMOND SPONSORS


Sunbelt-Large
AramscoAndInterlinkSupply

PLATINUM SPONSORS


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GOLD SPONSORS

Benchmarkinc
Violand-Logo

PackRatofficial-Logo

SILVER SPONSORS

  • DRI-EAZ PRODUCTS
  • HOME CARPET INDUSTRIES
  • LOWE’S COMPANIES
  • MFS Supply
  • ODOROX HYDROXYL GROUP
  • PROKURE1
  • THE HOME DEPOT

BRONZE SPONSORS

  • ABATIX CORPORATION
  • B-AIR
  • CONCROBIUM PRODUCTS
  • DRISCOLL AND DRISCOLL
  • INJECTIDRY SYSTEMS INC.
  • KJ HEALTHY BENEFITS
  • LUMBER LIQUIDATORS, INC.
  • SHERWIN WILLIAMS
  • SUTTON LEASING
  • TRIMACO
  • PEOPLE READY
  • XACTWARE

COPPER SPONSORS

  • AMERICAN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • AMERICAN RESTORATION INS. BROKERS
  • AMERICAN RISK MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
  • AZTEC FINANCIAL & FLEET SALES
  • CABINETONDEMAND.COM
  • CANAM SYSTEMS
  • HINCKLEASE
  • INNOVATIVE CLEANING EQUIPMENT
  • KLEENRITE EQUIPMENT
  • PHOENIX RESTORATION EQUIPMENT
  • PODS ENTERPRISES, INC.
  • PROTEAM, INC.
  • PWS ENVIRONMENTAL
  • QUICK SEARCH
  • RANDY MARION AUTOMOTIVE
  • SENTINEL PRODUCTS
  • THE CONSERVATION CENTER
  • THE NEW HAVEN COMPANIES, INC.
  • TIMBERLAKE CABINETRY
  • TIME COMMUNICATIONS
  • TSHEETS.COM
  • VAPORTEK, INC.

OTHER SPONSORS

AMERICAN PROFIT RECOVERY
EAGLEVIEW TECHNOLOGY
EMPIRE TODAY, LLC.
HOTEL PLANNER
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS
SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP.
STAPLES

Exhibitor Opportunities / for the year 2017

The exhibitor opportunity encompasses open floor time, plus additional networking time throughout the event! Take advantage of this opportunity to be face-to-face with key industry decision-makers from the nation’s most prominent firms who are in need of your equipment, supplies, and services!

Exhibitor Setup: 4:30pm-9:30pm on 3/12, 6am-11am on 3/13
Trade Show Hall Hours: 12pm-3pm on 3/13, 12pm-3pm on 3/14
Welcome Reception in Exhibitor Hall: 6:15pm-9:15pm on 3/13
Exhibitor Breakdown: 3pm on 3/14
Dinner Reception at Glass Cactus: 7pm-10pm on 3/14

Exhibitor badges include access to all conference meals, general sessions & keynotes (that don’t have restricted access to a specific group) and both the conference welcome reception in the exhibitor hall & dinner reception at Glass Cactus. Please note that exhibitors are not allowed to attend track sessions. Be sure to secure all staff badges included with your booth asap to avoid paying on-site fees. Log into your booth record to add staff.

Event Speakers / for 2017

Kevin Harrington
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

ORIGINAL SHARK ON ABC'S SHARK TANK AND INVENTOR OF THE INFOMERCIAL

Alden Mills
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

Founder of Perfect Fitness and 3-time Navy SEAL Platoon Commander

Bill Bates
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

FORMER COWBOYS SAFETY, 3-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPION

TIM DRANEY
(GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER)

EXECUTIVE VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - BMS CAT

DAVID AMEZCUA
(TRACK SESSION SPEAKER)

REGIONAL MASTER TRAINER - SUNBELT RENTALS

STEVE DODSON
(TRACK SESSION SPEAKER)

FOUNDER OF INSURANCE CONTRACTORS EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS

CHRIS BAUGHMAN
(TRACK SESSION SPEAKER)

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, CONTRACTOR SALES - EAGLEVIEW

Tim Mann
(General Session Presentation )

Assistant Vice President, Property Claim Department - Hanover Insurance Group

Bruce Clark
(General Session Presentation )

Catastrophe Claim Director - American Family Insurance

REGISTRATION INFO / Register by January 1, 2016 for Best Pricing.

DAY 1 PASS (2/21)

$550

Trade Show Access
Meals
General, Track & Workshop Sessions
Excludes Receptions

DAY 2 PASS (2/22)

$550

Trade Show Access
Meals
General, Track & Workshop Sessions
Excludes Receptions

DAY 3 PASS (2/23)

$475

Meals
General, Track & Workshop Sessions
Excludes Receptions

Guest oR Spouse Pass

$505

Trade Show Access
Meals
Awards Celebration & Receptions
Cannot be employee of registered company

Trade Show Hall Pass

$50

TRADE SHOW HALL PASS





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Golf / Outing

Celebration Golf Club -01:30pm shotgun start on 2/20 ($120 – Includes Shuttle, Cart, Green Fees & Range Balls). To participate, please purchase when you register or log into your record after registration and add the golf option. If you need assistance registering, please email info@insightsconference.com.

CHARITY / Challenge activities

Insights Charity Challenge activities will benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Further announcements on how you can participate will be made before and at the conference. For more information on this wonderful organization, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call 214-559-5000 or 800-421-1121 or visit scottishritehospital.org.

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Hotel Reservations / Gaylord Texan

Insights Overflow Hotel Accommodations

The Insights Gaylord Texan room rate cut-off date is February 20th, 2017 – based on availability. In the event that the Insights Conference Block sells out at the Gaylord Texan on certain nights, please try booking directly with the Gaylord Texan or one of the following recommended area hotels below. If booking at location other than Gaylord, please note that UBER & Lyft are available in the area, and some hotels do provide complimentary local shuttle service.

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 778-1000
Click here to Book using Insights Conference Rate with Gaylord
Click here to Book Directly with Gaylord
Distance: 7.5 miles from DFW Airport, 20 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport
Transportation:
$15 Shared Airport Shuttle Service to DFW Airport Only Booked in Advance, $25-35 Estimated Taxi Ride from DFW Airport to Gaylord, $15-25 Estimated UBER or Lyft Ride from DFW Airport to Gaylord. You may also utilize Super Shuttle – www.supershuttle.com to book transportation from DFW Airport to the Gaylord Texan. Parking Rates at the Gaylord Texan are: $17 0-2 hours, $19 2-4 hours, $22 4+ hours & overnight.

Great Wolf Lodge

100 Great Wolf Dr Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 430-5000
Click here for Hotel Reservations
Distance: 1 mile from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: $5 Local Shuttle Service Booked in Advance, $10 (one way) DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

Residence Inn DFW Airport North/Grapevine

2020 State Highway 26 Grapevine, TX 70651

(972) 539-8989
Click here for Hotel Reservations

Distance: 2 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary Local Shuttle Service Booked in Advance, Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine

2200 Bass Pro Court Grapevine, TX 76051

(817) 251-9095

Click here for Hotel Reservations

Distance: 2 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

TownePlace Suites DFW Airport North/Grapevine

2200 Bass Pro Court

Grapevine, TX 76051

(817) 421-6121

Click here for Hotel Reservations

Distance: 2 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

Embassy Suites Outdoor World

2401 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
(972) 724-2600
Click here for Hotel Reservations

Distance: 2 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive

1800 Highway 26 East
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 251-9095

Click here for Hotel Reservations
Distance: 2.4 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

Hyatt Place Grapevine
2220 Grapevine Mills Circle West
Grapevine, TX 76051
(972) 691-1199
Click here for Hotel Reservations
Distance: 2.5 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

SpringHill Suites DFW Airport North/Grapevine
2240 Grapevine Mills Circle West
Grapevine, TX 76051
(972) 724-5500
Click here for Hotel Reservations

Distance: 2.6 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

Hampton Inn & Suites – Grapevine
1750 State Highway 121 North
Grapevine, TX 76051
(972) 471-5000
Click here for Hotel Reservations
Distance: 2.8 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott

8440 Freeport Pkwy

Irving, TX 75063

(972) 929-8800
Click here for Hotel Reservations

Distance: 3.2 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

Hilton Garden Inn DFW North Grapevine

205 W State Hwy 114, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 421-1172
Click here for Hotel Reservations
Distance: 4 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary Local Shuttle Service Booked in Advance, Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: Complimentary

Hyatt Regency DFW

International Parkway Post Office Box 619014
DFW Airport, TX 75261
(972) 453-1234
Click here for Hotel Reservations

Distance: 7 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary DFW Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking: $18 overnight

Super 8 Hotel – Grapevine/DFW Airport
250 E. Hwy 114
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 329-7222
Click here for Hotel Reservations
Distance: 3.5 miles from Gaylord Texan
Transportation: Complimentary Local and Airport Shuttle Service Booked in Advance
Parking, Breakfast, Internet: Complimentary

The Gaylord Palms Resort is currently sold out on the nights of the 16th, 17th & 18th with very limited availability on the 19th & 22nd of February. Please note that you must make hotel reservations by the cut-off date of January 25, 2016. With rooms selling out quickly, we encourage you to make your reservations ASAP. We recommend full-conference registrants check in on 2/20 (Saturday) and out on 2/23 (Final Day of Conference) or 2/24 (Wednesday).

If you are unable to book accommodations at the Gaylord, we recommend that you try calling the Gaylord Palms directly at (817) 778-1000 or Marriott Reservations at (407) 586-2000 and ask if there are any rooms available outside of the Insights block. You may also want to try third party sites such as Expedia, Priceline, Booking.com & Hotels.com.

Here are some additional hotels in the area that we recommend:
Marriott World Center – 407-239-4200
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcowc-orlando-world-center-marriott/
Marriott Villages – 877-682-8552
http://www.marriott.com/hotel-promotions/marriott-village-orlando-lake-buena-vista.mi
Hilton Bonnet Creek – 407-597-3600
http://www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/
Melia Orlando Hotel – 407-964-7000
http://www.melia.com/en/hotels/united-states/florida/melia-orlando-suite-hotel-at-celebration/index.html
Bohemian Hotel Celebration – 888-249-4007
http://www.celebrationhotel.com/

Event Location

Gaylord Palms Resort
Kissimmee, Florida

February 20-23, 2016
The Insights’ staff is always available to answer questions about the show. Call us toll-free at (877) 741-SHOW (877.741.7469) or email us at info@insightsconference.com

To make reservations via phone, please call Gaylord Palms at (817) 778-1000 or Marriott Reservations at (407) 586-2000. Reservation cut-off date is January 25, 2015.

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