ALBANY, NY (09/09/2017) (readMedia)-- More than 400 professionals representing the insurance and financial services profession will meet in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Hilton Minneapolis, October 25 - 27 for the 30th annual WIFS National Conference. As the largest professional association for women in the financial services profession, Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) is dedicated to attracting capable women to the financial services sector, helping them develop their talents and advancing them toward their fullest potential.

This year's conference, Dream It Achieve It, will celebrate the impact that WIFS is making in the industry. Conference focuses on empowering women through dynamic educational workshops, networking events and inspirational sessions that help women invest in their futures. An additional element of this year's Conference is a featured session that provides attendees the opportunity to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits. The Exhibit Hall will host 50 vendors with products and services aimed at elevating the businesses of those in the industry. Workshop topics include marketing strategies, sustainable investing, Department of Labor policy, best practices, team building and many more.

The conference will include the 2017 Circle of Excellence Recognition Luncheon, applauding significant production levels. This year, 178 members submitted qualifying documents for Circle of Excellence, a voluntary member recognition program, for a combined total income of $53.1 million. A separate luncheon will celebrate nominees and winners of the 2017 WIFS Woman of the Year and Chapter of the Year awards.

Featured speakers include Susan Bradley, founder of Sudden Money® Institute; Jamie P. Hopkins, associate professor of retirement income planning at The American College; Peter Ricchiuti, a professor at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business and director of career development and placement; and Ellen Rogin, a New York Times best-selling author and founder of Strategic Financial Designs, Inc.

Who should attend: Any professional in the insurance and financial services industry including agents, managers, independents, registered representatives, advisors, CPA's and attorneys. The conference begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 25 and ends at 1:00pm Friday, October 27. For a complete schedule and details, visit www.wifsnational.org/conference.

About WIFS

Eighty years strong, Women in Insurance & Financial Services, headquartered in Albany, NY, is the only organization in the insurance and financial services industry exclusively devoted to supporting women and helping them succeed. The WIFS mission is to attract, develop and advance the careers of women in the insurance and financial services profession.

More than 1,300 WIFS members receive value from monthly education programs, local chapters in more than 22 US markets, an annual national conference, professional development and corporate partnerships.

For more information about WIFS and upcoming programs, visit www.wifsnational.org or contact Deborah Duffy, executive director, at 866-264-WIFS (9437).