Women in Insurance & Financial Services National Conference in Lake Buena Vista

ALBANY, NY (10/11/2014)(readMedia)-- Over 300 professionals representing the Insurance and Financial Services industry will meet in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa October 22-25 for the 27th annual WIFS National Conference. As the preeminent professional organization for women in the financial services industry, 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, Imagine the Future! will focus on empowering women through dynamic educational workshops, panel discussions, networking events, and inspirational sessions to help women invest in their futures. The Imagine the Future Expo Hall will host over 40 vendors with products and services aimed at elevating the businesses of those in the industry. Workshop topics include: marketing strategies, the Affordable Care Act, best practices, team building and many more.

The conference will include the 2014 Circle of Excellence Recognition Luncheon, applauding significant production levels. This year a record 157 members submitted qualifying documents for the Circle of Excellence with a combined total income of $43.5 million. A separate luncheon will celebrate WIFS award nominees and winners for the 2014 WIFS Woman of the Year, ANGEL award, Member of the Year and Chapter of the Year.

Featured speakers include Caroline Feeney, President of Agency Distribution, Prudential Financial; Carmen Garcia, Lead Facilitator, Disney Institute; Thomas Harte, Past President of the National Association of Health Underwriters; Diane Boyle, Vice President Federal Government Relations, NAIFA; Jeannie Underwood, Regional Vice President for Institutional and Insurance Sales, Invesco.

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 2pm on Wednesday, October 22 and ends 12:30pm Saturday October 25. For a complete schedule and details visit www.wifsnational.org/conference.

About WIFS

More than 75 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 the careers of women and helping them succeed in this business. The WIFS mission is to attract, develop, and advance the careers of women in the financial services industry.

Over 1000 WIFS members throughout the country receive value from monthly education programs, local chapters in over 30 US markets, annual national conference, professional development, member discounts, 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).