Keynote Speaker Lineup Announced for Agency Nation 2018 Conference

Keynote speakers to address emerging insurance trends at Elevate 2018

Elevate, a one-of-a-kind insurance sales and marketing conference, returns June 24-26, 2018 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. The insurance industry’s “can’t miss” event will draw over 700 insurance practitioners, thought-leaders and technologists from around the world for three days of learning and networking.

Elevate 2018 is presented by’s Agency Nation, the leading insurance industry media company focused on the independent agency channel. The 2018 event is hosted by Ohio Insurance Agents Association (OIA).

“Our goal in creating Elevate was to generate an electric atmosphere, designed specifically for the independent agents, carriers and technologists driving our great industry forward,” explains Ryan Hanley, Editor-in-Chief, Agency Nation. “We’re thrilled to not only be partnering with the OIA, but also welcoming the talented headliners taking the stage to share their expertise.”

Elevate 2018 keynote speakers include: Bill Purmort, CEO of Central Insurance; Ed Largent, CEO of Westfield Insurance; Mike LaRocco, CEO of State Auto Insurance; Joey Coleman, CEO of Design Symphony; Anthony Iannarino, best-selling author; Marcus Sheridan, president of The Sales Lion; Ryan Walter, Stanley Cup Champion—and over 20 more.

“As the independent insurance industry evolves within the modern marketplace, it’s critical we have a place to showcase innovation,” said Chip Bacciocco, CEO of “Elevate is the place where wild ideas are explored and passion for the business of insurance is celebrated.”

About Agency Nation
Agency Nation, a affiliate, is an insurance media company focused on the independent agency (IA) channel. Its mission is to enable the IA community to learn, ask, network and grow through its online publications, learning platform and annual conference, all designed to help IAs thrive in the modern insurance world.

About Ohio Insurance Agents
Ohio Insurance Agents Association (OIA) is the collective voice of more than 1,300 independent agencies that employ nearly 10,000 Ohioans. We promote, progress and protect the professional advice and guidance only independent insurance agents provide. OIA members write 82 percent of the commercial insurance policies and 44 percent of personal insurance policies in Ohio.

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