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Networking Events

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In-Person Roundtables

Our highly popular series of in-person roundtable meetings bring together industry leaders and experts to discuss developments, trends and current issues facing specific distribution channels and product lines.

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Virtual Forums

Introducing our online series of virtual forums. Covering timely issues, challenges, and opportunities related to annuity, insurance, and structured product businesses in a condensed online format.

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Virtual Roundtables

Combining the format of a traditional roundtable with the convenience of a virtual forum, these discussions are more in depth than a virtual forum and span over a two day period.

Schedule
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Oct 9-10

Insurance Distribution Roundtable

Orlando, FL

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Nov 2

Insurance Planning for LTC Virtual Roundtable

Online

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Nov 7-8

Annuity Roundtable

Orlando, FL

2023 Schedule

Upcoming Events

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Feb 8

CDA & In-Plan Annuity Virtual Roundtable

Online

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Feb 20-21

Insurance Distribution Roundtable

Amelia Island, FL

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Mar 18-19

Annuity for Independent Broker Dealers Roundtable

Nashville, TN

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Apr 17-18

Structured Products Roundtable

Boston, MA

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May 9

Ousourced Insurance Desk (OID) Virtual Roundtable

Online

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May 22-23

Annuity for Banks, Regionals & Wires Roundtable

Nashville, TN

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Jun 6

Insurance Virtual Forum

Online

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Jul 24-25

Fee-Based Annuity Roundtable

Denver, CO

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Sep 12

Annuity Virtual Forum

Online

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Sep 18-19

Executive Insurance & Annuity Roundtable

Amelia Island, FL

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Oct 9-10

Insurance Distribution Roundtable

Scottsdale, AZ

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Oct 24

Structured Products Virtual Forum

Online

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Nov 5-6

Annuity Roundtable

Amelia Island, FL

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Nov 21

Planning for LTC

Online

Schedule

2024 Schedule

Upcoming Events

Meeting Topics

In Person Events

Annuities Roundtable
Held semi-annually since 2012, the Annuities meetings are in-person events that are focused on trends, opportunities, issues, and developments related to the sale and use of annuities through registered financial advisors and investment advisers.  Channel-specific meetings are held in the first half of the year, followed by a cross-channel meeting in the second half of the year.    
Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional and independent broker-dealers along with third-party broker-dealers supporting these channels as well as other industry experts, including representatives from insurance companies, service providers, marketing organizations and other related firms.


Fee-Based Annuity Roundtable
The Fee-Based Annuity meeting is an in-person event designed to promote the sharing of best practices and strategies related to offering annuities in a fee-based advisory model. This meeting takes a deep dive into the many considerations for these products.
Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional, and independent broker-dealer/RIA firms as well as other industry experts, including representatives from insurance companies, service providers, marketing organizations, and other related firms.


Insurance Distribution Roundtable
The Insurance Distribution in-person meetings are events designed to promote the sharing of best practices and strategies related to supporting the sales of life, LTC and disability insurance through registered financial advisors and investment advisers.
Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional, and independent broker-dealer firms as well as other industry experts, including representatives from insurance companies, service providers, marketing organizations, and other related firms.


Insurance & Annuity Executive Roundtable
Our Executive meeting is an invitation-only in-person event for senior executives at large/sophisticated financial services firms with responsibilities for the annuity and/or insurance businesses. This session uses a different format than our other in-person roundtable meetings, therefore we limit the number of sponsoring firms and employ a different sponsorship cost. Please contact us for details.
This one-day meeting session is held in the third quarter of each year and is focused on discussing high-level strategies, initiatives, and plans for the upcoming year.


Structured Products Roundtable
The Structured Products meeting is an in-person event designed to promote the sharing of best practices and strategies related to offering structured notes and deposits. This meeting takes a deep dive into the many opportunities and challenges for firms offering or considering offering these products.  Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional, and independent broker-dealer firms as well as other industry experts, including representatives from investment banks, service providers, marketing organizations, and other related firms.


Alternatives Roundtable
New for 2023, the Alternatives Roundtable meeting is an in-person event designed to promote the sharing of best practices and strategies for offering alternative investments such as hedge funds, private capital, natural resources, real estate, and infrastructure.  This meeting will take a deep dive into the many opportunities and challenges for firms offering or considering offering these products.  Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional, and independent broker-dealer firms as well as other industry experts, including representatives from alternative investment product providers, service providers, marketing organizations, and other related firms.
 

Virtual Events

Virtual Events

CDA & In-Plan Annuity Virtual Roundtable
The CDA & In-Plan Annuity Virtual Roundtable is a virtual meeting focused on new and emerging trends in these guaranteed retirement income products. We take a deeper dive into these options, how they work, and discuss important considerations for firms and advisors.
This virtual meeting takes place over two 1 ½ hour sessions, held on two different days.  Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional and independent broker-dealer firms, insurance companies, and other industry experts.


Annuity Virtual Forum
The Annuity Virtual Forum is a virtual meeting meant to cover current events and updates related to annuity distribution through securities-based advisors.  This 1 ¼ hour session provides a meaningful touchpoint for those responsible for this dynamic line of business. 
Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional and independent broker-dealer firms, insurance companies, and other industry experts.


Outsourced Insurance Desk Virtual Roundtable
The Outsourced Insurance Desk (OID) Virtual Roundtable is a virtual meeting focused on trends in the distribution of insurance and annuities through these new and emerging organizations. We take a deeper dive into these organizations, and the models they employ, and discuss important considerations for institutional firms and their advisors. This virtual meeting takes place over two 1 ½ hour sessions, held on two different days.  Attendees include executives from banks, credit unions, wirehouses, national, regional, and independent broker-dealer firms, RIAs, OID providers, insurance companies, and other industry experts.


Insurance Distribution Virtual Forum
The Insurance Distribution Virtual Forum is a virtual meeting meant to cover current events and updates related to life and long-term care insurance distribution through securities-based advisors.  This 1 ¼ hour session provides a meaningful touchpoint for those responsible for this line of business.  Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional and independent broker-dealer firms, BGAs, insurance companies, and other industry experts.


Structured Products Virtual Forum
The Structured Products Virtual Forum is a virtual meeting meant to cover current events and updates related to the distribution of structured notes and market-linked CDs through securities-based advisors.  This 1 ¼ hour session provides a meaningful touchpoint for those responsible for this growing line of business. Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional and independent broker-dealer firms, investment banks, and other industry experts.


Planning for Long-Term Care Virtual Roundtable
The Planning for Long-Term Care Virtual Roundtable is a virtual meeting focused on trends in the distribution of stand-alone LTCI and asset-based LTCI/Critical illness products through securities-based advisors.  We take a deeper dive into unmet needs of clients and discuss the challenges, successes and lessons learned in delivering these critical protection products. This virtual meeting takes place over two 1 ½ hour sessions, held on two different days.  Attendees include executives from bank, credit union, wirehouse, national, regional and independent broker-dealer firms, specialty BGAs, insurance companies, and other industry experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends the Saltzman Associates Roundtables?

We are fortunate to regularly host some of the most influential organizations in our industry at our roundtable meetings. Attendees typically include executives from broker-dealers, banks, and credit unions who are tasked with providing guidance and solutions to this critical need for their firm’s clients. We also include other industry experts, including representatives from insurance companies, asset managers, service providers, marketing organizations, and other related firms. 

 
What does it cost to attend?

Ready for this? Thanks to the support of our sponsors, there is No Charge to attend a Saltzman Associates Roundtable for qualified attendees. Complimentary items include accommodations at the host property for the days of the event, all event-related food and beverage, and travel reimbursement of up to $700. 

Can I attend more than one Roundtable?

Absolutely!  The way we plan our meetings, most topics are held two times a year allowing for industry updates to be relevant and conversations to progress. We encourage all of our participants to attend any of our meetings that are relevant to their business. 

Should I make my own travel arrangement? 

We allow our attendees to make their own travel arrangements to better accommodate your personal schedule. Feel free to contact us to confirm the dates and times needed to be there. Refer to our travel reimbursement policy for more detail. 

Do I need to make my own hotel reservation?

No, we will do that for you. Information regarding your lodging needs will be asked during your online registration and from that, your reservation will be made. Please do not contact the hotel directly as a block of rooms has already been reserved for our group. 

May I arrive early or extend my hotel stay?

Yes, if there is availability at the hotel. If you would like to extend your stay, we are happy to assist you with those arrangements—however, the costs associated with the extra days will be your responsibility. Often, we are able to secure discounted rates for the extra day(s) you might need. During the registration process, please make sure that you include your additional dates and someone will contact you to confirm the availability of your request. 

What is the travel reimbursement policy?

Representatives from broker-dealers, banks, and credit unions will be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred up to $600 to attend our meetings. During the meeting, all meals are complimentary and hotel accommodations (excluding incidentals) are included for the evening of the meeting. Hotel accommodations for the group have been arranged at the hotel where the meeting is held. Details regarding your stay will be collected through our online registration process. Accordingly, there is no need to contact the hotel directly. 

What is the time format of the meeting?

Generally, our roundtables start at noon with a group lunch and end the following day at 1:00 pm. The first day will consist of lunch, a general session, a reception, and a group dinner. The second day will start with a group breakfast followed by the general session and then a group lunch. The times for individual events may vary, so please make sure to check the time format listed for each meeting on its related page on our website. 

What should I wear?

Meeting attire is business casual.

Any themed or formal events requiring alternate attire such as gentleman's jackets will be detailed in the preliminary agenda. We recommend dressing in layers as indoor temperatures and individual comfort vary. 

How do you decide the agenda topics?

Our roundtable agendas are developed in conjunction with the meeting attendees so that all participants have an opportunity to gain insights from the discussion by contributing their perspectives and experiences, as well as being able to ask questions of their peers. We work in concert with our attendees to construct an agenda focused on current opportunities, issues, and performance results. 

Are these roundtables compliant?

Our roundtable meetings are thoughtfully structured to comply with our industry’s non-cash compensation rules. Please Click Here to view our Roundtable Meeting Statement of Compliance with FINRA Rules. 

How do I sponsor a Saltzman Associates' Roundtable?

Our roundtables are made possible through the support of our sponsors.  If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please contact Steve Saltzman at steve.saltzman@saltzmanassociates.com or call 704-243-4512 ext 101.

What if I have additional questions?

Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you may have by calling 704-243-4512.

Virtual Events
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