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Welcome to the 2017 IMUA Annual Meeting -- May 21-24, 2017

This year’s site is Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, nestled in the north Georgia foothills about an hour north of Atlanta in Braselton, GA.  Employees of the IMUA member companies and other industry associates come together to learn about the forces impacting the commercial inland marine industry and the leading technical/coverage issues facing today’s underwriters.

Top Flight Education at North Atlanta's Premier Resort and Conference Destination

The 87th IMUA Annual Meeting features six educational sessions presented by some of the world’s leading experts on inland marine trends, underwriting, loss prevention and claims. This year’s program will be a split session format with the traditional General Session track and the acclaimed Introduction to Commercial Inland Marine parallel track for those relative newcomers to the industry.

Attendees have an unmatched opportunity to network, make new connections and renew friendships with industry peers and trade show vendors.

Featured General Session Presentations:

2017 Outlook for the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry – A broker perspective on key industry drivers.

Mid-Rise Wood Construction & Cross Laminate Timber - Pros & cons for underwriting consideration..

Transporting Temperature Sensitive Commodities - Trucking, loss control and risk management

Infrastructure: Atlanta's MARTA Expansion - Project management and inland marine related issues.

Climate Change & Weather Trends - Flooding and inland marine exposures.

Emerging Trends - Drones, driverless vehicles, data & analytics and cyber property exposures.  

Introduction to Commercial Inland Marine Insurance Sessions:

Industry Overview

Builders Risk

Contractors Equipment



Members, Associate Members and Producer Affiliates: $975 per person ($1,050 after May 10, 2017)

Bring-a-Buddy Option for Member Companies
IMUA members who have attended past Annual Meetings can "Bring-a-Buddy" (i.e. a junior company employee with minimal industry experience who would be a first time attendee to the Annual Meeting) for a substantially reduced registration fee of $650.  Questions?  Please contact IMUA staff at

Bring-a-Broker Option for Member Companies
IMUA members can invite and sponsor brokers/producers to attend the meeting at a discounted rate of $650.  Questions?  Please contact IMUA staff at

Registration includes all educational sessions; breakfast and breaks Monday and Tuesday; cocktail reception and buffet dinner Sunday evening; lunch Tuesday and Tuesday evening's banquet - cocktail party and plated dinner; IMUA hospitality suite Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings; and a memento of the event.

Spouse/Companion: $250 per person

Includes Sunday reception and buffet dinner; Tuesday evening banquet - cocktail party and plated dinner.

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort 

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is a luxurious, award winning property located about an hour's drive north of Atlanta.  The resort features lush vineyards, an outstanding winery, a European style spa and  63 holes of championship golf.  The guest rooms are inspired by the Chateau Elan architectural and interior style that emulates elements of a French country estate.

IMUA has secured a discounted hotel rate of $219 per night (plus tax) including the resort fee (rate gauranteed until 4/25/2017).  Please make your reservations directly with the hotel.  You can make them online at:

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort or by phone at 678.425.0900 and mention Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) for discounted rate.    THE HOTEL is SOLDOUT MONDAY MAY 22nd

Overflow Hotel - HAMPTON INN, Braselton, GA - Located on the Chateau Elan Property

Rooms are available at the Hampton Inn & Suites aka The Lodge at Chateau Elan at a rate of $159 per night (plus tax).
Reservations can be made online at Hampton Inn »  or by phone at 770-307-0700 (reference IMUA)

Cooper Global Transportation provides complimentary transportation to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport which can be booked at:  Complimentary Transportation

The discounted rate is only available for reservations made prior to April 25, 2017.


Please contact Lillian Colson ( or Kevin O'Brien ( IMUA office - 212-233-0550

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