We've all been to the ordinary, boring conferences taking place across the country. The exhibit hall is full of people who are just trying to sell you products you don't need, and so are the "educational speakers" who are just vendors making a sales pitch. You need to convince your boss to let you go, then take time away from the office in order to collect a handful of business cards.
I wouldn't want to go to a conference like this, and I don't expect that you would either. That is why the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, taking place at the LA Convention Center from October 2 - 4, 2017, is different.
L.A. Convention Center, host of the 2017 Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress. Here are just six of the things the EHBC does better than any other conference in the industry, and what makes the EHBC the industry event you can't afford to miss.
A networking meeting in progress. This is a conference after all. The benefit of attending a conference is to engage with your colleagues and peers - whether it is to catch up with an old friend in the industry or meet someone new. A face-to-face meeting is just better than the phone to make a personal connection and ask the questions you need to ask.
This is why the EHBC places such an emphasis on networking. We are the only conference in the industry to utilize a unique networking app that is active before, during and after the conference. You simply sign with the app, and you can start setting your networking meetings before you even get to LA. This means that, by signing up early, you can get a jump-start on getting the meeting of your dreams.
2. A Cutting-Edge Agenda
A look at an educational session in progress. The EHBC Agenda is full of the information you need to succeed. The agenda features the latest topics from across the industry including corporate wellness, healthcare reform, voluntary benefits and self-funded insurance.
With our multiple tracks, there is no doubt you will find a session that is both relevant to you and informative. Topics include real case studies, from real employers, agents and brokers who have been through the same problems you face and will provide the knowledge you need to overcome them. Check out the agenda and see for yourself, and be sure to check back as we add more educational sessions.
3. A Global Reach
The EHBC is integrated with World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress. This brings in physicians, hospitals and other medical travel professionals from across the globe. So how does this benefit you? Simply put, many of them are looking to treat American patients by making direct contracts with employers to receive their employees for care.
This benefits both parties; the hospital receives a new stream of patients while the employer sends their employees to receive high-quality care at a fraction of the price. If you are looking for new and innovative benefits, or way to save money on your healthcare plan, you won't find a better place to get those answers then the EHBC.
4. Get Certified Onsite
These people have what it take to get certified, Do you? Nothing says you are an expert better than a certification. It shows that you took the time to learn the material and advance your career. It shows that you are serious about providing the best service with the latest information.
At the EHBC, you can earn one of four industry certifications: The Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist (CHRS), the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS), the Self Insurance Certified Specialist (SICS) and the Certified Voluntary Benefits Specialist (CVBS).
By taking the certification at the conference, you will have the opportunity to talk with the instructors face to face and ask questions about the material. Then, after the event, you will have access to a recording of the session to refresh before you take your exam, giving you the best of both worlds!
5. A Vibrant and Exciting Exhibit Hall
The EHBC Exhibit Hall is bursting with activity. We have all been to conferences with half empty exhibits, and when you do find a booth, there isn't even someone there. This does not happen at the EHBC. Our attendees and sponsors are excited to be there, and want to talk with other attendees!
The EHBC staff works hard to bring in exciting activities, as well as foods and drinks, to the exhibit hall. Past activities have included a Blues Brothers tribute band, live animals including an elephant, prize giveaways including a car, and much more. Curious about what exciting thing happen in the exhibit hall this year? Register and find out!
6. HR & Insurance Professionals Can Attend For Free
A group of conference VIPs., and you can join them![/caption]Are you excited yet? Then good news! You may qualify for a VIP pass letting you attend free of charge only for qualifying HR or insurance professionals.
A VIP pass gets you access to more than just sessions and the exhibit hall, you get entree to workshops, receptions and even invite-only luncheons that other attendees cannot. These are just six examples of what makes the EHBC the must-attend event for anyone involved in the industry. So what are you waiting for? Register Now!