Downtown San Diego’s laid-back vibes had a real jolt of energy when the WSIA Annual Marketplace arrived in town in September. In its biggest and boldest year yet, the US wholesale and specialty insurance association (WSIA) welcomed more than 5,000 attendees to the convention, including 863 first-timers, covering the full spectrum of excess and surplus (E&S) stakeholders: wholesale brokers, managing general agents, insurance carriers, service providers, and so on.
“The energy is electric,” said Joel Cavaness (pictured), president of Risk Placement Services (RPS), and 2019 president of the WSIA board of directors. “To cross the 5,000-attendee mark is fantastic. It reflects the health of the surplus lines industry and the substantial growth we’ve managed to achieve.”
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