Day 1 recap | 2013 NICSA Annual Conference

Despite the snowstorms that hampered travel in the northeast in recent days, the Doral and Miami, FL welcomed NICSA attendees with sun, warm temperatures, and a exciting and full conference program!

The 31st NICSA Annual Conference kicked off with an energetic opening keynote presentation by Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris!  Ms. Harris’ message of being “the best you that you can be” and how understanding the importance of how people perceive you AFTER you leave the room can make a huge difference for all of us personally and professionally.  Ms. Harris allowing the audience to see her authentic self and experience her amazing singing voice ended the session with a standing ovation!  Her presentation has been the talk of the conference!

Breakout sessions were well attended and included important topics including Social Media, Whose Job Is It Anyway (Retirement Distribution), and Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategies in the 21st Century.  Afternoon sessions featured the Investment Distribution Roundtable featuring key senior executives from Pershing, FUSE Research Network, Edward Jones, and Merrill Lynch as well as the always popular Omnibus Update and a very well- received hands-on, simulation session on Risk Management.

The NICSA Exhibit Hall received rave reviews for its new redesign, and events in the exhibit hall including the opening breakfast, luncheon and networking, and the evening reception (sponsored by Ernst and Young.)

Also in the Exhibit Hall this year are the product showcases: Citi, SalesFocus, Northern Trust and HengTian Services each gave presentations on some of their newest offerings.

Thanks to Tom Steinert-Threlkeld and Money Management Executive for their coverage of the event! Check our NICSA in the News page for links to the stories.
Day 2 is off to a great start!  Check back here tomorrow for all the news!

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