Insuretech Connect Conference in Las Vegas to Go On as Scheduled

October 2, 2017

The Insuretech Connect Conference scheduled to open today in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace will still be held as planned in the wake of the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, according to the organizers.

“Last night, Las Vegas was the scene to an active shooter situation focused on those attending an open air concert. It is sad, scary, and has led a number of people to wonder if ITC would still take place,” conference founders Jay Weintraub and Caribous Honig wrote in a message to registrants this morning.

“While the mood is somber and our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy, the people of Las Vegas are united in strength and resilience. Las Vegas airport has reopened as have the streets and the hotels. Our venue remains open, and we expect no change in the schedule of events,” they said.

In a follow-up tweet, they said they “do not expect any major disruptions” to the conference as a result of the tragedy.

The conference is expected to draw 3,500 insurance professionals, insurtech entrepreneurs and investors to panels, meetings, networking opportunities and product announcements. It runs through Wednesday.

Latest Comments

  • October 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm
    Rosenblatt says:
    Nothing - that's why I told you MY initial reply TO YOU wasn't necessary and why I APOLOGIZED TO YOU TWICE. I don't know how I could've been any clearer that I was in the wron... read more
  • October 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    Agent says:
    Rosenblatt, you said it was a horrible tragedy and I told you who did it and the background of this crazy idiot. What is wrong with that?
  • October 3, 2017 at 8:55 am
    Rosenblatt says:
    I'm sorry Agent, my last reply was not necessary. After reading more about the shooting, I now realize you were speaking of that and not the conference. I didn't know that inf... read more
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