Information Release

Contact: Hugh O. Strawn
hstrawn@plrb.org
630-724-2230

Date: January 14, 2015

Texas Companies Exhibiting at Insurance Services Expo
2016 PLRB Claims Conference
San Antonio, Texas

The PLRB Insurance Services Expo, the largest in the nation, is part of the 2016 Claims Conference at which over 4,000 claims professionals are expected to attend. Over 300 claims service providers will be exhibiting their products and services. The PLRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo will be held in San Antonio, April 17 to 20 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

"The Insurance Services Expo continues to attract organizations specializing in technology that can efficiently manage claims data," said Tom O'Dowd, Senior Marketing and Exhibits Manager at the Property & Liability Resource Bureau. "Because of the large presence of property and casualty claims service providers based in Texas, the Insurance Services Expo will see a strong regional representation in San Antonio."

The Expo has seen a very responsive growth over the last few years due to industry mergers, as well as the success of the PLRB Regional Adjusters Conferences which acquaint exhibitors with PLRB member companies and their claims adjusting staffs. "Their success at developing these relationships at the Regional Adjusters Conferences encourages these organizations to exhibit at the annual PLRB Claims Conference and Expo, which is the largest P&C industry expo under one roof," noted O'Dowd.

Additionally, the Insurance Services Expo is attracting organizations whose products support in many cases the overall property restoration industry, particularly large loss events. "These organizations are finding a very receptive audience with whom to do business, and which ultimately adds more value to the event," he continued.

Large networks of independent adjusters and contractors account in part of the increased diversity of organizations represented at the PLRB Insurance Services Expo. "The PLRB strives to increase the casualty-focused service providers," O'Dowd stated. "We particularly seek organizations specializing in accident scene investigation and reconstruction, as well as health care sector service providers."

The 2016 Insurance Services Expo, which will be held April 18 and 19, in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, is 90% sold. It will feature over 300 exhibitors featuring products and services to assist insurance company claims departments in the adjustment of claims.

Tom O'Dowd may be contacted at todowd@plrb.org or 630-724-2224.

Attendees at the 2016 Claims Conference will have 100 professional development sessions, most of them approved for adjuster CE credit, available to them.

Information on the Claims Conference and the Insurance Services Expo is available online at www.plrbclaimsconference.org.

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau is an association of 900 property and casualty insurance companies. It is based in Downers Grove, Illinois.