WASHINGTON — GAMA International has attracted about 2,500 people this week to LAMP, the Leadership and Management Program.

Final attendance numbers are not yet in, but organizers at GAMA, Falls Church, Va., said they think the total is up a bit from last year’s total.

GAMA supports the professional development of field leaders in the insurance and financial services industries. LAMP, GAMA’s annual conference, gives the field leaders a chance to gather with peers and attend educational sessions on field management trends and techniques.

The LAMP event has been doing remarkably well, given the tough economic times companies have been going through and the travel restrictions some companies have had to impose, GAMA officers said at a press briefing.

John Bair, the current president of GAMA, said that, while he has been in office, GAMA officers have tried to exude GAMA’s belief that team building and working together can both build character and increase efficiency.

GAMA and its members have been trying to broaden their reach, and those efforts have had an effect on the LAMP crowd.

“This was very much a white males club up until not long ago,” Bair said.

Today, the crowd is much more diverse.

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