The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors has canceled its 2017 annual conference in the Orlando, Florida, area because of Hurricane Irma.
NAIFA was preparing to bring about 1,500 life insurance agents and financial advisors to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel from Friday through Sunday. The Falls Church, Virginia-based group had scheduled a vote on a major chapter realignment proposal for the conference business meeting.
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Paul Dougherty, NAIFA’s president, and Keith Gillies, NAIFA’s president-elect, wrote in an open letter announcing the cancellation that the group plans to reschedule the business meeting.
“Information will be forthcoming,” the NAIFA leaders said.
For people who were hoping to run exhibit hall booths, give presentations, and enjoy the exhibit hall and presentations, “additional information will be sent and posted as available,” the NAIFA leaders said.
At press time, Irma’s eye was passing just north of Puerto Rico with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour and gusts of up to 225 miles per hour.
Irma path forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now show the storm passing over the Orlando area with hurricane-strength winds between Monday morning and Sunday morning.