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2018 MDRT EXPERIENCE AND GLOBAL CONFERENCE
8–10 February 2018, Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre

The 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference will take place at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
88 Bangna Trad Road, Khwaeng Bang Na, Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand






2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference

The MDRT Experience and Global Conference offers a one-of-a- kind learning experience, the chance to share ideas with people from around the world and the opportunity to learn new strategies for greater success. Modeled after MDRT’s members-only Annual Meeting, the MDRT Experience and Global Conference delivers sales and practice management techniques to help attendees better serve their clients and nonmembers qualify for MDRT membership.

ENJOY THE UNIQUE ENERGY AND EXCITEMENT OF MDRT!

ABOUT MDRT

Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 49,500 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

ABOUT BANGKOK

Bangkok, known as Thailand’s City of Angels, is a modern capital city with a fascinating history and a unique culture. It is a classic Asian metropolis featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation. Boasting an eclectic mix of modern and traditional culture, Bangkok is the exciting backdrop of the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference.

ELIGIBILITY

The MDRT Experience and Global Conference is open to both MDRT members and non-members who are at least 18 years old by 8 February 2018. MDRT member-only functions are open to 2017 and 2018 MDRT members approved by 8 February 2018. Company of officials, managers, spouses and family members may also attend the meeting provided they have registered. Admittance to all MDRT Experience and Global Conference events is by registration badge only.

Registration Fees and Deadlines




REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES

QUESTIONS

Phone: +65 6411 6684
Email:mdrt-experience@mci-group.com
To register for the meeting, visit mdrt.org/2018experience.

COMPANY REGISTRATION INCENTIVE

Additional benefits are available to companies that purchase registrations in groups as follows:

Number of Registrations Purchased
100-199

200-299

300-399

400-499

500 or more

Complimentary Registrations
5

10

15

20

25

Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early, as it is possible for the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference to reach capacity at any time prior to the conference.


REFUNDS AND TRANSFER

No refunds for registrations will be permitted. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another delegate on or before 5 December 2017. No name changes after 5 December 2017. Unused funds will not be credited to another MDRT event.

GROUP REGISTRATIONS

For group registrations of 20 or more people, please contact the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference at the information listed below. To receive the Early Registration Rate, groups need to pay for the entire group on or before the early cut-off date of 31 October 2017. No refunds will be permitted. No name changes will be done after 5 December 2017. Unused funds will not be credited to another MDRT event.

2018 MDRT EXPERIENCE & GLOBAL CONFERENCE

c/o MCI – Singapore Office
20 Bendemeer Centre
#04–02 BS Bendemeer Centre
Singapore 339914
Fax: +65 6496 5599
Online: mdrt.org/2018experience
Phone: +65 6411 6684
Email: mdrt-experience@mci-group.com

VISA DENIALS

Members who are denied visa into Bangkok are eligible to receive a full refund for the meeting registration fee only if official documentation of their visa denial is provided to MDRT at mdrt-experience@mci-group.com by 8 February 2018. MDRT cannot process refunds for visa denials received after 8 February 2018.

SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICES

Advanced registration required English is the official language of the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference. Simultaneous interpretation of the Main Platform sessions, workshops and members-only programming will be provided when at least 100 registered delegates have requested interpretation in a common language. Language options include: Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Thai and Vietnamese.

INTERPRETATION REQUESTS

Interpretation requests and payment must be made at the time of registration, on or before 31 October 2017. The fee for interpretation service is USD 25. MDRT cannot guarantee the availability of interpretation radios for delegates who did not request simultaneous interpretation by 31 October 2017, after which interpretation radios will be provided based on availability.

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Programme at a Glance

Thursday, 8 February 2018

0900 – 1730
Registration

1300 – 1600
Main Platform

1630 – 1730
MDRT Members Only Session

1730 – 1830
MDRT Members Only Reception


Friday, 9 February 2018

0800 – 1630
Registration

0900 – 1200
Main Platform  

1400 – 1630
Focus Sessions | ConneXion Zone


Saturday, 10 February 2018

0800 – 1200
Registration

0900 – 1200
Main Platform

*Schedule is subject to change.


Sessions

MAIN PLATFORM

Large session where ALL attendees gather. Don’t miss this program which features nonmember and member speakers with presentations chosen to inspire, motivate, educate and entertain attendees.

FOCUS SESSIONS

You can benefit from these educational sessions at any level of your career. Focus Sessions offer educational and technical content you can practice as soon as you get back to the office.

CONNEXION ZONE®

Use these short, interactive sessions with speakers to enhance your skills. Offered in multiple languages, these presentations will give you relevant information in a short amount of time.

MDRT Member Exclusive Benefits

MDRT MEMBERS-ONLY SPECIAL PROGRAMMING
MDRT members will have the opportunity to enjoy a special presentation focusing on enhancing skills.

MDRT MEMBERS RECEPTION

Following the MDRT members-only programming, members will also be treated to an exclusive reception with food and drinks to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

Speakers






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David Avrin



One of the most in-demand business branding speakers and authors in the world today, Avrin has shared his entertaining and hard-hitting presentations around the world. The president of the Visibility Coach, Avrin shows professionals how to recognize their competitive advantages and craft branding messages.

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Scott Burrows



Burrows understands what it takes to overcome challenges and adapt to unexpected changes in your life. A nationally recognized motivational speaker, he emphasizes turning setbacks into comebacks and pushing the limits of what is possible. His message will transform the way you look at industry challenges, a fluctuating stock market and sales goals.






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Krish Dhanam



Executive coach and noted expert in the development of sales professionals, Dhanam focuses on how to achieve peak performance in your career and life. Built on a longstanding set of values, these lessons will help today’s young professional and business owner define their approach to success.

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Michael Parrish DuDell



An entrepreneur and bestselling author of the official business books from ABC’s hit reality show, “Shark Tank.” DuDell was named “one of the USA’s leading millennial voices” by IBM. His presentation is designed to help attendees build future-focused organizations and connect with a new generation.






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Vinh Giang



A businessperson and entrepreneur, Giang demonstrates how we are fooled by illusions and the tricks we play on ourselves. Open your mind to new possibilities as he takes you on a journey into human psychology, business, the wonderful art of magic and how they intertwine.

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Tom Hegna, CLU, ChFC



Author, speaker and economist, Hegna has been a Main Platform presenter at MDRT Annual Meetings. Rising through the ranks from advisor to senior executive officer of a Fortune 100 company, he shares insights on how increased longevity will impact retirement planning and the role life insurance needs to play.






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David Horsager, MA, CSP



Trust is the fastest way to increasing influence, impact and business results. Horsager, bestselling author and director of one of the USA’s foremost trust studies, will share how to build a culture of trust for a stronger bottom line and a more committed team.

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Dr. James Maas



A leading authority on sleep and performance, Maas knows sleep is a necessity for peak performers. He has helped top executives and Olympic athletes improve their performance through changes in their sleep and nutritional habits. Learn techniques to improve your sleep for better performance and longer life.






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John F. Nichols, MSM, CLU



Nichols, a 16-year MDRT member with two Court of the Table and nine Top of the Table qualifications, is a noted disability benefits expert. Sharing his personal story, Nichols teaches how to live a life of empowered relationships from the inside out. Be inspired to achieve your dreams.

Promotional Videos




Tom Hegna, CLU, ChFC, Main Platform



Author, speaker and economist, Hegna has been a Main Platform presenter at MDRT Annual Meetings. Rising through the ranks from advisor to senior executive officer of a Fortune 100 company, he shares insights on how increased longevity will impact retirement planning and the role life insurance needs to play.

Esra Manurung, ConneXion Zone



Esra Manurung is a 12-year MDRT member with one Court of the Table and one Top of the Table honor. She is an author with a passion for inspiring others to lead fulfilled lives. The more we struggle to convince people, the more apparent it becomes that we are not connected. The process of selling will become simpler when we spend most of our effort connecting by discovering our clients’ needs, interests, and expectations. Learn 3 insightful ways to negotiate more positively with others, and watch your sales success go from transactional selling to relationship selling. (Session in Bahasa Indonesia)






Joanne Ng, ConneXion Zone



Joanne is a 9-year MDRT member and a 2016 Court of the Table honoree who has won numerous sales awards at her company. While building a base of more than 600 customers, Joanne has encountered many refusals. She will share how she has learned to overcome customer objections by focusing on the five reasons customers cannot refuse. (Cantonese)

Joe Thomas, Focus Session



A 5-year MDRT member, Joe Thomas entered the financial services industry in 2006 after a career in programming software. Joe discovered that business networking is a must regardless of the type of business you are in, and that we network every day without even thinking about it. Networking events offer an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to a select, targeted group of people. Using a hands-on approach, Joe will walk you through a process that not only helps you to identify which events to attend, but will also equip you to be a better networker.






Krish Dhanam, Main Platform



Executive coach and noted expert in the development of sales professionals, Dhanam focuses on how to achieve peak performance in your career and life. Innovation requires inspiration and inspiration requires imagination. In this engaging session you will learn to connect the dots to create a blueprint for achievement.




Hotels

Shangri-La Hotel



89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500
Telephone: +66 2 236 7777
Website: Shangri-La Hotel

Along the vibrant Chao Phraya River lies the Shangri-La Hotel. Your extraordinary experience begins with a quick 30-minute drive from the Don Meuang International Airport. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the Shangri-La Hotel’s famous Thai hosp itality and a luxurious space mixed with traditional Thai style and modern comfort. This hotel creates a memorable “home away from home” experience by offering a spa, riverside swimming pool, tennis courts and a well-equipped fitness centre with a range of available classes.


Distance: Airport to hotel – 30 KM (from Don Meuang Airport)
Hotel to BITEC: the hotel is approximately a 30-minute drive from the venue

Deluxe Room
Single Occupancy: THB 5,900++
Double Occupancy: THB 6,400++

Deluxe River View Room
Single Occupancy: THB 6,400++
Double Occupancy: THB 6,900++

Deluxe Balcony Room
Single Occupancy: THB 7,500++
Double Occupancy: THB 8,000++

Click here to make your reservation

Room rate includes: internet and daily buffet breakfast
Rates are subject to a 10% service charge and 7% GST


Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park



199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Klong Ton, Klong Toey Bangkok 10110, Thailand Telephone: +66 2 059 5555
Website: Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park

Make the brand new Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park your hotel when visiting Bangkok’s vibrant city center. Enjoy five-star hotel rooms in an unparalleled location in the EM District (Emporium, EmQuartier and EmSphere shopping districts) which it is only 3 -5 minute’s walk from hotel via Benjasiri Park to connect to BTS Phrom Phong Station. The hotel rooms feature modern Thai-inspired design, panoramic views of the Bangkok city center and an assortment of amenities such as an onsite gym, restaurants and a spa. Allow the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park to provide you with a five-star hotel experience unlike any other.

Distance: Airport to hotel – 25 KM (from Don Mueang Airport)
Hotel to BITEC: the hotel is approximately a 23-minute drive from the venue and walking distance to Bangkok’s Skytrain (BTS)

Deluxe Room
Single Occupancy: THB 4,400++
Double Occupancy: THB 4,800++

Click here to make your reservation

Room rate includes: internet and daily buffet breakfast
Rate subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST


Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel



Ratchadamri Road - Thanon Ratchadamri, Khwaeng Lumphini, Ket Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakohn 10330, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 126 8866
Website: Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

In the heart of one of the world’s most mysterious capital cities, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel offers travelers a luxurious retreat. Relax with traditional Thai architecture, hand-painted silk ceilings, a grand lobby and glorious gardens, creating a feeling of serene exclusivity in the midst of a bustling city. At Anantara Siam hotel in Bangkok, get an enriching experience from gurus who impart their knowledge through genuine passion and expert flair, connecting you with a unique resort experience and intriguing destination.

Distance: Airport to hotel – 28 KM (from Don Mueang Airport)
Hotel to BITEC: the hotel is approximately a 30-minute drive from the venue and walking distance to Bangkok’s Skytrain (BTS)

Deluxe/Premier Room
Single Occupancy: THB 5,900 net
Double Occupancy: THB 6,400 net

Junior Suite
Single Occupancy: THB 12,000 net
Double Occupancy: THB 13,000 net

One Bedroom Suite
Single Occupancy: THB 14,500 net
Double Occupancy: THB 15,500 net

One Bedroom Corner Suite

Single Occupancy: THB 16,000 net
Double Occupancy: THB 17,000 net

Click here to make your reservation

Room rate includes: internet and daily buffet breakfast
Rate subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST


Novotel Bangna Bangkok



333 Srinakarin Road, Nongbon, Pravet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 366 0505

Website: Novotel Bangna Bangkok

The four-star Novotel Bangna Bangkok hotel is located in the fast-growing Bangkok Bangna area. Hop on the BTS Skytrain for easy access to the city centre and world-class shopping malls. Enjoy live music and refreshments in the Puangmalai Lobby Lounge. Relax, keep fit and unwind with complimentary wellness and sports facilities at Novotel.

Distance: Airport to hotel – 40 KM (from Don Mueang Airport)
Hotel to BITEC: the hotel is approximately an 11-minute drive from the venue

Standard Room
Single Occupancy: THB 2,943++
Double Occupancy: THB 3,414++

Superior Room
Single Occupancy: THB 3,414++
Double Occupancy: THB 3,885++

Executive Room
Single Occupancy: THB 4,120++
Double Occupancy: THB 4,591++

Click here to make your reservation

Room rate includes: internet and daily buffet breakfast

Rate subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST


Bangna Pride Hotel & Residence



2/4-5 Moo 14 Bangna -Trad Road, KM.6.5, Bangkeaw, Bangplee, Samut Prakan 10540
Telephone: +66 2 769 3131

Website: Bangna Pride Hotel & Residence

Bangna Pride Hotel & Residence offers all the comforts and conveniences of a modern serviced apartment facility. It is suitable for business and leisure travelers, as well as expatriate families due to its proximity to Bangkok Patana, the British International School in Thailand.

Distance: Airport to hotel – 21.7 KM
Hotel to BITEC: the hotel is approximately a 15-minute drive from the venue

Studio Superior
Single Occupancy: THB 2,600 net

Studio Executive
Single Occupancy: THB 3,300 net

Studio Deluxe
Single Occupancy: THB 3,600 net

Click here to make your reservation

Room rate includes: internet

Breakfast is priced at THB 500.

General Information

ATTIRE


Attendees are encouraged to wear business casual clothing to the sessions and events. Neckties and similar clothing are not required, but feel free to wear what makes you comfortable.

ACTIVITY

By attending this meeting, you acknowledge that participation at the meeting and in all related activities are voluntary and optional, and that participation in any of these events are at your own risk. You agree to hold MDRT harmless from any claims, costs or expenses arising from any injury as a result.

CONSENT FOR USE OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Individuals registering for the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference grant permission for the MDRT and its housing agency and other designees to use the information contained in their registration to secure housing and to finalize their registration. Should individuals book direct with any official hotel and/or overflow hotel, the individuals authorizes the hotel and MDRT, its housing agency and other designees to access to the information contained in their registration. Should individuals book direct with any official hotel and/or overflow hotel, the individuals authorizes the hotel and MDRT, its housing agency and other designees to access to the information contained in their registration.

CONSENT FOR USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES


Registration and attendance at or participation in MDRT meetings or other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MDRT’s or its licensees’ use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image and voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audio recording of such events or activities.

MDRT FOUNDATION


The MDRT Foundation is the charitable organization of the Million Dollar Round Table. Since 1959, through generous donations from MDRT members and industry partner, the MDRT Foundation has awarded more than USD 30 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to fund charities/NGOs in Asia and worldwide. Visit the Foundation booth at the meeting to learn about how you can give back.

MDRT STORE


MDRT’s dynamic e-commerce website is home to the MDRT Store. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase MDRT resources, including speakers’ books at the conference. Visit the store online at mdrtstore.org for details.

PGA VOLUNTEERS


Enhance your meeting experience, network with colleagues and make new friends by becoming a Program General Arrangements (PGA) volunteer. PGA volunteers greet fellow attendees, check badges, direct attendees and assist in other vital roles during the Experience Meeting. The MDRT Experience and Global Conference is like no other — be an integral part of it! Learn more and sign up when you register for the meeting. (You must be registered for the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference to volunteer for PGA.)

All volunteers should attend the PGA Orientation at 8 a.m. on 8 February. During this orientation, you will receive important details regarding your assignment. Please plan to arrive in Bangkok in time to attend the orientation.







MDRT Foundation



The MDRT Foundation is the charitable arm of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). A global grant-making organization exclusive to MDRT members, the Foundation has empowered members to be philanthropic leaders in their own communities around the globe for nearly 60 years and has contributed more than USD 32 million to worthwhile charitable organizations in 70 countries. Learn more about this meaningful member benefit and make donation of THB 500 or more at the MDRT Foundation Booth located in BITEC Hall EH104 and visit mdrtfoundation.org.


To continue our philanthropic spirit for the 2018 Experience and Global Conference, the MDRT Foundation is partnering with Operation Smile, Thailand, a charitable organization that provides free surgeries for children with cleft palates in developing countries. This global network of medical professionals donates hundreds of thousands of hours of medical procedures to children each year.


Join the Foundation for a hands-on experience, Thursday, February 8 from 9 – 11 a.m. in GH 201-203, 2nd floor, to help stuff “smile bags” and create blankets. Members will help stuff bags with personal care items, toys, stickers etc, and will make blankets to provide safety and warmth to each child after surgery!