NAIFA Cancels 2017 P+P Conference

Dear NAIFA Members:

Due to the state of emergency declared by Florida Gov. Rick Scott for the entire state of Florida and the projected path and timing of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the NAIFA Executive Committee has made an unprecedented decision to cancel the 2017 Performance + Purpose Conference in Orlando, scheduled Sept. 8-10. The safety of our members, families and guests is of paramount concern.

The Annual Business Meeting will be rescheduled at a future date; information will be forthcoming. For those who are registered for P+P, additional information will be sent and posted as available.

This storm has the potential of being a catastrophic event, and our thoughts are with all those in Irma’s path, as well as those still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Sincerely,

Paul R. Dougherty, LUTCF, FSS, HIA
NAIFA President

and

Keith Gillies, CFP, CLU, ChFC
NAIFA President-Elect

 
  • Posted September 5, 2017 IN
  • Comments (15)


Comments
Michael J. Gaeta, LUTCF, CLU
What is happening with our registration? are you holding for reschedule ?
9/8/2017 12:37:45 PM
Michael J. Gaeta, LUTCF, CLU
What is happening with our registration? are you holding for reschedule ?
9/8/2017 12:37:43 PM
John F. Boyle, AVP Professional Development & Education
With NAIFA's encouragement, the WDW Dolphin Resort has reconsidered its policy regarding refunds of hotel reservation deposits. NAIFA P+P attendees cancelling Dolphin hotel reservations will receive deposit refunds. The Dolphin has begun processing refunds for those who cancelled earlier. If you have any question regarding your reservation, please contact the Dolphin reservation team directly.
9/6/2017 3:22:56 PM
Dennis P. Cuccinelli
I canceled the hotel reservation around 10:00 AM this morning and received a full refund. The phone line wait time was about 5 minutes. I got through on 407-934-4000 Option #1.
9/6/2017 1:09:48 PM
Charle Wysong
I spoke directly to Disney Dolphin Reaervations who informed me that they were not been notified of the cancellation until after the announcement went out and if I cancelled, I would forfeit my deposit of $233. This is unexceptionable! Since this event was cancelled under a State of Emergency, we should be refunded fully. Please do your duty to secure our deposits.
9/6/2017 11:00:36 AM
Taylor Collins
Just called the hotel at 10:50 and the phone rang for 3 minutes with no option for voicemail.
9/6/2017 10:53:40 AM
Richard Johnson
It 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday. I just spoke with Hotel and they said NAIFA has still not informed them of the cancellation. She told me no refunds would be given until NAIFA contacts them directly. She suggested waiting until Hotel gets the word from NAIFA.
9/6/2017 8:14:21 AM
Gnpp
NAIFA please contact these hotels and etc so that we can on the other end cancel our reservations!! They won't do anything with out YOU first stating that this evetIS indeed CANCELLED!! So frustrating!
Thanks!
9/5/2017 9:29:10 PM
Gnpp
NAIFA please contact these hotels and etc so that we can on the other end cancel our reservations!! They won't do anything with out YOU first stating that this evetIS indeed CANCELLED!! So frustrating!
Thanks!
9/5/2017 9:29:00 PM
Peg Fraser
I contacted the hotel directly as well as sent an email and they indicated that they were awaiting an official cancellation of the conference by NAIFA. They indicated that they would follow up! Good gosh!
9/5/2017 8:53:10 PM
Dan Reisinger
I called Sheraton and the agent said the reservations were grayed out on their end and they were unable to modify or cancel them. He assumed that meant that since the conference was cancelled that the rooms would be as well - but he was not able to guarantee that.
9/5/2017 7:02:18 PM
Marie Mercer
How is the resort handling room deposits?
9/5/2017 5:28:20 PM
John F. Boyle
Good question about cancellations. Attendees are responsible for cancelling or changing their own hotel or airline reservations.
9/5/2017 4:30:25 PM
Ike Stone Trotter, CLU, RICP, ChFC, AEP
We know it was not an easy decision but support you guys for the choice that had to be made. NAIFA Proud, Ike
9/5/2017 3:38:27 PM
Richard D. Dworsky, CFP,CLU,APMA,CRPC
An unfortunate evolution of circumstances.
I am seeking guidance soon on if, as attendees, we are expected to cancel the Event lodging on our own?
9/5/2017 3:19:48 PM