Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST
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Holiday Inn & Suites - Rock Run Convention Center 
1471 Rock Creek Blvd.
Joliet, IL 60431

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NAIFA Illinois Winter Conference 2-26-19 

You are invited to attend the NAIFA Illinois Winter Conference, featuring Van Mueller and David McKnight!

Meeting attendees can receive up to 3 Continuing Education (CE) credit hours. 

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- Program Schedule -

8:00 - 9:00          Registration & Continental Breakfast with the Exhibitors

9:00 - 9:15          Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 - 9:30          Legislative Update - John Wheeler, Jr. CFP®, CLU, ChFC, CRPC®, LUTCF, LACP, Special Care Planner®

9:30 - 11:00         David McKnight: The Power of Zero: The Tax Train Is Coming!

11:00 - 11:10        Tools & Resources to Grow Your Practice   

11:10 - 12:00      Lunch & Visit with the Exhibitors

12:00 - 1:30         Van Mueller, LUTCF - There Has Never Been A Better Time To Be In The Insurance & Financial Services Industry!  Take What You Have Learned As A Spring Board To MDRT!  

1:30 - 1:45  Break & Visit with Exhibitors

1:45 - 2:00        Closing Remarks and Prizes


  1. We will share at least 10 questions that you can ask prospects and clients that will dramatically increase your life and annuity appointments. These questions can be easily and quickly incorporated into your practice.
  2. We will share a five-question sales presentation that will help you see increased results immediately. These questions are easy to learn and easy for prospects and clients to understand.
  3. We will share several sales ideas that are pertinent and useful in today’s economic environment. Prospects and clients will be delighted to learn of these opportunities.

P.S. If you are a property and casualty agent, you do not want to miss this. We will show you how to transition to a financial or life insurance sale without harming your book of business.

Featured Speakers

Van Mueller, LUTCF, is a Registered Representative with Mass Mutual.  January 23, 2019, marks Van’s 46th year as an insurance agent.  He is an active member of MDRT having qualified for Court of the Table in 1990 and Top of the Table for the last twenty-eight years. 

Van has served as an LUTC moderator and served as President of NAIFA Milwaukee for the 1998-99 year.  Van has served as Membership Chairman for both Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin.  Van also served on the Annuity Advisory Panel, the Middle-Income Task Force, the Sales Idea Committee, and the Program Development Committee for MDRT. 

Van supports many industry organizations.  In addition to membership in NAIFA and MDRT, he is also a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, an Emissary Contributor to IFAPAC and a Diamond Knight of the MDRT Foundation.

Van has spoken to groups around the world, including being a main-platform speaker at MDRT in 1998 in Chicago and the Main Platform Speaker at the 2001 Top of the Table Meeting in Maui, HI.  Van was a Main Platform Speaker at the 2003, 2005, 2009, 2014 and 2015 NAIFA Conventions. He was a speaker at MDRT and at the NAIFA Convention for 2006, and again in 2007, 2010 and 2011.  He was a main platform speaker for the MDRT Experience in Tokyo, Japan in April of 2008.  He has also written many articles for various publications, including the “Close” for Retirement Advisor magazine. Van also has a monthly newsletter available to subscribers at www.vanmueller.com.

David McKnight graduated from Brigham Young University with Honors in 1997.  Over the past 20 years David has helped put thousands of Americans on the road to the zero percent tax bracket. He has been featured on Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, MarketWatch, CBS Radio, The New York Times, CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, Nasdaq.com, Reuters, Investor’s Business Daily and numerous other national publications. 

David has also appeared on the main platform of Forum 400 and as a Focus Speaker at the World Wide Meeting of Million Dollar Roundtable in Toronto, Canada. His bestselling book The Power of Zero has sold over 140,000 copies and the updated and revised edition was published by Penguin Random House in September of 2018. 

As the President of David McKnight & Company, he mentors hundreds of financial advisors from across the country who specialize in The Power of Zero retirement approach.  He and his wife Felice have seven children.

Learn more at pozmarketing.com

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