The premier conference for HR and
Benefits professionals across the nation.
This year, bswift Summit officially becomes bswift Idea Exchange. For the first time ever, the conference leaves its hometown of Chicago for Miami, Florida and evolves into a multi-day event with customized sessions split between direct clients and channel partners. The event will continue to feature keynotes, breakout sessions and discussions tailored to the unique needs and desires of each group. It's sure to be an educational, insightful and, most of all, fun event!
Co-Founder, Chief Visionary Office & Chair of the Board of Eliza Corporation
Thursday, May 4th
Chairman & Chief Executive
Officer of Aetna
Friday, May 5th
bswift Idea Exchange Goals
- Solidify and elevate bswift's relationships with clients, partners and prospects
- Improve clients' knowledge and utilization of the bswift system
- Improve channel partners' ability to sell and service their clients
- Tackle today's pressing strategic issues affecting corporate culture, employee benefits and the bottom line:
- Tech-enabled choice
- ACA & legislative updates
- Exchanges & defined contribution
- Wellness & incentives
- Consumerism & transparency
- Cyber security
|8:00 AM – 5:00 PM||
|8:00 – 8:45 AM||
|8:45 – 9:15 AM||
|9:15 – 9:55 AM||
Keynote Address: A New Vision for Healthcare Marketing, Dave Edelman
|9:55 – 10:35 AM||
Keynote Address: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others, Alexandra Drane
|11:00 – 11:30 AM||
|11:30 AM – 12:15 PM||
Washington and Beyond: The Latest in Healthcare Reform, Bonnie Washington
|12:15 – 1:15 PM||
|1:15 – 2:15 PM||
|2:30 – 3:30 PM||
|3:45 – 4:45 PM||
|5:00 – 5:30 PM||
Wellness Walk around the Island
|6:00 – 9:00 PM||
Cuban Beachfront Dinner
|8:00 AM – 10:30 AM||
|8:00 – 8:45 AM||
|8:45 – 9:00 AM||
Welcome and Awards
|9:00 – 10:00 AM||
Keynote Address: Winning Through Member Engagement, Mark Bertolini
|10:00 – 10:15 AM||
Closing Remarks, Sanjiv Anand
Seven "Aha" Moments You'll Experience at Idea Exchange 2017
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The Mandarin Oriental is a five-star luxury hotel featuring spacious rooms, gourmet fusion restaurants, an exotic day spa and a private beach. Located on Miami’s Brickell Key, the Mandarin is near popular spots like South Beach, Downtown, Wynwood Arts District, Design District and Coconut Grove. It combines an Oriental heritage with amazing views of the city to bring an oceanside taste of Asian serenity to its guests.
The Mandarin Oriental is now fully booked during Idea Exchange. We secured a second hotel block at the Aloft Miami - Brickell, a quick mile down the road. Please visit the Aloft Miami - Brickell bswift Room Block webpage or call 866.716.8143 to secure your room from May 2 – May 5. If calling, mention the "bswift room block" to secure our special rate.
Idea Exchange provides a lively forum full of current trends, exciting conversation and networking opportunities. bswift is the organizer and moderator of the event but also partners with clients and third-party experts to provide high-quality, unbiased content in an engaging and interactive format.
The purpose of Idea Exchange is to cultivate a discussion of important and relevant business issues. The sessions are designed to be collaborative learning experiences in which attendees can network, connect with thought leaders and share their experiences and best practices.
bswift Idea Exchange originated as bswift Summit in 2004 as a one-day client conference held annually in Chicago. In 2011, the event added a second day and transitioned into an industry symposium.
Since its inception, the event has featured many thought leaders in the HR and Benefits industry. In 2010, keynote speaker Michael O. Leavitt, former Secretary of Health & Human Services and three-term Governor of the State of Utah, shared his expertise on health care reform.
In 2016, bswift had its most successful event to date with notable speakers from organizations such as Caesars Entertainment, ActiveHealth Management and Aetna. bswift was pleased to welcome keynote speaker Malcolm Frank, Executive Vice President of Cognizant, who discussed how, in a rapidly digitizing world, attendees can use the data available to gain insights into the lives of their consumers. Summit 2016 also featured an extremely educational session on the power of sleep from Dr. Cindy Geyer, Medical Director of Canyon Ranch. The event closed with a grand prize raffle of a three-night, four-day getaway to Canyon Ranch's Arizona resort, a retreat worth almost $10,000!