Who are the speakers at the 2020 MDRT Virtual Event? How do you register for the event? What's the program and what can you expect from the Million Dollar Round Table Virtual Event? Asia Advisers Network brings you an update.
MDRT is bringing its conference experience to cyberspace with the 2020 Virtual Event happening on 3-7 August 2020. Million Dollar Round Table members will have access to the full MDRT experience from the comfort of their homes.
Registered attendees will learn how to guide their clients and businesses to success, even in the midst of social turbulence, with over 200 pieces of content during the five-day main event and subsequent On-Demand weeks throughout the rest of the month.
5 Global Time Zones, 13 Languages
The main event, which will be broadcast in five global time zones, will feature all the standout components of MDRT’s in-person Annual Meeting and Global Conference, including dynamic Main Platform speakers, insightful Focus Sessions, dynamic ConneXion Zone sessions, digital networking opportunities and more.
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From the comfort of their own homes, attendees will hear from top industry and societal figures on how to implement innovative practices and unlock success for the rest of 2020 and beyond.
To reach as many global members as possible, sessions at the Virtual Event will be broadcast or translated into 13 languages. The event language include Cantonese, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.
MDRT President Regina Bedoya, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated global recession makes it more important than ever for our members to utilise their networks and empower each other’s growth toward new personal and professional heights.
“As we continue adapting to a stressful environment for clients, this innovative online venue for member collaboration and advancement will do more than just help members make it through this tough time, it’ll help them thrive.”
Each day, the event will feature Main Platform and MDRT Speaks sessions addressing universal lessons for industry and personal achievement, as well as Focus Sessions on more specialised client services or practice management topics from industry experts.
Attendees will also dive deeper into various topics during their ConneXion Zone sessions on 4 August and 6 August.
Non-member speakers to provide motivation and refresh member perspectives will include former NFL All-Pro and magician Jon Dorenbos, relationship expert Esther Perel, U.S. Army captain and Miss USA winner Deshuana Barber and more.
On opening day, members will hear from Bedoya in her Presidential Address to celebrate MDRT’s accomplishments during her term and discuss how the organisation and members will spur growth together in the next year.
Connect and Network
The event will be accessible to MDRT members no matter where they are, with sessions broadcast across global time zones so members can attend during normal work hours.
Additionally, sessions will be split into morning, afternoon and evening blocks to give members time for their families and personal pursuits and help them embrace the MDRT Whole Person concept.
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To enable the same sense of connection and networking that takes place at typical MDRT events, the Virtual Event will provide personal and group chat functions, and an event-wide social feed.
Attendees can also take advantage of the MDRT Build Your Network matching service by answering specific questions during the registration process. Answers will be used to match attendees based on shared interests, and time will be set aside for these members to have video and online chat discussions.
Engaging with fellow attendees via chat and video messages, looking for MDRT flags hidden throughout the platform, completing trivia activities and more will help members earn points in MDRT’s virtual scavenger hunt, competing for prizes including a Kenneth Cole messenger bag.
All event attendees can extend their learning experience with On-Demand weeks after the Virtual Event closes. From August 8-28, members can view all Virtual Event session broadcasts and additional content grouped into three weekly themes: Navigating through Uncertain Times, Creating a Growth Mindset and Becoming a Whole Person.
Register before 3 Aug
MDRT members can register for the MDRT Virtual Event at any time before the 3 August opening date. Members are encouraged to register at least one week in advance to connect with fellow attendees and have the best platform experience. Register for the event at US$149 here.
Any qualified financial services professional seeking MDRT membership can still join this year, with all late fees waived under the MDRT Productivity Action Plan.
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