Convention to Bring $34M Impact to Indy

Posted: Updated:
The 2015 convention was held in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The 2015 convention was held in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Georgia-based Primerica Inc. (NYSE: PRI) has announced it will bring its 2017 convention to the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. The event expects to bring more than 50,000 visitors to the city and Visit Indy says it will bring more than $34 million in economic impact.

Glenn Williams, chief executive officer of Primerica, says the company is excited for Indy to host the event, which will take place June 14-17, 2017. In a statement, Williams said "the city has everything that we look for in a meeting venue: a beautiful, accessible downtown with a wide assortment of hotels and restaurants; a central location with an exceptional airport; and world class meeting facilities."

Pimerica distributes financial products to middle-income households throughout North America. Williams said the convention celebrates the sales force's accomplishments and sets the course for the company's future.

"The event will bring together tens of thousands of our teammates in the Lucas Oil Stadium where they will learn from dynamic leaders as well as attend workshops and seminars to enhance their skills," said Williams. "Attendees will be energized and leave the event focused on providing outstanding service to the millions of Main Street families that we’re privileged to serve every day. Our 2017 Convention should provide an added boost to our business as we work to maximize the many opportunities that lie ahead for Primerica, our clients, and our field leaders."

The Primerica convention is held every two years, with the last two conventions taking place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

  • Perspectives

    • Eight Free Ways to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Startup

      It’s easy to avoid investing in diversity and inclusion, especially as a startup founder who’s pulled in dozens of directions. It’s easy to avoid conversations about diversity and inclusion. And it’s downright simple to punt responsibility to the budgets and resources of the tech giants, and hope that the results trickle down to startups. But excuses won’t cut it anymore. Being intentional about diversity and inclusion doesn’t have to cost a dime.



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Milhaus Lands Major Investment

      Indianapolis-based real estate developer Milhaus has received a $245 million equity investment from FrontRange Capital Partners in Colorado. The developer says it will use the money, which also includes funding from a group of internal investors, to reach its goal of having 20,000 units in 10 markets by 2020. Milhaus adds an upcoming undisclosed investment from StepStone Group Real Estate LP will contribute to the effort. The company specializes in urban infill and suburban...

    • State Announces 2017 Stellar Communities

      Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch has unveiled the 2017 Stellar Communities designees. The city of Madison and the town of Culver were chosen out of a group of six finalists and are now eligible to receive federal funding and access to state resources to assist with quality of place improvements. The winners were selected following visits from representatives of the Stellar Communities Designation Program State Team, which toured the locations of...

    • Harman Details Elkhart Layoffs

      Connecticut-based Harman International Industries Inc. (NYSE: HAR) has announced the first round of layoffs stemming from the closure of its Crown Audio plant in Elkhart. In a notice to the state, the company says 50 employees will be let go December 22. In September, the audio technology manufacturer announced plans to close several facilities worldwide and lay off 650 workers. The Elkhart plant employs approximately 115 people. Harman says the 50 employees being laid off...

    • Fort Wayne Metals Announces Major Expansion

      Fort Wayne Metals says it will invest more than $50 million into its Allen County operations and add more than 330 new jobs by 2021. The precision wire, strand and cable manufacturer says growing demand led to the expansion, which includes an addition to its corporate office and a new building. Fort Wayne Metals currently has more than 800 full-time employees at facilities in Fort Wayne and Columbia City. Chief Financial Officer Troy Linder says the ...

    • Soards: FirstNet Will Offer Multiple Benefits For Hoosiers

      Indiana is one of 25 states to approve FirstNet, a subscription-based communication network for public safety and first responders. The plan, offered nationwide by AT&T, will build high-speed, wireless communication infrastructure at no cost to taxpayers. “Indiana’s first responders need fast, accurate information to keep Hoosiers safe,” said Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. “This new communications network will help those on the front lines coordinate...