PlanetWatchers at NCIS 2023: Day 1

Here’s a recap of Day 1 at the 2023 Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention, held from February 12th to 15th in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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Moray Souter

As the Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention has got closer, the anticipation has grown for PlanetWatchers. We are platinum sponsors again this year and will be sponsoring the lanyards while also providing notebooks and pens to all delegates. On Tuesday afternoon, we are hosting 6 holes of free minigolf for all attendees and a chance to win an Apple Watch Ultra if you top the leaderboard. 

With so much on the packing began early with the essentials going into the suitcase first – our team polo shirts! I was also responsible for getting the free pens and laptop stickers to the convention so an extralarge suitcase was required. The journey itself was going to be a long one, from The Cotswolds in chilly England to Bonita Springs, Florida via coach and plane, with the promise of a pickup at the Fort Myers airport by PlanetWatchers Sales Executive, Alex Coville.

Getting the suitcase ready before embarking on the travel to Florida, USA

It was a typically cold and frosty morning when I set out to catch the coach to Heathrow airport full of optimism for the warmer climate of Bonita Springs. As expected, there were plenty of opportunities at the airport to purchase some really special prizes for the minigolf winners. However, the ultimate prize of an Apple Watch Ultra was already at my destination, waiting for collection at the Apple Store on Fashion Dr.

Cold and frosty morning before leaving for the airport

The switch of flight at Atlanta was also a chance to meet up with the PlanetWatchers Head of Customer Success, Rebecca Waiting as we boarded the same flight through to Fort Myers. Landing in Florida was very exciting and the warmer temperature was immediately apparent. It was also a relief to finally check in at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point and be able to hit the hay, especially considering my body clock thought it was almost 3 am!

I can’t wait to get started tomorrow with prepping our gift boxes to give some of the attendees a welcome lift on Sunday and make sure our free notebooks and pens are within easy reach for all delegates. It will also be great to meet up with the rest of the PlanetWatchers team attending the convention and get a team photo in our branded polo shirts.

Focusing exclusively on crop insurance in North America, PlanetWatchers tells the story of every field saving our customers time and money by enhancing policy and claims validation.