What You'll Get





Cost Saving Strategies

Helping Employers Innovate To Keep Up With The Changing Times

The annual Benefits Forum & Expo offers a one-stop shop for insights into the best benefits strategies and tools available, along with great opportunities to learn, meet with your peers and get a fresh approach to the challenges in 2016 and beyond.

This year's Benefits Forum & Expo will focus on digital innovations, wearable technology for wellness, plus best practices from employers large and small, as well as the knowledge and tools from the industry experts to learn how to survive and thrive.


Event Overview



Health Care



Digital Benefits

Employee Engagement


Expand your network by connecting with your peers

Keynote Speakers


Matthew Owenby

SVP; Chief Human Resources Officer, AFLAC

Lisa Suennen

Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie Consulting LLC

Driving The Future Of Employee Benefits


Featured Speakers



Wayne Bogosian

Wayne Bogosian

Founder, President and Managing Director, PFE Advisors, Inc.

Christine Evans

Christine Evans

Senior Director, B2B Marketing, Fitbit Wellness

Gerry Hollis

Gerry Hollis

Director of Business Development, Blooom

Brendon McQueen

Brendon McQueen

CEO & Founder, Tuition.io

Leah Sardiga, ASA, MAAA

Leah Sardiga, ASA, MAAA

Consulting Actuary, Bryan Pendleton Swats & McAllister, a Wells Fargo Company


Chris Webb

Chris Webb

CEO and Co-Founder, ChowNow

Patricia A Zirm RN-BSN, MPH

Patricia A Zirm RN-BSN, MPH

Senior Director, Health Systems Employee Health Plan(s), Cleveland Clinic

Your Benefits Forum Roadmap

Schedule at a Glance


September 28

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Workshops
1:15 p.m. Keynotes & General Sessions
2:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 p.m. EBN Live
4:00 p.m. Keynote & General Sessions
5:15 p.m. Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

September 29

6:30 a.m. Fun Run/Walk
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens & Coffee
8:25 a.m. Keynote
9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:35 p.m. Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

September 30

7:15 a.m. Morning Workout
7:15 a.m. Registration Opens & Coffee
8:15 a.m. Keynote
9:00 a.m. Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:35 a.m. Conference Concludes

Plan Your Stay



Benefits Forum & Expo 2016 is located in Nashville, TN at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Click here for booking information.




What is Benefits Forum & Expo?

Benefits Forum & Expo is the leading benefits gathering for employers from both large and small companies across the U.S., insurance careers and other benefits professionals to discuss trends, share best practices, insights and innovative ideas.

Who will attend?

More than 700 employers, insurance careers and other benefits professionals attend every year.

Who are the creators of the event?

Benefits Forum & Expo is brought to you by SourceMedia, publishers of Employee Benefit News, Employee Benefit Adviser, and a number of other insurance and financial services industry publications.

When and Where?

Benefits Forum & Expo will be held September 28-30 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN.

How can I register to attend?

Click here for registration information.

Want to talk to a real person?

Call Maria Lentz at (212) 803-6076 or Vernesa Merdanovic at (212) 803-8393

Whom do I contact about sponsorship?

For information about sponsoring or exhibiting at Benefits Forum & Expo please contact Michael Flynn at 480-754-9049 or Michael.Flynn@sourcemedia.com.

Whom do I contact about speaking?

Please reach out to Nadine Cunningham at (212) 803-6071 or Nadine.Cunningham@sourcemedia.com.

Whom do I contact about Press or Partnership Opportunities?

Please reach out to Sasha Burgansky at 212-803-6097 or alexandra.burgansky@sourcemedia.com.

September 28 - 30, 2016, Nashville, TN


Follow Us EBNMagazine