When Lawrence "Mac" Wesson Jr., 2005-2006 president of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices
, welcomed members to the organization's annual convention, held in September in San Francisco, he
outlined several challenges NAPSLO faced this year.The least troubling one, apparently, was where to hold such meetings in the future.As participation steadily increases, he
said, it becomes more and more difficult to find venues large enough to accommodate all the people and the programs offered."When I joined the board, our attendance was around 2,000," said Wesson
."This year we broke 3,100, which is amazing in any market condition."Attendees filled all four official convention hotels and spilled over into several others.Wesson
stated, somewhat unconvincingly, that he
hopes not to face the same "problem" in Chicago in 2006.