The annual conference is expected to draw approximately 100 executives from life insurance companies throughout the country. The 2003 conference will focus on the insurers raising sales through the effective and efficient use of technology. Main stage presentations will highlight .Net, JAVA, future industry trends, as well as the use of training and resource information via the Web 24/7. Various workshops will focus on co-development relationships and tools used by both customer and developer to maintain, modify and support an illustration system. The advantages of intelligent electronic forms, as well as new developments in Advanced Marketing tools will be discussed. Presenters and participants include industry experts in the various areas, company executives attending the conference and COSS staff members. Participants at the annual conference will also serve as a steering committee for direction and future development at COSS during the coming year.