Wednesday, October 25

7:00AM – 7:00PM



7:30AM – 8:30AM

Kick-off Breakfast

8:30AM – 11:00AM

Members' Meeting

11:00AM – 12:00PM


John Herdman

As Head Coach of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team, Herdman took a group once called a struggling squad to one that’s captured the hearts and minds of Canadians. Under his leadership, the team won bronze at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics and gold at the 2011 Pan Am Games – the first Pan Am gold in Canadian soccer history. Join Herdman, a nominee for 2012 and 2015 FIFA Coach of the Year, as he stresses the importance of developing a high performance culture, learning to overcome adversity with grace and the role of leaders to inspire trust, confidence and success.

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Community Leaders' Lunch

Local political leaders and MPs have been invited to join  for lunch in celebration of community leadership across Ontario – a role that both brokers and politicians fulfill. Get to know your local leader! MPs will be seated with brokers from their area.

1:00PM – 4:00PM

BIP Talks

Half Hour Presentations by Industry Experts. Ted Talk Inspired. (Like many other sessions, BIP Talks are RIBO accredited.) read more » 

4:00PM – 6:00PM

Exhibitors' Reception

6:30PM – 12:00AM


Awards of Excellence

Hosted by our favourite comedian James Cunningham, Convention’s kick-off party honours the best in the biz. Celebrating the broker channel’s best – Brokerage, Young Broker, Affiliate 
and Innovator. Featuring Electric Blonde… read more »

Thursday, October 26

7:00AM – 7:00PM



8:00AM – 9:00AM


Sponsored by Dale & Lessmann LLP

9:00AM – 12:00PM

Incoming IBAO 
President Address

Bryan Purcell – Owner, James Purcell Insurance Brokers

9:00AM – 12:00PM

CEO Panel

Due to last year’s success, this year will follow a similar format where CEOs will address attendee questions based on real-time feedback. The panel will be facilitated by former journalist and returning moderator Jim Harris.

Rowan Saunders, Economical
Heidi Sevcik, Gore Mutual
Jean-François Blais, Intact
Martin Thompson, RSA
9:00AM – 12:00PM

CSR Seminar: Think Like a Spy, Gain 
a Competitive Edge 

JJ BRUN “The Retired Spy”

Sponsored by The Guarantee

Trained by the military to operate in hostile environments, JJ has truly walked the walk. If you think upselling Accident Benefits is hard, JJ established one of the largest networks of local contacts while working overseas as a member of the Canadian Forces amid the chaos of blurred front lines and unstable loyalties.

In this workshop brokers will run through a series of practical exercises on how to read people, better elicit information and learn what makes us tick.

9:00AM – 5:00PM



12:00PM – 1:30PM

Exhibitors' Lunch

1:30PM – 4:30PM

Insurer Town Halls

Attend three of your top insurers’ town hall meetings to gain the insight you need to navigate today’s insurance landscape. Each company will deliver their own content in one-hour sessions. read more » 

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Exhibitors' Reception

6:00PM – 10:00PM

Hospitality Night