IBAO Convention 2016
Agenda
Accommodations
Keynote
BIP Talks
Awards of Excellence
CEO Panel
CSR Seminar
Insurer Town Halls
Sponsorship
Pricing
College Day: Job Fair
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19
7:00AM – 7:00PM Registration
8:30AM – 10:00AM Affiliate Presidents’ Meeting
10:00AM – 11:00AM Members’ Meeting
11:00AM – 12:00PM THINK BIG. WORK DIFFERENTLY.
Convention Keynote by Jim Harris
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM – 4:00PM BIP Talks
4:00PM – 6:00PM Exhibitor Reception | Exhibit
6:30PM – 12:00AM Awards of Excellence Gala
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20
8:00AM – 9:00AM BIP Talks Breakfast
9:00AM – 5:00PM Exhibit
9:00AM – 12:00PM BIP Talks
12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM – 4:00PM CSR Seminar
1:30PM – 4:00PM CEO Panel
4:00PM – 5:00PM Exhibitor Reception
6:00PM – 10:00PM Hospitality Night
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21
8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast of Champions
9:00AM – 12:00PM Insurer Town Halls

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

SOLD OUT:
SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO HOTEL 

 

SECONDARY HOTEL:
TORONTO MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN EATON CENTRE HOTEL

525 Bay Street, Toronto ON

Single $215 + tax/night
Triple $235 + tax/night
Quad $255 + tax/night

*Room types and corresponding rates are available October 18-21.

Reserve Online: www.marriott.com/InsuranceBrokersAssociationofOntario
Call: 
1.800.228.9290
Group Code: IBA

 

THINK BIG. WORK DIFFERENTLY.
Keynote by Jim Harris
Wednesday, October 19 l 11:00AM–12:00PM

One of North America’s foremost thinkers on disruptive innovation, collaborative leadership and organizational change, Jim Harris speaks internationally at 40+ conferences a year. He recently presented Turning Industries Upside Down at Ideacity, Canada’s premier “meeting of the minds.” Association Magazine ranked him one of North America’s top 10 speakers. His clients include Barclays, Deloitte, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Munich Re and Zurich Insurance.

Jim helps businesses thrive by enabling them to think bigger and succeed during times of change. His custom keynotes apply lessons he’s learned from other industries – for the first time in IBAO history, our Convention keynote will be fully customized to our industry and audience.

Jim’s uncanny ability to understand emerging trends contributed to the success of his book, Blindsided – an international bestseller published in 80 countries around the world. Challenge your assumptions, broaden your scope of possibility and drive growth and profitability with Jim’s dynamic keynote on disruptive opportunity.

Jim Harris - Keynote

BIP TALKS
Wednesday, October 19 l 1:00PM–4:00PM
Thursday, October 20 l 9:00AM–12:00PM

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19
Thomas Accardo 1:00PM DIGITAL: A BROKER’S PATH TO DIVERSIFICATION
Thomas Accardo, CoFounder, BrokerLift
Sponsored by Gore Mutual
Thomas walked away from 15 successful years in the advertising world to work exclusively with insurance brokers. Why? Because he thinks it’s an exciting time to be a broker. Thomas shares the opportunities he sees including his thoughts on going digital: “It’s not just about internet auto leads. Let’s think bigger.” Read his blog.
Derrick Hughes 1:35PM CYBER: DIGITAL DYNAMITE
Derrick Hughes, Vice President, Reinsurance Assumed, Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada
Sponsored by Wawanesa
Demystify the ubiquitous cyber phrase and break down exposures into bite- sized pieces. The bad guys pursue small businesses as soft targets, ripe for exploitation. It’s time to understand the right solutions for your clients.
Lance Miller 2:10PM BROKER SUCCESS STORY: CHANGE BRINGS OPPORTUNITY
Lance Miller, Broker l CEO & Co-Founder, Surex Direct
With the rapid pace of change in the Canadian Insurance Market, many brokers ask where it leaves their business. The answer lies within each of us to determine where we’ll land in the future. Don’t fight change to hold onto traditional delivery ideals; embrace it and meet changing consumer demands. Read his blog.
Dennis Mosely-Williams 2:55PM THE EXPERIENCE ECONOMY
Dennis Moseley-Williams, Experience Economy Specialist
Sponsored by Economical
What inspires companies, and what makes them inspiring? Dennis shows brokers how to create transformative experiences for clients, customers and employees. Read his blog.
3:30PM UTILIZING ONLINE TOOLS TO ADAPT TO OUR CHANGING BUSINESS LANDSCAPE
Justin Kingsley, World-Renowned Storyteller + NYT Bestselling Author 

Sponsored by RSA
Justin sees himself as an escape artist. The things he does or creates give his audience an escape from their daily routine. He wants to encourage brokers to think outside the box: “What’s great about today’s tools is that we have those that are used to get the viewers’ attention quickly, and we have others that keep them hooked.” 
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20
Adam Nanjee 9:00AM THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY
Adam Nanjee, Head of Canada’s largest financial technology innovations vertical, MaRS Discovery District
Sponsored by Aviva
Adam’s building Canada to be the next global fintech leader. Speaking on the future of financial technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, Nanjee applies his expertise to the broker channel, infused with the forward-looking approach he’s known for. Read his blog.
Dario Battista  9:35AM BROKER SUCCESS STORY: HOW GOOD STRATEGY BECAME A GREAT BUSINESS
Dario Battista, President, iSure.ca
With over 23,000 likes on Facebook, iSure prides itself on being the most social broker in Canada. Taking a truly customer-centric approach, iSure has developed over 20 customer profiles to market through targeted digital campaigns. And guess what…it’s working.
 10:10AM UNDERSTANDING, LEADING, RECRUITING + RETAINING GEN Ys
Dr. Karyn Gordon, Leading Relationship Expert + Media Personality
Sponsored by Travelers
How can brokerages attract top talent? What strategies need to be in place to effectively retain and motivate them? Learn simple strategies that any brokerage can use to be competitive in attracting and keeping exceptional young talent.
10:55AM THE SHARING ECONOMY’S EXPONENTIAL GROWTH
Andre Haddad, CEO, Turo
Sponsored by Intact
What are the underlying consumer trends that drive growth of the sharing economy? André will share insights on how Turo, a peer-to-peer car rental service, has built a world-leading marketplace that fundamentally changes the rental car experience and the overall concept of car ownership.
11:30AM

WE ALL LEAVE OUR BUSINESS ONE DAY
Dr. Tom Deans, Intergenerational Wealth Expert

Tom wants to tell you how to transition the wealth and wisdom of a business to the next generation. His use of storytelling and data leaves audiences understanding that great families and high functioning business relationships are built one conversation at a time.

James Cunningham

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE GALA
Wednesday, October 19 l 6:30PM–12:00AM

Hosted by our favourite comedian James Cunningham, Convention’s kick-off party honours the best in the biz. We have a lot to celebrate: member anniversaries, honourary members and Awards of Excellence winners, this year nominated and awarded by an esteemed panel. Featuring DJ Natalie Sydoruk.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Awards of Excellence

CEO PANEL
Thursday, October 21 l 1:30–4:00PM

With a kickoff from our 2017 Board of Directors and incoming IBAO President Traci Boland, our new format puts CEOs in the hot seat. Interviewed one-on-one by Convention Keynote Jim Harris, insurers share their vision for the broker channel and how their company is innovating to move it forward, and reveal the top 3 things they’d focus on if they owned a brokerage. This year we’re crowdsourcing our questions in advance and live on site – submit yours below.

 

Aviva - Greg Somerville

Gregory Dean Somerville
President & CEO
AVIVA

Travelers - Duane

Duane Sanders
President & CEO
Travelers Canada

Economical - Karen Gavan

Karen Gavan
President & CEO
Economical Insurance

Intact - Jean-Francois Blais

Jean-François Blais
President
Intact Insurance

Martin Thompson 3

Martin Thompson
President & Acting CEO
RSA Canada

Jim Harris - Keynote

Jim Harris
Moderator
Convention Keynote

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CSR Seminar - Stephane CantinRELAX: MANAGING STRESS AT WORK
CSR Seminar with Stephane Cantin,
Gradient Solutions
Thursday, October 20 l 1:30–4:00PM

A seemingly endless amount of change, process evolution, product innovation and reforms are violating your inbox…and your mind. Workload is being downloaded, expectations are rising and time is shrinking. Learn how to pierce through the fog of noise and focus on what matters. Sponsored by The Guarantee. 

INSURER TOWN HALLS
Friday, October 21 l 9:00AM–12:00PM

NEW THIS YEAR! Attend three of your top insurers’ town hall meetings for executive roundtables and updates on product launches and corporate results. Gain the insight you need to navigate today’s insurance landscape. Each company is delivering their own content in one-hour sessions – rotate between the three markets you’d like to hear from.
Only available for delegates who register for the full convention package.

Insurer Town Halls Tab

FULL REGISTRATION By September 23 After September 23
IBAO Member/Out of Province Member

IBAO Honourary Member

Company Rep

Spouse

$620

$325

$740

$335

$765

$435

$920

$450

A LA CARTE REGISTRATION By September 23 After September 23
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19
Awards of Excellence Gala
$150 $150
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 By September 23 After September 23
Member Company Member Company
PACKAGE 1:
Lunch, CSR Seminar, Hospitality Night
$250 $260 $350 $410
PACKAGE 2:
Lunch, CEO Panel, Hospitality Night
$250 $260 $350 $410
PACKAGE 3:
Exhibit, Hospitality Night
$125 $150 $150 $199

COLLEGE DAY JOB FAIR
Thursday, October 20 l 12:30 – 1:30PM

Populating the talent pipeline is a critical component of broker perpetuation. Join Ontario’s top insurance students at our newly created Job Fair – brokers looking to employ grads following the completion of their program, this is for you!

REGISTER