(Toronto, ON) The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is making one of the most popular events of their Annual Convention available to a wider audience. The CEO Panel — where one-on-one and debate style questions are put to executives of leading insurers — will be streamed as a live webcast. A highlight since its introduction, the CEO Panel returns to the 98th Annual IBAO Convention, this year hosted in Niagara Falls at the Scotiabank Convention Centre on October 18th from 9:00AM–12:00PM.

The panel will be moderated by David Coletto, Founding Partner & CEO of Abacus Data. David will leverage current data on next-gen brokers, insurers and customers to ask CEOs about the future of their businesses. This year’s panel features:

  • Carol Jardine, President of Canadian P&C Operations, Wawanesa
  • Louis Gagnon, President of Canadian Operations, Intact Insurance
  • Heather Masterson, President & CEO, Travelers Canada
  • Rowan Saunders, President & CEO, Economical Insurance
  • John Taylor, President, Ontario Mutual Insurance Association

“It’s an important year to attend Convention. We have a line-up of inspiring speakers, sessions on current political and market issues. We will also hold an important member vote on our membership dues structure,” said IBAO President Brian Purcell. “For those who can’t make it to Niagara, we want to provide the opportunity to participate in one of our most highly attended sessions.”

The CEO Panel will open with an address from Incoming IBAO President Jeff Gatcke from Shaw Insurance in Kingston. Jeff will officially begin his presidency in January 2019.

Brokers will earn 3 Management Hours for attending the panel in-person or viewing it online. The deadline to register for the webcast is Friday, October 12th. The webcast is $130 for IBAO Members, $55 for each additional viewer at the brokerage and $260 for Non-Members.

Details about registering for the webcast can be found on the here. More information about the IBAO Convention is available at ibao.org/convention.