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Top Broker Summit

2017 Event Information

Canadian Insurance Top Broker
hosted the Top Broker Summit yesterday at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Check out our onsite coverage of the event.

Additional coverage of our keynote, Justin Kingsley.

(The CEO's who participated in the Roll Up Your Sleeves with the CEO's session at the event, from left to right: David Levinson, president and chief agent, Zurich Canada, Mike George, president, CEO, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company, Greg Somerville, president, CEO, Aviva Canada, Rowan Saunders, CEO, Economical Insurance and Silvy Wright, president, CEO, Northbridge Insurance)

The Top Broker Summit is a day of education and networking that gives top producing commercial insurance brokers the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and speak with senior-level risk managers. This exclusive single-day event is designed to provide delegates with the business intelligence they need to grow their book, differentiate themselves from the competition and create winning long-term strategies.

The event's aim is to also bring together the brokers, risk managers and insurance executives in a mutually beneficial forum. Attendees are made up of top producing insurance brokers, broker owners and broker management, senior risk managers and insurers.

The Top Broker Summit is reserved for brokers only. Non-brokers are welcome to attend with a sponsorship or table purchase.

Photos of the
2016 Top Broker Summit

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This popular industry event provides a great social atmosphere for insurance professionals in the area. Whether you are looking to network with industry contacts or simply spend the night out with colleagues, Broker Bash is the place to be.

You don't want to miss this highly anticipated event. Space is limited so be sure to arrive early.

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Apr 9 - 11 IBAO Town Hall Meetings & Webcast April 9th (London), April 10th (Toronto & Online Webcast), April 11th (Ottawa) Fees: Free – IBAO Members only Organizer: IBAO IBAO Leadership and Executives will address a number of topics important to brokers today including market trends, opportunities for brokerages in Ontario, upcoming regulations and insurance company strategies.

This year we're exploring a new format for our annual Regional Meetings. Instead of separate meetings held across the province, we're hosting three larger scale town hall-style meetings.

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Apr 11 - 12 ICRMC 2018 - International Cyber Risk Management Conference Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON Organizer: ICRMC Contact: Kimberly McCallum
(416) 368-0777 x 29 The 4th Annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference (ICRMC) brings together a world class roster of experts with cross-sector, global and multidisciplinary expertise to share knowledge, lessons learned, and methodology on cyber security. We are delighted to build on last year's very successful ICRMC. Cyber security has grown into a global pandemic and organizations of all sizes are struggling with questions on how to mitigate, manage, and transfer cyber risk. We've structured our agenda based on delegate feedback and our exceptional 2018 Advisory Committee is determined to provide engaging high-profile speakers and compelling content to share knowledge, captivate and educate.
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How would a M9.0 Megathrust earthquake affect the Insurance Industry?

Thousands of people around the globe suffer from the effects of earthquakes every year. Some cities have been devastated after major events, such as in the case of Chile, Japan, Christchurch and most recently Mexico City. Governments and institutions are continuously promoting awareness and preparedness. Understanding what an earthquake is and how it could affect the west coast would help us minimizing the impact. The seminar will be presented from an insurance adjuster and structural engineer's perspective.

Disclaimer: The information presented is based on modeling and past experience.


  • Learn about the Peril of Earthquake, what is it and the anticipated damages
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  • Review how a major event would affect the province of British Columbia and the rest of the country
  • Discuss coverage issues relating to Earthquake deductible
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  • Examine the source of damage from an engineer's perspective
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Event Pricing Includes:
4 Beer Tastings plus 3-Course Dinner:
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Are you a little rusty on some of the casino games? This year, we are excited to dedicate the first hour of play for a "Casino 101" experience. Guests will be able to get tips on how to play some of the more popular casino table games before ante-ing up to win some fantastic prizes!

Other fun entertainment on the line up this year includes a photo booth, magician Rod Chow, and our amazing caricaturist back by popular demand.

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(416) 368-0777 x 29 The CIFF is a financial conference focused on the critical issues affecting actuarial, accounting, finance, analysis and investment professionals in the Canadian P&C insurance industry. The challenges facing finance professionals in the industry are daunting. From accounting developments, changes to regulatory capital requirements, the quest for sustainable profitability, actuarial modeling and ERM to taxation issues. Our mission is to provide you with the tools, knowledge and contacts to take on these challenges with confidence. CIFF sessions qualify for RIBO credits, and may also qualify for CPD credits for the CICA and/or other professional designations.
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Whether you're new to the industry or established, you're sure to make new industry connections and meet old friends at this insurance community networking event.

We'll be enjoying some gourmet appetizers, beverages and engaging conversation - as we congratulate our new FCIPs on their achievement and present the prestigious Fellow of Distinction award.

New Fellow graduates attend for free!
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