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2016 Canadian Insurance Top Broker Summit

Canadian Insurance Top Broker was proud to once again host the Top Broker Summit. This year, the conference was held on November 14 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. 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.

Coverage of the 2015 Top Broker Summit

View the 2016 Agenda


For general agenda inquiries, please contact project manager, Jennifer Hughey
For future sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stefanie MacDonald
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Apr 27 Peers & Beers - Victoria Spring 2017 Moon Under Water Brew Pub, 350 Bay St, Victoria, BC, V8T 1P7 Organizer: Insurance Institute of Canada Are you a beer lover? Or would you like to experience beer specially complemented by food? Join us for our Inaugural Beer Tasting; a 3-course meal, each paired with a beer designed to bring out the flavours of both food and brew. Enjoy and network with your peers and clients throughout the evening!

Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30pm: Reception
6:00 - 8pm: Beer Tasting with 3-Course-Dinner

Apr 27 GTA Broker Bash The Fifth Social Club, 225 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON Organizer: First Insurance Canada You're invited to join us for our monthly broker bash on the last Thursday of each month. This great networking event is a great opportunity to meet fellow industry professionals. We look forward to seeing you there.
May 2 - 4 Essential Management Skills Insurance Institute of Ontario, Conestoga Chapter, Conestoga, ON Organizer: Insurance Institute of Canada

Leading others is challenging.

Having the skills to lead others makes the challenge enjoyable and rewarding.

Moving from career professional into the role of management is an exciting step in one’s career. As you make that shift, your role and the skills you need to be effective will change. New managers must work hard to adapt to the challenges of managerial work and their new network of relationships and responsibilities. The transition into management requires changes in the way you:

  • Present yourself
  • Interact with your team
  • Work and organize your day
  • Make decisions
  • Are measured and evaluated

Come and learn more about your Leadership style and its impact on your team; the Performance Management Life Cycle; Delegation; Conflict Management; and Motivation. You will leave the course equipped with the core skills of management that will enable you to master the day-to-day challenge of leading others and achieve maximum results through your direct reports.

May 2 - 3 Partners in Prevention 2017 – “The New Workplace” The International Centre, Mississauga, ON Speaker(s): Neil Pasricha, Curt Steinhorst, Steven Page No one can deny that the workplace has changed dramatically in the last decade. The prevalence of mobile devices, ubiquitous internet access, telecommuting and working remotely have arguably improved productivity, but the human side of the equation must not be overlooked – work-life balance, corporate culture and mental wellness continue to be organizational priorities. The New Workplace – this year's theme – will be explored in depth at Partners in Prevention 2017, Canada's largest and longest-running health and safety conference and trade show.

Partners in Prevention 2017 returns on May 2 and 3, 2017 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. This conference will bring you up-to-date on the changes in the new workplace by featuring two days of celebrated keynote speakers, workshops and professional development courses. There are over 50 in-depth sessions that are relevant from a business, legal, and insurance perspective with topics ranging from the challenges of the new workplace to technological trends and new legislation to name a few.

Also, included is a busy trade show with over 410 booths highlighting the latest in market trends, workplace products and services and interactive experiences. For more information please visit:
May 2 Spring Thaw Cocktail Reception Toronto, ON, The National Club, 303 Bay St, Organizer: Property Casualty Underwriters Club Join us and break out of your winter slumber and celebrate the return of spring with colleagues, broker partners, key clients and network with industry peers. Doors at the event will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought for $60 before April 15 and for $70 after that date. Please RSVP by April 30. Learn more and purchase tickets through the website.
May 6 23rd Annual Starlight Insurance Gala Fairmont Royal York Hotel 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON Fees: Ticket - $350, Table - $3,500 Organizer: Starlight Canada Contact: Hayley Press
416-642-5675 ext. 2225
May 9 - 10 Think on Your Feet® Insurance Institute Southern Alberta, Calgary, AB Organizer: Insurance Institute of Canada

Many people struggle with finding effective ways to collect their thoughts quickly, to express their ideas clearly, and to make a lasting impression. Think on Your Feet® techniques make all of this possible.

Think on Your Feet® provides a practical, intensive and interactive workshop to help people speak spontaneously with CLARITY, BREVITY AND IMPACT®. Come and learn to:

  • Answer questions on the spot
  • Present ideas clearly, concisely and memorably
  • Explain complex concepts easily
  • Get to the point
  • Be more persuasive.

The Insurance Institute of Canada partnered with McLuhan & Davies Communications, Inc to make the world renowned Think on Your Feet® course available to insurance professionals through the Insurance Institute. Karen Bergin is the IIC certified Think on Your Feet® facilitator.

May 9 Insuring Seasonal Homes WEBINAR - Online Fees: $125 + $NA non-members Organizer: IBAO Many policyholders are captivated by the lure of owning a vacation home. Whether the property is a park model trailer, an ocean side retreat or a mountainside ski condo, brokers must understand the unique insurance needs of all forms of seasonal dwellings.


  • Discover the different types of seasonal homes and learn to identify exposures to property and liability losses
  • Understand insurance to value concerns with seasonal dwellings
  • Learn about the various methods of insuring seasonal properties
May 9 Celebrate, Refresh & Relax 279 Yonge St, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON Fees: Standard $69.03, New FCIP Grad Free Organizer: Insurance Institute Formerly the Fellows’ Reception.

All are welcome to join us for a relaxed and informal social gathering at the Hard Rock Cafe!

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 to Lynn Oldfield, MBA, CRM, FCIP

New Fellow graduates attend for free!

The price of our ‘Celebrate, Refresh + Relax’ event includes hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

To register, email
May 11 Building Better Relationships at Work using DiSC® Insurance Institute of Northern Alberta, Edmonton, AB Organizer: Insurance Institute of Canada

Have you ever wondered why connecting and working with some people is easier for you than with others? Have you noticed that you relate better to colleagues who focus more on creating momentum and inspiring others than those that are very direct, or strive for accuracy and perfection?

If you find that there are some people that are much harder to work with than others, come and learn how to bridge the gaps and differences when working with others.

In this 1 day course you will gain a deeper understanding of your personal style and your impact on others. Learn how to minimize potential conflict resulting from differing styles and approaches. Lastly, develop strategies to better communicate and work with individuals whose style is different than yours.

May 11 Wine & Cheese & Learn: Kidnap & Ransom Insurance Ottawa Chapter Office 300-1335 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON Speaker(s): Rob Hanson, CFA - Underwriting Officer, Financial Lines, Chubb Insurance Fees: IIO Member: $30.00 Organizer: Insurance Institute of Canada When a company conducts business overseas, they are prepared for language barriers and diverse laws, customs and negotiating styles. What they cannot predict is political upheaval and the increased danger of abduction and extortion.

Kidnapping is big business. There are an estimated 8,000 kidnappings worldwide each year with annual global takings of $500 million. With a vast increase in kidnapping over the last six years, it is becoming a fact of life in many of the world’s most dangerous territories.

Join your industry colleagues for this after-work event to network, enjoy delicious wine and cheese and learn how to provide maximum financial and security protection for your clients in the event of a kidnapping or extortion loss.

Learning Objectives:

  • History of kidnap & ransom coverage
  • Underwriting considerations
  • Kidnapping coverage
  • Threat coverage
  • Delivery coverage
  • Expense coverage
  • Emergency political repatriation coverage
  • Accidental loss coverage
  • Legal liability coverage
  • Enhancements & endorsements
May 11 Deciphering Broker/Company Contracts WEBINAR - Online Fees: $69 + $NA non-members Organizer: IBAO Are you curious about what goes into negotiating a broker/company contract? What should you be aware of when entering a new agreement? This 1-hour webinar will review several types of broker/company contracts and explore important clauses to be aware of. Facilitated by legal counsel that has been providing insurance company contract review consultation for over 12 years and has reviewed all major insurance company contracts during this time frame.


  • Develop the ability to understand various legal clauses
  • Understand areas of concern and what to look out for
  • Understand your opportunities for negotiation and customization
May 11 Inusrance ROCKS for WICC Québec Resto-bar le Rosewood, 60, Rue St-Jacques, Montréal, QC Fees: $50 per person Come join us for an evening of live music during which a band of professional musicians will be joined on stage by members of the insurance industry for your listening pleasure!

All profits will be donated to The Canadian Cancer Society on behalf of WICC Québec.

$50 includes two free drinks!
May 23 At the Forefront - Adapting to Changing Customers Park Inn by Radisson Toronto-Markham, 555 Cochrane Drive, Markham, ON Speaker(s): Jason Storah
Executive Vice President, Broker Distribution, Aviva Canada
Fees: Standard $67.00 Organizer: Insurance Institute GTA NORTH LOCATION

There is significant change happening in the insurance industry right now—and customers are one of the main driving forces behind it.

Today’s customer is digitally-savvy and wants to be able to conduct their business when they want, where they want and on the medium or channel of their choice. They have higher expectations: they want the transparency to compare products, flexible products that adapt to their changing needs, and more control.

If we want to stay competitive, it’s imperative that we get serious about customer engagement and start providing the value and service that customers want.

In this At the Forefront, Jason Storah, EVP, Broker Distribution of Aviva Canada will go through how to deal with this potential disruption to our industry and ensure that our business is positioned to deal with the changing customer.

The price of this event includes a buffet breakfast.

Reserve your spot. Register today!
Jun 1 Battle of the Insurance Bands - Calgary Atlantic Trap & Gill, 510 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB Fees: BOIB Ticket $23.80 Organizer: Insurance Institute Get Ready to Rock for Charity on June 1!

Bring your friends, family and colleagues for this this fabulous night of live entertainment and networking. We’ll have a great lineup of bands to provide you with an evening of music and fun! And the key is that a member of each band must be tied to the p&c industry so it will be people you know up there on stage playing their hearts out!

Tickets $25 and include a drink and burger

It’s all for a very good cause.
100% of proceeds will be going to the participating bands chosen charities!
Jun 2 15th Annual CIP Society Golf Tournament Hazelmere Golf Course, 18150 8th Avenue, Surrey, BC Organizer: Insurance Institute Contact: Winnie Hon
604.681.5491 x 21 Spring is late this year but that's not stopping us from getting ready for golf season!

Tournament sells out every year so register early to avoid disappointment!

  • 11 am Registration
  • 12 pm BBQ Lunch
  • 1 pm Tee off
  • 7 pm Dinner

11 am – 12:30 pm Complimentary driving range

Texas Scramble – Shotgun Start

PRICING (includes GST)
$180 CIP Society Members (CIP & FCIP Graduates)
$225 Non-CIP Society Members (including IIBC Members)
Fee includes Golf, Power Cart, Lunch, Dinner & Wine

  • Team Prizes
  • Hole-in-One
  • Longest Drive
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Grand prize
Jun 5 - 6 13th Annual Canadian Captives & Corporate Insurance Strategies Summit One King West, Toronto, ON As the only gathering of its kind in Canada it is the must-attend event for risk managers, current and prospective captive owners, captive managers, and others working in risk management and corporate insurance.

Whether you’re just considering a captive or looking to fine tune your captive strategy, this conference has something to offer you. Keep abreast of regulatory changes, tax updates and innovative investment strategies. Don’t miss out!

Take away solutions to your challenges including:

  • Ensuring ROI
  • Domicile Selection
  • Launching a Captive
  • Captive Growth
  • Investment Strategies

We currently have industry leaders from Kelly Services, Lafarge North America, Province of Nova Scotia, Butler University, Marsh Canada and many more.
Jun 5 CIP Society Fellows’ Golf Tournament Diamond Back Golf Club, 13300 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, ON Fees: FCIP Graduate $248.00, CIP Graduate $265.00, IIO or Non-Member $275.00 Organizer: Insurance Institute NEW VENUE FOR 2017!

The CIP Society GTA invites you and guests to our annual Fellows’ Golf Tournament at Diamond Back Golf Club in Richmond Hill.

Join us… and spend a fun-filled day in beautiful surroundings with great friends and partners.

This course is playable for less skilled golfers, while better players have a great time attacking it and meeting challenges. The front nine is defined by hill and dale and lots of water, while the mature-looking back nine dips into valley lands carved out of thick trees. Invite a colleague or business partner for networking, great golf, and a delectable meal to cap off the day.

Scramble format

Please advise of any special dietary requirements or special needs.

Substitutions welcome. Sorry, no refunds.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact

8:30am – 10 am – Registration/Continental Breakfast
10:30am – Shotgun Start
4:00pm – Cocktails
5:30pm – Dinner
The price of our golf tournament includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and hors d’oeuvres.
Jun 15 CIP Society: Wine & Cheese & Learn: Farm Insurance Ottawa Chapter Office 300-1335 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON Speaker(s): Alice Van Vught, CIP, Training Specialist - The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group Fees: IIO Member: $30.00 Organizer: Insurance Institute Contact: 613-722-7870 Ontario’s agriculture sector is a major economic engine… More than 80,000 Ontarians make their living on farms!

Farms are unique entities requiring a combination of homeowners, commercial property and commercial liability coverage. Distinctive products have been developed to provide the specialized coverages required for these exceptional enterprises. Join your industry colleagues for this after-work event to network, enjoy delicious wine and cheese and learn to discuss standard and specialty farming exposures as well as information an underwriter would require.

  • Exposures
  • Coverages
  • Outbuildings
  • Machinery & Equipment
  • Livestock
  • Produce
  • Business Interruption
  • Liability

RIBO Accreditation: 1.5 Hours Technical

The price of our wine & cheese events includes afternoon refreshments.
Jun 21 - 22 7th Annual Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON The Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit is the largest gathering of financial digital marketers in Canada. This exclusive marketing conference is the only event designed specifically to give Financial Institutions the tools to elevate their digital strategy and build business. Gain practical strategies and guidance to:

  • Ensure consistency across touchpoints to win and retain clients
  • Break through the noise with expert analytics and attribution strategies
  • Adopt creative strategies from disruptors and innovators in finance
  • Create targeted and personalized experiences with big data
  • Reach and engage customers while respecting regulations and privacy laws

Overcome the unique challenges marketers face in financial services and take away tactics from the best in the industry at this one-stop event — just for Canada!
Jun 29 7th Annual Silvercrest Golf Tournament Sirocco Golf Club Comp 21 Site 13 RR 9, Calgary, AB Organizer: Silvercrest Insurance Group Silvercrest Insurance Group is proud to present our 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of WICC - Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade.

Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at the Sirocco Golf Club. Enjoy a day of golf, including dinner and prizes.

For more information please contact:

Diane Jones - 403-201-1232 ext 117

Ankine Malkhassian - 403-201-1232 ext 103

Registration deadline: June 15, 2017
Aug 14 2017 WICC Ottawa drive FORE hope Golf Tournament Camelot Golf and Country Club 906 Quigley Hill Road,, Cumberland, ON Fees: $1,100 (per foursome + HST) Organizer: WICC A round could make a difference!!!!!

It's time to register for WICC Ottawa's 7th Annual ‘drive FORE hope’ Golf Tournament on August 14th, 2017 at Camelot Golf and Country Club, east of Ottawa.

Foursomes compete in a day long event that includes complimentary use of the driving range, putting greens and pro staff, and includes lunch, dinner and silent auction as well as prizes and raffles. Come join us for a great day of fun in the sun!
Aug 30 13th Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament Baranga's on the Beach, 380 Van Wagner's Beach Rd., Hamilton, ON Fees: Player $53.10, Dinner only $26.55 Organizer: Insurance Institute Our Annual Beach Volleyball has been called the networking event of the year. Join the local CIP Society at Baranga's on the Beach on Wednesday, August 30st, 2017. Register your team now to join in the fun! This is also an excellent team building exercise. We also accept individual registrations (we will find a team for you)!

Competitive and Recreation Divisions

Interested in playing and not on a team? Contact Us and we will find you a team!

Please note:
Price includes volleyball tournament, meal, and prizes
Sep 6 14th Annual WICC Golf Charity Fundraiser Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, Coquitlam, BC Fees: $250.00 per player (Golf, Box Lunch & Dinner) or $75.00 per person (Dinner only) Organizer: WICC Join us on Thursday, September 6th for an 18-hole Texas scramble at the beautiful Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club & experience the finest Mountain Golf Course in British Columbia! Participants enjoy lunch and dinner during the day. The event also includes a golfer giveaway, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Join us for this great event in support of cancer research!

$250.00 per player (Golf, Box Lunch & Dinner)

DINNER ONLY (limited seats):
$75.00 per person

10:30 am to noon - Registration
12:30 am - Shotgun Start (18 Holes)
5:30 pm - Post-game refreshments
7:00 pm - Dinner & Fundraising

DRESS CODE IN EFFECT: No denim. Soft spike golf shoes only.
Sep 7 Beach Volleyball Tournament Devil's Den Beach Volleyball, 745 Winchester Road W, Brooklin, ON Fees: Team (up to 6 players): $230.00 (plus tax) Organizer: Insurance Institute Contact: Heather Tanner
416-362-8586 ext: 2222 Join us for an action packed afternoon in the sand! The CIP Society and Durham Brokers Association invite you to join us for a little friendly competition! Register a team today and take on other industry professionals outside the office in a beach volleyball tournament.

CIP Society and/or Durham Brokers Association Team (up to 6 players): $230.00 (plus tax)

Individual registration is also available

To register a team or for help please email Heather Tanner or phone 416-362-8586 ext: 2222
Sep 12 Assessing + Insuring the Allocation of Risks in Commercial Agreements WEBINAR - Online Fees: $125 + $NA non-members Organizer: IBAO Nearly every business enters into numerous contractual agreements each year, which can have a significant impact on the insureds’ risk profile. The allocation of risks is one of the most important issues determined in Commercial agreements, and brokers are often called upon to assess and insure these risks once allocated. This webinar reviews common contractual risk transfer provisions to better understand risk management and insurance implications.


  • Understand the insurance implications of various types of contractual indemnities and insurance obligations
  • Understand the implications of covenants to insure and waiver of subrogation provisions
  • Understand the implications of additional insureds and additional named insured requirements
Sep 24 - 25 IVANS Connect 2017 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Organizer: Applied Systems In conjunction with Applied Net, conference to bring together insurers, MGAs, solution providers and agencies to advance digital distribution and servicing through the insurance lifecycle.

Hosted by IVANS, the conference features powerful educational sessions specifically designed to demonstrate and discuss the many benefits of digital distribution and automated servicing throughout the insurance lifecycle. This unique event offers new, actionable insights on how to leverage the IVANS network of more than 30,000 agencies and 380 MGAs and insurers to identify new business opportunities and markets, as well as data-driven market insights, to drive profitable growth. In addition to IVANS Connect, insurers and MGAs will have the opportunity during the Applied Net conference to participate in more than 200 educational sessions, inspiring keynote presentations and networking opportunities that will explore how to take advantage of the opportunities created by the digital transformation of insurance.

“The digital transformation of insurance is providing new, innovative ways for the industry to distribute products and service customers,” said Thad Bauer, vice president and general manager, IVANS Insurance Solutions. “IVANS Connect is a unique forum for key industry stakeholders to participate in powerful educational sessions and networking to further recognize the benefits of increased connectivity throughout the insurance lifecycle.”

Register now for IVANS Connect 2017

Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #IVANSConnect
Sep 25 - 28 Applied Net 2017 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Organizer: Applied Systems and Applied Client Network Industry's leading agents, brokers and insurers to discuss the opportunities created by the digital transformation of insurance; registration now open.

This year's conference theme, The Digital Transformation of Insurance, focuses on how agencies, brokerages and insurers that embrace digital transformation are well positioned to adapt to today's customer service realities and capitalize on new business opportunities. As the leading forum for innovation and education, Applied Net 2017 promises more than 200 educational sessions, inspiring keynote presentations and networking opportunities to explore how to take advantage of the opportunities created by the digital transformation of insurance.

“Year after year, Applied Net brings together the largest global gathering of independent agents, brokers and insurers to address technology and industry developments,” said Reid French, chief executive officer, Applied Systems. “This year's Applied Net will evaluate how new innovations are changing consumer expectations and driving digital transformation across the insurance industry.”

Register for Applied Net 2017

Join the conversation on Twitter on hashtag #AppliedNet
Oct 1 - 3 National Insurance Conference of Canada Québec City Convention Centre, 1000 boul. René-Lévesque Est, Québec City, QC Organizer: National Insurance Conference of Canada Whether you are an insurance or reinsurance company executive, a broker, a regulator, a risk-manager or an industry partner, the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) is designed with you in mind.

This event is loaded with exceptional speakers and panels on topics as diverse as straight talk from global risk managers, straight talk from millennials, an outstanding global leaders’ panel, post mortems on the Fort Mac catastrophe, a public policy debate on flood insurance and underinsurance, the c-suite vs. analytics, drones and sensors as industry tools, the auto insurance state of the union and the insurtech revolution. Registration is now open.
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