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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



CONTACT INFORMATION

For general agenda inquiries, please contact project manager, Jennifer Hughey
For future sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stefanie MacDonald
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Join us for an evening of networking and refreshments with industry peers. Due to considerable demand, tickets are only available through advance purchase and will not be sold at the doors.

For additional information regarding tickets or sponsorship opportunities please contact: Vinita Jajware(vinita@tiwa.org, 416-797-8467) or Danny Oliveira (danny@tiwa.org)

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Register now for IVANS Connect 2017

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