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

2017 Top Broker Summit Agenda

Canadian Insurance Top Broker will be submitting the 2017 agenda for RIBO accreditation.

<<Stay tuned for updates, as we are carefully selection sessions for the event.>>


<<Stay tuned for updates, as we are carefully selection speakers for the event.>>

For more information about speaking at CITBS, contact Jennifer Hughey, conference editor.


About Aviva Canada

Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in Canada providing home, auto and business insurance to more than three million customers. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc and has more than 4,000 employees, 27 locations across Canada and approximately 1,500 independent broker partners. Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada's longest running online community funding competition. Since its inception in 2009, the Aviva Community Fund has awarded $6.5 million to over 222 charities and community groups nationwide.

For more information visit avivacanada.com, our blog or our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

The Guarantee Company of North America

The Guarantee Company of North America (The Guarantee) is a recognized leader in surety and specialty insurance in the North American marketplace. Founded in 1872, The Guarantee has a longstanding history in the insurance industry which demonstrates our strength and stability. Although our roots run deep, we remain flexible and nimble; responding to new and emerging needs by providing our broker partners with the right insurance solutions to ensure ongoing protection for their clients. In Canada, The Guarantee's suite of surety and specialty insurance products includes:

  • Surety: Contract, Commercial and Developer Surety
  • Corporate Insurance: Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance, Miscellaneous Errors and Omissions, Fiduciary, Crime, Office Shield, Privacy Breach Services
  • Transportation: Guarantee Transportation Solution
  • Personal Insurance: GUARANTEE GOLD, Guarantee SUPERIOR
  • Credit: Guarantee Trade Credit Solutions

In the US, The Guarantee specializes in surety products, with a head office in Southfield, Michigan and branches throughout the United States. The Guarantee US is licensed to write Surety in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

With over 400 dedicated employees, we offer deep knowledge and expertise in niche segments including the construction industry, corporate programs and customized personal insurance.In the event of a claim we have a multi-disciplined team of professional, in-house claims personnel including engineers, accountants, lawyers, appraisers and insurance specialists. Our team will work with you to get you back on track as quickly as possible.

We look forward to earning your business, with a promise to provide you with responsive customer care, comprehensive coverage, innovative products and fair claims resolutions. Our focus is on making it easy for you to do business with us. And with locations across Canada and the US, you can count on prompt, local service. The Guarantee is proud to offer our surety and insurance products through independent brokers and agents across the country.

For additional information please visit theguarantee.com

Insurance Institute

High-level insurance education is key to expanding your book of business, landing the next big client, and seizing new opportunities. Successful, ambitious brokers are benefiting from Insurance Institute membership. Here's what we offer just for you;

Get your CRM via our new Risk Management Certificate Program
As a broker, your clients require you to not only advise them on the coverages they need, but also how to mitigate their risks to they can reduce costly losses and potentially save on premiums.

Get the edge by becoming a Chartered Insurance Professional
The CIP not only gives you the specialized broker knowledge you need, but it also teaches you how to consider a holistic, wider view of the industry and how your clients' insurance needs fit into it.

Use your CAIB or licensing education as credit towards the CIP
CAIB grads only need to complete seven courses in the ten-course CIP program. And credits are also available with successful completion of provincial licensing requirements.

Keep your knowledge current - and get your CE hours with us
Many of our high-calibre seminars and webinars are tailored especially for brokers. You'll get cutting-edge technical knowledge and the latest industry trends and developments. Check for CE hours where available.

Widen your network and make new contacts
Networking opportunities are essential for brokers, and we schedule many events around Canada.

To learn more about these and other benefits for brokers, visit insuranceinstitute.ca/brokers


At Northbridge Insurance, we have a history and reputation for innovative commercial and specialty insurance solutions created with the customer in mind. We're proud to partner with some of Canada's most prominent brokers. And whether it's through dedicated and knowledgeable regional teams, risk management experts or experienced customer care specialists, we deliver on our promises.

To learn more, visit www.nbins.com and follow us @northbridgeins

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company is a Canadian owned and operated Specialty Lines insurance and Surety company. Through a select network of national and regional brokerage firms it provides innovative solutions and expertise in the Contract & Commercial Surety, Directors' and Officers' Liability, Fidelity, Professional Liability including Media Liability and Cyber Liability, and Warranty product lines. Trisura was founded in 2006 on the core belief that exceptional service, a comprehensive range of products and a team of passionate underwriting experts would create a company that brokers and their clients would want to do business with. Today, Trisura operates six offices across Canada, underwrites over $100 million in premium, and has an A.M. Best rating of A-.

Zurich Canada

Zurich Canada is a part of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich), a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. Zurich Canada is focused on developing solutions for: large Canadian corporations; Canadian-based multinationals; and customers in the construction, technology, transportation, manufacturing, public sector and real estate industries among others. Our knowledge of U.S. and international insurance and our close working relationship with Zurich colleagues around the world enable us to provide borderless insurance solutions to meet our customers' needs, regardless of their location.

In Canada, we conduct business exclusively through a network of independent insurance brokers. Among our strengths are our extensive customer knowledge and risk insights, our global network and local expertise, our determination to make it easy for customers to do business with us, and the financial discipline and stability that help us pursue profitable growth.

CAA Insurance

CAA South Central Ontario.
CAA helps Canadians stay mobile, save money and be protected at home or abroad. CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is Canada's largest Automobile Association with over 2 million Members. We offer a number of products and services ranging from Roadside Assistance, Home and Auto Insurance, Travel Services and Travel Insurance as well to savings at hundreds of shops and attractions across North America. We are also a strong advocate and voice for our Members on issues such as traffic safety, mobility, infrastructure and consumer rights.

CAA Insurance: Putting people first.
We offer a full suite of insurance products to protect customers and their families including travel insurance solutions. We focus on the things that matter to customers so they can focus on what matters most.

We're customer focused.
We support CAA Members with warmth and compassion. We know what it means to be human, and react to life’s occasional pitfalls with humanity. And we prioritize customer satisfaction, so when those pitfalls happen we can offer a softer landing.

CAA Member discounts.
CAA Insurance exists to ensure CAA Members are protected. That’s why we offer generous Member discounts – to ensure CAA Insurance is more easily available to the CAA Members under our care.

Industry-leading satisfaction.
CAA Insurance works to satisfy all policyholders with the coverage and care we provide. Our renewal rate is amongst the highest in the industry.

In a time of need, a call to CAA brings help. We handle claims with compassion, honesty, and fairness. Just as we would treat a family member.

Helping Brokers grow their business.
A CAA Insurance broker partner, inherits a relationship our Members maintain with us for years. So let's grow together. We help brokers grow their business by providing:

  • Marketing Support: To support your business, we are working with our CAA partners to help Members understand the various ways they can purchase CAA Insurance.
  • Training: Our training and orientation sessions, plus a comprehensive rollout program, have all been developed to ensure smooth sailing when selling CAA Insurance to CAA Members.
  • Broker Tools and Resources: To help educate CAA Members on all the ways they can purchase CAA Insurance, we have developed a suite of co-branded marketing resources. Let us know what you need – and we'll get started.

Find out more about what CAA Insurance can do for you, visit broker.caainsurance.com

For more information about sponsoring this event, contact Desiree McCue, national account manager.

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