Go Virtual At The Revamped Insurance Business Canada Awards





November 17-18, 2021
12:05 PM ET

Last year the Insurance Business Canada Awards brought together over 900 insurance professionals from across the nation for an all-new virtual awards experience.

This year, we’re ready to do it all over again and continue our long-standing tradition of celebrating excellence, now bigger, better and taking place across two days on November 17-18.

This unmissable event will feature the highly anticipated winner announcements, hosted by CBC news anchor Suhana Meharchand. By popular demand, we’re also bringing back live virtual panels featuring some of the finalists, who will be sharing their inspiring insights, best practices and success stories. This is an unparalleled opportunity to go behind the scenes and engage with the industry’s best.

The virtual platform also offers a live chat option and a peer-matching function allowing you to network and reconnect with your peers and the wider insurance industry.

So don’t miss out. Be sure to join us on November 17-18 at 12:05 PM ET as we bring the celebration of the year directly to you – wherever you are.


What’s Happening On The Day


At the virtual Insurance Business Canada Awards 2021, you’ll be able to:

Catch the exclusive stream of the winner announcements hosted by CBC news anchor Suhana Meharchand

Show your industry spirit and support the 190 outstanding finalists

Join live virtual panels featuring some of the finalists, who will be sharing their inspiring insights, best practices and success stories

Network and reconnect with your peers in the insurance industry with our live chat and a peer-matching function

Get a chance to win a $250 prepaid gift card by posting on social media a photo of you, your team or your stylish home office while watching the awards. Don't forget to add the hashtag #IBAwardsCA and tag our social media sponsor IFS Financial Services Inc.

Agenda


Day 1 - November 17th

TIME ACTIVITY SPONSOR
12:05 pm

Opening Remarks

12:10 pm

The Future of Life & Health


Learn from Canada’s celebrated life and health insurance advisors, as they share tools to innovate their business and cultivate clients


Moderator:

 

Mike Stocks

Mike Stocks, Chief Marketing Officer, Retail, The Empire Life Insurance Company

12:50 pm

Building a strong and efficient team to withstand the test of time


Hear from award-winners on how they have built their business with expert teams, to offer clients well-rounded service.


Moderator:

 

Dara Banga

Dara Banga, President, DSB Claims

1:30 pm

A fresh perspective - Meet the Young Achievers of the year


Hear from the best up-and-comers in the industry, as they share their path to success, challenges facing young advisors and views on current industry issues.


Moderator:

 

Amber Morrison-Givens

Amber Morrison-Givens, Marketing Director, PAL Insurance Brokers Canada

2:10 pm

Navigating opportunities and challenges for the year ahead


Hear from the country’s top brokerages (with fewer than 10 staff), as they discuss proven tips for building and managing a growing business.


Moderator:

 

Heather Masterson

Heather Masterson, President & CEO , Travelers Canada

2:50 pm

A celebration of exemplary leadership in insurance


Hear from highly respected industry executives as they reflect upon key moments in their career and advice they’ve learned on their leadership journey.


Moderator:

 

Justin Thouin

Justin Thouin, Co-Founder, LowestRates.ca

3:30 pm

Paving the way with excellence


Hear from Canada’s top MGAs, as they’re recognized for their excellent service to brokers and commitment to understanding the competitive landscape of the insurance industry.


Moderator:

 

Rupinder Hayer

Col.Rupinder Hayer, (Retired), President, Armour Insurance Brokers Ltd.

4:15 pm

Award Presentations:


  • Business Development Manager of The Year
  • Excellence in Claims Service
  • Digital Innovator of the Year
  • Leader of Change
  • The Empire Life Award for Life & Health Advisor of the Yea
  • The DSB Claims Award for Brokerage of the Year (10 staff or more
  • The PAL Insurance Brokers Award for Young Achiever of the Year
  • The Travelers Canada Award for Brokerage of the Year (Fewer than 10 staff)
  • The LowestRates.Ca Award for CEO of the Year
  • The Armour Insurance Award for MGA of the Year



Day 2 - November 18th

TIME ACTIVITY SPONSOR
12:05 pm

Opening Remarks

12:10 pm

Celebrating the success of Life & Health


Hear from a panel of outstanding life and health insurance companies, as they discuss strategies that set them apart and are directing their future.


Moderator:

 

Greg Pollock

Greg Pollock, President and CEO Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada

12:50 pm

A year later: The importance of philanthropy and community service in a COVID era


Hear from award winning advisors on how their contributions, leadership and support has made a significant positive impact on philanthropic causes as well as their brand and businesses.


Moderator:

 

Lynn Lafortune

Lynn Lafortune, AVP, Marketing & Communications, CNA Canada

1:30 pm

How today’s leaders are redefining success and breaking new boundaries


Award winning career advice from female trailblazers


Moderator:

 

Laura Pennings

Laura Pennings, Vice President, Steamatic Canada

2:10 pm

Award winning career advice from the country’s top Insurance Brokers


Hear from celebrated brokers as they share key victories in their journey to the top and the insights learned along the way.


Moderator:

 

Cameron Copeland

Cameron Copeland, President, Cansure

2:50 pm

An Innovative Outlook on Internal and External Victories


Hear from celebrated property and casualty insurance companies as they share their perspective on how they’ve continued to find success in their business.


Moderator:

 

Donna Barclay

Donna Barclay, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Westland Insurance Group Ltd.

3:30 pm

A reflection on an exemplary career


Hear from this year’s recipient as they reflect upon key successes in their journey to the top and the insights learned along the way.


Moderator:

 

Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce, Chief Executive Officer, FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

4:15 pm

Award Presentations:


  • Underwriter of the Year
  • Best Service Provider – Claims
  • Best Service Provider - InsurTech
  • Big Brokerage of the Year
  • The Advocis Award for Life & Health Insurer of the Year
  • The CNA Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The Steamatic Canada Award for Woman of Distinction
  • The Cansure Award for Insurance Broker of the Year
  • The Westland Insurance Award For P&C Insurer of the Year
  • The FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Insurance Industry

Registration closes on November 16 at 5pm ET


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