Event Schedule

October 20—21

9:00AM—12:00PM
Members' Meeting

2021 continues to be a game changer for all of us. Join us for an update on how the association has and will continue to evolve to support you, how we’re responding to industry issues that impact your business and for candid Q&A about the future. This event is open to IBAO Members only. RIBO accredited.


Featuring
Joseph Carnevale—President, IBAO
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12:00PM—1:00PM
Lunch Entertainment

Join us for a special screening of The Secret Path, an animated film adaptation of Gord Downie’s album and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel. The film is Downie’s musical retelling of Chanie’s story – from his escape from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School, to his subsequent and heartbreaking death from hunger and exposure to the harsh weather. The final product is a uniquely immersive emotional experience – an insight into the life of a little boy who, as Gord has said, he never knew, “but will always love.”

SPONSORED BY
1:00PM—2:00PM
Keynote

Dancing on the Edge of a Revolution | Understanding Modern Marketing

For over thirty years, Seth’s been inspiring people and businesses to level up, interact with the world differently and make a difference. Through his daily blog, 20 best–selling books, 5 Ted Talks and many marketing workshops, Seth shares the opportunity he sees in a world moving faster than ever. Join this highly anticipated keynote on where we need to be as an industry and how to go about getting there. Learn to chase work that matters and transform your business by being remarkable. RIBO accredited.

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SPONSORED BY
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2:00PM—2:30PM
Economic Outlook—Not All Clear Yet

The deepest and shortest recession in 2020 may be behind us, but ongoing challenges posed by the Delta variant and supply shortages are pushing prices higher and holding back growth. Join Senior Economist and Managing Director Jennifer Lee for a discussion on these and other challenges facing central banks, and an outlook on Canadian and US economies in the year ahead. RIBO accredited.

FEATURING
Jennifer Lee—Senior Economist, Managing Director, Economic Research, BMO
Jennifer Lee—Senior Economist, Managing Director, Economic Research
sponsored by
Cassels
2:30PM—3:00PM
A Business Case for DEI

How compelling is the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion in our industry? Despite all the rhetoric about the value of diversity in businesses, the senior ranks across brokerages remain largely homogeneous. Our carefully curated panel will step beyond the popular rhetoric found on social media and discuss real life economic gains. RIBO accredited.


Featuring
Moderator—Sonia Boyle—Chief People Officer, Gore Mutual
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SPONSORED BY
EDI
3:00PM—3:15PM
Coffee Break

Take that break to check your email, step outside or catch-up with other attendees in our chat room ☕️.

SPONSORED BY
Portagewhite
3:15PM—3:45PM
Broker Technology—Where Are We Now?

There’s a strong desire to modernize broker technology systems but the coordinated effort across the entire landscape is monumental. This panel gets nakedly candid about where we’re at now and how quickly we can get to our desired goal. RIBO accredited.

FEATURING
Moderator–Jesse Brown, Digital Media Expert, Disruptive Journalist, Futurist
Kathy Curran—Vice President, Personal Insurance, Business Platforms, Economical
Steve Whitelaw—Vice President & General Manager, Applied Systems Canada
Joseph Carnevale—President, IBAO
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SPONSORED BY
Primaco
3:45PM—4:15PM
Leading Remote Teams | Maintaining Engagement, Productivity and Happiness

The future of work may look wildly different depending on industry, size and location but the one thing all great leaders do is build a deep sense of trust, respect and safety across their team. The question is: how do they do it? RIBO accredited.

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SPONSORED BY
OMIA
4:15PM—4:30PM
Awards of excellence

We proudly celebrate best in class achievement across the broker channel with our annual Awards of Excellence.

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