IBAO announces annual convention for October 17 and 18

Published: July 27, 2018



The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has revealed its annual convention will be held on October 17 and 18 this year. One of the largest insurance industry events in Canada, the 98th Annual Convention will be held by the IBAO in Niagara Falls.

As usual, insurance leaders and industry partners can attend to share ideas, take advice, and grow their client base and business contacts. Over 130 exhibitors are expected to be at the convention.

“The theme this year is Feed the Fire Within – a call to action for brokers to strengthen the channel in three ways: by focusing on the consumer, by getting involved in their communities, and by providing young brokers the opportunity to thrive and become future leaders,” explained IBAO president Brian Purcell. “We want to inspire brokers and truly motivate them to take their businesses to the next level.”

IBAO says this year’s event will put an emphasis on brokers and content has been selected according to this:

“We need to ensure that, as an association, we’re in alignment with our evolving membership base,” said IBAO CEO Colin Simpson. “In response to current industry trends and the need to demonstrate real value for members’ investment in the IBAO, we’ll be proposing a new fee structure going forward.”

Comedian James Cunningham will also host the presentation of the Awards of Excellence Gala. This awards ceremony gives recognition to brokers in several fields and categories.