9:00AM – 9:15AM

Conference Welcome

Opening remarks from a few people who want to say hello 👋.

  • Colin Simpson—IBAO CEO
  • Dan Cook—IBAO Board of Directors
  • Myles Kuharski—Young Brokers Council President
  • Geoff Keyes—Young Brokers Council Chair
  • Jennifer Savage—Young Brokers Council President–Elect

9:15AM – 10:00AM

Keynote l Unlocking Your Leadership Brand

Mike Leon—President & Founding Partner, Brand Heroes

If we’ve learned anything from the past year, it’s that people don’t buy products or services, they buy belief. So how do you sell it and what does it look like? Now more than ever customers want to buy from leaders, which presents a huge opportunity to create true meaning for your clients and leverage your most powerful sales tool. In this interactive session learn:

  • What a leadership brand is
  • How to build your own
  • How to bring your leadership brand to life through storytelling
  • How to use your story to create meaning for your customers


10:00AM – 10:15AM

Coffee Break

Grab a coffee, catch-up with other attendees in our chat room or take a break from sitting in front of a computer and prepare for the next round of activities ☕️.


10:15AM – 11:30AM

Market Availability Breakouts l Personal & Commercial Lines

Mini keynotes followed by small group discussions on market availability issues across Personal & Commercial lines.


11:30AM – 12:00PM

Wellness in the Insurance Industry

Joanna Marra—CAA Wellness Consultant

How does wellness impact your day-to-day interactions with clients? Join CAA Wellness Consultant Joanna Marra to learn how to recharge through simple actions and reconnect to your health and wellbeing. Discover ways to rejoice in the little things through connection with your clients and leave with actions you can repeat anywhere, any time.






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12:00PM – 1:00PM

Live Music Lunch

Ahkinoah Habah Izarh—Juno Award Nominee

AHI is a Canadian singer-songwriter and generational voice from Brampton, Ontario. Before the world came to a halt, he played sold-out shows across Canada and the US on his almost two-year tour. While it’s undeniable AHI’s voice could steal any show, his contemporary roots and soulful vibe permeate his two albums and live performances. You won’t want to miss!

1:00PM – 1:30PM

Leadership Development Panel—Insurers

Moderated by Joseph Carnevale—IBAO President

Hear from industry experts on the opportunities within the insurance industry and get inspired to take your career to the next level.

  • Dave Payette—Field VP, Personal Insurance, Travelers Canada
  • Donna Ince—VP Personal Insurance, Regional Operations, Economical Insurance
  • Marg Torrance—President & CEO, Halwell Mutual


1:30PM – 2:00PM

Leadership Development Panel—Brokers

Moderated by Joseph Carnevale—IBAO President

Listen to #OntarioBrokers share their insights on how they’ve built their brand from the ground-up and what leadership means to them.

  • Lyndon Block—Founder, Mello Insurance
  • Corey Evans—Partner, Independent Insurance Managers
  • Miranda Hirte—Client Service Manager, BFL Canada


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2:00PM – 2:15PM

Coffee Break

Take that break to check your email, step outside or catch-up with other attendees in our chat room before our last sessions of the day ☕️.

2:15PM – 3:30PM

Trending Topic Breakouts

Mini keynotes followed by small group discussions on today’s trending topics.


3:30PM – 4:00PM

Mini Meet Ups Hosted by YBC

Meet your peers and make new friends. Mini meetups hosted by IBAO’s Young Brokers Council—we can attest they’re a great bunch 😊.

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