4:00PM – 5:00PM

Registration & Check In

Welcome to the 19th annual Young Broker Conference! We are so excited to see you! Our conference has been reimagined once again to offer our attendees the choices and content they are looking for.  The event will focus on leadership and is designed to offer hands on workshops with subject matter experts, inspiring keynotes and actionable take home plans. 

5:00PM – 6:00PM

Welcome Reception

6:00PM – 9:00PM

Opening Night Party

Featuring good food, great music and the best company. Meet your new network of like-minded brokers and learn what’s in store over the next few days to get the most out of your conference experience.

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8:30AM – 9:00AM


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9:00AM – 9:30AM

Opening Remarks

Featuring YBC President Dorothy Renzi and IBAO President Dario Battista.

9:30AM – 10:15AM

Keynote: Leveraging Your Strengths

Michael Snyders—President, Future Focus

What do you love doing and how do you do more of it? Discover the power of your natural strengths and how you can leverage those innate abilities to boost efficiency, drive engagement and create purpose. Explore the relationship between group dynamics and performance, and how we can all contribute to strength-based cultures and lead more meaningful professional lives. RIBO Accredited.

10:30AM – 11:45AM

Mini Leadership Workshops

Featuring topics like intentional leadership, navigating resiliency and change, and everyday leadership. Brought to you by experts from across the industry. RIBO Accredited.


12:00PM – 1:00PM


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1:00PM – 1:30PM

Leadership Panel featuring Ontario Brokers

Hear about Ontario Brokers’ career journeys, how they got to where they are today and the trials and tribulations along the way. Learn about the issues they’ve faced and the solutions they’ve developed and get inspired to bring their energy and enthusiasm back to your team. RIBO Accredited.


Traci Boland—President, Insurance Brokers Association of Canada

Megan Elsey—Operations Manager, Jones Insurance

Zac Sutherland—President, Sutherland Insurance

Moderated by: Brett Boadway—COO, IBAO

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1:30PM – 2:45PM

Mini Industry Workshops

Featuring topics like technology’s role in brokerage success, communicating industry change, and selling cyber for business. Brought to you by experts from across the industry. RIBO Accredited.


2:45PM – 3:00PM


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3:00PM – 4:00PM

Interactive Workshop: Interpersonal Communication

Using the results of Individual Assertiveness Assessments, attendees will deep dive into effective communication, assertiveness and leadership conversations. Learn the skills of powerful questioning and practical application to elevate your communication with clients, peers and community.


Michael Snyders – Chief Inspiration Officer and Founder of Future Focus Inc

Cindy Cheung – Professor at Conestoga College

Chris Asper – Leadership trainer/coach and podcaster

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Day 1 Wrap Up

6:30PM – 9:30PM

Tradeshow & Hospitality Night

Meet the leading insurers, tech vendors, MGAs and restoration companies in Ontario. Network with industry experts while enjoying the hospitality, prizes, swag and connection. A night not to be missed.


8:30AM – 9:00AM


9:00AM – 9:15AM

Friday Kick Off & Announcements

Featuring YBC President Dorothy Renzi and IBAO President Dario Battista.

9:15AM – 10:00AM

Keynote: Generational Harmony in Today’s Workplace

Dr. Karyn Gordon—TEDx Speaker & Bestselling Author

Discover how to bridge the gaps in generational diversity by learning how to effectively communicate and collaborate across generations. Enhanced teamwork and productivity come from a combination of attitude, decision-making, communication and relationship management—find out how to work best in today’s multigenerational workforce and within today’s diverse teams. RIBO Accredited.

10:00AM – 10:45AM

Senior Leadership Panel

With top insurer experts on market appetite, getting your submission to the top of the pile and key tips and tricks within claims service. RIBO Accredited.


Paul Sweetnam—Regional VP, Mid-Market GTA, Eastern Ontario, Atlantic Region, and National Strategic Placements, Economical Insurance

Deborah Moore—VP Sales and Business Development, Ontario East, Intact Insurance

Martin Ross—Director, Broker Relationships, SGI Canada

Susan Williams-Bonet—Vice-President, Ontario Region, Wawanesa

Moderated by: Dario Battista—President, IBAO

10:45AM – 11:15AM

Day 2 Wrap Up