The 2019 Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) Convention took place in Toronto on October 23 – 24 and was a great success. Now in its 99th year, the IBAO Convention is the largest insurance event in Canada and it was fantastic seeing so many of our Ontario-based industry partners coming together at the Sheraton Centre.

Just like we’ve done in past years, we planned an exciting agenda for #IBAO19 that featured relevant and valuable content with a bit of fun added to the mix as well. Our trade show booth was busy both days with insurance brokers stopping by to chat with our Business Development Managers and Underwriters about our modern products and our ambitious plans for the future.

All three of our Town Halls sessions with famed broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos were packed and featured no shortage of excellent insights from Strombo about having an entrepreneurial mindset, embracing change, overcoming adversity and finding the right kind of employees to elevate an organization.

We closed out the convention with our #GoreMutual180 Lounge. The night featured a video dance party followed by a live concert by Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies fame. Playing to an excited capacity crowd, the chart-topping musician sounded amazing while performing BNL hits and his acclaimed solo material. Page wrapped up his set with one of BNL’s most-loved songs, the timeless “Brian Wilson.” Seeing everyone in attendance at our #GoreMutual180 Lounge singing along to the track was one of our convention highlights and ended #IBAO19 on a definite high note.

We can’t wait to see everyone in Toronto on October 21 – 22, 2020 for the IBAO Convention’s centennial celebration. In the meantime, here’s our recap of #IBAO19.