For the first time ever, the IBAS Convention & AGM will be coming directly to you — from the comfort of your office, home, or internet-enabled device — for a one-day, truly immersive digital event. You must be an IBAS member or convention partner to register (only broker members may attend the AGM). Members are eligible to receive up to four CE credit hours. There are also thousands of dollars worth of amazing prizes to be won!
Register before August 31 for your chance to win $1,000 cash in our early-bird draw, courtesy of Midwest Claims Services!
Date & Time
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Program: 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
AGM: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m
Virtual Happy Hour & Live Auction: 3:45 – 5 p.m
Please note that there will be plenty of breaks throughout the day, including a one-hour lunch break!
Full convention registration is $50 per person (plus GST). $25 from each registration will go directly to IBAS’s 2020 Charity Campaign in support of STARS air ambulance. We sincerely hope you and your colleagues will take part together — even if you don't regularly attend our in-person convention! Scroll to the bottom of this page to register.
Registrants will be e-mailed the necessary login information in October, closer to the date of the event.
Here's how it'll work
This 100% online event will borrow many of the same elements that you’ve come to expect from convention — expert speakers, relevant discussions, and world-class entertainment — just delivered a bit differently, through your computer, laptop, or digital handheld device.
Prior to the event, in late September or early October, all IBAS members will receive a special ‘convention care package’ delivered directly to their brokerage, containing a hard copy of the annual report, convention swag, and other surprise goodies — everything you need to truly experience convention.
10 – 10:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks
10:15 – 11 a.m.: State of the Insurance Industry
Don Forgeron, president and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, discusses the key issues and trends impacting our sector, as well as what lies ahead.
11 – 11:15 a.m.: Health Break Challenge #1 (Details TBA)
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Your Survival Guide in an Age of Disruption
Amber Mac, acclaimed technology expert and host of The AI Effect podcast, shares her tips on how brokerages can not only survive but thrive in a time of unprecedented economic, social, and technological change.
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.: Team Lunch
Pick up lunch from your favourite local restaurant to support your community's economy. Over lunch, be sure to chat with your colleagues and share one key learning or takeaway from the first two sessions.
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.: Insurer Executive Panel
IBAS Chair Dave Pettigrew facilitates an interactive panel discussion featuring some of the most prominent carrier executives in the country. Confirmed panelists include Andrew Cartmell (President & CEO, SGI CANADA) and Carol Jardine (President, Canadian P&C Operations, Wawanesa Insurance).
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.: 2020 IBAS Community Leadership Award
The second annual IBAS Community Leadership Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of one brokerage and one individual broker that have gone above and beyond to make a difference in their respective communities. The winners will be unveiled as part of this special presentation. Nominations are now open — click here
for more information or to submit a nomination!
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Health Break Challenge #2 (Details TBA)
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.: 2020 IBAS Annual General Meeting
This is your association, and it is important that your voice be heard. We will be using this opportunity to review the past year, elect association representatives, and consider a new three-year strategic plan to carry IBAS through the summer of 2023.
3:45 – 5 p.m.: Virtual Happy Hour & Live Auction
Crack a cold one (safely distanced, of course) alongside your colleagues, turn up the speakers, and take in our live musical entertainment — Saskatchewan country music sensation featuring Tenille Arts! We will also be pausing for a brief intermission to hold a special live auction with the proceeds going directly to IBAS’s 2020 STARS Charity Campaign.
What else is happening?
October Charity e-Auction
Between October 1 – 31, IBAS will be hosting a virtual auction to raise funds for our STARS Charity Campaign, where members and partners can bid instantly on a variety of incredible, locally sourced auction items. Winning bidders will be invoiced the first week of November. Confirmed items include:
- 'Stay and play' golf package for four in Saskatoon, with one night (x two rooms) in a two-bedroom suite at The James Hotel, with green fees and carts at Dakota Dunes Golf Links and The Legends Golf Course;
- Commissioned, Saskatchewan-inspired original painting from Regina artist Christian Barreno;
- Custom, in-home dinner for eight (includes wine) anywhere in the province with 'The Bearded Prairie Chef' Josh Miller — a top three finalist on Season Six of MasterChef Canada;
- One-of-a-kind, handmade necklace and bracelet set, created by Hillberg & Berk Founder Rachel Mielke; and
- Two-night 'family fun' getaway package at The Atlas Hotel in Regina.
Partner Town Halls
In lieu of a trade show, IBAS will be hosting a series of one-hour Virtual Town Halls throughout the fall with several of its partners. These will be ideal opportunities for brokers to catch-up on the latest information, learn about product offerings, and connect with carrier executives. Registration is free but is open only to IBAS broker members. Confirmed sessions include (click to register; more to be added in the coming weeks):