2016 Broker Forum Sponsor Directory

1st Annual Insurance-Canada.ca Broker Forum

ICBF2016: “Brokers on the Digital Expressway”

Held Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Gold Sponsor; Booth 5

IBM Canada Ltd. is one of the largest technology, services and consulting companies in Canada, backed by over a century of business and systems innovation. Our people are dedicated to building a smarter planet – a world where intelligence is infused into the systems and processes that make business and society work better. IBM Canada is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, and has nationwide responsibilities for sales, marketing and service. Canada is also home to IBM's largest semiconductor packaging and test facility in Bromont, Quebec and the largest software development organization in the country, with sites in Markham, London and Ottawa, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.


Gold Sponsor; Booth 4

SignLive™ by VASCO is the electronic signature solution behind some of the world's most trusted brands. Eight of the top 15 carriers in North America use eSignLive to enable more efficient and convenient new business processing, disclosure delivery, claims submissions, policy delivery and more. Carriers, agents, producers and solution providers recognize eSignLive's ability to balance security, compliance and ease-of-use, while automating any workflow. Available in the cloud and on-premises, eSignLive offers a scalable platform to support digital transformation. eSignLive is the trade name of Silanis Technology, a VASCO group company. VASCO is a leader in authentication, e-signatures and identity management. Visit www.esignlive.com.

Applied Systems

Silver Sponsor; Booth 9

For over 30 years, Applied Systems has led an industry we helped to create with a mission to continuously improve the business of insurance. Applied technology automates the exchange of information and data throughout the insurance lifecycle among brokers, insurers and consumers. By enabling greater access to information and streamlining workflows, Canadian brokers can capitalize on new opportunities, increase the efficiency and profitability of their business, and continuously deliver high-level service that customers expect.


Silver Sponsor; Booth 2

Keal Technology develops integrated solutions allowing brokers to connect with their consumers. Our integrated tools increase workflow efficiencies and promote profitable growth. Curious how you can surpass your book of business forecast? Come visit us at booth #2 and our team will show you the tools you should not go without.

And the best part, you get a chance to win a personal cloud storage device, WD Home Cloud.

Red Planet Software

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 6

Red Planet Software is a leading provider of niche loans management software. We specialise in Insurance Premium Funding, Professional Fee Funding Car Loans Management and Line of Credit software solutions. We provide customised and cost-effective end to end software applications and support services for the financial services industry that manages entire process from Quotations to General Ledger.

Our solutions will help your organisation manage your funding services, maximise your efficiencies and provide real-time information. This will enable you to take advantage of the latest technologies and innovations while reducing application processing times, minimise data entry and decrease administrative tasks.

With installations throughout Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand, Red Planet Software clients include Hunter Premium Funding (a division of Allianz), Lumley Finance (a division of Wesfarmers) and many more.

Drop by the Red Planet Software exhibit booth and enter your business card into a draw for a $300 gift card toward lunch or dinner at 360 Restaurant: Over 350m above the Toronto streets, you dine with unparalleled views near the top of the CN Tower.


Bronze Sponsor; Booth 3

InsuranceWorks.ca is Canada's Leading Insurance Jobsite, with over 46,000 active jobseekers and over 3,000 employers Canada wide.

Specializing in online insurance recruitment solutions, we give only the most reputable recruiting firms access to our services. We want to ensure that our jobseekers see the greatest variety of job postings for their search, connect with only the best recruiters, and find the most suitable positions.

We are committed to providing outstanding employment-related support and services to members of the Insurance industry and to those that service the Insurance industry.

Sure General Contractors

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 7

Sure General Contractors Inc. was established to service the growing construction needs in the GTA.

We are a full-service firm dealing with all aspects of construction, from the initial design to finishing touches. Our team will oversee your project and ensure that every aspect is handled by the right person for that job. Dealing with an endless parade of tradespeople can be overwhelming for a homeowner. We coordinate it all and make certain that every detail is looked after exactly as specified on your plans.

Sure General Contractors inc. is a proud supporter of the Unionville Minor Hockey Association.

CAA South-Central Ontario

Bronze Sponsor

For over 110 years, CAA has been helping Canadians stay mobile, safe and protected. We are also a strong advocate and voice for our Members on issues such as traffic safety, mobility, infrastructure and consumer rights.

We are Canada's largest not-for-profit Automobile Association with over 2 million Members in South Central Ontario. We offer a number of products and services ranging from Roadside Assistance, Home and Auto Insurance, Travel Services and Travel Insurance as well to savings at hundreds of shops and attractions across North America.


Bronze Sponsor; Booth 1

Zywave offers creative, high-impact solutions through information technology and services to sustain and grow profitable market share in a dynamic environment for its business partners.

Zywave's leading software solutions for insurance brokers are used by more than 2,600 agencies around the world to differentiate from the competition, enhance client services, improve efficiencies and achieve organic growth.

With roots in an insurance agency and deep industry insight, Zywave continues to focus on providing insurance brokers innovative ways to outperform competition and exceed their growth plans, with insurance broker software solutions that continue to set the industry standard.

Northbridge Insurance

Forum Supporter

At Northbridge Insurance, we have a history and reputation for innovative commercial and specialty insurance solutions created with the customer in mind. We're proud to partner with some of Canada's best brokers. And whether it's through dedicated and knowledgeable regional teams, risk management experts or experienced business claims specialists, we deliver on our promises.

To learn more, visit www.nbins.com and follow us @northbridgeins.


Forum Supporter

Intact is Canada's largest provider of home, auto and business insurance. More people count on us for peace of mind than any other insurance company in Canada. Our insurance offerings from Intact Insurance, belairdirect, Grey Power and Jevco provide a wide array of innovative solutions tailored specifically for your needs. For more information, please visit www.intactfc.com.

The Guarantee

Forum Supporter

The Guarantee Company of North America is a leader in specialty insurance and surety within the North American marketplace. We offer in-depth knowledge and expertise in niche segments, including the surety industry, corporate insurance, transportation industry, credit, and customized personal insurance. For more information, visit www.theguarantee.com.


Broker Sponsor

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario is a ‘not for profit’ association that represents and serves the interests of more than 12,000 independent Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers in the Province of Ontario.

We represent our members' interests to government and industry stakeholders to create an environment where individual brokerages thrive. We review proposed legislation to ensure consumers are protected, and as a member of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC), we ensure independent brokers are protected within national policy shifts. We are the quintessential Ontario broker and authoritative voice.


Broker Sponsor; Booth 10

ORBiT Canada was founded in 2009 by a group of passionate individuals who believed that collaboration was the key to addressing the challenges faced by the industry.

ORBiT is a grass roots organization of brokers, carriers and vendors working together to strengthen the broker distribution channel in the Canadian P&C insurance industry.

To facilitate collaboration and education between all stakeholder in the broker distribution channel, for the advancement of Real Time, once and done transactions to drive efficiencies by way of best practice workflow following industry standards.

Canadian Underwriter

Media Sponsor; Booth 6

Since 1934, Canadian Underwriter, Canada's leading insurance journal, has provided insurance professionals with an award-winning package of articles, features, news and events.

The Canadian Underwriter group of insurance industry media products has grown and developed to cover a wide range of information vehicles, both in print and online.

Canadian Underwriter's Insurance Media Group is committed to providing the most timely and relevant news, information and resources to insurance professionals from all segments of the industry.