2017 Broker Forum Sponsor Directory

2nd Annual Insurance-Canada.ca Broker Forum

ICBF2017: “Disruption ⇒ New Realities, New Opportunities”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 — Allstream (Beanfield) Centre, Toronto

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Sponsor Directory: Information and Exhibits


Silver Sponsor; Booth 5

Keal delivers custom-made, reliable and functional solutions that meet the needs of Canadian Brokers in a personalized and respectful business environment. Delivering on time, all the time!

Visit us at the forum and our team will show you the tools you should not go without.


Silver Sponsor; Booth 4

eSignLive™ 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.

Stop by our exhibit booth (#4) for a chance to win a GoPro Hero 4.


Silver Sponsor; Booth 7

Policy Works is the leading commercial management software in the Canadian market for helping brokers standardize and grow their commercial lines business. For more information, please visit www.policyworks.com.

Visit our exhibit booth (#7) for a chance to win a Fitbit!


Silver Sponsor; Booth 1

Launched in October 1999, Kanetix was Canada's first online insurance quotes marketplace and today provides over a million quotes per year to consumers looking for lower insurance rates, as well as comparisons for mortgage rates and credit cards.

The Kanetix comparison service is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers. Each day, thousands visit the Kanetix website to comparison shop their various financial needs. Shoppers choose what they want to compare, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of Kanetix connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone.

Through its Software as a Service team, Kanetix is also the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology, developing online quotation systems, mobile solutions, actuarial tools and websites for many of Canada's largest insurance brands.

Crawford & Company

Silver Sponsor

Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crawford & Company. Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company is one of the world's largest independent providers of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford Solution® offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRD-A and CRD-B.

Sure General Contractors

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 3

Sure General Contractors Inc. is a member of EMRG Canada, a high-caliber network of accredited full-service restoration contractors that specialize in helping people put their lives back on track after experiencing property-related tragedies. We're experienced in mitigation, restoration and reconstruction of all types and sizes. We work with property owners and insurance companies to complete all restorations to the highest standards and with minimal interruption.

We are committed to providing the highest level of service and workmanship on every project. If you have experienced property damage, put our experience, knowledge and resources to work for you.

  • More than 10,000 successful restoration projects of all sizes;
  • National disaster response catastrophe (CAT) specialists;
  • Available to serve across North America, with multiple locations throughout Ontario;
  • Numerous industry-standard accreditations and certifications;
  • Quality workmanship and deep commitment to service;
  • Active role in giving back and helping community projects.


Bronze Sponsor

Symcor is one of Canada's leading providers of business processing and customer communication services, supporting some of the largest insurers in Canada. Our Insurance as a Service solution enables carriers to rethink insurance. Symcor empowers insurers to deliver the customer experience and products customers expect, while reducing your operational costs across the value chain to lower your overall technology spend and improve your time to market. Symcor provides a cloud-based solution for policy, billing, claims and analytics with business process outsourcing (BPO) services for call centre, customer communications, digital mailroom, print and remittance, along with digital security and infrastructure services to support the entire insurance value chain for the P&C, L&A and Health markets.

For more information, please visit www.symcor.com.


Bronze Sponsor; Booth 2

AssureSign simplifies the world's most powerful action – the signature. Available as an on-premise, SaaS, or hybrid solution, AssureSign's electronic signature software streamlines document management enabling insurance brokers to dedicate more time to existing customers, and to new business.

AssureSign offers multiple plans with flexible pricing, allowing insurance customers to find a plan that meets their needs, and fits their budget. For partners, AssureSign offers the industry's most flexible APIs allowing for seamless integration, and a partner program with a proven revenue stream. Learn why many of the world's most trusted agencies have been choosing AssureSign since 1999.


Bronze Sponsor

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.


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.

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.

iCon Alliance

Forum Supporter

At iCon Alliance, we differentiate ourselves through our extensive experience in the insurance space and the broader financial services. We understand the fundamentals of your business as well as the intricacies of the software and hardware it needs to run smoothly.

We work with our clients to understand their goals and fill their requirements accordingly, whether that be in the form of skilled professionals, software, or advice.

Our insight and guidance has helped many firms effectively plan small and major projects, anticipating needs and avoiding obstacles before they arise; helping keep projects on-time and on-budget.


Conference 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.


Conference Supporter

Founded in 1955 and 100% Dependably Canadian®, Unica Insurance (Unica) is a subsidiary of La Capitale General Insurance, one of the largest property & casualty insurers in Canada. From our office in Mississauga, Ontario, Unica offers innovative insurance solutions to protect consumers' homes, cars and businesses through a network of professional insurance brokers across Ontario.

At Unica, we help you safeguard your hard-earned assets whether at home, work, or play. We share your expectations of quality and service, and we believe in the value our broker partners bring to meet these expectations. We are committed to working with brokers to preserve and strengthen their role in the distribution of property & casualty insurance products in Canada.

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.