IBAO Territory 8 Student Sponsorship + IBAO Conference Details

Posted Sep 28th, 2017 in Community Events, IBAH News

The Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton (IBAH) congratulates Tim Sogan, of Mohawk College for being the lucky recipient of the IBAO Territory 8 Student Sponsorship.


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At the 97th Annual IBAO Convention in Ottawa, Ontario on October 25 and 26, Tim Sogan will be awarded of the IBAO Territory 8 Student Sponsorship. Tim competed with his peers at the college for the opportunity to attend the IBAO Convention with the cost of attending being spread amongst the affiliates that combine to form Territory 8.  Tim was selected by Mr. Jorge Bettencourt (Professor, Mohawk College) and Mr. Brent Thomas (YBC Territory 8 Leader) using predefined criteria.  The criteria to determine the lucky recipient was developed in coordination with the other affiliates in Territory 8 and led by our YBC Territory 8 Leader, Brent Thomas.  In the development of the selection criteria, an emphasis was placed on selecting a student who was interested in becoming an insurance broker upon successful completion of the Mohawk College Insurance Program. 

We look forward to welcoming Tim at the IBAO Convention and his continued success in the Insurance Program at Mohawk College.

|PICTURED| L-R:  Brent Thomas (YBC), Tim Sogan (Student), Jorge Bettencourt (Mohawk College)

97th Annual IBAO Convention Details

  • Held October 25-26th in Ottawa 
  • Biggest Issue of Discussion will be the future definition of the IBAO membership, specifically a critical vote to determine the membership definition and associated bylaw and governance structure modifications to support any agreed upon change
  • Keynote John Herdman – Coach of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team, on how to run a high-performing team
  • BIP Talks – 5 half-hour presentations from experts in and outside the industry including Google Canada Head of Marketing Fab Dolan, Networking Strategist Derek Coburn, BMO Business Finance Expert Colin Clahane, CW Group Partner Eric Walker, Auto Insurance Adviser David Marshall, Insurance Bureau of Canada CEO Don Forgeron and hand-selected technology vendors ProNavigator, Rocket Referrals and Eddy Home 
  •  The IBAO Awards of Excellence Gala honouring Brokerage, Young Broker, Affiliate and Innovator of the Year, featuring comedian James Cunningham and Toronto-based band Electric Blonde
  • Insurer Town Halls with Economical Insurance, Gore Mutual, Intact Insurance, the Guarantee, RSA Canada, Travelers Canada and Wawanesa Insurance
  • The largest insurance industry tradeshow in the country featuring over 125 industry partners

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