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IBAA 2018 Convention

Convention Description

Your Mission: IBAA Convention 2018

May 6–9 The Fairmont Banff Springs

top secret

Mission Code Name: ibaa convention 2018

Operatives infiltrated the gathering, mingled with key figures, and obtained intelligence vital to their business interests.

Customer experience, communications technology, digital self-sufficiency, data mining, BMS systems, climate change, autonomous vehicles, cyber liability, and social media were key focus areas for powerful new technology and innovative business practices to keep broker agents strong in this time of change.

Operatives feasted, danced, sang, and networked throughout the four days, especially at hospitality night and the president's gala, where the incoming president and the new board were inaugurated and funds were raised for the IBAA Ronald McDonald House Charities campaign. Insurers also hosted gatherings throughout the event.

view or download your sponsored gala photos

Download Your President's Gala Photos!

Did you have your photo taken courtesy of Swiss Re at president's gala? Download a digital copy for online use or personal printing. Once on the Google sharing site, click the image you want and then click the "more options" dots to download.


More Event Photos to View or Download (lots of close-ups too)

view or download 2018-2019 IBAA board photos

2018–2019 IBAA Board

Welcome to IBAA President Paul VanderHooft, President Elect Chad Leibel, Temporary Vice President Julia Marshall, Past President Gerry Baert, and all the other new and returning directors at large and local council chairs!

See the current IBAA board listing.

See other board photos, including the full current board and the outgoing board members.


view or download photos of the Peace Hills Kick-Off Party

Peace Hills Kick-Off Party

This party always draws the crowds.
Some were in their finest biker gear, playing along with the party's theme.
Tattoo sleeves were traded all night as people enjoyed the complimentary food and drink.
I wonder if anyone tried to trade up for permanent sleeves?


view or download photos of the Trade Show

Trade Show

With 87 exhibitors, this trade show was the biggest in IBAA history:
Great connections—the rooms and hallways buzzed for four hours
Great food, coffee, and toonie bar
High jinks in covert operations (optical lasers, shooting, and high-speed chases) at the PYIB Secret Agent Training Centre


view or download photos of Hospitality Night

Hospitality Night

What a blast:
Lip-sync, dance-off, and karaoke battles
Bryce Dzenick's moose-milk hand-off (maybe) to Kelly Albert
Food, toonie bar, dancing, carousing, and more
Tables in the back for quieter conversation with insurance partners


view or download photos of the convention speakers


David Chilton (keynote speaker)
CEO Speed Dating
BMS Panel
Drs. John Pomeroy and Mike Flannigan (climate change: wildfire and water)
Update from the Superintendent's Office, sister associations, and IBAC
Nick Finn and Jamie Keey (Aviva Digital Marketing Consultants)
Raed Kadri (autonomous vehicles)


view or download photos of the President's Gala Banquet

President's Gala Banquet

IBAA 2018–2019 President Paul VanderHooft and family
IBAA 2018–2019 board
IBAA 2018–2019 outgoing board members
Prize winners and more


Save the Date for IBAA's 2019 convention on May 5–8 at the Fairmont Banff Springs!

Through innovative talks, educational breakouts, hands-on solution development, and tons of networking, you'll come away with dozens of new tactics to take your business to the next level. Where else do you get the chance to meet with some of the best minds in the industry?

Open to insurance industry partners and IBAA members.

Banff Springs Golf

IBAA Golf Tournament

Join us at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course during the May 2019 Convention. With a breathtaking view in all directions, the course is captivating and challenging. The optical illusions created by the mountains towering overhead can deceive the eye of even the most skilled player.


For any questions, concerns, or additional information regarding the 2018 or future conventions, please contact Robyn Young at

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