The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario’s convention came to the Shaw Centre in Ottawa October 25th and 26th for two days full of inspirational content, networking and entertainment. The event is the most anticipated insurance event of the year and did not disappoint for 2017.
With spotlight speakers including John Herdman, Head Coach of the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team, the incoming IBAO President, Brian Purcell, the Head of Marketing from Google Canada, Fab Dolan, and many more, the convention provided an opportunity for those in the insurance industry to take in valuable information and spend time with their colleagues and peers.
Perhaps the most anticipated part of the convention is the annual Awards of Excellence Gala which presents awards for Affiliate of the Year, Young Broker of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and Brokerage of the Year. Along with the awards, the IBAO also makes Honourary Members Presentations. Our President, Bart Oegema, was in the spotlight at the Awards of Excellence as an Honourary Member for 2017. We’d like to extend our congratulations to Bart for this recognition of his work in the insurance industry. We’d also like to extend our congratulations to Tyler Lussier from our Manotick location who was a finalist for Affiliate of the Year as part of the Ottawa Insurance Brokers Association.
Oegema, Nicholson & Associates believes we have the greatest team in the insurance industry, and we are proud that members of our group are recognized for their hard work and continual efforts to better themselves and our company to better serve our clients. Congratulations to all finalists and recipients from the 2017 IBAO Awards of Excellence Gala and good luck to all in 2018.