IFB 2017 Winnipeg Regional Event

May 17, 2017
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Event description

IFB’s Winnipeg Regional Event offers financial brokers valuable continuing education credits, seminars on the latest industry developments, and a chance to meet other brokers from around the region. Plus, financial services companies will be showcasing their products and services in the exhibit area. Build your business and develop your professional skills. Find out more about the speakers, presentations, and CE credits we have on offer.

Participating companies include: Axis ReinsuranceCanada Protection Plan, Equitable Bank, Home Trust Company,  Investment Executive, Sentinel Financial GroupSpecial Risk Insurance Managers, SSQ Life Insurance Company Inc..

Schedule & Presentation Outlines

Wednesday May 17th 2017


8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

New Opportunities in Life and Health Insurance | FPSC: Financial Planning ICM ID# 28384

Jennifer Luu, Canada Protection Plan

The life and health insurance industry in Canada is very competitive, with 133 providers of health insurance and nearly 100 life insurance providers. The benefits paid to Canadians each year in death benefits and through health, disability and dental claims is over $84 billion dollars. This presentation provides an overview of this market, as well as of the leading causes of death and long term illness and disability. Underwriting practices are also discussed, including factors that lead to declined life and health cases, and how the underwriting decision is made.

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

What’s New in Financial Services? Everything! | FPSC: Practice Management ICM ID# 28454

Som Houmphanh, Independent Financial Brokers of Canada

A. Evers you work away helping your clients make investment and insurance decisions and plan for a more secure future, the industry you work in is on the cusp of radical changeything from how you are paid, to technological innovations, to demographics are pressuring today’s way of doing business. What’s on the horizon for you and your clients?

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

International Insurance 101 (what to look for and what to ask) | FPSC: Practice Management ICM ID# 28383

Mark Johns, Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd.

Do you have a client(s) with employees posted outside the country? Are you pulling your hair trying to wade through the minefield of different markets who profess to provide a product? Do you see odd exclusions in quotes, contracts and wonder what is normal? Mark Johns, Vice President of Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd. will highlight what to look for and what to ask when looking into coverage for your clients who may have expatriate or rotational workers. You may not become an expert after this session but you will have a better understanding of what to consider.

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

The Power of Customized Solutions | FPSC: Product ICM ID# 28385

Adeline Thomson, SSQ Financial Group

Incorporate our living benefits products into life insurance sales in a simple, comprehensive product solution customized to meet your client’s needs.

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Business Insurance Marketplace | FPSC: Practice Management ID# 28386

Som Houmphanh, The Sentinel Group

The small, medium owner operator market is the backbone of the economy in Canada. Without these people taking the risk in opening and operating businesses and employing people, we would be as a country in a tough situation. Learn how to effectively communicate with these owners and find their real priorities so that you can help them achieve independence, financial stability and effective succession planning.


Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H 0G3
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Continuing Education Credits

Up to 6 hours of CE for your Life License

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Get Quality Education

Experienced voices in financial services, successful industry professionals, and knowledgeable speakers all offer their insights at our events. Hear from the best in the business and learn how you can make your practice even stronger.

Meet Companies to Partner With

A number of leading financial services companies will be exhibiting their products and services at the Summit. You just might find a prosperous business partnership waiting for you in one of the seminars, or in the exhibitor’s area.

Network with Local Advisors

Summits are open to both IFB members and non-members alike. Connect with advisors like you and expand your professional network. IFB members receive the best rates to the event, and everyone can save on admission by registering early.


Pricing for the 2017 Winnipeg Regional Event is as follows:

$69.00 for IFB Members
$99.00 for Non-Members

Prices do not include tax.



If you are an exhibitor, please fill out our exhibitor forms to submit your company’s information.

Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Learn more about sponsorship.


Summit sponsors, speakers, and delegates can book accommodations at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. Room rates are as follows:

Single room: $125.00 per night

Prices do not include applicable taxes. Call the hotel at (204) 786-4801 to make reservations. Quote group name “Independent Financial Brokers”.