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2024 IBAM Convention & Tradeshow

IBAM BROKERCON: Brokerpalooza

Lollapalooza defined:

“An extraordinary or unusual thing, person or event; an exceptional example or instance”

What is a Lollapalooza?

Lollapalooza is a mesmerizing music festival that covers genres including rock’n’roll, alternative, heavy metal, hip hop and punk rock.

Brokerpalooza defined:

 “An extraordinary event to celebrate and connect the exceptional insurance industry in Manitoba"

What is a Brokerpalooza?

It's time to get ready for one of the most epic conventions around: Brokerpalooza!

Imagine yourself walking into a 90’s outdoor music festival on a warm summer day. Instead you’ll be walking into the Fairmont hotel on a warm-ish day in April – but you get the picture. With a unifying theme of the exceptional insurance industry in Manitoba, Brokerpalooza will feature performers (speakers, if you will) that cover various genres (topics) over the 2024 IBAM Convention. Brokerpalooza is a convention that celebrates music, art, and especially brokers! Embody the spirit of a 90’s music festival and dress like your headed to a concert (for the evening activities on April 18). And don’t forget – spread peace and love.

Mark your Calendars for April 17 & 18 for IBAM BROKERCON 2024: Brokerpalooza!

Get ready for two full days of festivities at the 2024 IBAM Convention, hosted at the Fairmont Winnipeg. With insurance brokers and company representatives from across Canada, international speakers and world-class entertainment, this is an event you do not want to miss!

PLUS! Join in for a day of Pre-Convention events with the Graduate Awards Brunch and an Errors & Omissions seminar being hosted on April 16, 2023 (tickets sold separately).

IBAM Convention Schedule


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Details of the Days:

Tuesday is Pre-Convention Day and features the Graduate Awards Brunch in the morning and an Errors & Omissions (E&O) Mock Trial in the afternoon!

Tickets will be sold separately for each event. If you have a CAIB or CPIB Graduate being awarded their designation, or just want to support our awesome graduates, there are individual tickets or you can purchase a table of eight (8) seats to make it a company affair!

Note: CAIB/CPIB Graduates will receive their access code in early February

Wednesday will kick off with the IBAM members only Annual General Meeting; then we will bring everyone together for our first IBAM Jam Session: The Insurance Executive’s Panel, hosted by Peter Tessier, featuring some of IBAM’s Major Partner Executives. 

This session will be followed by our first rock star of a Keynote Speaker, Ryan Hanley!

Ryan Hanley 

is the founder and president of Rogue Risk, a first-of-its-kind “human-optimized” digital insurance agency creating sustainability for small businesses through insurance and risk management.

As a creator, strategist, and speaker, Ryan helps organizations create meaningful and sustainable long-term growth.

His keynote presentations and customized workshops concentrate on implementing leadership, marketing, and sales initiatives within growth-focused, abundance-minded organizations.


The Convention Networking Lunch, sponsored by SGI CANADA, will again take place in the Lombard room and then the afternoon will be filled with Company Breakout Sessions, hosted by a number of IBAM’s major partners.

Company Breakout Sessions

Finally, finish off Day 1 by putting on your dancing shoes and your best party outfit because the IBAM President’s Dinner and Dance kicks off with a reception at RBC Convention Centre York Ballroom at 6PM, followed by the formal program and Entertainment starting at 7PM sharp!

There will again be complimentary shuttles taking guests to and from the Fairmont to RBC throughout the evening.

Thursday will start up with our second rock star Keynote Speaker, Anthony McLean!

Anthony McLean

Called a “master storyteller”, Anthony McLean delivers lively, actionable presentations on mental health, diversity & inclusion, and the intersection between them. He’s worked with such leading organizations as PepsiCo, Intel, Danone, Coca Cola, and more. McLean shows audiences how to foster an environment of empathy, acceptance, and mental well-being to enhance DEI work and optimize individual and team performance.

A respected voice in his field, McLean has delivered hundreds of inspiring talks across the world, rocking the stage at conferences, colleges, and corporate events. His clients have ranged from charities and non-profits to Fortune 500s. McLean is passionate about education and credits teachers for making the biggest difference in his life. Delivering research-backed tools and actionable strategies, he leaves audiences inspired to bring their best every day.

McLean has a background in theatre and works actively in the film and television industry. As a screenwriter, he’s currently in development on two feature films. McLean’s first book, All Fired Up: Optimize Mental Health to Ignite Joy and Fuel Peak Performance, will launch in January 2024.


Following this performance is our second Jam Session: the IBAM Broker Panel, hosted by our very own, Grant Wainikka. Hear from titans of the Manitoba insurance industry at this ‘Battle of the Bands’.

We’ll take a quick set break for another Convention Networking Lunch in the Lombard Room and then come on back for the MPI Fireside Chat.

The MPI Fireside Chat will be followed by our final Jam Session: the Insurance Tech Panel.

This two-day festival finishes off with our staple IBAM Tradeshow and Hospitality Suite Night!

2023 Graduates

Dress to Impress Take a peek at our dress guide for some outfit inspiration for the evening activities on April 18.

To stay up-to-date on the event, check out the Spring edition of the Manitoba Insurance Broker (released in March 2024), follow us on social media: @IBAManitoba, or download the IBAM Convention App through the app store on your smart phone - to be released shortly!

We hope you can make it!

BONUS! The first 50 individuals to purchase a Full Registration ticket have a chance to win a complimentary 3-night stay at the Fairmont Winnipeg during Convention.


Congratulations Kirby Wallis, the winner of the Fairmont stay during the 2024 IBAM Convention! 

Hotel Details: Planning on staying at the Fairmont Winnipeg during Convention?

Click here for the IBAM rate.

If you have any questions, please contact the IBAM Office.

IBAM App Sponsor 

All ticket sales are final after March 15, 2024 

Ticket sales will end on April 1, 2024

Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout the 2024 IBAM Convention and Tradeshow. By purchasing a ticket and attending the event you are giving IBAM permission to utilize the photographs and videos for promotional use.