Symposium: A New Era - April 11, 2024

SYMPOSIUM 2024: A New Era

This annual event brings together bright minds who provoke engaging discussion about the future of our industry. We look forward to sharing these exciting conversations with you in person in April 2024.


Thursday, April 11, 2024


1 King West Hotel & Residence
1 King Street West, Toronto
ON, M5H 1A1


Take a look at this year's lineup:


Breakfast Keynote
Erin Bury
Co-Founder and CEO, Willful
Tech Expert/Startup Fanatic

Morning General Session

Technology Round-up: Interrupting Insurance

This Technology Round-up session will be a fast-paced, engaging discussion on a variety of hot tech topics, with leading experts examining the impact and effects of technological innovation on society and business. Relevant to all professionals in the p&c insurance market, this session will explore how the innovations of today are shaping the p&c industry of tomorrow. Our lives are already digital, but what is next? Attend GTA Symposium 2024 to find out.

After attending this session, you will:

  • Hear from a variety of experts from different fields
  • Explore real-life examples of how technology is changing society
  • Better understand how technology is directly impacting the p&c industry


Morning Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

Morning Session A: Political Risk: Implications for the Insurance Industry

Details coming soon.

Morning Session B: What’s fraud got to do with it? Fraud: Costs, cases, and impacts

Fraud has become a rising issue in insurance. From recent news in personal home and auto insurance, to larger commercial cases, arson, social engineering, and artificial intelligence, the prevalence of fraud is endangering the personal and professional safety of Canadians, creating problems for insurers and driving up costs for everyone.

Join us for this session as our speakers explore the different areas of fraud and what happens behind the scenes as insurers work to protect their customers against threat. Our experts will share their experiences and impressions dealing with fraud, the frequency and severity of different types of fraud, tips and strategies you can use to detect and prevent fraud, and much more.

After this session, you will walk away with:

  • A better understanding of fraud
  • The dominant types of fraud being committed today
  • The financial impact to the insurance industry and consumers
  • Strategies you can use to better defend and prevent fraud


Lunch Keynote
Benjamin Tal
Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC

Up Close & Personal

Details coming soon.

Agenda (EST)




 Welcome and Introduction

8:45 am – 9:45 am

 Breakfast Keynote Speaker

9:45 am – 10 am

 Networking Break

10 am – 11 am

 General Session

11 am – 11:15 am

 Networking Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

 Breakout Sessions

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

 Lunch keynote

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm

 Networking Break

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 Up Close & Personal

3:30 pm – 4 pm

 Cocktail Reception

More details about this year's event coming soon. 

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