At the Forefront - Acquisition to Integration

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham

7095 Woodbine Ave, Markham, ON, L3R 1A3 [Map]
Date and Time: May 09, 2019 8:00 am - 9:45 am


Acquisitions are a reality of the Canadian business landscape, but the bringing together of two different organizations is an intricate, expensive and high-risk undertaking. Lessons learned from past case studies are essential for those yet to venture in this space.

Join Barbara Bellissimo, Senior Vice President, Desjardins Agent Network, as she shares insights into the State Farm Canada – Desjardins Insurance integration journey. She’ll share the simple lessons from a complex transformation that successfully transitioned over 1.2 million clients; 1,900 employees; 500 independent Agents and their 2,000 team members into one Desjardins Insurance.

Topics will include:

  • The State Farm - Desjardins acquisition story
  • The ambitious integration plan of action
  • The integration outcome - measures of success
  • The top lessons learned: what we did right and what we would have done different 

Barbara Bellissimo
Senior Vice President
Desjardins Agent Network
Desjardins Insurance

The price of this event includes a buffet breakfast.

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