We're Back, Babyyyy

After years of requests, the PYIB conference is finally back!  Get together with your fellow young brokers and other industry professionals on September 13th and 14th at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire for two nights of events, awards, and mingling. Click the button below to register, or use the navigation menu to read up on all the details we've got planned.

Group rates at the Sheraton Suits Calgary Eau Claire are available for all for IBAA attendees. To book your room please Click Here.

Event Schedule

If you are interesting in sponsoring any of the following events please click here to see details.

Meet the Underwriter Night Cocktail Reception

Sept 13 | 6:00PM-9:00PM | Lobby Lounge

Welcome by the PYIB Board. Meet us in the Lobby Lounge of the hotel to kick things off on Friday night. Fraternize with fellow Young Brokers to meet with local underwriters. Look forward to a night full of fun games, networking, drinks, appetizers, and great company.

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Communication and Leadership

Sept 14 | 9:00AM-10:00AM | Wildrose Ballroom - Centre | Shelly Tobin

CE credits will be provided for attending

This one-hour workshop is designed to introduce participants to the DISC behavioural model, a widely used framework that categorizes individuals into four primary communication styles: Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Compliance (C). Read More

Behavioral Science Seminar

Sept 14 | 9:00AM-10:00AM | Willow Room | Marie Corey

CE credits will be provided for attending

Join for this 1 hour seminar presented by Marie Corey of Intact Insurance focusing on the Behavioral Science behind Sales. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

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Trade Show

Sept 14 | 10:00AM-12:00PM | Wildrose Ballroom - North

Head to the North Room to meet with industry vendors and other professionals at our PYIB Conference Trade Show. To read more or to register a booth please click here. Lunch will be served following the Trade Show.

Keynote Session

Sept 14 | 1:00PM-2:00PM | Wildrose Ballroom - Centre | Barry Haggis

CE credits will be provided for attending

Join us in this engaging journey Barry takes us on, whether you are a seasoned leader, or just beginning your leadership journey, the insights shared will hit home. Barry is also a past president of the Professional Young Insurance Brokers and the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta. Read More

Q&A Panel

Sept 14 | 2:30PM-3:30PM | Wildrose Ballroom - Centre | Multiple Panelists

Moderated by - Anna Rickard, Director PYIB

CE credits will be provided for attending

Here past and current IBAA board members talk about their career journeys and their insight into leadership, advice for young brokers. Bring your questions or concerns and they will be happy to provide answers.

Panelists include:

  • Jonathan Brown, Past President IBAA
  • Dirk Bruggencate, Director IBAA
  • Catherine Cake, Director IBAA
  • Jody Lohr, Past President IBAA and Director IBAC
  • Jhnel Weller-Hannaway, CEO IBAA

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Sales Seminar

Sept 14 | 3:30PM-4:30PM | Wildrose Ballroom - Centre | Roger Marcelo

CE credits will be provided for attending

More details to follow. Check back in the coming weeks to read more about this education session. Read More

Restoration Seminar

Sept 14 | 3:30PM-4:30PM | Willow Room | : Art Johnson, CR, WLS, CLS

CE credits will be provided for attending

DKI Restoration Services will go over the ins and outs of Crime Scene Cleanup. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

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Awards Banquet & Dinner

Sept 14 | 6:00PM-9:00PM | Wildrose Ballroom - Full

Presidents Remarks - Rashmi Masih

What it's all been leading to. Join us for a 007 Bond themed Dinner to celebrate your fellow Young Brokers and their accomplishments. Awards will be presented during dinner.

Dress code: Black tie (Smart Suits and Tux for gentlemen and elegant dresses for ladies)

For more details on the Gala click here. For more details or to nominate someone for an award please click here.

After Party

Sept 14 | 9:00PM-12:00AM | Location - Flower and Wolf Restaurant (Downstairs)

We're not quite done. Continue into the evening to send off the 2024 PYIB Conference in style with our Casino Royale themed Party.

...three measures of Gordon's; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice, and add a thin slice of lemon peel.

Access Granted! Don your tuxedos and gowns and join us for a soire like no other. Network with industry professionals and experience the first annual PYIB Awards Ceremony.

Trade Show

Our 2024 PYIB Conference Trade Show will allow industry partners and vendors to meet with Young Brokers from around the province. Taking place on September 14th, between 10:00AM - 12:00PM, space is limited, so register now!

All Trade Show booth registrations will include two booth attendees for the Trade Show, and Lunch to follow. If you intend to register for the rest of the event, you must do so separately by clicking here.

Young Brokers Award

Nomination Deadline: July 30th

We are proud to announce the opening of nominations for the FIRST Annual PYIB Awards and Recognition taking place September 14, 2024 at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire.

Use the related nomination forms below to highlight all the success stories, accomplishments, industry and community contributions, commendations, client testimonials, blogs, social posts, examples and any relevant information to add more weight to the entry. All entrants must be nominated by their peers, self-nominations will not be considered.

Professional Young Insurance Broker of the Year | Nomination Form

This award recognizes the young insurance broker who has the highest potential for superior leadership, has demonstrated initiative and excellence in insurance growth, and has gained positive recognition from peers and industry professionals.

Underwriter of the Year | Nomination Form

This award recognizes the underwriter whose expertise and outstanding service to brokers has helped ensure proper coverage is placed efficiently and effectively for their clients.

Business Development Manager of the Year | Nomination Form

This award recognizes the individual BDM within the insurance space who is pushing the envelope in business development, client service and education, and has demonstrated commitment to brokers and developing knowledge of markets.

CAIB Grad of the Year

This award recognizes the CAIB graduate with the highest average grade for the 2024 education year. This award will be determined by the IBAA, and will be based on all those who completed their CAIB designation in the province of Alberta between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

Event Sponsors


Haggis: The Journey of a Leader

September 14th | 1:00PM-2:00PM

Whether you are a seasoned leader already, or just starting your own journey, this compelling seminar provided by Barry Haggis is sure to provide insight. This seminar will cover Barry's journey through the insurance industry as he has worked his way up to become president of not only Young & Haggis Insurance Services, but also the PYIB, and the IBAA.

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Barry Haggis

Barry Haggis is a third generation insurance broker and President of Young & Haggis Insurance Services. Born and raised in Calgary, and growing up around the insurance industry, he still took a winding road to get to where he is today. From University football, to a career as an actor in Vancouver BC, and now running an independent insurance brokerage for the past 13 years, and obtaining his CIP designation, he brings a unique perspective into leadership in everything he does. Barry is also a past President of the Professional Young Insurance Brokers and the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta.


DISCover Your Leadership Style: Enhancing Communication and Team Dynamics

September 14th | 9:00AM-10:00AM

This one-hour workshop is designed to introduce participants to the DISC behavioural model, a widely used framework that categorizes individuals into four primary communication styles: Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Compliance (C). Each style reflects distinct behavioral traits and communication preferences, providing a comprehensive understanding of how people interact and work together. The workshop aims to help participants gain insight into their own DISC profiles, which can illuminate their natural tendencies, strengths, and areas for development. Additionally, participants will learn to recognize the DISC profiles of others, which is crucial for fostering effective communication, enhancing teamwork, and minimizing conflicts. By understanding and appreciating these diverse communication styles, participants can apply this knowledge to improve their leadership skills, tailoring their approach to meet the needs of their team members, thereby driving better engagement and productivity. This workshop will equip attendees with practical strategies for adapting their communication style to various situations and individuals, ultimately leading to more cohesive and high-performing teams.

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Shelly Tobin, Founder & CEO of Hire Growth Consulting

Shelley Tobin is the driving force behind Hire Growth Consulting, a consultancy dedicated to empowering small businesses to excel in recruiting, hiring, and nurturing their most valuable asset—their employees. With a deep-seated passion for ensuring the success and well-being of businesses, Shelley leverages over 25 years of experience in recruitment, management, and entrepreneurship to guide her clients through the complexities of the employee lifecycle.

Having spent two decades in management roles and as a business owner herself, Shelley intimately understands the challenges and rewards of people management. She recognizes that effective communication, understanding individual motivations, and fostering a supportive work environment are paramount to business success. Leveraging tools such as DISC assessments, Shelley helps businesses gain invaluable insights into their team dynamics, communication styles, and motivational factors, enabling them to optimize employee performance and satisfaction.

Shelley's expertise with DISC assessments extends across various critical business functions: Team building, Communication, Job Benchmarking, Succession Planning and Conflict Resolution.

With a relentless commitment to helping businesses thrive and a genuine passion for supporting her community, Shelley Tobin continues to make a meaningful impact through her work at Hire Growth Consulting.


Behavioral Science & Sales

September 14th | 9:00AM-10:00PM

More details to follow

Marie Corey

Bio to follow


Be Memorable in Sales

September 14th | 3:30PM-4:40PM

Seminar details to follow

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Roger Marcelo

Roger Marcelo has called the insurance industry home for 30 years, and has held a variety of impactful management roles. Before joining Allianz Global Assistance as Vice President of Business Development, he was a Sales Director – Business Development at Intact Financial Corporation/ RSA Insurance.

Roger is a seasoned business development executive with vast experience in positively managing relationships with brokers. He is an enthusiastic leader who has a clear passion for building relationships and talent within the industry, which has included teaching CIP classes for over five years with the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta. In 2019, he was recognized by the IISA as Instructor of the Year.

Leading an equally passionate national team, Roger likes nothing more than to work closely with our broker partners across Canada.

When he’s not supporting brokers, Roger likes to spend time with his sons, running, and working out at the gym. He can also be found on the links, dancing, and doing some karaoke. Roger plans to do even more travelling in the next few years, especially to places where there are nearby golf courses…


Trauma & Crime Scene Clean Up.... Not for the Faint of Heart

September 14th | 3:30PM-4:30PM

More details to follow..

Art Johnson CR, WLS, CLS

Art Johnson started in the Restoration industry in 1988. He went from a 2-person company to assisting in the growth of one of western Canada’s largest full-service restoration companies. Art has extensive training and experience in all aspects of the restoration industry and is passionate about training and helping others. Art is a Water Loss Specialist (WLS), a Contents Loss Specialist (CLS) a Certified Restorer (CR), an IICRC Master Restorer and Cleaner and an IICRC approved Certification Instructor. He has taught extensively throughout Canada, the USA and Australia. Art has proudly served on, and, for a time, chaired the Water Loss Institute, co-chaired the Restoration Council, along with serving as the Environmental Chair for the RIA