We Have An Exciting Three Days Planned For You!

Two Steps To Join The Business Building Fun!

DAY 1 - Monday October 17, 2022


1:30pm - 4:30pm - Monday October 17, 2022

Free Professional Headshot Photoshoot (first-come-first-serve, so come early!)

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Monday October 17, 2022

Check-In at Sheraton Fallsview. Remember, you can use the discount to arrive a few days earlier and have some fun.

5:30pm - 7:00pm - Monday October 17, 2022

Welcome Reception with Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres at Sheraton Fallsview

DAY 2 - Tuesday October 18, 2022
(subject to change, keep checking)

Speakers & Presentations

7:00am - 8:10am - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Breakfast Buffet

8:15am - 9:00am - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Carte Forward View by Carte Management with Kirk Purai - President of CRMI and Maria Jose Flores - President of CWMI

9:05am - 9:35am - Tuesday October 18, 2022



9:40am - 10:10am - Tuesday October 18, 2022

WillFul: Erin Bury - How To Use An Entrepreneurial Mindset To Win In Business

The mindset of an entrepreneur is a unique set of qualities that positions startups to be more resourceful, take more risks, and view their business and its marketing plan as a blank slate, not a set of established rules. In this session, Erin Bury will use her decade of experience working with high-profile startups to define the entrepreneurial mindset and show audiences how to implement that mindset within your own organization. The session draws on case studies of successful companies, including her own, who have leveraged the entrepreneurial mindset.

Erin Bury - Co-Founder & CEO
Named one of Bay St. Bull’s Women of the Year, Erin Bury is one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs, an active startup advisor. and a former marketer and technology journalist. Erin is the co-founder and CEO at online estate planning platform Willful, where she drives the company’s mission to make it easier for Canadians to prepare for and deal with death in a digital age. Willful has been named one of Bay St. Bull’s Power 50 companies, and Erin secured a deal for the company on TV’s Dragons’ Den in December 2021. Erin advises multiple startups including podcasting platform Quill. She is also a board member for Save the Children Canada and the co-chair of the #Tech4SickKids initiative for SickKids Hospital.

10:15am - 10:35am - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Break and Booth Time

10:40am - 11:20pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

CI Investments: Wilmot George - Retirement Planning - A Look At Retirement Paycheques

As baby boomers retire and Canadians live longer, more than ever we are concerned whether retirement income can match pace with retirees. This presentation discusses Canada’s retirement income landscape with a focus on government benefits, employer-sponsored benefits and personal savings. At the end of this presentation, participants will better understand retirement in Canada and options for addressing retirement income needs going forward.

Wilmot George, CFP, TEP, CLU, CHS - Vice-President, Tax, Retirement and Estate Planning

11:25pm - 12:05pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Industrial Alliance: Robert Carter - 


Robert Carter: Regional VP of Sales

12:05pm - 12:30pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Booth Time & Network with Carriers

12:35pm - 1:20pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Catered Lunch and Free Time

1:25pm - 2:10pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Keynote Speaker

Daniel Morad - Fireside Chat with Jorge Ramos

The similarities of being a successful race car driver and an entrepreneur.

2:15pm - 2:55pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Fidelity: Andrea Rigobon - The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Understanding the regulatory landscape for financial advice is important for financial advisors to effectively conduct business and speak with their clients. This presentation examines the issues affecting our industry today, including the “Client Focused Reforms”, Capital Markets Modernization Task Force, the IIROC/MFDA Review and more. The presentation will provide insights on the overall status of ongoing regulatory priorities and how the new rules will impact financial advisors.

Andrea Rigobon - Director, Procurement and Senior Legal Counsel
Andrea joined Fidelity Canada in April of 2012. In her current role, Andrea manages Fidelity Canada’s Procurement Team as well as support’s Fidelity Canada from a legal perspective. Her legal work focuses on commercial negotiations with vendors, privacy, anti-spam and intellectual property matters, digitalization and regulatory matters that impact the industry, Fidelity Canada and its clients.

Andrea spends a great deal of her time speaking to advisors and dealers about the regulatory landscape and the impact or potential impact of new rules and regulations on their businesses.

Prior to joining Fidelity Canada, Andrea worked as a securities associate at a Bay street law firm.

Andrea received an honours bachelor of arts from the University of Toronto and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor.

3:00pm - 3:20pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Break, Booth Time & Network with Carriers

3:25pm - 4:25pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

SideDrawer: Ali Qureshi - Winning Clients with Better Collaboration

Collaboration is central to any advisor or planner - yet it can be time consuming, inefficient, frustrating and risky. However, done right, it can be a game changer for your practice, the client experience, while reducing your admin headaches and substantially reducing your risk. We'll show how SideDrawer's platform can become an integral part of your practice and your client experience.

Ali Qureshi: Co-Founder
Ali Qureshi is the Co-Founder of SideDrawer, an idea born out of a personal need for him and his family. The platform now is being used by financial planners, estate lawyers, accountants and enterprises to provide a secure, easy to use, organization and collaboration service for their clients. Prior to joining SideDrawer, Ali was the Executive Director and Deputy Head of International Equities, for CIBC Global Markets, as well as UBS Securities Canada Inc, and KPMG LLP.  Ali has also been involved in helping corporates raise equity, debt and convertible debt financing across a variety of industries. Ali has both CA, CPA and CFA designations, and graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto with an Honours B.Comm. Ali lives in Toronto with his wife and three young children.

4:30pm - 4:55pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Speaker TBA


5:00pm - 6:55pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Free Time & Networking

7:00pm - 8:30pm - Tuesday October 18, 2022

Dinner & Entertainment - Room A

DAY 3 - Wednesday October 19, 2022
(subject to change, keep checking)

Speakers & Presentations

7:00am - 8:00am - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Breakfast Buffet

8:05am - 8:25am - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Day 2 Recap & Day 3 Preview with Jorge Ramos and Marc Trinidad

8:30am - 9:10am - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Desjardins Financial: Tara Pollard - First ever Guaranteed 5 Pay PAR & George C Iovankas  - Desjardins PPNs-Combine Performance Potential, Security and Flexibility

First ever Guaranteed 5 Pay PAR - A case study with this first ever product in Canada
Tara Pollard - Regional Sales Director

Desjardins PPNs-Combine Performance Potential, Security and Flexibility - Strengths, Benefits and Client Fit/Positioning of Desjardins PPNs
George C Iovankas - MBA, RIS, Senior Regional Sales Director

9:15am - 9:55am - Wednesday October 19, 2022

NPC Data Guard: Larry Keating - Rising Above the Cyberthreat Landscape

This presentation will be providing more clarity on how the landscape has evolved, what to do in the face of these cyberthreats, and how as-a-service models and secure cloud computing are forever changing the security and power dynamic of small organizations.

Larry Keating - President & CEO
Larry is president and CEO of NPC, where he invented and has brought to market his industry’s first secure managed endpoint computing solution. He is also founder and CEO of Keating Technologies. Since 1987 Keating has been Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, bringing more than $1.5 billion in technology products and services to market.

For eight years Larry served as the founding chairman of the Ministers’ Technology Advisory Group for the Province of Ontario. He was also a member of the Chair’s Advisory Council on e-Government, the first Ambassador for Privacy by Design for the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and served as a technical advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for the Aboriginal Computer Literacy Program. Larry is currently a member of the Investment Industry Association of Canada’s Cyber Security Committee.

He is a speaker, writer and has been a Top Ten Technology Industry Newsmaker

10:00am - 10:20am - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Break, Booth Time & Network with Carriers

10:25am - 11:05am - Wednesday October 19, 2022

NCM Investments: Jason Isaac - Global Dividend Investing 2022 and Beyond

Jason will talk about why dividends matter and how over time, dividends are a key factor in strong returns, while lowering volatility. All companies have key milestones in their growth. Milestones such as their first client, first profit, first expansion, their first dividend, their first dividend increase, and so on. What Jason will focus on are companies that pay a dividend and grow their dividend throughout the world. This presentation will also look back at events around the world that shaped global dividend investing in 2022 and provide an outlook for the rest of the year and beyond.

To showcase global dividend investing, Jason will discuss key metrics such as quantitative and fundamentals of companies. He will be talking about historical cash flow generation, solid balance sheets and the management teams and how that impacts global investing. Looking beyond 2022 for global investing, Jason will discuss downside protection, and other elements of risk management such as business risk, management risk, valuation risk and liquidity risk and how managing those risk elements are important for Canadians.

Jason Isaac, FMA, CAIA, CFA and Lead Portfolio Manager for NCM Global Income Growth Class
Jason Isaac is a portfolio manager with more than 20 years of experience in global equities. Jason is a Portfolio Manager at Cumberland Investment Counsel Inc. (CIC) an affiliate of in NCM Asset Management Limited. He is also a director of Cumberland Partners Limited, the firm's parent company. His focus is on international equities adding to the breadth of the firms global offering and team.

Jason began his career in 1997 developing his expertise in US and European equities. Over his 20+ year career, he has worked at HSBC and Scotia in banking and investment counseling. His educational and industry credentials include a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics and the Financial Management Advisor (FMA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts (CAIA) designations. Also, Jason spent three years as a Sessional Lecturer at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary on subjects including security analysis, investments, and portfolio management theory.

Jason is a founding member of the NCM Asset Allocation Team for the NCM Pension Portfolios, consisting of NCM Conservative Income Portfolio, NCM Balanced Income Portfolio, NCM Growth and Income Portfolio.

Jason is the Lead Portfolio Manager for NCM Global Income Growth Class.

11:10am - 11:30am - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Break, Booth Time & Network with Carriers

11:35am - 12:15am - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Manulife Insurance: Laura Yost - What's the Beat On the Street?

Laura will review some observations about trends in the industry, as well as what she has seen that is working in the field in conjunction to this. She will review how Manulife’s key advantages can add value within these trends & to your clients. In a sea of sameness, these are the key areas where we believe Manulife holds a unique strength, and has for quite some time.

Laura Yost - National Director of Retail Accounts, Individual Insurance Canada
Laura Yost is the National Director of Retail Accounts for Individual Insurance. In this role, Laura is responsible for the support and execution of the retail accounts strategy. Laura’s main goals are to help our Distribution partners grow their insurance sales and build positive working relationship between their firms, our sales teams and Manulife.

Laura has enjoyed a very successful career at Manulife since joining in May 2012, resulting in progressive career promotions and multiple Emerald wins. Laura first started as an internal wholesaler on the Affinity product line & transitioned the life & living benefits side in 2013 Supporting Western Canada. In 2014 she transitioned to an external wholesaling role in the Life & Living Benefits area in Toronto. For the last 8 years she worked across a variety of firms & areas in the GTA, most recently working with our National Account firms downtown.  These experiences were very beneficial as she learned how many advisors and Distribution partners operate, what they find valuable & insights into their business. Laura’s insight along with her enthusiasm for the business has been a benefit to the clients she works with and her sales team.

In her role Laura consistently demonstrates strong leadership qualities and an ability to develop creative strategies to help advisors grow their business. Her advisors consistently praise her for the value she brings and the work ethic, passion and style she employs.

12:20am - 1:00pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Foresters & CPP: Ayal Alalouf - Why Foresters? Grow Your Business and Make A Positive

This presentation introduces Foresters Financial to advisors as well as inform existing contracted advisors about overall wellness strategy and how this can benefit their clients and meet their needs.


1.Focus on overall wellness
     •  Foresters is not the average insurer
         i. Benevolence
         ii. Member Benefits
         iii. Research stats on health benefits for this clients

2.Tools to help advisors manage their business
     •  Agent web-portal, BlueSky
     •  Foresters Advisor app
     •  Insurance Assist online application
     •  Competitive solutions-based portfolio
     •  Wide range of built-in features
         i. Charity benefit provision
         ii. Quit smoking incentive plan
         iii. Children’s insurance benefit
         iv. Juvenile Guaranteed insurability benefit
         v. Bereavement Assistance
         vi. Expert Medical Opinion Program

CE Credit: Yes

Ayal Alalouf: VP of Sales, Ontario
Ayal got his start in the insurance industry in 2004 with Freedom 55 Financial. In 3 short years, he assisted 250 families (over 600 clients) with their insurance & investment needs. He moved on to Canada Protection Plan in 2006 as Senior Manager in their Call Centre, then in 2012 moved in the Regional VP role for Ontario, and in 2022 moved into VP of Sales for Ontario. Since 2020, Ayal supports Ontario MGAs for all CPP & Foresters products. Ayal enjoys sports, spending time with his family, and loves any card game. 

1:05pm - 1:25pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Booth Time & Network with Carriers

1:30pm - 2:15pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Catered Lunch and Free Time

Wealth Management Sessions In Room A

2:20pm - 2:40pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

BMO Asset Management: Edward Ku - Innovative Solutions to Navigate the Market: ETF Based Mutual Funds

Combining benefits of both mutual funds and ETFs into all-in-one investment solutions, learn how ETF Based Mutual Funds bring together the best of both worlds.

Edward Ku - Director, Intermediary Distribution – GTA North, BMO Global Asset Management

Edward has over 21 years of experience in the financial services industry. For the last 16 years of his career Edward has been working with advisors in Central Ontario to grow their businesses. Edward represents BMO's suite of Mutual Funds, ETFs, ETF Portfolios and Segregated Funds. He is a graduate of Concordia University and has successfully completed level 1 of the CFA program

2:45pm - 3:05pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Dynamic Funds: Collister Thomas - Successful Investing Strategies To Use In An Increasingly Volatile Environment

A trap many of us fall into is that we believe market historians are prophets. This is a fallacy that many of us have never been able to accept. In periods of uncertainty we all want to hear an authoritative voice that can give us some assurances, that all will be well. We are not designed to live with uncertainty. But what we have learned is that we cannot predict the future, but we can certainly prepare for it. I will share 3 successful investing strategies to help you prepare for an uncertain future and 2 low-medium investment ideas.

Collister Thomas, B.Comm, CIM®, PFP®
Vice President, Business Development Dynamic Funds

  • Collister brings over 20yrs of experience in the investment industry, with the last 16 years at Dynamic Funds.
  • Collister has a demonstrated history of working closely with advisors to help articulate and capitalize on opportunities to grow their practice, with the use of

Dynamic’s extensive line-up of award-winning investment mandates and advisor-centric resources.

  • Collister has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. He also earned his CIM and PFP designations in 2010.
  • Has been with Dynamic since 2003 – 16+ years with the company

Risk Management Sessions In Room B

2:20pm - 2:40pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

ivari: Josie Malandrino & Frank Sobrinho - The Ivari difference: Things you may not know!

This presentation will introduce you to ivari and all the things that support the 5-star ivari difference. Through some case studies, we will show you solutions that will ensure your practice is compliant and provide the best solution for you clients, whatever their needs may be today or in the future!

Josie Malandrino, Sales Director
Josie began her financial services career in 1998 with NN Financial, where she held a variety of positions. She quickly became a valuable member of the life marketing team working in various capacities of increasing responsibility. In 2002 she assumed a new role as a key member of the sales team devoted to the joint venture with Sun Life/Clarica.

In April of 2003, Josie was appointed to the position of Sales Director. As a Sales Director at ivari she is currently responsible for strengthening new and existing advisor/distributor relationships by broadening ivari's product/process offering in the Central Region.

Josie was born and raised in Italy. She has been married since May of 2001 and has two little girls who keep her on her toes.

Frank Sobrinho, Sales Director
Frank has been in the life insurance industry since 1984 garnering a broad spectrum of experience in increasingly senior roles from administration, illustration and case design work, software and sales concept training, competitive analysis, and managing a team of professionals responsible for meeting with 35,000 policy owners face to face to help them manage their inforce policies. Frank has worked in both head office and field settings.

As Sales Director for ivari, Frank enjoys helping advisors grow their business through the use of several value added resources available through the company.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree and also holds the FLMI, CLU, and CFP designations.

2:45pm - 3:05pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Equitable Life: Giuliano & Subhastin - Top Competitve Advantages At Equitable Life - Investments and Insurance

Top differentiators within our investment space. Top PAR for kids competitive advantage. Introducing twelve new funds, two bonuses, six sales ideas, and a strong finish to the 2nd half of the year! .

Subhastin will demo Equitable's new Conversation Tool that they launched to help advisors to start a conversation with a focus on three areas: 1) Help your child with education costs; 2) Help your child start a business and 3) Fund your child's retirement plan so they don't have to.

Giuliano Savini - Regional Sales ManagerGiuliano has been in the financial services business for over 20 years, having started his financial career in 2000 and worked with both major life insurance and mutual fund companies over this time.

Before joining Equitable Life, he spent 10 years at Empire Life, as their top wholesaler in the country for the last 8 consecutive years, accumulating over $1Billion in sales over that 10 year period.

Prior to Empire, he worked as a sales rep for a major mutual fund company for two years, where he was responsible for selling mutual funds and structured products in the Toronto region.

Before that, he spent seven years with the biggest insurance company in Canada, in progressively senior sales roles in the Atlantic and South-Western Ontario regions.

As a Regional Investment Sales Manager, his work with advisors focuses on helping them grow their business through use of innovative ideas and dedication to their clients' needs.

Subhastin Kharag - Regional Sales Manager
Subhastin joined the industry in 2001 as an independent broker working with small business owners in the GTA.  

In 2006 he served two terms on the ADVOCIS Toronto Board & it was during these years that he achieved his CFP since he believes in continuing to refine one’s craft.

Then in 2008 joined a national MGA helping their brokers grow their books, followed by joining a multinational insurer working with MGAs & brokers to capitalize on growing business deeper & more holistically predominantly in the family market space.

Last year Subhastin joined Equitable Life in continuing to help MGAs & Brokers find opportunities to grow their books & collaborate in the HNW space.

Father of four who enjoys family cooking nights as the head sous chef & CEO of dishwashing.

3:10pm - 3:30pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Break, Booth Time & Network with Carriers

Wealth Management Sessions In Room A

3:35pm - 4:05pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022



Risk Management Sessions In Room B

3:35pm - 4:05pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

SL Insurance: Simplifying Life and Your Business


4:10pm - 4:30pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Booth Time & Network with Carriers

4:35pm - 5:55pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Free Time & Networking

Wed October 19th - Evening Festivities - Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Cocktails & H'ordeuvres Reception

6:35pm - 7:20pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Keynote Speaker 
Jeremiah Brown - What does it take to adapt to change and achieve your biggest goal? In this keynote, you’ll experience a rollercoaster journey full of insights on working through uncertainty, forging self-leadership, defeating doubt, staying resilient, and building and inspiring team trust from one of the fastest Olympians ever to go from his parents’ couch to the Olympic podium.

7:25pm - 8:35pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Gala Dinner

8:40pm - Wednesday October 19, 2022

Awards & Recognitions Ceremony

DAY 4 - Thursday October 20th, 2022

Thank You for Attending! Let's Make This Our Year!

8:00am - 10:30am - Thursday October 20, 2022

Breakfast Buffet

11:00am - Thursday October 20, 2022

Check-Out (Unless you used the discount to stay a few days longer!)