Welcome To NICC

Where insurance executives

want to be.

The National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) welcomes you! Whether you are an insurance or reinsurance company executive, a broker, a regulator, a risk manager or an industry partner, the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) is designed with you in mind. This high level conference addresses the many diverse and complex issues facing leaders of the Canadian property and casualty insurance sector.

About NICC

We are a place where industry leaders meet. Since 2007, we have provided a high-level, truly national insurance conference that speaks to senior executives of insurers, brokers, reinsurers and industry associations. With the help of our Senior Advisory Committee, NICC is the preeminent industry conference offering an outstanding and relevant agenda and exceptional networking opportunities year after year.

NICC Testimonials


“The number of topics that are tackled are, first of all, amazing – just in terms of the variety of the topics – but they’re also the most thought-worthy topics that you will see and you get to participate with 500 industry leaders from a thought standpoint and a knowledge standpoint so there’s no better place to spend a day and a half.”

- Monica Ningen, President & CEO, Canada & English Caribbean,
Swiss Re
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“This is the P&C event of the year…in terms of bringing together senior people from across the industry, from all facets of the industry, this has become the event. And we needed it. We didn’t have that forum that brought everybody together where we could have these discussions and you [the NICC] attract[s] a certain caliber of speakers and people who sit on the panels. I think it’s become the conference. It’s the place. If you want to know what’s going on, on the top issues of the day, you’ve got to be here..”

– Don Forgeron, President and CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada

“I think that there’s a lot of high-level thinking and discussing going on that is both reflective and forward-thinking…that’s what is going to help shape the industry. I feel that this is a great learning opportunity and that’s one of the main reasons why I come to the NICC – to go through that learning and understanding of where we could be going in the future for the Canadian insurance market.”

– Patti Kernaghan, President & CEO, Kernaghan Adjusters

Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil” – The more things change the more they stay the same.  We need this forum and this format to continue the discussion.  You need to attend, you need to exchange and you need to listen. You take pieces from each session and put them together to allow you to understand where to go forward.”

– Joseph El-Sayegh, President & CEO, SCOR Canada Reinsurance

“I think there are a couple aspects of the NICC that have resulted in us coming back year after year. One is that the content is always good. It’s always on point. It’s covering the issues we would want to see covered. Second of all, there’s just really wide representation from the P&C industry here so it’s a great opportunity to be with people that we know, meet new people and just get a good sense of what’s going on in the industry.”

– Koker Christensen, Partner, Fasken

Joel Baker

President & CEO,
MSA Research

Don Forgeron

President & CEO, IBC


Carol Jardine

President, Canadian P&C Operations, Wawanesa

Patti Kernaghan

President & CEO, Kernaghan Adjusters Ltd.

Monica Ningen

President & CEO, Canada and English Caribbean, Swiss Re

Bob Tisdale

President & COO, Pembridge Insurance Company

Stuart Carruthers

Partner, Stikeman

Koker Christensen

Partner, Fasken

Jill McCutcheon

Partner, Torys

Tim Bzowey

Executive Vice President, Auto/Insurance Products, FSRA

Jaime Watt

Executive Chairman, Navigator Ltd.

Louis Gagnon

President, Canadian Operations, Intact Financial Corp.

Adam Tooze

Shelby Cullom Davis Chair of History, Columbia University and Author of "CRASHED: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World"

Alex Wittenberg

Executive Director, Marsh & McLennan Insights. Partner, Oliver Wyman Group

Flavio Battilana

COO, CSN Collision Centres

David Marshall

Author “Fair Benefits Fairly Delivered: A Review of the Auto Insurance System
in Ontario”

Liam McFarlane

Partner, EY

Alister Campbell

President & CEO, PACICC and NICC 2019 Emcee

Tim Guernsey

Vice President, Commercial Claims, Economical Mutual

Stephan Roy

National Director, Disaster Restoration, ServiceMaster of Canada Ltd.

Nicole Bonnie

Diversity Coach and CEO, Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies

Angelique Magi

National VP, Transportation and Strategic Initiatives, Guarantee Company of North America

Jonathan Stephenson

Jonathan Stephenson

Managing Director,
Guy Carpenter

Joseph El-Sayegh

President & CEO, SCOR Canada Reinsurance

Jonathan Turner

SVP, CFO, Swiss Re & Chair, Reinsurance Taskforce

Matt Wolfe

President, Reinsurance Solutions, Aon Canada

Saad Mered

CEO, Zurich Canada

Andrew Steen

President, Berkley Canada


Jérôme Jean Haegeli

Group Chief Economist, Swiss Re

Marilyn Horrick

EVP & COO, MSA Research

Louis-Martin Richer

Senior Vice President, National and International Practices in Engineering, Construction and Surety, Marsh Canada

Grant Kelly

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Financial Analysis, and Chief Economist, PACICC

Conor Donaldson

Head of Implementation, IAIS

Alex Campbell

Vice President, Surety, Western Canada, Intact

John E. Sununu

Former U.S. Senator and Member of the Council of Lloyd's

Janik Lachance

VP, Eastern Canada Manager, Financial Lines, Chubb

2020 NICC Advisory Committee Members

Joel Baker

President & CEO

MSA Research

Peter Braid


Insurance Brokers Association of Canada

Raymond Chun

President & CEO

TD Insurance

Don Forgeron

President & CEO


Peter Hohman

President & CEO

Insurance Institute
of Canada

Claus-Ulrich Kroll

President & CEO

Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada

Gale Lockbaum

President & COO

Arch Insurance Group

Jonathan Stephenson

Managing Director

Guy Carpenter

Jason Storah

President & CEO

Aviva Canada

Kyle Winston


CRU Group

Matt Wolfe


Reinsurance Solutions

Aon Canada