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Important Announcement Regarding the 2021 National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC)

Toronto (January 7, 2021)

The NICC Advisory Committee has moved the 2021 NICC from its original September dates to November 14-16, 2021 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

With the announcement of COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon and the news from the Canadian government, the expectation is that most of the population will be vaccinated by late summer or September. The committee felt that the November dates put the Canadian insurance industry’s most important annual event in a safer zone for all concerned.

“We enter 2021 with a mix of worry and hope but, given the information available to us at this time, we are cautiously optimistic that after long last our industry will be able to reconvene, reconnect, rejoice, raise a glass and, yes, get down to business on the pressing issues facing us and the Canadians that we serve”, said MSA CEO, Joel Baker. He added: “Over the next few months, the NICC Committee will work on the agenda for what may very well be remembered as the most meaningful industry gathering in our careers.”

The NICC would like to take this opportunity to thank the esteemed Advisory Committee, speakers, moderators and sponsors. Please be safe and resilient in the days, weeks and months ahead as we emerge from the pandemic.

2021 NICC Advisory Committee Members

Joel Baker Peter Braid
President & CEO, MSA Research CEO, Insurance Brokers Assoc. of Canada
Raymond Chun Don Forgeron
President & CEO, TD Insurance President & CEO, IBC
Peter Hohman Claus-Ulrich Kroll
President & CEO, Insurance Institute of Canada President & CEO, Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada
Gale Lockbaum Jonathan Stephenson
President & COO, Arch Insurance Group Managing Director, Guy Carpenter
Jason Storah Kyle Winston
President & CEO, Aviva Canada President, CRU Group
Matt Wolfe
President, Reinsurance Solutions, Aon Canada


About the National Insurance Conference of Canada
Founded in 2007, the National Insurance Conference of Canada is the Canadian P&C industry’s preeminent conference and leadership forum. Designed for insurance and reinsurance company executives, brokers, regulators, risk managers and industry partners, this executive-level conference addresses many of the diverse and complex issues facing leaders in the Canadian P&C insurance industry. Details can be found at

For more information, contact:
Laura Viau
Vice President, Administration and Events
MSA Research
(416) 368-9001