Everything is changing for brokers

The Idea Accelerator portion of our landmark 2018 Fast Forward forum – which featured dynamic discussions with leading industry voices – proved to be the star of the day and spent several hours trending at number one on Twitter. We’re thrilled to announce that in September we’re bringing the Fast Forward Idea Accelerator back once again – and this time we’re taking it across Canada! We’ll be holding Idea Accelerators in Vancouver on Wednesday, September 18 at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre and in Toronto at the CBC Atrium on Tuesday, September 24.

The Vancouver and Toronto Idea Accelerators will both feature the same quality and entertaining, relevant content that brokers have come to expect from Gore Mutual events. Industry leaders and subject matter experts will be sharing valuable insight during candid discussions about key issues including the importance of customer experience, the emergence of insurance brands in the future, the growing dominance of data and technology and more. Award-winning marketer, best-selling author and acclaimed radio host Terry O’Reilly will be delivering keynotes as part of each Idea Accelerator about the power of marketing, building unforgettable brands, and ways to attract new customers.



Have a look at some of our past keynote speakers

Rick Mercer

An award-winning broadcaster and author, Rick Mercer is one of the country’s most popular comics and a political satirist who knows exactly what matters to regular Canadians. Known as “Canada’s Unofficial Opposition,” he’s never been one to shy away from hot button topics. At Fast Forward, Mercer shared his unique insights about our ever-changing world.

Peter Mansbridge

One of Canada’s most respected and recognizable figures, Mansbridge’s sterling career at the CBC is without precedent. For five decades, he has guided us through the political, economic, and cultural events that have shaped our nation. He’s witnessed large amounts of change throughout his career and believes the best way to see the change you want is to participate in it.

Chris Hadfield

Col. Chris Hadfield has been called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong.” The first Canadian to command the International Space Station, he used social media to make outer space accessible to millions renewing interest in his industry – something brokers are working hard to do in their own industry. He wowed our audience with the lessons about change, leadership, teamwork, collaboration and technology.

David Suzuki

An award-winning scientist, broadcaster and author, Dr. David Suzuki is one of the world’s most acclaimed and influential environmentalists. Throughout his career, he has raised public consciousness about environmental issues. He gave us a compelling and sometimes frightening look at the state of our environment – it continues to be one of the most important topics for our industry and the entire planet with severe weather on the rise.

Jim Carroll

An author, media commentator and consultant, Jim Carroll is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists on trends and innovation. He’s garnered praise from clients such as NASA, Disney and Johnson & Johnson. He taught us to anticipate change, embrace the future through innovation and start preparing for tomorrow’s economic and social trends, today.

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