Insight. Innovation. Insurance. 


Why you should attend

About the event

CFC Summit brings together hundreds of brokers from across Canada and the USA to discuss the hottest topics in specialty insurance. This dynamic in-person event promises engaging talks, plenty of networking and a first-look at the exciting innovation that’s powering CFC and changing insurance! Don't miss out!

Watch 2023 highlights
  • 12 speakers
  • 350 attendees
  • 15 products
  • 5 hours of valuable learning

The talks

10:00 - 11:00

Registration and morning refreshments

11:00 - 11:10


Pat Brice, Distribution Director, CFC

Pat Brice profile image Pat Brice  
Distribution Director
11:10 - 11:25

View from the top

Louise O'Shea, Group Chief Executive Officer, CFC

Louise O'Shea profile image Louise O'Shea  
Group Chief Executive Officer
11:25 - 11:40

The outlook from London

Andy Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, CFC

Andy Holmes profile image Andy Holmes  
Chief Executive Officer
11:45 - 12:00

Fireside chat with Shannon Groeber and special guest

Shannon Groeber, Chief Executive Officer, USA, CFC

Shannon Groeber profile image Shannon Groeber  
Chief Executive Officer, USA
12:00 - 12:20

Questions and discussions

13:20 - 13:40

Emerging innovation risk trends

George Beattie, Head of Innovation, CFC

George Beattie profile image George Beattie  
Head of Innovation
13:40 - 14:00

The latest on CFC's tech innovation

Jason Hart, Head of Proactive Insurance, CFC

Jason Hart profile image Jason Hart  
Head of Proactive Insurance
14:00 - 15:00 Keynote

Keynote speaker

Chris Hadfield, Astronaut, Business Leader, Tech Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author,

Chris Hadfield profile image Chris Hadfield  
Astronaut, Business Leader, Tech Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author
15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon break

15:30 - 15:40

What lies ahead?

Dan Trueman, Chief Underwriting Officer, CFC

Dan Trueman profile image Dan Trueman  
Chief Underwriting Officer
15:40 - 16:00

Cyber hot topics

Lindsey Nelson, Cyber Development Leader, CFC

Lindsey Nelson profile image Lindsey Nelson  
Cyber Development Leader
16:00 - 17:00 Panel

Panel discussion with product experts

Angus Marshall, Head of Transaction Liability, CFC

Timothy Boyce, Head of Professions & Healthcare, CFC

Michael Brunero, Head of Tech, Media & IP, CFC

Kate Lyes, Head of Specialty Lines, CFC

Margaret Murphy, Claims Director, CFC

Angus Marshall profile image Angus Marshall  
Head of Transaction Liability
Timothy Boyce profile image Timothy Boyce  
Head of Professions & Healthcare
Michael Brunero profile image Michael Brunero  
Head of Tech, Media & IP
Kate Lyes profile image Kate Lyes  
Head of Specialty Lines
Margaret Murphy profile image Margaret Murphy  
Claims Director
17:00 - 17:10


Pat Brice, Distribution Director, CFC

Pat Brice profile image Pat Brice  
Distribution Director
17:10 - 21:30


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The speakers

Industry rockstars, tech extraordinaires and more!

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About Evergreen Brick Works

Nestled in the heart of Toronto’s lush ravines, surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, Evergreen Brick Works offers a truly unique setting for CFC Summit. Once an industrial brick factory, it is now an award-winning public space and an internationally renowned showcase of sustainability and green design.

Suite 300, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON, M4W3X8

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CFC Summit is FREE! Yeah, you heard that right. But space is limited.

You’re in for a treat! Your registration provides access to:

  • an innovative, irreverent conference program

  • all day refreshments, to keep you recharged and energized

  • networking session to keep the conversations going

The only thing we ask is that delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. 

Once you’ve registered online, you should receive an email within 24 hours to confirm your spot.

Please tell us as soon as possible so that we can cancel your registration.

If you have a colleague who can attend in your place, we can accept substitutions up to three working days before the event…but you have to let us know in advance!

Yes, you can…as long as they have a confirmed registration for the event. Please ask them to complete the registration form here.

Tickets to this exclusive event are limited and we’ll close registration once we’re booked out!

Yes! Interested in sponsoring CFC Summit? Please contact to discuss further.

Yes, we do have limited spaces reserved for press. Please contact for more information.

Yes, we have negotiated special rates with the Intercontinental Toronto Centre.

Hotel address: 225 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3, Canada

Rooms start from CAD $339 per night plus taxes, subject to availability.

Contact the reservation team:

All rooms will be released from the block on Monday 22 April, unless sold out prior.

Evergreen Brick Works Suite 300, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON, M4W3X8

Please follow the recommendations from the venue here.

Coat check facilities will be available at Evergreen Brick Works.

Car spots are charged at $10 per car per day. There is a limited number of spots available onsite and the car park is managed by an external party, Indigo. See full parking details here.

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024 08:45 - 17:15

Time: 10am – 8:15pm

Venue: Evergreen Brick Works Suite 300, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON, M4W3X8

Wondering if CFC Summit is right for you? We’ve designed Summit 2024 for our partners – brokers across North America – who want to know about the biggest trends and topics in insurance that will impact their clients and their jobs.

We also welcome attendees from across the insurance industry. So, if our hot topics tickle your fancy, come along and join the fun.

CFC is a pioneer in emerging risk so it’s no surprise this will be a major focus at our Summit. Whether its cyber insurance, artificial intelligence, digital healthcare, IP, digital distribution or big picture state of the industry ‘stuff’, you’re sure to be inspired and have FUN!

Plus, we’ll be showcasing the latest in our tech innovation and how this ultimately will help contribute to new business growth and revenue targets.

We’re excited to have you join us at CFC Summit for a day of learning, networking and fun. We also hope you’ll join us in upholding our standards of behaviour – treat everyone with respect, consume alcohol responsibly, and no illegal substances.

Drop us a line at and we’ll sort it out for you! If in doubt, get in touch with your fave underwriter too.