THiA Innovation Summit 2019

September 9th, 2019
Toronto, ON

About this Event

How are artificial intelligence-led innovation, blockchain, customer self-service, enterprise content development, and other technology trends reshaping the travel health insurance industry?

Join us for the first THiA Innovation Summit, a one-day event that brings together technology and travel health insurance Movers, Shakers, and Doers to share their experiences, predictions and their aspirations for the next wave of technological advancement in our industry.

Register today to reserve your early bird price! Price increases after July 5th.

Early bird, members – $175; Summit + AGM – $250
Early bird, non-members – $225

Regular, members – $225; Summit + AGM – $300
Regular, non-members – $275
Last Minute (members, non-members) – $300; Summit + AGM – $375
On-site (members, non-members) – $400; Summit + AGM – $475

Early bird ends July 5th
Regular ends August 9th
Last Minute ends Aug 30th

Summit Details & Agenda

September 9th, 2019
9AM – 7PM

2nd Floor Events
461 King Street West
Toronto, ON
Canada M5V 1K4

** 2nd Floor is located in a heritage building and therefore is not wheelchair accessible. There are no wheelchair washrooms on site.

9:00 – 9:30: Breakfast & Opening Remarks (by Brad Dance, THiA President)

9:30 – 10:45: Keynote Speaker

10:45 – 11:05: Morning break

11:05 – 12:05: Panel Discussion – Consumer-Facing Technology Issues. Moderated by Elliott Draga.

12:05 – 1:05: Lunch

1:05 – 1:50: Andrew Lo – Current trends in technology applicable to travel insurance

1:50 – 2:40: Industry Insights – Food for thought. Data-driven presentations from 3 experts

2:40 – 3:00: Afternoon break

3:00 – 4:00: Product Pitches – 4 technology product pitches

4:00 – 5:00: Panel Discussion – Industry Facing Technology Issues

5:00 – 7:00: Networking Cocktail Reception

Our Speakers

Hear insights from the best executives, experts, and innovators in travel insurance!

Andrew Lo

Speaker and Digital CEO

Brad Dance

Chief Customer Officer

Elliott Draga

Elliott Draga

Head of Sales and Marketing
Nordic Insurance Software

Rainer Takahashi



Stan Ivankovic

Environics Analytics

Stephanie El-Chakieh

Founder and CEO

Sven Thorslund

VP of Sales & Account Management

Tony Abou-Assaleh

President & COO

Will McAleer

World Travel Protection Canada Inc.

More speakers will be added as they are confirmed. The list of speakers is subject to change.

Our Proud Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tony Abou-Assaleh at