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One day. Ten sessions. Everything you need to know.

The talks

The business of insurance

Evolution or revolution? It’s an exciting time to be in insurance. Opportunities abound, but what’s really moving the needle in the market – and at CFC – today?

New frontiers

Some trends come and some trends go. We’ve got the latest insights on the new risks making waves in insurance. You heard it here first.

All things cyber

We have a particular set of skills. Skills acquired over a very long time selling cyber. Let our specially trained cyber experts walk you through the latest trends, techniques and tools of the trade.


Dave Walsh, CFC

09:40It’s all happening! Get the scoop on what we’ve been up to since we saw you last (hint: a lot), what’s coming up in the year ahead and how we plan to rock your day at CFC Summit!

Some like it hot

Andy Holmes, CFC

11:20Topics, that is. We’ll take you through the risks that are making headlines – from drones to the gig economy. Which ones to follow and which ones to forget. Who said insurance has to be boring?!

Nobody puts cyber in a corner

James Burns, CFC

15:50We’ll take a look at the latest developments in the cyber market, what we expect to see in the year ahead, and ultimately what these trends mean for policy evolution, the underwriting process, and cyber claims.

Learn from a pro!

Industry veteran

10:00Come back next week to meet our keynote speaker!

Coming soon!

Keep your eyes peeled. We'll be releasing fascinating talks on emerging markets with topics ranging from CBD to new wave media and digital content. 


Hasta la vista, cybercrime

Tom Bennett, CFC

16:10Our incident response team has the inside view of over 100 cyber events every month. Learn about the sophisticated tools and techniques they are developing to tackle the latest forms of cybercrime.

One question, a thousand answers

Graeme Newman, CFC

14:00How can we ask our clients the least, but get the most? Learn the story behind CFC’s acquisition of data-enrichment company ThreatInformer and how it supports our goal of easing the client journey, improving the underwriting process, and reducing claims.

It’s game time

Darren Traub, Davis Wright Tremaine

11:50But this ain’t no ordinary pep talk. Let’s dig deep into the unique esports ecosystem where players, teams and leagues battle it out onscreen and off. Who’s coming out on top?

Cyber fireside

Lindsey Nelson, Graeme Newman, Tom Bennett and James Burns, CFC

16:40In this moderated panel discussion, several of the most experienced representatives from our cyber underwriting and claims teams will be on hand to answer any and all of your most pressing, cyber-related queries. Now’s your chance to fire away!

CE credits offered!

Across a number of Canadian provinces and US states.

Check our FAQs to see if your region is already approved! 

The changing landscape of cybersecurity

Niloofar Razi Howe

14:30As businesses become more dependent on cyberspace, our risk becomes more pronounced. Hear from the former CSO of RSA how information sharing and ‘connecting the dots’ can close the risk gap.

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Industry rockstars, tech extraordinaires and more!

The speakers

Dave Walsh

As founder and CEO, Dave has been at CFC’s helm for twenty years and operating in the London insurance market even longer.

Lindsey Nelson

Having dedicated her career in the insurance industry to writing technology and cyber risks, Lindsey is a highly respected speaker and market commentator for numerous events in Canada and internationally.

Darren Traub
Davis Wright Tremaine

Darren is a thought leader on the esports and gaming ecosystem and works with some of the most recognized esports leagues, teams and companies. He has two decades experience litigating high-stakes corporate, entertainment, and IP disputes.

James Burns

As Cyber Product Leader, James is responsible for ensuring that CFC’s global suite of cyber products remain at the cutting edge of a class where threats continue to rapidly evolve.

Graeme Newman

As Chief Innovation Officer, Graeme oversees CFC’s cyber, tech and media underwriting teams, and drives our technology strategy.

Tom Bennett

As Cyber Incident Specialist, Tom uses digital forensics and intelligence analysis to help CFC’s clients survive a cyber attack. He used to work in Cyber Crime Special Operations with a Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Niloofar Razi Howe
Energy Impact Partners

Former Chief Strategy Officer of cyber security company RSA, Niloofar is a tech executive, entrepreneur, investor and growth leader. She speaks regularly on national security, cyber security, technology and innovation.

Andy Holmes

As Chief Underwriting Officer, Andy oversees CFC’s underwriting management strategy and carrier relationships. He has been with CFC since 2003. He began his career as a liability underwriter.

Morgan Manufacturing

The venue

We're moving to a bigger space!

In the heart of Chicago's West Loop, Morgan Manufacturing offers a world-class space with Chicago swagger and industrial elegance in a completely renovated, pre-Chicago Fire building.

401 North Morgan
Chicago, IL 60642

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The hotel
The Hoxton

The hotel

Take advantage of our room discount at the swanky Hoxton, just minutes from the Summit 2020 venue.

Book online at and quote group attendee code CFC Summit.

200 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607

Summit 2019


Hundreds of brokers from across the country joined us for Summit 2019. Take a look back.

300+ attendees
10 speakers
5 hrs of CE credits

The fineprint


  • How has Covid-19 impacted Summit 2020?
    • Due to the current global Covid-19 pandemic, we believe it's in everyone’s best interest to postpone CFC Summit until 2021.

      The new date is Thursday, May 20 2021 in Chicago.

      The health and wellbeing of our attendees remains our top priority and we’d like to thank you for your support and understanding. 

      Planning is now underway to bring you an amazing Summit 2021 and Team CFC look forward to seeing you next year!

      Need to get in touch? Please email us at 

  • Is Summit 2020 free?
    • Yes, Summit 2020 is FREE!

      We'll provide a full-day of engaging talks, food & drinks, and a banging party. You pay for travel & accommodation.

      Thursday, May 21, 08:45 - 17:15

      Dinner and party:
      Thursday, May 21, 17:15 - late

  • Who should attend?
    • Wondering if Summit 2020 is right for you?

      We’ve designed this event for our partners – wholesale and retail brokers in Canada and the US – 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.

  • Why should I show up?
    • CFC is a pioneer in emerging risk, so it’s no surprise this will be a major focus at our event. Whether its cyber insurance, all things tech, or big picture industry ‘stuff’, you’re sure to be inspired and have FUN!

      • You’ll be inspired by visionary and engaging topics
      • You’ll network with passionate and innovative folks, including your favorite CFCers!
      • You’ll have lots of fun… away from your desk
      • You’ll leave with a bunch of new contacts, new knowledge and loving insurance more than ever (is that even possible?!)

      Oh, and we’re CFC. Can you say, P.A.R.T.Y?!

  • What's included?
    • 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
      • Dinner and a party, to end the day on a fabulous note!

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

  • How do I register?
    • It's super easy! Hit the "register" button and complete the registration form. 

      Seats are limited, so register early!

  • Can I invite a colleague?
    • Yes, you can…as long as they have a confirmed registration for the event. Please ask them to complete the registration form.

  • Will you offer CE / CPD credits?
    • YES we will! Summit 2020 will qualify for continuing education credits across a number of US states and Canadian provinces.


      • British Columbia


      • Arkansas
      • California
      • Colorado
      • Georgia
      • Illinois
      • Kansas
      • Oklahoma
      • Texas
      • Washington
      • Wisconsin


      Check back for more information on your region.

  • Can I sponsor Summit 2020?
  • Can media attend?