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Sunday, September 30

Registration – 4:00 pm – 6:00pm
Cocktail Reception sponsored by Swiss Re – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday, October 01

Full American Breakfast sponsored by Tritech Financial Systems

Provincial Regulatory Panel

Lawrie Savage

President Lawrie Savage & Associates Inc

Bob Christie

CEO and Superintendent, Financial Services Commission of Ontario

Dennis Gartner

Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Alberta

Jean St-Gelais

President and CEO, L'Autorité des marchés financiers

Doug Murphy

Superintendent, Insurance Credit Unions & Trust and Loan Co.'s, Nova Scotia

This 90-minute panel provided delegates with the opportunity to hear from and interact with four superintendents representing regulatory perspectives from across Canada. Q&A will follow.

Refreshment Break sponsored by Gen Re

OSFI Presentation

Julie Dickson

Superintendent of Financial Institutions, OSFI

Lunch and presentation sponsored by the IBC

Insurance Technology: Standing Still is not an Option

David W. Kerr

Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Financial Services Sector

The Canadian and global insurance industry faces fundamental change in the short and long term. This drives the need for innovation and new approaches to business problems. It also creates opportunities and challenges for technology planning and solutions. The good news – new technology solutions and delivery approaches are available.

Refreshment Break sponsored by Aon Re

Concurrent Sessions:

Enterprise Risk Management From an Insurer’s Perspective
Abbe Bensimon

Vice-President, General Re Capital Consultants

Tim J. Leech

Director, Corporate Trust Services, Navigant Consulting

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is the first step in a capital preservation process that involves the identification and quantification of risk from all sources including underwriting, investments, operational and reputation. ERM metrics are being used to enhance strategic business decisions involving reinsurance strategy, business growth targets, investment allocations and new products/markets. Boards of Directors endorse ERM from a corporate governance perspective, while rating agencies and regulatory authorities are requiring ERM since it typifies astute management. This session will examine insurer approaches to managing operational risk, financial risk and capital in today’s environment. Q&A will follow.

Brokers – Critical Issues Panel
Justin MacGregor

Executive Vice President, Martin Merry and Reid, and President-Elect, IBAC

Brenda Rose

Vice President, Firstbrook Cassie & Anderson Limited

Barry F. Lorenzetti

President and CEO, BFL Canada

Douglas Guedes

Chair, Insurance Brokers Association of BC

Chris Fawcus

President and CEO, Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.

This outspoken panel will debate the future of broking in Canada in the face of the direct and multi-channel assault. Brokers will learn how they can best position themselves in light of new regulations, market conditions and advances in technology. Panelists will also discuss the different compensation models – fee-based vs. commissions, as well as what is and isn’t working in the current industry environment. Audience participation will be encouraged.

Cocktail Reception sponsored by Standard & Poor’s
Gala Dinner sponsored by Guy Carpenter
Dinner Wine sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers
Entertainment provided by The Fundamentals

Tuesday, October 02

Breakfast Sponsored by Tritech Financial Systems Inc.

6:45am - 7:45am

Risk Modelling in a Canadian Context

8:00am - 9:30am

Moderated by:
Gregg Hanson

NICC Master of Ceremonies

Don Windeler

Senior Model Manager, RMS

Paul Kovacs

Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

David Wilmot

SVP & Chief Agent, Toa Re America, & Chair of IBC's Study on EQ Risk

Sean Russell

Managing Director, Guy Carpenter

Where is the Action in Class Actions?

9:40am - 10:40am

Moderated by:
Randy Bundus

Vice-President Operations and General Counsel, IBC

Won Kim

Founding Principal Kim Orr, Barristers

John Campion

Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Coffee Break Sponsored by BMO Capital Markets

10:40am - 11:00am

Morning Concurrent Sessions

11:00am - 12:00pm

Actuarial Panel: Auto Rate and Reserve Adequacy
Moderated by:
Alain Thibault

Industry Expert and Former CEO

Barb Addie

Principal, Baron Insurance Services

Richard Gauthier

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Ted Zubulake

Managing Director, Mercer Oliver Wyman

Where is Executive Risk Insurance Going?
Murn Meyrick

VP Executive Risk Practice - Willis Canada

David Williams

SVP, Chubb Insurance Co. of Canada

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Lunch Sponsored by the CIP Society

12:00pm - 1:30pm

One on One with Pat Ryan

1:45pm - 2:30pm

George Cooke

Chair of the Board of Directors of OMERS Administration Corporation

Patrick Ryan

Executive Chairman, Aon Corp

Coffee Break Sponsored by Aon Re

2:30pm - 3:00pm

General Session

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mark Puccia

Managing Director Insurance Ratings S&P

Conference Wrap Up

4:00pm - 4:15pm

Joel Baker

MSA Research