Inflation, Rates & Turbulence - How do we navigate 2023?


Winnipeg, MB [Map]
Date and Time: April 18, 2023 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

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Together we're watching property risk evolve rapidly for Canada's insurance market.  Inflation and recession present a dual economic threat, made worse by geopolitical turmoil.  Meanwhile, extreme climate events are accelerating in Canada and across the world.  These changes make it more urgent, yet harder, to maintain insurance-to-value across property portfolios - how are you managing the pressures and impact of inflation?  To help you navigate 2023, we're sharing expert insights from Opta, Canada's market leader in valuations.  Join this webinar to hear the latest trends in material costs and gain insights on the effects on reconstruction costs caused by economic turbulence.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the latest trends in reconstruction costs across Canada
  • Understand the regional/provincial impact on costs/material/labor caused by inflation, climate change and material shortages
  • How has this changed year-over-year and where do we see it going?
  • Gain insights on how to navigate and manage the impact and changes on your portfolio


Greg McCutcheon, President - Opta Information Intelligence

Greg McCutcheon is president of Opta Information Intelligence, Canada’s leading property intelligence and technology solutions provider. Verisk acquired Opta in 2022 to expand its footprint in the Canadian market and support Opta’s efforts to transform insights into innovation.

With more than 25 years of property/casualty insurance experience, Greg leads his team in delivering valuable business intelligence that powers digital transformations for insurers and financial services companies. Opta combines a strong focus on best-in-class customer experience with ArtificiaI Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to drive efficiency and enhance the accuracy of the underwriting process.

An advocate for maintaining accurate insurance-to-value (ITV), Greg was instrumental in introducing a revolutionary ITV solution to the Canadian market in 2009 with the launch of iClarify™, an industry-leading desktop validation tool that delivers instant access to geo-coded property intelligence, valuations and imagery.

In 2017, Insights Success named Greg one of their Top 30 Most Innovative Business Leaders. He holds a BA with honours in history and politics from Queens University and is a certified risk manager (CRM).

For more than 100 years, Opta has been an industry leader in valuations, property risk intelligence, and loss control services. The only Canadian company that regularly gathers and validates data through real-time dialogue and ongoing research, its solutions help insurers underwrite policies, manage risk, and market more efficiently. Together, Verisk and Opta combine their deep domain expertise, advanced technology, and unique data assets to build a stronger insurance ecosystem and accelerate the use of data and insights as a competitive advantage in the market


Registration:  10:45 a.m.
Presentation: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

Registration Deadline:  April 11, 2023

Corporate Rate: $50 per attendee for groups of 5 or more (membership is additional for non-members).  To register with a corporate rate, please contact

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