IIMB Virtual Symposium 2022: September 27, 28 & 29

How is RISK impacting us and our industry nowadays? Join us for the Manitoba Symposium event for three days of discussion on:

Managing Risk to Start Right and Stay Right from industry experts.

Day 1 - September 27, 2022

Dr Blair Feltmate

Topic: Practical Adaptation: Preparing for Flooding, Wildfire and Extreme Heat   
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm CDT 
Keynote: Dr Blair Feltmate
               Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at University of Waterloo


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Topic: Severe Weather and Emerging Issues in Natural Catastrophes 
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CDT
Speaker: Rob De Pruis
                National Director, Consumer and Industry Relations, Insurance Bureau of Canada


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Topic: Inflation and the economic impacts on contractors (Insureds)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm CDT
Speakers: Amber Sandhu
                 Regional Underwriting Officer, National Accounts Surety, Travelers Insurance
                 Greg Schmidt
                 Regional Underwriting Officer, National Accounts Surety, Travelers Insurance
                 Paul Gallately
                 AVP, Risk ControlTravelers Insurance

Discussion Panel: With the many headwinds facing contractors; including talent shortages, supply chain disruption, evolving contracting models, inflation and the end of CEWS (Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), how can Sureties and Insurers collaborate with contractors and insureds on risk management?

In a moderated discussion we will discuss the key areas of:
- Supply chain and trade risk management.
- Project delivery models and contract risk.
- Emerging Trends (i.e. cyber, prompt payment legislation) – How can a contractor prepare?
- Common risk trends leading to contractor failure and the insurer perspective on contractor and insured risk trends.

Day 2 - September 28, 2022

Dr Mansur Hasib

Topic: Cybersecurity as an Innovation Engine
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm CDT
Speaker: Dr. Mansur Hasib
                Global Award-Winning Cybersecurity Education and Personal Branding Leader and Author

In this session Dr. Mansur Hasib will share his seminal work in the area of Cybersecurity Leadership and explain why and how information, information governance, and cybersecurity culture becomes an innovation engine for any organization.

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Topic: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies 
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CDT
Speaker: Susan Ancel
                Director, One Water Planning, EPCOR

This session will provide an overview of Edmonton’s award winning Stormwater Integrated Resource Plan (SIRP) focused on the adaptation and mitigation of flooding impacts for the community. The strategy considers both riverine and urban flooding risks and approaches risk mitigation from the perspective of the health and safety, environmental, social and financial impacts of flooding. The session will also provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities between the insurance sector, the utility and municipal/provincial and federal government entities and efforts underway to improve communications and awareness of risk reductions as communities mitigate their flooding risks. Information will also be provided on EPCOR’s Free Flood Proofing Inspection program and how to access this program for your clients.

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Topic: Fraud in a Post Pandemic Economy
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 pm CDT
Speaker: Sid Kingma
                 Director, Investigative Services Western & Pacific Region, Équité

Day 3 - September 29, 2022

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Topic: Risk Quantification: Utilizing Modern Analytics for Better Risk Capital Decisions 
           Insurance Model Evolution and Future Skillset Demands

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CDT
Speaker: Dan Carter
                SVP of Global Risk Consulting and Actuarial, Aon

Dan will discuss data, analytics, technology and supply that is changing how risk capital is priced and deployed in the global marketplace. Also, he will discuss actuarial methodologies, alternative risk financing concepts and skillsets that are fundamentally changing the insurance model in the future.

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Topic: Ensuring Privacy in the Remote Workplace
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm CDT
Speakers: Diane McLeod, Time: 2:30 am - 3:30 pm, MDT
                  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
                  Chris Stinner
                  Manager, Special Projects and Investigations, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta

Final Registration Deadline: September 23, 2022





Special thanks to our sponsors this year:

Gold Sponsors

INT Assurance

Peace Hills

SGI Canada


Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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