CIP Society Symposium Atlantic

Join us on Thursday, May 18, 2023 for a day of thought-provoking and engaging seminar sessions designed to energize you and your team. The day will feature inspiring keynote speakers, insightful seminars and great networking. Symposium brings together bright minds who provoke discerning discussion about the future of our industry.

We know it seems early, but the days will fly by. Go ahead and add Symposium Atlantic: May 18th, 2023 to your 2023 calendar!

You can expect a full day of professional development speakers and panelists again this year, and we will once again match the event with the IINS Spring Fling later the same evening!



May 18, 2023


8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5


General Registration - $165.00 plus HST
Bundle Symposium Registration & Spring Fling - $210.00 plus HST - please contact
Only 150 Seats Available

Presented By:
Stewart McKelvey | AON | Crawford | Marsh Adjustment

Symposium Atlantic will feature a full day of thought-provoking and engaging seminar sessions to energize you and your team of insurance professionals!


Symposium Atlantic Agenda


08:30 - 09:00 a.m.

   Registration – Sponsored by Maritime Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (MAMIC)
   Morning Nutrition – Sponsored by Aviva Canada

09:00 - 09:15 a.m.

   Welcome Message

09:15 - 10:30 a.m.

   Session #1
   Climate Change Risk – Reality & Opportunity
   - Amanda Dean, VP Atlantic, Insurance Bureau of Canada
   - Jason Mew, Director, Incident Management Division, NS Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing
   - Paul MacNeil, Manager, Disaster Financial Assistance Program, NS Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing
   - Sheena Parris, Senior Policy Analyst, NS Department of Environment and Climate Change
   - Satya Ramen, Manager, Research and Knowledge Mobilization, NS Department of Environment and Climate Change
   Sponsored by ServiceMaster Restore

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

   Nutrition Break - Sponsored by Intrepid Investigations

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

   Session #2
   Demographics: The Industry & Your Future
   Moderator: Brad Neal, Insurance Institute of Canada
   - Heather Masterson, CEO and President, Travelers Canada
   - Jane Richardson, Senior Vice President Claims Operations Atlantic, Aon
   - Corrie Anderson, CPHR, Sr. Human Resource Partner, Westland Insurance Group
   - Jennifer Jackson, Director, Business Development, Cheep Insurance
   Sponsored by Ritch Williams & Richards Law

12:00 - 01:00 p.m.

   Sponsored by Origin & Cause


   Lunch Session: Mental Health Awareness and Self-Care
   Presenters: Shauna Lilly and Laurel Walker
   Sponsored by Opta Information Intelligence

01:00 - 02:15 p.m.

   Session #3
   The Challenges of Insurance to Value
   Moderator: Pam Sullivan
   - Greg McCutcheon, President, Opta Information Intelligence
   - Matt Robblee from Caldwell Roach Insurance
   - Danielle DeWolfe, Underwriting Specialist, Aviva Business
   Sponsored By McInnes Cooper

02:15 - 02:30 p.m.

   Nutrition Break
   Sponsored by Pembridge Insurance

02:30 - 03:45 p.m.

   Session #4
   Lessons in Leadership
   Moderator: Paul Croft, Chief Operating Officer at Aon Canada
   - Heather Masterson CEO & President, Travelers Canada
   - Peter Braid, CEO, Insurance Brokers Association of Canada
   - Pat Van Bakel, President, Loss Adjusting, North America, Crawford & Co
   Sponsored by IBANS

03:45 - 04:00 p.m.

   Wrap-up & Door Prizes
   Closing Reception
   Sponsored by Huestis Insurance Group

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsors:

AON logo

Stewart McKelvey logo

Crawford logo

Marsh Adjustment




Feature Session Sponsors:

McInnes Cooper

ServiceMaster logo

Ritch Williams and Richards logo

Opta logo

Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia logo




Welcome Desk Sponsor:
Maritime Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

Reception Sponsor:
Huestis Insurance Group

Lunch Sponsor:
Origin and Cause logo


Nutrition Break Sponsors:

Aviva Logo

Intrepid Investigations logo

Pembridge logo


Audio Visual Sponsors:





General Event Sponsors:

Economical Insurance
The Co-operators
IFS Financial Services
Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences
Omnia Adjusters Cooperative
Travelers Canada
Wynward Insurance Group
HSB Canada
Lynx Appraisal and Consulting



For more information, contact:
Kent Hudson, Event Manager at