CIP Society Symposium

The premier industry event for insurance professionals


Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Toronto Board of Trade 
First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON, M5X 1C1
(King Street West at York Street)

Featuring inspiring keynote speakers, insightful seminars and our Up Close and Personal session, Symposium is the premier industry event for GTA's insurance professionals.

This annual event brings together bright minds who provoke engaging discussion about the future of our industry.

How to Register

To register, please complete the registration form linked below. A member of the Institute team will process your order.

***Save big with group rates for 4+ people!***

Symposium 2019 Registration Form [PDF Download]

Symposium 2019 Brochure [PDF Download]

Jump To

Breakfast Keynote Speaker
Morning General Seminar Session
Morning Breakout Seminar Sessions
Lunch Session
Up Close and Personal Session


8 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast Keynote Speaker
9:45 - 10 a.m.  Networking Break
10 - 11 a.m.  General Session
11 - 11:15 Networking Break
11:15 - 12:15 p.m.      Breakout Session
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Lunchtime Keynote Speaker
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Networking Break
1:30 - 3:15 p.m. Up Close and Personal Session
3:15 - 4 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Mark Bowden

Voted #1 Body Language Professional in the world, Mark Bowden is passionate about giving people the most influential and persuasive communication techniques to stand out, win trust and build credibility every time they speak. Mark's memorable talks not only education, but have proven life changing for audiences, helping their businesses grow across all industries and sectors.

Morning General Seminar Session

A new era of risk: Blockchain and the crypto ecosystem 

As the world transitions from the physical to the digital, there are new intangible and inherent risks to contend with. Blockchains are revolutionizing transactions with our customers and each other. From contracts to currency, the digital future will arrive sooner than we think. This session will demystify and touch upon key technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital assets, smart contracts and the impact they will have on the insurance industry. Participants will also gain insight into how insurance organizations should be preparing and building strategies around this new era of risk.

Andrew Brown | Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions and Professional Services Practice, Marsh Canada Limited

Alex Daskalov |
Co-founder, KNØX

Morning Breakout Session Options

1. Dazed and Confused: An update on cannabis-associated risks and what’s to come

As cannabis-related auto and property losses begin to enter the Canadian legal domain, panelists will explore lessons from other jurisdictions that can be applied in a Canadian context. In particular, participants will discover how legalization has impacted the US insurance industry. Panelists will review automobile claims data as well as explore anticipated and unexpected claims scenarios. Panelists will also explore cannabis use in the workplace and the risk it creates for employers, especially as companies seek to modify their own drug use policies.

William J. Baumann | Vice President, Claims Executive, Gen Re
Lisa Simon | Property & Casualty Business Management, Swiss Re America Holding Corporation
Shirley Bendavid-Stobnicky | President, Creative Partners in Performance Inc.

2. How data can navigate the unknown

In today’s competitive insurance marketplace, companies are going to bat with decision-making that’s driven by data. With more data continually available to insurers, the quest to find hidden opportunities and threats is a key competitive advantage. Participants will discover how data can be used to advance operations and how to spot trends that create new opportunities. They will also gain insight how data can make businesses more resilient and adaptable to unknown threats.

Marc Lipman | Chief Operating Officer, AIG Insurance Company of Canada Inc.
Michael Loeters | Senior Vice President, Commercial Insurance & Risk Management, PROLINK Insurance Inc.

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Sarah Robson | President & CEO, Marsh Canada Limited | MMC Country Corporate Officer

Up Close and Personal

Nick Creatura | President & CEO, CNA Canada
David Crozier | President, Markel Canada
Dianna M. Fioravanti-Ashikwe | President, North America, Nacora International Insurance Brokers
Mike George | President & CEO, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company


Symposium 2019 Brochure [PDF Download]


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