Atlantic Symposium 2022

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

1919 Upper Water St. Halifax, NS, B3J 3J5 [Map]
Date and Time: May 26, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ADT

Fourth Annual
Atlantic Symposium 2022


Stewart McKelvey | AON | Crawford

Join us after Symposium for the return of our annual.Spring Networking Fling!

Date:  May 26, 2022
Time:  8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADT

08:30 - 09:00 a.m.
09:00 - 09:15 a.m.        Welcome Message
09:15 - 10:30 a.m.       
Lessons Learned: Risk Management as a Service
The insurance industry knows and understands risk unlike any other. Over the past 15-20 years, the industry transitioned from traditional risk management to enterprise risk management, and this new, holistic approach has helped redefine the notion of risk itself. On the heels of our new research report, Managing Risk: Implications for the Insurance Industry in Canada, this session will explore how the industry’s success in managing its own risks presents opportunities to develop new services and help customers manage their risks.

Moderator: Paul Kovacs
Senior Researcher, Insurance Institute of Canada
Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

- Tracy Forest, CIP, AVP Head of Commercial Underwriting, Aviva Canada
Bradley Wilcott, MBA, CPA, CMA, CBV, CFF, Senior Manager/Vice President, Matson Driscoll & Damico Ltd.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.        Nutrition Break 
Sponsored by Intrepid Investigations

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.        Cyber Insurance

Moderator: Wayne Francis
Lawyer, Ritch Williams & Richards

- Ady Sharma, Vice President, National Cyber Sales Operations & Ontario BD Leader, Aon | Cyber Solutions
Rodney Hanks, Business Solutions / Interim Service Manager, Digital nGenuity

12:00 - 01:00 p.m.       
Lunch Break
Sponsored by Origin & Cause

01:00 - 02:15 p.m.       Recruitment and Retention in 2022
This panel will discuss the current challenges facing recruitment and retention in the P and C industry, discuss recent trends in talent management and solutions organizations are implementing.

Moderator: Carolyn Seward
Career Connections Manager, Insurance Institute of Canada

- Sonya Merrick, CPHR, Human Resources Manager, Intact Insurance

02:15 - 02:30 p.m.        Nutrition Break
Sponsored by Pembridge Insurance

02:30 - 03:45 p.m.        Climate & Emerging Issues in the P&C Industry
Celyeste Power
Chief Strategy Officer, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Speaker: Paul Kovacs
Senior Researcher, Insurance Institute of Canada
Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

03:45 - 04:00 p.m.        Wrap-up & Door Prizes
Sponsored by Huestis Insurance Group

Feature Session Sponsors:
Omnia Adjusters Cooperative
Opta Information Intelligence
Ritch Williams & Richards

ServiceMaster Restore of Canada

Welcome Desk Sponsor:
MAMIC - Maritime Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

Reception Sponsor:
Huestis Insurance Group

Lunch Sponsor:
Origin and Cause

Break Sponsors:
Intrepid Investigations  |  Pembridge Insurance Company

A/V Sponsor:
McInnes Cooper

Event Sponsors:
Asurion Canada | Aviva Canada Contrast Engineering Limited  The Co-Operators    
Economical Insurance | HRYCAY Consulting Engineers Inc. | HSB CanadaPortage Mutual Insurance
Sedgwick  Strum Consulting |.Travelers | The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

General Registration        $169.00
Corporate / Group Rate    $134.00

Groups of 5 or more qualify for a discounted rate of $134.00.
Groups must be booked & invoiced/paid together to qualify for discount.


Alternatively, you can download the registration form and fill in your details.

To register a group, please contact Jessica Hutchings at