CIP Society Symposium - Southern Alberta

An industry highlight event for Calgary insurance professionals.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Hotel Arts
119 - 12 Avenue SW, Calgary


The Second Annual IISA Symposium event will be held in Calgary, with the theme “Resilience”. The event will bring together world class leaders to share their thoughts and strategies on some of the most critical emerging risks of our time.

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Early Bird Graduate Only closes February 22, 2019 secure your spot now!


7:30 am - Registration and Breakfast
8:15 am - Welcome
Morning Keynote Speaker:
Tom Sampson, Chief, Calgary Emergency Management Agency
Morning Networking Break
Cyrena-Marie Arnold, Vice President, Athenium Analytics 
Celyeste Power, Vice President Western, IBC
Lunch Break
Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Todd Hirsch, ATB Chief Economist 
Cannabis Panel Discussion
Afternoon Networking Break
Erika Carrasco, Partner Field Law
4:15 pm - End

CE Credits: 6 CE Hours - All Classes, Alberta

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Speaker Information:

Morning Keynote

PRESENTER: Tom Sampson, Chief, Calgary Emergency Management

Tom Sampson was appointed Chief of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) in 2015, and has spent a combined total of 22 years working in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with over 11 of those years as Chief of Calgary EMS.  During this time, he worked to establish the Calgary Regional EMS Partnership and the EMS Chiefs of Alberta and Canada. He has provided leadership in several emergencies and disasters in and around Calgary including  the Slave Lake wild fires in 2011, the June 2013 floods in Calgary and the 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray.

Afternoon Keynote

ALBERTA'S ECONOMY 2019: 1 thing that matters a little and 5 things that matter a lot

PRESENTER: Todd Hirsh, Chief Economist, ATB and Author

For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets. He has served on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. He also serves on the board of the Glenbow Museum.



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