Insuring Niche Risks: Business & Regulatory Considerations Webinar (IINA)


Edmonton, AB Map
Date and Time: November 16, 2023 1:00pm - 2:15pm MT

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Placing niche and emerging risks presents both practical business and regulatory challenges.  This presentation will identify such risks and the markets for placing them.  Get practical business advice in navigating these markets and the relevant regulations that govern the placement of such risks.  The content of this presentation is not region specific and regulator requirement differences in BC, Alberta and Ontario will be discussed.  

• Identify hard-to-place and niche risks
Explore markets for niche risks  
• Review key business considerations relating to hard-to-place risks 
• Discuss regulatory requirements in placing risks with unauthorized insurers


Alexandre Maltas, Partner - Whitelaw Twining 
Alex joined Whitelaw Twining in 2007 and has broad experience before all levels of the British Columbia courts.  Alex's practice focuses on construction, commercial and professional liablity matters. In addition, he has particular expertise in construction insurance, warranty and surety related matters.

Jacques Wong, Commercial Insurance Practice Leader - The ReFrame Group    
Jacques joined the insurance industry in 2013 and quickly saw the need for the insurance process to be simplified and for buyers to be properly informed.  Jacques leads the commercial insurance practice at The ReFrame Group with a goal to help companies thrive today and protect tomorrow.  He specializes in collaborating on niche and emerging risks to manage the risk and create a better insurance experience.

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Number of Continuing Education Credits: AIC# 65546 1 CE Hour General and Adjuster
Please be aware that tardy log-in or early log-out to/from the webinar will preclude IINA from issuing a CE certificate for this education session.
* If you require CE credits for licensing renewal requirements in provinces other than AB, please check with you provincial licensing regulator for validity.

Registration Deadline: Monday November 13, 2023

Fees: Include GST. Insurance Institute membership required

$71.43 IINA Member
$61.90 CIP Society Member
$52.38 Corporate Rate (group 6+) - Contact Christi to register a groups

+$90 Insurance Institute membership for New Member (membership exp May 31, 2024)

Cancellation Policy:   Participant substitutions accepted up to 24 hours prior to webinar (substitute must be current member). IINA reserves the right to cancel the webinar due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Insurance Institute of Northern Alberta

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