IINA Symposium 2022: Managing Risk: 'Start Right, Stay Right' - Day 1


Edmonton, AB [Map]
Date and Time: September 27, 2022 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m MDT

Day 1 - September 27, 2022 Agenda:     

Keynote: Dr Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at University of Waterloo,Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm MDT
Blair is the Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation. Previous positions he has held include Vice President, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal; Director, Sustainable Development, OPG; Partner, Sustainable Investment Group/YMG Capital Management; and President, Sustainable Systems Associates. Blair has written textbooks on Sustainable Banking (University of Toronto Press), and Aquatic Ecology (CAB International). He is generally interviewed by the media 100-150 times per year.
Blair is a member of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Council, Global Risk Institute. He is Chair, Adaptation Committee, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). He is on the Advisory Board on Climate Change, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), Ontario. He was Chair, Federal Government of Canada Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation and Resilience Results, and Chair, Electricity Transmission and Distribution Adaptation Standard, Canadian Standards Association. He is former Chair of Pollution Probe, and he was Chair/Founder of the Sustainable Electricity Program, Canadian Electricity Association.

Topic: Practical Adaptation: Preparing for Flooding, Wildfire and Extreme Heat!

AIC - 62644,   1 CE Hour General/Adjuster

Speaker: Rob De Pruis, National Director, Consumer and Industry Relations, Insurance Bureau of Canada, Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm MDT
In his 30 years in the insurance industry, Rob has held various senior leadership positions in claims and risk management at some of Canada’s leading insurance companies. As National Director, Consumer and Industry Relations, Rob oversees the activities of IBC’s Consumer Information Centres across the country, and leads the internal coordination of natural disaster preparation and response while liaising with IBC’s member companies. Rob also facilitates collaboration between the insurance industry and relevant stakeholders on special projects and initiatives, and acts as IBC’s corporate spokesperson on consumer-related issues. Rob is passionate about lifelong learning and holds numerous insurance industry and professional designations.

Topic: Severe Weather and Emerging Issues in Natural Catastrophes
Canada’s insurance claims due to severe weather have more than quadrupled over the past 15 years. Rob de Pruis, National Director, Consumer & Industry Relations at Insurance Bureau of Canada, offers insight into these trends and the important steps the industry has taken to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. As we saw during the Lytton wildfire crisis in 2021, natural disasters can present unique challenges to the recovery and rebuilding process. Rob will share what we learned from this experience, and how the insurance industry is working closely with government to develop solutions that protect our most vulnerable communities.  

This session will also cover new and emerging insurance risks, including eco-friendly building materials, solar panels, inflation, and supply chain disruptions. Paired with the pressures of rising claims costs, we’ll investigate the measures that industry, governments and consumers need to take in order to build a more sustainable future.  

AIC - 62645,   1 CE Hour General/Adjuster

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm MDT
Speakers: Amber Sandhu, Regional Underwriting Officer, Officer of National Accounts Surety, Travelers Insurance
In her current role, Amber is responsible for managing the large contractor surety program in Canada and  middle market and large contractor program in Europe. Amber is a former Board member for the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC). She currents sits on the Governance & Nominations Committee for the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and is a member of the National Advisory Council for Manufacturers, Suppliers and Services for the CCA. 
                    Greg Schmidt, Underwriting Officer, Construction & Energy, Travelers Insurance
Greg Schmidt is the Underwriting Officer for Middle Market Accounts - Construction and Energy with Travelers Canada. In his current role, Greg is responsible for managing the underwriting portfolios of our mid to large contractors doing work in Canada as well as our Canadian contractors who work multi nationally.
                    Paul Gallately,  AVP, Risk Control, Travelers Insurance
Paul Gallately started in Risk Control in 2002 and has been with Travelers Canada since 2014. He currently serves as the AVP of Risk Control based out of the Toronto office. He has a background in fire protection and has worked in various segments including construction, commercial accounts, transportation, and across all lines of coverage. He is responsible for strategic planning, operations, internal and external training, key account and complex risk assessments, Underwriting consult and value propositions.

Topic: Inflation and the economic impacts on contractors (Insureds)

Discussion Panel: With the many headwinds facing contractors; including talent shortages, supply chain disruption, evolving contracting models, inflation and the end of CEWS (Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), how can Sureties and Insurers collaborate with contractors and insureds on risk management?

In a moderated discussion we will discuss the key areas of:
- Supply chain and trade risk management.
- Project delivery models and contract risk.
- Emerging Trends (i.e. cyber, prompt payment legislation) – How can a contractor prepare?
- Common risk trends leading to contractor failure and the insurer perspective on contractor and insured risk trends.

AIC - 62646,   1 CE Hour General/Adjuster

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