CIP Society Symposium Atlantic

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May 26, 2022

8:30am - 4:00pm

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5

Join us for a day of thought-provoking and engaging seminar sessions to energize you and your team. Featuring inspiring keynote speakers, insightful seminars and great networking, Symposium brings together bright minds who provoke discerning discussion about the future of our industry.



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Agenda (EST)


Thursday, May 26, 2022


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.    

Welcome Message

9:15 a.m. - 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 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Nutrition Break Sponsored by Intrepid Investigations

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Defending your data fortress: Cyber threats and protection in Atlantic Canada

How do you manage and mitigate risk that is actively being changed and increased by threat actors? The cyber insurance space has never been busier - this session will explore this question and look at how the industry is responding as this emerging risk develops. We'll look at the cyber security legal landscape in addition to discussing how this affects us in Atlantic Canada.

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 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break Sponsored by Origin & Cause

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 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
- Jennifer Power, Vice President, Pembridge Insurance Company and Pafco Insurance Company
- Corrie Anderson, BComm, CPHR, Sr. Human Resourse Business Partner, Westland Insurance Group Ltd.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Nutrition Break Sponsored by Pembridge Insurance

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Climate & Emerging Issues in the P&C Industry

Join us for a presentation and fireside chat discussing the flood program and national adaptation strategy, earthquakes and the Insurance Bureau of Canada's work on sustainable finance. Among other topics, we'll also talk auto with an overview on provincial issues and developments in addition to inflationary pressures on Public Passenger Vehicle insurance.

Speaker: 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

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wrap-up & Door Prizes Sponsored by Huestis Insurance Group




Feature Session Sponsors

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Welcome Sponsor

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Mutual Insurance Companies

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Break Sponsors


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General Event Sponsors


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