IINA Virtual Symposium 2022: September 27, 28 & 29

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How is RISK impacting us and our industry nowadays? Join us for the Annual Northern Alberta Symposium event for three days of discussion on:

Managing Risk to Start Right and Stay Right from industry experts.


Day 1 - Registration


Day 1 - September 27, 2022

Dr Blair Feltmate

Keynote: Dr Blair Feltmate, Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm MDT
Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at University of Waterloo
Topic: Practical Adaptation: Preparing for Flooding, Wildfire and Extreme Heat 


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Speaker: Rob De Pruis, Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm MDT
National Director, Consumer and Industry Relations, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Topic: Severe Weather and Emerging Issues in Natural Catastrophes


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Speakers: Amber Sandhu, Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm MDT
Regional Underwriting Officer, National Accounts Surety, Travelers Insurance
                 Greg Schmidt
Underwriting Officer, Construction & Energy, Travelers Insurance

                 Paul Gallately
AVP, Risk ControlTravelers Insurance

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?


Day 2 - Registration


Day 2 - September 28, 2022

Dr Mansur Hasib

Speaker: Dr. Mansur Hasib, Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
Global Award-Winning Cybersecurity Education and Personal Branding Leader and Author
Topic: Cybersecurity as an Innovation Engine 


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Speaker: Susan Ancel, Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm MDT
Director, One Water Planning, EPCOR
Topic: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies


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Speaker: Sid Kingma, Time: 2:45 - 3:45 pm MDT
Director, Investigative Services Western & Pacific Region, Équité
Topic: Fraud in a Post Pandemic Economy


Day 3 - Registration


Day 3 - September 29, 2022

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Speakers: Felicia Mutheardy, Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, MDT
Corporate Economist, the City of Edmonton
Topic: City Views: Economic Insights for Edmonton

                Siddhartha Bhattacharya
Economist, ATB Economics
Topic: Perspectives: Latest Economic Trends for Alberta


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Speaker: Dan Carter, Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm MDT
SVP of Global Risk Consulting and Actuarial, Aon
Topic: Risk Quantification: Utilizing Modern Analytics for Better Risk Capital Decisions 
           Insurance Model Evolution and Future Skillset Demands  


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Speakers: Diane McLeod, Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, MDT
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
                  Chris Stinner
Manager, Special Projects and Investigations, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta

Topic: Ensuring Privacy in the Remote Workplace


Final Registration Deadline: September 26, 2022

$180 + GST Graduates
$210 + GST Member
$230 + GST Non-Member




Special thanks to our sponsors this year:

Gold Sponsors

INT Assurance

Peace Hills

SGI Canada


Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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