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FORUM 2017 Agenda

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First Day  MONDAY JUNE 5TH

6 PM - 7:00 PM 

7 PM - 8:30 PM 

Opening evening at the National Museum for Human Rights

Opening Keynote Session: Trends with Benefits

Max Valiquette 
Innovation and Trends Expert

Followed by Dinner

Second Day TUESDAY JUNE 6TH
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM  Breakfast 
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM 

Keynote Sesssion : The Great ReWrite

Leonard Brody
Business and Technology Visionary

   
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 

Simultaneous Sessions 1-2-3

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 1:  Pension  

Plan Administrative Risk, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Law

Mark Firman, Legal Counsel, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Session 2:   Benefits 

Rethinking Drug Plan Strategies 

Barb Martinez, Practice Leader, Benefits Solutions, The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Stephen Frank, Vice President of Policy Development and Health, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association 
Doug Clark, Executive Director, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, Canadian Competition Bureau

Moderator: Kim Siddall, Associate Vice President, Aon Hewitt

Session3 : Investment 

Populism & Protectionism: The Impacts on the Global Economy and Capital Markets

Jean-Pierre Couture, Chief Economist, Hexavest

Session 4: Pension

DC Plan Trends – Building Diversity into your DC Plan

Jillian Kennedy,  Partner, Mercer 

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break and Exhibition 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Simultaneous Sessions 5-6-7-8
 
Session 5: Pension
DB Pension Plans – Is Sustainability a myth?
Paul Lai Fatt, Morneau Shepell

Session 6: Benefits
The Changing Perception of Trauma and its Impact in the Workplace

Dr. Ann Malain, Executive Vice-President, Homewood Health

Session 7: Investment
Reducing carbon emissions : What challenges are we facing?
Jean Michaud,  Managing Director & Senior Commodity Strategist, Core Commodity Management, USA 

Session 8: 

L’impact de la politique sur des marches en développement et des marches de capitaux
Jean-Pierre Couture, Économiste en chef, Hexavest 

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Lunch & Speaker

Lunch Session

Outbreaks: What keeps a High Containment Researcher Up at Night? 

Virologist Dr. Jim Strong  From the National Microbiology Laboratory. Speaking from his own experiences on the ground, fighting Ebola

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Simultaneous Sessions 9-10-11-12
 

Session 9: Pension 
Longevity Risk : Addressing a Global Challenge, How to Offset the Financial Implications?
Don Ezra

Session 10: Benefits

Benefitting in the Platform Economy
Lisa Callaghan, VP Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Manulife    

Session 11: Investment 

Enhancing diversification and returns with private debt 
David Fann, President  & CEO, Torrey Cove

Session 12: Wellness

La réduction des émissions de carbone: Quelles sont les difficultés auxquelles nous faisons face? 

Jean Michaud,   Managing Director & Senior Commodity Strategist, Core Commodity Management, USA 

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Break and Exhibition
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Simultaneous Sessions 13-14-15-16
   

Session 13: Pension
Global Trends in Decumulation
Mazen Shakeel, Vice-President, Market Development, Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Financial

Session 14: Benefits

Implementing Precision Health Into Practice 
Robert Fraser, Ph.D., President & CEO, Molecular You     

Session 15: Investment 
Behavioural Finance, Efficient Markets and Passive Investing: How Theory Fails
Henry Hudek,  Vice-President, Business Development, Cardinal Capital Management

Session 16: 

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Reception at the Delta Hotel 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

FORUM Gala Evening

Dinner and CPBI 2017 Hall of Fame Celebration - Featuring JP Hoe and his Band

   
Third Day WEDNESDAY JUNE 7TH
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM  Breakfast 
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM 

General Session:

Cognitive Systems and the Future of Health 
Nathalie Le Prohon, Director, Healthcare Industry, IBM Canada  

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  Simultaneous Sessions 17-18-19-20

Pension 

Session 17: Pension 
Pension Regulator Panel

Paul Owens, Deputy Superintendent of Pensions Alberta
Lester Wong, Deputy Superintendent of Pensions - Ontario
Jennifer Sutherland Green, Deputy Director, Pensions, New Brunswick

Session 18: Benefits 

I sleep, therefore I am. Why and how to take care of your employees’ sleep
Josée Dixon, Senior Vice-President, Desjardins Insurance 

Bradley Smith, HALEO Preventive Health Solutions Inc.

Session 19: Investment 

ROBO-ADVICE: UBER Comes to Financial services     
Mark Yamada, President & CEO, Pur Investing Inc 

Session 20 : Benefits
The Impact of Chronic Disease on Health, Productivity and Engagement Tyler Amell PhD, Partner, Morneau Sheppell Work & Health

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break and Exhibition 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Simultaneous Sessions 21-22-23
 

Session 21: Pension

Governance More than Meets the Eye

Zaheed Jiwani, Principal,  Eckler  

Session 22: Benefits 
Marijuana in the Workplace 
Joan Weir, Director, Health and Dental Policy, CHLIA
Alex Boucher, Total Health Management Leader - Canada, Mercer
David A. Simpson, Partner, Fillmore Riley LLP 

Session 23 : Investment 

Translating ESG Into Sustainable Value (Panel)
Jean Lavigueur, CFA, Associate, Investment Strategy & Risk, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan 
James Twiss, Managing Director, Americas, First State Investments 
Moderator: Randy Bauslaugh, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker & Closing Lunch

Lunch Session:  

Plan sponsor view on the future of employee benefits 
Moderator:  Glenn Kauth, Editor, Benefits Canada

Closing Lunch and Remarks 


The CPBI reserves its right to make changes in the structure, topics and or speakers. Please visit this page regularly for the most updated version of the FORUM agenda.  

Longevity Risk | Addressing a Global Challenge How to Offset the Financial Implications?(Peter)Speaker: Don Ezra 
Barb Martinez, Practice Leader, Benefits Solutions, The Great-West Life Assurance Company

Executive Director, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

Canadian Competition Bureau

1.      Molecular You; Implementing Precision Health Into Practice

  1. Populism & Protectionism: The Impacts on the Global Economy and Capital Markets
Thank you to all FORUM 2017 sponsors