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MONDAY JUNE 17, 2019  

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Workshop

ReDefined Contribution Plans, Engaging Members with Clarity

Speaker: Scott West, Head of Invesco Consulting, Invesco  



1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

Session PC1

Innovation in Healthcare

Speakers:

Alexandra Greenhill, Physician and Founder, Careteam Technologies Inc.
Steve Schlesak, General Manager, Dialogue
Speaker 3, TBC

Moderator : Dimitra Tsourpis, Associate Vice President, Aon

Session PC2

Cybersecurity

Speaker: Sandy Treleaven, Vice President, Financial Institutions & Cyber-risk Practice, AON

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

Exhibition & Showcase  

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Session PC3: 

The Rise of AI

Speaker: Pierre Bouchard, Portfolio Manager, Cidel Asset Management Inc.

Session PC4

Demystifying Blockchain

Speaker: Kaushik Venkatadri, Sr. Director, Blockchain COE, RBC

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Exhibition & Showcase 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

Opening Keynote Speaker

EMBRACING INNOVATION

Jim Harris, Disruptive Innovation & Organizational Change Expert

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

TUESDAY JUNE 18, 2019  

7:00 AM BREAKFAST   
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 

Morning Session

Digital Transformation in the Benefits and Pension Industry

Kevin P. Dougherty  
Executive Vice-President, Innovation and Partnerships  
Sun Life Financial 

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS  
 

S1 - Pension 

Lessons Learnt From The Australian Retirement System

Speakers: David Knox, Senior Partner, Mercer (Australia)

                Matthew Williams, Head of Institutional and Client Service, Franklin Templeton

S2 - Benefits

Cannabis A New Reality 

Speakers: Maureen Quinlan,  Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

                Speaker 2: TBC 

S3 - Investment  

Canadian Venture Capital – Should That Be A Part Of Your Investment Portfolio?

Speaker: Chris Walker, Principal, HarbourVest Partners, LLC

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMCONCURRENT SESSIONS 
 

S4 - Pension

The Future Of Workplace Savings Plans

Speaker: Kate Nazar, Sun Life  

S5 - Benefits  

Post 65 Age Benefits

Speakers: Scott Sweatman, Denton LLP 

                Paul Kennedy, Mercer

S6 - Investment  

Riddle Me This – What Are The Behavioural Decision-Making Pitfalls

Speaker: Peter Muldowney, Senior Vice-President, Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

LUNCH & Session 

NeuroCommunication: The Science Of Influence

Gregor Jeffrey,  Expert on the Neuroscience of Communication

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
 

S7 - Pension   

A View On Fees

Speakers: Ross Dunlop, Consultant, Ellement

                Erica Hiemstra. Assistant Vice President, Market Conduct Policy and Regulation CHLIA

S8 - Benefits

Internet Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Speaker: TBC

S9 - Investment

Advanced Currency Strategies To Reduce Portfolio Risks And Improve Returns

Speaker: James Binny,  State Street Global Advisors

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

NETWORKING BREAK 

3:30 PM- 4:30 PMCONCURRENT SESSIONS 
 

S10 - Pension  

Regulatory Panel Pension Outlook

Speakers: 

Michael J. Peters, Acting Superintendent of Pensions, B.C. 

TBC (NB, ON, SK) 

S11 - Benefits

Combatting The Opioid Crisis – Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?

Speaker: Leila Mandlsohn, Senior Pharmacy Strategy Consultant, Green Shield Canada

S12 - Investment 

Beyond Equities And Bonds.

Speakers: Ben Homsy,  Leith Wheeler

                Dhruv Mallick, Portfolio Manager, Leith Wheeler

  
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 19, 2019

7:00 AM BREAKFAST  
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 

WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 

Panelists:

Derek Burleton,  Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Group (North America)

Alan Dunne, Managing Director –  Markets and member of our Investment Committee, Abbey Capital (Europe)

Alex Grassino, Senior Investment Strategist, Macroeconomic Strategy, Manulife Asset Management Limited (Asia) 

Moderator: Andrew Sweeney, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Phillips, Hager & North

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
 

S13 - Pension

Mind The Gap – Breaking Down Silos And Re-imagining The Member Experience

Speaker : Matt Gaudry, GWL

S14 - Benefits 

Pursuing Partnership: How consultants Are Evolving (and innovating) To Hit The Moving Target of Client Needs

Speakers: Jason Billard,  Senior Vice President, West Region Leader, Morneau Shepell

                Kelly Cardwell,Vice President, Human Resources,  Bosa Properties 

S15 - Investment 

Brexit And Beyond

Speaker TBC

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMCONCURRENT SESSIONS 
 

S16 - Pension  

OCI "Omg" : Establishing Best Practices   

Speaker: Bradley N. Rowe, MBA, CFA, Principal, Eckler

S17 - Benefits 

Maximizing Organizational Resilience: Breaking down the barriers to success

Speaker: Jesse Adams, Head of Operations & Strategy,  Howatt HR

S18 - Investment

Innovations In Equity Risk Management

Speaker: Bradley Hough, FIA, ACIA, CAIA, Consultant, PBI

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Closing Lunch

Details to be announced soon 

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