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Risk Forum Conestoga Chapter, IIO – 2018

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by Conestoga Chapter, IIO
February 15, 2018
101-515 Riverbend Drive Kitchener ON N2K 3S3

As insurance professionals, it’s vital that we are up-to-speed on local and global emerging risks, because it’s not just about managing risks today–it’s also about anticipating and preparing for future risks.

Are you up-to-date on the latest in risk management?

Join us for Risk Forum 2018: Conestoga Chapter, an exciting new event that will give you leading-edge risk information and unrestricted access to seasoned risk managers.

You’ll find a lot of value in this combination of structured morning sessions on two risk hot topics, followed by a luncheon with risk managers panel. The sessions focus on both personal and commercial lines.

Who should attend:

Brokers, Underwriters, and Managers who want to learn more about emerging risks to the world of insurance, how to better explain it to clients, and develop the necessary coverages to protect them.

Catastrophic Loss Trends in Canada

In this session, catastrophic event expert Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, will speak about the increasing challenges faced by various stakeholders – most particularly governments and insurers – in managing risks associated with severe weather and seismic events.

You’ll learn how severe weather losses are rising across Canada and around the world and what can be expected through the next decade in terms of disaster loss claims and prevention. This engaging sesoin will end with a discussion on ICLR’s work and it’s efforts to help insurers and others mitigate the impact of severe weather and earthquake events.

Glenn McGillivray | Managing Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
As an insurance writer and commentator with over 25 years experience, Glenn’s work has been widely disseminated across Canada. He’s written more than 200 magazine and journal articles, publications and blogposts on a range of industry issues for industry magazines. Learn more.

Social Media and the Law: Defamation Risks

The increased use of social media in both a business and social context gives rise to a multitude of new potential risks. Statements your client makes on social media can and might be held against them in a court of law, with the cost of litigation for this continuing to rise. Social networks can bolster a reputation, or ruin it, and your client could get caught in the crossfire.

This sesson will arm you with the knowledge you need to better serve your clients in this space. Lawyer Daniel Strigberger will discuss current legal decisions.

Daniel Strigberger, LLB Samis Law

Risk Manager Panel

This exciting networking lunch will feature an opportunity to meet local risk managers and discuss the day’s topics as well as other commercial and personal risk subjects. This is your chance for direct access to these risk professionals – so come ready to ask questions.

Sasha Alexander, CIP, CRM
Maccova Inc.

Brian McEnhill, CRM
Waterloo Region Municipalities Insurance Pool

Paul Morris, CRM
Homewood Health Centre


9:00 am – 9:30 am Registration, Welcome and introductions
9:30 am – 10:30 am Attend your first seminar
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am Attend your second seminar
11:45 am – 1:30 am Luncheon and Risk Manager Q&A

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