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2015 CIA Annual Meeting

June 17–18, 2015
The Westin Ottawa, ON

Program (PDF version)

Wednesday, June 17

07:00–17:00  Registration and CIA Information Desk

07:00–08:00  Hot Buffet Breakfast

08:00–08:45  General Business Session

Session 1 • General Business Session (session taped and interpreted) 
Relevant to:      General
Of Interest To:       All
Jacques Tremblay, CIA President
John Dark, CIA Secretary-Treasurer
Deborah McMillan, Chair, 2015 Annual Meeting
Incoming President-elect
Jim Christie, Chair, Elections Committee

09:00–10:00  Session 2 – Opening Plenary Session

Welcome and comments by Jacques Tremblay, President Keynote session: remarks from Rex Murphy*

10:00–10:30  Networking Break and Trade Show Viewing Time

Networking breaks sponsored by Fasken Martineau

10:30–11:45  Concurrent Sessions

Session 3 • Mock Trial – Pension T. Actuary Takes the Stand!
Relevant to:
Of Interest To:       All
Jamie Jocsak (FCIA), actuary, BCH Actuarial Services
Karl Delwaide*, partner, Fasken Martineau
The Honourable Louis-Philippe Landry*, retired Superior Court Judge (Québec)
Maryse Larouche (FCIA), partner, GML Actuarial Services
Jean-Rémi Mayrand (FCIA), retirement practice leader, operations, Towers Watson
Érik Morissette*, partner, Fasken Martineau

Session 4 • Pension De-risking with a Global Perspective  
Relevant to:     Pension, Investment
Gord Ripley (FCIA), director, client relationships, defined benefits solutions, Sun Life Financial
Tom Ground*, head of bulk purchase annuities and longevity insurance, Legal and General
Benoît Hudon (FCIA), partner and retirement innovation leader, Mercer
Caitlin Long*, head of corporate strategies and pension solutions, Morgan Stanley

Session 5 • IFRS and Capital Development Home and Abroad
Relevant to:      Corporate Life and Health
Micheline Dionne (FCIA)
Micheline Dionne (FCIA)
Chris Townsend (FCIA), managing director, actuarial division, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)
Halina von dem Hagen*, senior vice-president, capital management, Manulife

Session 6 • Paying Dividends: The Interest in Par Products. Is it Long Lived?
Relevant to:     
Reinsurance/Individual Life and Health
Emile Elefteriadis (FCIA), senior vice-president, pricing, Swiss Re
Mike Butler (FCIA), director, individual pricing and reinsurance, Equitable Life
Dean Chambers (FCIA), vice-president, individual life insurance, Sun Life Financial
Sean Long*, founder, Sean Long Insurance Consulting
Graham Rogers (FCIA), manager, London Life

Session 7 • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee Session
Relevant to:    All
Mike Hale (FCIA)
Caterina Lindman (FCIA), actuary, inforce pricing, Manulife
Karen Lockridge (FCIA), principal, Mercer
Catherine Jacques-Brissette (ACIA), pension and actuarial services consultant, Bell

12:00–13:30  Luncheon, New Fellows Presentation, and Volunteer Awards Recipients

Lunch sponsored by the SOA

13:45–15:00  Concurrent Sessions

Session 8 • ASB Update
Relevant to:      All
Joseph Gabriel (FCIA), CIA staff fellow, education
Jim Christie (FCIA), Chair, Actuarial Standards Board (ASB)
Bob Howard (FCIA), Chair, Designated Group, Standards on Modelling

Session 9 • Perspectives on Longevity Risk
Relevant to:
    Pension, Individual Life and Health
Stefan Ramonat (FCIA), consultant, Morneau Shepell
George Graziani (FCIA), senior vice-president, Swiss Re Life and Health Canada
Kai Kaufhold*, managing director, Advanced Reinsurance Services

Session 10 • Middle Market Protection Gap 
Relevant to:    Reinsurance/Individual Life and Health
Stephanie Banfield (FCIA), vice-president, client markets, Swiss Re
Karen Cutler*, vice-president and chief underwriter, retail and affinity markets, Manulife
David Moss*, senior vice-president, Swiss Re
Kevin Pledge*, CEO and founder, Acceptiv

Session 11 • ORSA Evolution
Relevant to:    ERM, Corporate Life and Health
Joint With:           Individual Life and Health
Paul Downes (ACIA), partner, Deloitte
Brandon Blant*, vice-president, risk management, Intact
Michelle Lindo (FCIA), assistant vice-president, Munich Reinsurance
Kerry Reinke*, vice-president, enterprise risk management, Manulife

Session 12 • Avoiding Personal Auto Fraud at the Point of Sale
Relevant to:       P&C
Satnam MacLean, senior manager, assurance and advisory – actuarial, Deloitte
William Ayscue*, senior product manager, Verisk Analytics
John Petricelli*, vice-president of analytics, Verisk Underwriting
Session 34 • Creating A Leadership Presence Through Effective Communication
Relevant to:  All
Moderator :
Bruce Jones (FCIA), professor, statistical and actuarial sciences, Western University
Kevin Aselstine (FCIA), lecturer in statistical and actuarial sciences, Western University
Mary Weil*, lecturer in management communications, Ivey Business School, Western University

15:00–15:30  Networking Break and Trade Show Viewing Time

15:30–16:45  Concurrent Sessions

Session 13 • Evolution of Actuarial Science and the Profession in the Past 50 Years
Relevant:       All
François Vachon (FCIA), president, François Vachon actuaire conseil
Robert L. Brown (FCIA)
Claude Lamoureux (FCIA)

Session 14 • Québec DB Plans’ Funding Rules
Relevant to:      Pension
Michel Montour (FCIA), pension plan director, Régie des rentes du Québec
Nathalie Joncas (FCIA), benefits consultant, Confédération des syndicats nationaux
Michel St-Germain (FCIA), partner, Mercer Canada

Session 15 • Transformation in Corporate Actuarial Reporting 
Relevant to:      Corporate Life and Health
Bill Beatty (FCIA), vice-president, actuarial enterprise architect, valuation systems transformation, Manulife
Kim Andersen (FCIA), assistant vice-president and actuary, VST process and reporting team lead, Manulife
Trevor Howes (FCIA), vice-president and actuary, GGY
Gavin Lubbe*, partner, KPMG

Session 16 • Drug Trends and Provincial Programs
Relevant to:     Group Life and Health
Edward Kuo (FCIA), consulting actuary, Towers Watson
William Chung*, senior vice-president, payor partnerships and pricing, Shoppers Drug Mart
Gary Stoller (FCIA), senior consulting actuary, Towers Watson

Session 17 • Ethical Decision-Making for Actuaries
Relevant to:     All
Frank Grossman (FCIA)
Dean Newell, (FCIA), manager, actuarial services, Actuarial Solutions
Only delegates who pre-registered for this session will receive a ticket with their name badge.

Session 18 • The Introduction of the C-ROSS
Relevant to:    ERM, Corporate Life & Health

Jiangang He (FCIA), deputy director, China Association of Actuaries
Jiangang He
Feng Ge*, senior manager, actuarial service, PwC

18:00–22:30  CIA 50th Anniversary Gala Reception and Dinner (The Shaw Centre)

This Gala event will include a welcome reception and visual commemoration of the Institute’s first 50 years, after which attendees will be able to enjoy an exquisite meal, and live entertainment.

Gala badges are required for entry to the Reception and Dinner. If you registered for the Gala or purchased additional tickets, you must pick up your gala badge(s) at the CIA Registration desk on Wednesday, June 17 between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm. 

Suggested dress code: business attire or semi-formal.

Gala sponsored by RGA

Thursday, June 18

07:00–15:00  Registration and CIA Information Desk

07:00–07:30  Hot Buffet Breakfast (general)

07:00–08:00  Financial Literacy Discussion (Breakfast Session)

Session 19 • Financial Literacy Forum – Breakfast Session
Claudia Gagné (FCIA), assistant professor, department of mathematics and statistics, Université de Montréal
Deborah McMillan (FCIA), founder and CEO, Knowledge Makes Cents 
Julie Hauser*, partnership and stakeholder engagement officer, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Only delegates who pre-registered for this session will receive a ticket with their name badge.

07:30–08:00  CIA Update on Activities

Session 20 • CIA Update on Activities
Relevant o:      All
Jacques Tremblay, CIA President
Jacques Tremblay, CIA President
Angelita Graham, Chair, Eligibility and Education Council (EEC)
Pierre Dionne, Vice-chair, Practice Council (PC)
Dave Pelletier, Chair, International Relations Council (IRC)
Marc Tardif, Chair, Member Services Council (MSC)

08:00–09:00  Plenary Session – Journalists Panel

Session 21 • Journalists Panel
Relevant to:     All
Jacques Tremblay, CIA President
Dan Gardner*, journalist and bestselling author
Chantal Hébert*, political raconteur and columnist
Jeffrey Simpson*, national affairs columnist, the Globe and Mail

09:15–10:30  Concurrent Sessions

Session 22 • Actulab: Case Study Session with Practitioners and Academia
Relevant to:    All
Mathieu Boudreault (ACIA), Co-chair, CIA  Education Syllabus Committee, and professor, actuarial science, department of mathematics, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Frédérick Guillot*, manager, research and analytics, The Co-operators, lecturer, and founder of Actulab
Étienne Plante-Dubé (FCIA), director, modelling and research, Desjardins General Insurance Group

Session 23 • Lessons from New Brunswick’s Shared Risk Plans; Updates and a Consulting Perspective 
Relevant to:    All
June Smyth (FCIA), senior consulting actuary, Baynes and White
Paul Lai Fatt (FCIA), partner, Morneau Shepell
Angela Mazerolle*, superintendent of pensions, New Brunswick

Session 24 • Model Validation
Relevant to:    ERM, P&C, Individual Life and Health
Pierre-Paul Renaud (FCIA), assistant vice-president, risk and quantitative analytics, Aviva Canada
Marc-André Giguère (FCIA), national leader, insurance sector, Ernst and Young
Michelle John (FCIA), senior manager–actuarial, rewards and analytics, Deloitte
Pierre-Paul Renaud
Session 25 • Non-pension Retiree Plans – A Thing of the Past or a Wave of the Future?
Relevant to:    Group Life and Health
Peter Muirhead (FCIA), senior actuary, PBI Actuarial Consultants
Gregory Durant (FCIA), chief actuary, health and benefits, Aon Hewitt
Lucian Schulte (FCIA), associate vice-president, Aon Hewitt

Session 26 • Predictive Modelling - How Can It Help?
Relevant to:   All
Nathalie Bégin (FCIA), senior actuarial consultant – risk consulting and software, Towers Watson
Nathalie Bégin
Ian Duncan (FCIA), professor of actuarial statistics, University of California Santa Barbara
Jonathan Polon*, president, Polon Analytics

Session 27 • Session cancelled 

10:30–11:00  Networking Break and Trade Show Viewing Time

11:00–12:15  Concurrent Sessions

Session 28 • CEO Panel – What the Future Holds
Relevant to:    All
Chris Fievoli (FCIA), CIA resident actuary
Andrew Cartmell (FCIA), president and CEO, SGI
Jean-François Chalifoux (FCIA)
Steve Dobronyi (ACIA), chief executive officer, Echelon Insurance
Pierre Vincent (FCIA), president and chief of operations, L’Excellence

Session 29 • CRO Roundtable
Practice Area:
Michael Stramaglia (FCIA), president and founder, Matrisc Advisory Group
Ed Berko*, senior vice-president and CRO, The Economical Insurance Group 
Leon Bloom*, partner, Deloitte and Touche
Lloyd Milani (FCIA), senior vice-president and chief risk officer, Munich Re

Session 30 • CLIFR and Valuation Development
Practice Area:     Corporate Life and Health
Rebecca Rycroft (FCIA), principal, Oliver Wyman
Dominic Hains (FCIA), vice-presisent and chief financial officer, RGA
Josephine Marks (FCIA), principal, Eckler
Rebecca Rycroft

Session 31 • Stochastic Mortality in Life Insurance: Applications and Impacts
Practice Area:    Reinsurance/Individual Life and Health
Of Interest To:     Academia
Patrick Charbonneau (FCIA), project director, development, Optimum Re
Etienne Marceau*, professor, Université Laval

Session 32 • Big Data, Big Changes – Practical Examples of How Advanced Analytics and Predictive Modelling are Changing Insurance in Canada
Practice Area:    Group Life and Health
Joint With:           P&C
Satnam MacLean, senior manager, assurance and advisory – actuarial, Deloitte
Keith Walter (FCIA), senior advisor, Deloitte
Richard Xu*, vice-president and actuary, head of data science, RGA 

12:30–14:00  Luncheon, President’s Farewell Speech, Change of Office

14:00–15:00  Keynote Speakers

Session 33 • Economics Changes the Environmental Game
Keynote Speakers:
Jeff Rubin* and David Suzuki*

*Not a member of the CIA.



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