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2017 CIA Annual Meeting

June 21–22, 2017
Québec City Convention Centre, Québec


Program at a Glance

Wednesday, June 21

07:00 – 17:00

Registration/Information Desk

07:00 – 07:45

Hot Buffet Breakfast

07:45 – 09:00

General Business Session

09:15 – 10:30

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00

Concurrent Sessions

12:15 – 13:30

Luncheon, Council Updates, and Volunteer Awards Presentation 

13:45 – 15:00

Concurrent Sessions

15:00 – 15:15

Networking Break

15:15 – 16:15

Concurrent Sessions

16:30 – 17:45

Plenary Session – Keynote Speaker – David Coletto, and New Fellows Recognition Ceremony

17:45 – 19:00

Networking Reception

Thursday, June 22

07:00 – 15:00

Registration/Information Desk

07:00 – 07:45

Hot Buffet Breakfast

08:00 – 09:15

Concurrent Sessions

09:30 – 10:45

Concurrent Sessions

10:45 – 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00

Concurrent Sessions

12:15 – 13:30

Luncheon, and Presidential Change of Office

13:30 – 14:30

Closing Keynote – The Honourable Joe Oliver

Program

Wednesday, June 21

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

07:00–07:45 Hot Buffet Breakfast

07:45–09:00 General Business Session

Session 1 • General Business Session (session taped and interpreted)
Relevant to: All
Speakers: 
Dave Dickson, CIA President
Sharon Giffen, President-elect
Jacques Tremblay, Vice-chair, Elections Committee
John Dark, Secretary-Treasurer and Incoming President-elect

09:15–10:30 Concurrent Sessions

Session 2 • Tailoring the Message to the Audience 
Relevant to: General Business and Professionalism
Of interest to: All
Level: Intermediate
Monderator: 
June Smyth (FCIA), senior consulting actuary, Baynes & White
Speakers:
Eve Belmonte (FCIA), actuarial director, Université du Québec pension plan, Université du Québec
Dave Pelletier (FCIA), Chair, CIA International Relations Council
Bill Weiland (FCIA), principal, Eckler

Session 3 • Blockchain and Insurance
Relevant to: P&C
Of interest to: All
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Houston Cheng (FCIA), consulting actuary and senior manager, P&C actuarial, KPMG
Speaker:
Chris Van Kooten (FCIA), managing director, Guy Carpenter
 
Session 4 • Is it Sustainable for Group Benefit Plans to "Copy and Paste" the Dental Fee Guides’ Approach to the Fee Guides of Various Practitioner Associations? (session offered in French)
Relevant to:
Group Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Jean-Philippe Simard (FCIA)
Speakers:
Marie-Ève Boucher*, dental consultant, Association des chirurgiens-dentistes du Québec
Pascal Gagnon*, president, Fédération des cliniques privées de physiothérapie du Québec

Session 5 • Transition from Work to Retirement: an Economic and Organizational Issue (session offered in French)
Relevant to: Academia
Of interest to: Pension, General Business, and Professionalism
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Claudia Gagné (FCIA), assistant professor, actuarial science, department of mathematics and statistics, Université de Montréal
Speakers:
Claudia Gagné
Victor Haines*, professor, school of industrial relations, Université de Montréal
Denis Latulippe (FCIA), professor, school of actuarial science, Université Laval

Session 6 • Long-Term Guarantees: Are they Here for Eternity? Join the Debate (Part of the session will be offered in French)
Relevant to:
Individual Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Jean-Pierre Cormier (FCIA), vice-president, pricing, RGA
Speakers:
Luc Bergeron (FCIA), vice-president, actuarial and risk management, Humania
Benjamin Moffet*, director, life insurance, Groupe Cloutier
Rohit Thomas (FCIA), vice-president and chief pricing actuary, BMO Life Assurance

Session 7 • Evolution of ERM across Industries
Relevant to:
ERM
Of interest to: All
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Shannon Patershuk (FCIA), regional manager, retiree program relations, Johnson 
Speakers:
Hélène Baril (FCIA), associate partner, actuarial practice leader, Québec and Eastern Canada, EY
Danielle Harrison (FCIA), VP and chief risk officer, The Co-operators
Jim Keohane*, president and CEO, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

10:30–11:00 Networking Break

11:00–12:00 Concurrent Sessions

Session 8 • Leveraging Actuarial Expertise in the Public Interest—a Case Study
Relevant to:
Actuarial Evidence
Of interest to: All
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Craig A. Allen (FCIA), senior consultant, Commonwealth Research Group
Speaker:
David C. Hart (FCIA), pension consultant and actuary, Hart Actuarial Consulting

Session 9 • Sharing the Economy: Trends and Applications (session offered in French)
Relevant to:
P&C
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Véronique Ouellet (ACIA), pricing manager, Québec & Atlantic regions, product, pricing & analytics, Economical Insurance
Speaker:
Fabien Durif*, assistant dean of research, school of management sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal

Session 10 • ASB Update
Relevant to: Pension
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Stephen Cheng (FCIA), managing director and senior consulting actuary, Westcoast Actuaries
Speakers:
Mario Marchand (FCIA), associate, Aon Hewitt
Mark Mervyn (FCIA), associate partner, Aon Hewitt

Session 11 • Drug and Long-Term Disability Issues
Relevant to: Group Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Claude Ferguson (FCIA), consulting actuary, ACTEGIS
Speaker:
Denis Garand (FCIA), president, Denis Garand and Associates

Session 12 • Segregated Funds – Update 
Relevant to:
Corporate Life & Health
Of interest to: Individual Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Chris Fievoli (FCIA), staff actuary, communications and public affairs, Canadian Institute of Actuaries  
Speakers:
Kari Holdsworth (FCIA), vice-president, individual wealth actuarial and risk, Sun Life Financial
Marianne Purushotham*, corporate vice-president, member benefits, LIMRA

Session 13 • Introduction to Machine Learning and its Application to the Insurance Industry
Relevant to:
Reinsurance
Joint with: P&C
Of interest to: Individual Life & Health, P&C
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Stephanie Banfield (FCIA), vice-president, client markets, Swiss Re
Speakers:
Nitin Nayak*, vice-president, senior analytics professional, Swiss Re
Clarence Simard*, professor, actuarial science, Université du Québec à Montréal

12:15–13:30 Luncheon, Council Updates, and Volunteer Awards Presentation

13:45–15:00 Concurrent Sessions 

Session 14 • Weather Innovations – Data, Technology, and Tools 
Relevant to:
P&C
Level: To be confirmed
Moderator:
Maxime-Frédéric Brochu-Leclair (FCIA), manager, actuarial corporate, Intact Financial
Speakers:
Lysa Porth*, assistant professor and director of the Warren Centre of Actuarial Studies and Research, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba
James Waller*, research meteorologist, GC Analytics®, Guy Carpenter

Session 15 • The Impact of Climate Change on the Work of Actuaries (part of this session to be offered in French)
Relevant to: All
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Chris Fievoli (FCIA), staff actuary, communications and public affairs, Canadian Institute of Actuaries
Speakers:
Yves Guérard (FCIA), member, CIA Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
Catherine Jacques-Brissette (ACIA), Chair, CIA Climate Change and Sustainability Committee

Session 16 • The Need for Speed . . . in Underwriting
Relevant to:
Individual Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Marc-André Melançon (FCIA), vice-president, development, RGA
Speakers:
Nicholas Lempriere-Hogg*, senior vice president, Global Underwriting Solutions, RGA International
Sharon Smith*, AVP and chief underwriter, Sun Life Financial

Session 17 • Longevity Deals can be for Small Plans too! 
Relevant to:
Pension
Of interest to: Investment
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Tulio Walles Mora (FCIA), actuary, Eckler 
Speakers:
Bradley Baker (ACIA), senior actuary, Canadian Bank Note
Aleem Qureshi (FCIA), manager, pension risk transfer, Canada Life

Session 18 • IFRS 17 – a Deeper Dive on Implementation Considerations
Relevant to:
Corporate Life & Health
Joint with: P&C
Of interest to: Pension, Individual Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Alison Rose, life and pensions actuarial practice, KPMG
Speakers:
Dana Chaput*, senior manager, KPMG
Amal Rajwani (ACIA), AVP, advocacy, Manulife

Session 19 • ERM and the Internet of Things: Bundling Risk and Risk Management
Relevant to:
ERM
Joint with: P&C
Of interest to: Individual Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Blake Hill (FCIA), assistant vice-president, head of Manulife Vitality, Canadian division strategy, Manulife 
Speakers:
Blake Hill
Patrick Vice*, partner, director, products and services, Insurance-Canada.ca

15:00–15:15 Networking Break

15:15–16:15 Concurrent Sessions 

Session 20 • Expense Studies and Market Trends for Individual Insurance 
Relevant to:
Individual Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Graham Sutton (FCIA), Munich Reinsurance
Speaker:
Andrew Kugler (FCIA), AVP and pricing officer, group benefits Canada, Manulife Financial

Session 21 • Sharing the Economy: Challenges in the Insurance Industry (session offered in French)
Relevant to: P&C
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Véronique Ouellet (ACIA), pricing manager, Québec & Atlantic regions, product, pricing & analytics, Economical Insurance
Speaker:
Fabien Durif*, assistant dean of research, school of management sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal

Session 22 • New ERM Practice Committee
Relevant to:
ERM
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Pierre Lepage (FCIA), partner and business leader, P&C actuarial, KPMG
Speakers:
Danielle Harrison (FCIA), VP and chief risk officer, The Co-operators
Mario Robitaille (FCIA), executive VP, insurance risk,  Desjardins Sécurité financière

Session 23 • Bill S-201 Genetic Non-Discrimination Act: An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination – What this Could Mean for Insurers
Relevant to:
Reinsurance
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Emile Elefteriadis (FCIA), senior vice-president, pricing, Swiss Re
Speakers:
Jacques Boudreau (FCIA), actuary, Europe and reinsurance, Great-West Life
Karen Cutler*, VP & chief underwriter, retail and affinity markets, Manulife

Session 24 • Economic Scenario Generators: Implications of the Persistent Low Interest Rate Environment
Relevant to:
Corporate Life & Health
Of interest to: All
Level: Intermediate
Speakers:
Daniel Finn*, director, risk solutions, Conning
Blair Manktelow (FCIA), principal, property and casualty, Eckler 

Session 25 • Findings and Challenges Regarding Social Security in Québec (Session offered in French)
Of interest to: Academia, Pension, General Business and Professionalism, Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Denis Latulippe (FCIA), professor, school of actuarial science, Université Laval
Speakers:
Pierre Fortin*, emeritus professor of economical sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal
Jean-Claude Ménard (FCIA), chief actuary of Canada, Government of Canada
André Picard (FCIA), senior actuary and chief technical advisor, International Labour Organization

16:30–17:30 Plenary Session – Keynote Speaker: David Coletto

Session 26 • The Disruptors: What Actuaries Need to Know about Millennials

17:30–17:45 New Fellows Recognition Ceremony

Join us to celebrate those who have achieved the Fellowship milestone.

17:45–19:00   Networking Reception

Thursday, June 22

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

07:00–07:45 Hot Buffet Breakfast

07:00–07:45 JRMS Breakfast Session

Session 27 • Joint Risk Management Section (JRMS) Breakfast Session 
Speakers:
Henry Essert (FCIA), managing director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Gaurav Upadhya (FCIA), managing director, actuarial services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

08:00–09:15 Concurrent Sessions 

Session 28 • Systemic Risk of Banks and Insurance – a New Model for Canada and the US
Relevant to:
ERM
Moderator:
Chris Fievoli (FCIA), staff actuary, communications and public affairs, Canadian Institute of Actuaries
Speaker:
Richard Nesbitt*, president and CEO, Global Risk Institute

Session 29 • Cancelled

Session 41 • Interactive Panel Discussion–Disclosure of Criminal Convictions
Relevant to: 
General Business and Professionalism
Level: Intermediate
Moderator: 
Liam McFarlane (FCIA), Chair, Committee on Professionalism
Speakers: 
Antoine Aylwin*, partner and chief privacy officer, Fasken Martineau
Liam McFarlane

Session 30 • The Future of Retirement: How and When Will People Retire?
Relevant to:
Pension
Of interest to: All 
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Jean-François Poitras (FCIA), senior advisor, Desjardins Financial Security
Speakers:

Shantel Aris*, actuarial analyst, RBC Insurance
Robert L. Brown (FCIA), retired
Anna Rappaport*, president, Anna Rappaport Consulting

Session 31• Cancelled

Session 32 • Mortality Trends in Canada vs. Around the Globe
Relevant to:
Reinsurance
Joint with: Individual Life & Health
Of interest to: Corporate Life & Health, Individual Life & Health, Reinsurance 
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Patrick Charbonneau (FCIA), project director, group insurance development, Optimum Reinsurance
Speakers:
Christopher Falkous*, biometric research actuary, global research and development team, RGA
Carrie Kelley*, consultant, Towers Watson
Tim Meagher*, vice-president and medical director, Munich Re

Session 33 • Identification and Quantification of Operational Risk Scenarios
Relevant to:
ERM
Joint with: P&C
Of interest to: Corporate Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Pierre-Paul Renaud (FCIA), assistant vice president, risk and quantitative analytics, Aviva Canada
Speakers:
Jeff Alcock*, AVP, enterprise risk management, Manulife
Maxine Jones*, senior manager, operational risk and controls, Aviva Canada

09:30–10:45 Concurrent Sessions

Session 34 • Wellness and Wearables: the Science, the Applications, and an Update on Manulife Vitality 
Relevant to:
Individual Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Annie Girard (FCIA), assistant vice-president, development, RGA
Speakers:
Chris Falkous*, biometric research actuary, global research and development team, RGA
Blake Hill (FCIA), AVP, head of Manulife Vitality, Canadian division strategy, Manulife 

Session 35 • Interactive Presentation: the Art of Persuasion
Relevant to:
General Business and Professionalism, All
Level: Intermediate 
Moderator:
Jing Lang (FCIA), business development actuary, Swiss Re
Speakers:
Emile Elefteriadis (FCIA), senior vice-president, pricing, Swiss Re
Jing Lang

Session 36 • LICAT/ESCAP  Implementation – Insurer/Reinsurer Perspectives (part of the session will be offered in French)
Relevant to:
Reinsurance
Joint with: Corporate Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Mary Free (ACIA), life insurance actuarial consultant, Eckler
Speakers:
Wally Bridel (FCIA), vice-president, corporate actuarial, Munich Re
Glenalan Cameron (FCIA), senior consultant , Eckler
Simon Fortin (FCIA), actuarial advisor, risk and capital management, Industrial Alliance

Session 37 • Product Innovation in Group Benefits
Relevant to:
Group Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Isabelle Bouchard (FCIA), vice-president, group reinsurance, RGA
Speakers:
François Laflamme*, president, OPTIMA Global Health
Jeffrey Schuh (ACIA), vice-president and actuary, RGA
Louis-Raphaël Tremblay*, president and founder, Ellipse Synergie

Session 38 • Income in Retirement – the Only Objective (Part 1) (part 2 to be held in session 46)
Relevant to: Pension
Of interest to: Investment
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Mazen Shakeel (FCIA), vice-president, market development, group retirement services, Sun Life Financial
Speakers:
Lorraine Heseltine*, member services specialist, faculty pension plan, the University of British Columbia
Shaun Levitan*, chief operating officer, Colourfield Liability Solutions
Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald*, actuary and academic researcher, Dalhousie University

Session 39 • Applying ERM at the National Level 
Relevant to:
ERM
Joint with: P&C
Of interest to: All
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Shannon Patershuk (FCIA), senior consulting actuary, Johnson
Speakers:
Shannon Patershuk 
Sim Segal*, president, SimErgy Consulting

10:45–11:00 Networking Break 

11:00–12:00 Concurrent Sessions 

Session 40 • Distribution (R)evolution: Distribution of Life Insurance Products in an Evolving Canadian Wealth Management Landscape
Relevant to:
Individual Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Rohit Thomas (FCIA), vice-president and chief pricing actuary, BMO Life Assurance
Speaker:
Benjamin Reed-Hurwitz*, senior analyst, Investor Economics

Session 41 is scheduled at 8:00 am on June 22

Session 42 • Basis Risk Effect on Segregated Funds Hedging 
Relevant to: Academia
Of interest to: Corporate Life & Health, Investment
Level: Advanced
Moderator:
Joseph Gabriel (FCIA), staff actuary, education, Canadian Institute of Actuaries
Speakers: 
Frédéric Godin (ACIA), assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, Concordia University
Emmanuel Hamel*, actuarial analyst, Autorité des marchés financiers
Denis-Alexandre Trottier*, graduate student researcher, Université Laval

Session 43 • Post-employment Health and Dental Benefit Cost Trends
Relevant to: Group Life & Health
Level: Intermediate
Speakers:
Claude Ferguson (FCIA), consulting actuary, ACTEGIS
Denis Garand (FCIA), president, Denis Garand and Associates 

Session 44 • ASB/CLIFR Update
Relevant to:
Corporate Life & Health
Moderator:
Stéphanie Fadous (FCIA), SVP actuarial policy, group actuarial, Manulife
Speakers:
Ty Faulds (FCIA), designated group Chair, Economic Reinvestment Assumptions and Strategies for Long-Tail Liability Cash Flows under CALM
Jean-Yves Rioux (FCIA), senior manager, actuarial, reward and analytics, Deloitte

Session 45 • Implementing the New Use of Models Standard  (Part of the session may be offered in French)
Relevant to: General Business and Professionalism
Joint with: ERM
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Stéphanie Beaulne (FCIA), actuary, model validation, Manulife 
Speakers:
Stéphanie Beaulne
Carrie Lam (FCIA), ‎senior manager, actuary, Collins Barrow

Session 46 • Income in Retirement – the Only Objective (Part 2) (part 1 held in session 38)
Relevant to: Pension
Of interest to: Investment
Level: Intermediate
Moderator:
Mazen Shakeel (FCIA), vice-president, market development, group retirement services, Sun Life Financial
Speakers:
Lorraine Heseltine*, member services specialist, faculty pension plan, the University of British Columbia
Shaun Levitan*, chief operating officer, Colourfield Liability Solutions.
Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald*, actuary and academic researcher, Dalhousie University

12:15–13:30 Luncheon, Presidential Change of Office

Join us as we recognize our outgoing President and welcome our new one. 

13:30–14:30 Keynote Speaker – The Honourable Joe Oliver

Session 47 • A Proud Talk about a Modest Nation – Canada’s Economic and Financial Future in a Trumpian World



*Not a member of the CIA. 

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