Benefits & Pensions Monitor Events

Technology and Healthcare Plan Innovation

Date: September 14, 2017 | Location: InterContinental Toronto Centre 225 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2X3

Emerging technologies are bringing unprecedented changes to the way plan members access healthcare. This session will look at how technology and new approaches to the business could radically change the group benefits industry in Canada in a short period of time. It will also examine healthcare technology such as wearables and the internet of things (IoT) and their impact on the healthcare system.

Join our expert speakers including Tim Clarke, Owner of tc Health Consulting, and Paul Clark, Chief Technology Officer from WorldCare International Inc., at the Benefits and Pensions Monitor Meetings & Events ‘Technology and Healthcare Plan Innovation’ half-day session on September 14th in Toronto.

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Drug Pooling and Supplemental Drugs

Date: October 17, 2017 | Location: InterContinental Toronto Centre 225 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2X3

The Canadian Drug Insurance Pooling Corporation was created to spread risk and facilitate affordable drug coverage for fully-insured supplementary pension plans. Find out how this is working for both plan sponsors and insurers.
Join our expert panel, including Dan Berty, Executive Director from the Canadian Drug Insurance Pooling Corporation (CDIPC) at the Benefits and Pensions Monitor Meetings & Events ‘Drug Pooling and Supplemental Drugs’ half-day session on October 17th in Toronto.

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Industry Events

Trump’s Impact Discussed

Date: June 27, 2017

Trump Boom or Trump Bust?’ will be discussed at an AIMA Canada, CFA Montréal, and IFSID Institute event. Panelists Marko Papic, chief of political strategy at BCS; Yanick Desnoyers, deputy chief economist at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec; Pablo Calderini, CIO of Graham Capital; and Chen Zhao, former co-head of macro-research at Brandywine Global Investment Management; will look at the challenges ahead for the institutional investing community. It takes place June 27 in Montreal, QC.

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Investment Solutions For MEPPs Examined

Date: June 27, 2017

Investment Solutions and Other Risk Optimization Strategies for MEPPs/TBPs’ will be examined at a PBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd. seminar. The event, for multi-employer and target benefit pension plan trustees and administrators, will look at achieving a higher return/benefit for the same level of risk, maintaining the same level of benefits with lower risk, and optimizing risk to the benefit of your members. It takes place June 27 in Toronto, ON. For an invitation, eMail

Conference Focuses On Cybersecurity

Date: July 17, 2017 - July 18, 2017

A new International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans conference will share the latest in cybersecurity and deterrence of data breaches and provide guidance for internal controls and risk prevention for employee benefit plans and their sensitive information on individuals, members and dependents. It takes place July 17 to 18 in Chicago, IL.

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ACPM Looks At New Economy

Date: September 12, 2017 - September 14, 2017

‘The New Economy and  Plan Design Considerations’ will be examined at the ‘2017 ACPM National Conference Speakers’ ‒ ‘Mountains of Opportunity: Innovating to Reach New Heights.’ Speakers at the session will be Andrew Cash, of the Urban Worker Project; Mazen Shakeel, of Sun Life Financial; and Alex Mazer, of Common Wealth. Other sessions will look at retirement income needs, alternatives, and decumulation. It takes place September 12 to 14 in Banff, AB.

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SHARE Offers Two Courses

Date: October 10, 2017 - October 12, 2017

SHARE’s pension leadership courses will feature pension investment and governance basics and a trustee responsible investment master class. Designed for new trustees and as a refresher in basic pension investment and governance, a three-day course will cover the Canadian retirement system, pension law and trustee duties, investment basics, plan funding, the role of the actuary, and capital stewardship from a union perspective. The trustee master class provides experienced trustees with the opportunity to explore strategies for embedding responsible investment into pension fund governance and investment oversight. It takes place October 10 to 12 in Toronto, ON.

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Conference Registration Opens

Date: October 18, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Registration is now open for the ‘CPBI 2017 Ontario Regional Conference.’ Theme of the event is ‘Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.’ It takes place October 18 to 20 in Niagara Falls, ON.

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