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April 2017

Focused on the Future: 2017 CIA Annual Meeting

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The 2017 Annual Meeting (AGM) promises to be an important event for members to benefit from valuable CPD opportunities. With a program featuring 47 sessions, there are topics of interest for many practice areas, including property and casualty, enterprise risk management, pension, individual and corporate life, reinsurance, and group practitioners.

“This year’s AGM, in beautiful Québec City, will feature some excellent and relevant speakers for pension practitioners, as well as other speakers of interest to all actuaries,” says June Smyth, Chair of the Pension Subcommittee of the Committee on Continuing Education. “Along with our keynote speakers, there is some excellent material on the agenda and we are very excited to share it with all of you!”

Ms. Smyth highlighted a number of sessions of particular interest:

  • Defined contribution (DC) decumulation, with Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald along with guests from South Africa and the University of British Columbia;
  • Retirement trends with speakers Rob Brown and Anna Rappaport;
  • De-risking and longevity deals for smaller pension plans;
  • Changes to the Québec Pension Plan;
  • Tailoring the message to the audience;
  • Actuarial expertise in a case study;
  • The art of persuasion; and
  • Disclosure of criminal convictions for actuaries.

Keynote Speakers

What does a new generation using advanced technologies mean for the actuarial profession? Find out in our keynote presentations that will look at millennials and big data. Dr. David Coletto, Canada's leading expert on the Canadian millennial generation, will discuss who this generation is and what it means for the actuarial profession in the future. Data scientist and entrepreneur Jean-Baptiste Michel will talk about big data and his collaboration with Google when creating the Google Ngram Viewer—a scientific tool so groundbreaking its public release made the front page of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe.

Just when you think the previous program couldn't be beat, the Continuing Education Committee does it again by crafting a cutting-edge program covering a myriad of really interesting and relevant topics delivered by impressive speakers,” says Emile Elefteriadis, Chair of the General Business and Professionalism Subcommittee of the Committee on Continuing Education. “As a life and health insurance guy, some of the P&C and pension sessions are quite interesting and relevant, and I will probably attend at least one from each to broaden my perspective.”

Register Now

All this and more is happening June 21—22 at the Québec City Convention Centre.

Register today and save up to $100! Early-bird rates are available until April 13.

Québec City is known for its European charm and fantastic French cuisine. Be sure to book your stay in the official CIA block of rooms at the Hilton Québec or the Delta Québec, both adjacent to the Québec City Convention Centre and steps away from Old Québec. Rooms are subject to availability within the block and must be reserved by May 19, 2017.  

We look forward to seeing you in Québec!


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