64th Canadian Insurance Conference

64th Canadian Insurance Conference

Thank you very much for your interest in the 64th Canadian Insurance Conference.

We regret to inform you that the organizers have cancelled the upcoming Insurance Conference due to increasing health concerns related to the coronavirus. We very much regret that this situation has led to the cancellation. However, the health of our visitors is our top priority and therefore our first priority.

Once the re-scheduled date has been confirmed, we will communicate it here. We thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions, we offer you to contact us via the following link.


This year the Canadian Insurance Conference is continuing the ongoing theme of Change, with a focus on “Action”— or more pointedly “Re-Action” — in terms of how the industry has been changing in order to remain relevant.

The conference will kick off with Canada’s acclaimed Astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, the First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station. Chris’ commitment, intelligence, sacrifice and hard work allowed him to achieve his dreams. A true inspiration! Join the us in welcoming Chris as he imparts some of the lessons he’s learned throughout his remarkable career – in the fields of leadership, teamwork, collaboration, science, and technology – in space and on Earth. This is a not to be missed presentation!

Colonel Hadfield will be followed by a distinguished Senior Leadership Panel, featuring:

  • Jim Boyle – President and CEO of Foresters Financial;

  • Kevin Dougherty – former Executive Vice-President Innovation and Partnerships of Sun Life Financial Canada; and,

  • Stéphane Rochon – President and CEO of Humania Assurance.

The panel will be moderated by Carrie Lam, Assistant Vice President, Strategy and Client Experience for Munich Re, Canada (Life).

It is still early to assess the impact of the changes the industry has undertaken, but early results are promising. The industry’s activities are much like the moon landing in that NASA developed a deliberate plan to prepare for a moon landing, and that plan was not accomplished in a single step. There were many building blocks and steps to NASA’s plan, and in many ways, the life insurance industry is following similar steps and lessons.

Breakout sessions

Participants will be able to join multiple breakout sessions to hear the latest insurance specific content regarding topics:

Breakout #1             Consumer behavior: a study about engagement

Breakout #2             Big data/data limitations – Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Insurance

Breakout #3             All things “E” the demand for digital solutions

Breakout #4             The Canadian Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) market: Challenges and Opportunities

Breakout #5             Insurance Protection vs. Financial Investment

Breakout #6             Market trends – is insurance still insurance?

Breakout #7             A Medical Perspective on The Future of Mortality Improvement

Breakout #8             Pricing in Focus! What 2020 brings to the product design and pricing landscape

Breakout #9             Applying Agile concepts to Insurance/Reinsurance IT and Business Activities

Breakout #10           Time to Act: Facing the Risks of a Changing Climate

CRC Talks #1             Professional Development

CRC Talks #2             Mental Wellbeing


Q_PERIOR is once again Gold sponsor at this year’s conference and we are moderating and co-presenting Breakout #9 – Applying Agile concepts to Insurance/Reinsurance IT and Business Activities.

Come hear representatives from industry and Q_PERIOR discuss their experiences in applying agile concepts to Insurance/Reinsurance topics.

See you there!

More information about the conference program:

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24 March 2020, 07:30AM – 05:15PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St., West, SOUTH Building
Toronto M5V 2W6

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