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KPMG’s 2020 Insurance Conference: New reality for insurance

Let’s plan our new reality together on November 24th at KPMG’s first-ever virtual Insurance Conference

Let’s plan our new reality together on November 24th at KPMG’s first-ever virtual Insuran

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Embracing change, finding opportunity

Join us on November 24th for KPMG’s first-ever virtual Insurance Conference, which will bring together thought leaders from KPMG and the insurance industry to share their perspectives on how Canadian insurers can build resilience in the face of uncertainty.

We’re planning an action-packed agenda to help you thrive in the new reality – everything from global trends and cost optimization to tax transformation, cyber security, IFRS 17 and more.

Our new reality is not a destination, it’s a journey. Let’s start mapping it today.


12:00 pm – 12:10 pm  Opening remarks: Chris Cornell, Partner, Audit, and National Sector Leader, Insurance, KPMG in Canada
12:10 pm – 12:50 pm  The new reality for insurance: Laura Hay, Global Head of Insurance, KPMG International
12:50 pm – 1:30 pm Keynote: Climate change – Preparing for a future of increased risk: Jason Storah, CEO, AVIVA Canada, in conversation with Peter Doyle, Associate Partner, Insurance, KPMG in Canada
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm  Break
1:40 pm – 2:20 pm 

Breakout 1

  1. The future of tax technology
  2. Cybersecurity: Operational resilience in a digital world
  3. IFRS 17: Essentials
  4. Building financial resilience: Cost optimization for insurers 
2:20 pm – 3:00 pm 

Harnessing the power of diversity

Moderator: Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor, Canadian Underwriter


  • Rowena Chan, President, Sun Life Financial Distributors (Canada) Inc. and SVP, Distribution
  • Michelle Taylor Jones, VP, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Manulife Financial
  • Mary Lou Maher, Canadian Managing Partner, Quality & Risk Management, Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG in Canada
3:00 pm – 3:40 pm

Merger of equals: A Canadian insurance M&A story

Moderator: Georges Pigeon, Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Canada

  • Jean-Francois Chalifoux, President and CEO, LaCapitale/SSQ Insurance
  • Melissa Gilbert, Executive Vice President & Lead Finance, La Capitale/SSQ
3:40 pm – 3:50 pm Break
3:50 pm – 4:30 pm

Breakout 2

  1. What’s trending in tax for insurers?
  2. IFRS 17: Accelerate to the finish
  3. ESG in a COVID world 
  4. Directors session: Agility in a rapidly changing and uncertain environment 
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Virtual fireside chat with Neville Henderson, Assistant Superintendent, Insurance Supervision Sector, OSFI 
5:00 pm Closing remarks 

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fee: Take advantage of early bird pricing: $100 CAD + HST. Take advantage of group pricing: Register 3 and get the 4th person free

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