CBMU Spring Conference 2019

Conference Venue: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6


Dress Code: Business Casual (Sessions and Dinner)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception - The Loft at Earls Yaletown
(1095 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5P9)
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 am. Registration and Breakfast - Waddington Room (Conference Floor)
Educational Program - All sessions are held in the Waddington Room (Conference Floor)
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks and President's Report
9:15 a.m. –10:15 a.m.

Industry Updates from MIABC, AIMU, CMLA

Mariella Dauphinee, President, MIABC
John Miklus, President, AIMU
Marc Isaacs, President, CMLA

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break   
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Unintended Consequences of Mandatory Insurance in Canada
Speaker: Kaitlin Smiley, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Presentation Description/Bio +/-

Presentation Description:

Mandatory insurance in the marine industry sounds like a great idea – offering greater financial protection for passengers injured while on vessels and ensuring that there is funding for wreck removal.  But what is great in theory is often complicated in execution.  This presentation will explain the recent legislative changes (including mandatory passenger insurance and domestic implementation of the Wreck Removal Convention) and identify potential challenges in interpreting and applying them by working through a number of fact patterns.  

About Kaitlin:

In 2009, Kaitlin graduated from law school at UBC and joined Bull Housser, never realizing that her future was entwined with insurance and maritime law.  If she had known that fact, she might have taken the maritime insurance law course formerly taught by Chris Giaschi at UBC.   If the maritime law group at the firm could be likened to the characters in the Wizard of Oz, Kaitlin is the wizard who makes each member of the group stronger.  She is enjoys complex cases, which is a talent that naturally lends itself to maritime law and insurance matters.  Bull Housser merged with Norton Rose Fulbright in 2017 and Kaitlin is now a senior associate at the firm.  While her colleagues at work tend to quickly defer to Kaitlin’s analysis and advice, her 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter are sometimes less impressed.  They keep Kaitlin and her husband on their toes.  

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon - Waddington Room (Conference Floor)    
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Educational Sessions

Port of Vancouver:  Planning for the Future 
Speaker: Kate Ramsay, Senior Risk Analyst, CFO Division

Presentation Description/Bio+/-

Presentation Description:
This presentation will provide a brief description of the importance of the Port of Vancouver to the Canadian economy and facilitating trade for the future.  

About Kate:

As a Risk Management Specialist, Kate is responsible for the delivery of financial services, including enterprise risk management and insurance program management for the Port of Vancouver.  Prior to joining the Port of Vancouver in 2016, Kate worked for a Canadian insurance brokerage with a focus on management and professional liability.  Before that, she spent a significant amount of her career in the financial services industry with a leading Canadian institutional pension manager and a large Canadian asset management firm.

Kate is a Canadian Risk Manager, Chartered Financial Analyst, and hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with a major in Finance) and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Simon Fraser University.  Kate most recently achieved the Associate of Business Continuity Professional designation. 

Challenges of the trucking industry and the way forward

Speaker: Lindsay Samson, Manager of Policy, British Columbia Trucking Association

Presentation Description/Bio +/-

Presentation Description

Changes to the trucking and freight transportation industry are coming out of necessity, innovation and opportunity. The industry is already dealing with the challenges presented by the drive shortage and the legalisation of recreational cannabis legalization. Government and the industry are working together to look at how to make the roads safer, whether it's with better training, the use of electronic logging devices, advanced driver assistance, or self-driving systems. And technology has the potential to help the transportation industry significantly reduce its greenhouse emissions with advances in alternative fuels and electric vehicles.

About Lindsay:

Lindsay is the Manager of Policy at the BC Trucking Association, where she works with industry representatives to research and develop policy positions on a variety of topics as they relate to trucking and transportation such as safety, human resources, the environment, and industry regulations, among others.

Lindsay previously spent four years as the Senior Policy Analyst for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities. She holds a BA in History from McGill University and an MPA from the University of Regina, and lives in Surrey with her husband and 11-month old daughter.

Nat Cats in Canada - how do we tame these Cats?

Speaker: Dipika Deol, Senior Treaty Underwriter, Vice President,Property & Specialty Underwriting, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd, Canadian Branch 

Presentation Description/Bio +/-

Presentation Description:
The Nat Cat experience the past decade has been far-reaching: everything from decimating wildfires, to windstorms, floods, and icy blizzards. What's the best way of underwriting these perils? Can we learn from other modelled perils or lines of business? Our industry has a key role to understand this complex Cat landscape, take the right underwriting actions and thereby make Canada more resilient to these severe events.

About Dipika:

Dipika Deol is a Senior Treaty Underwriter at Swiss Re and is responsible for property treaties, Nat Cat capacity monitoring as well as being a CatNet ambassador in Canada.  In her role, Nat Cat is a topic of increasing importance and she is very close to all aspects of it at Swiss Re, including modelling, client tools and solutions, risk appetite and applying learnings from global Nat Cat experiences. Dipika joined Swiss Re Canada in 2013 as a Treaty Property Underwriter covering the reinsurance markets for Canada and the English Caribbean.

Dipika began her insurance career in 2007 when she joined RSA's graduate programme in London. She spent the majority of that time in the UK working on the reinsurance team at RSA's headquarters in two main roles: administration of intra-group reinsurances and buying RSA's Engineering treaties. In 2013 she moved to Toronto to join the RSA Canadian reinsurance team and was responsible for buying the Property treaties, both Per Risk and Cat.

6:30 pm Reception and Dinner - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, The Roof (15th Floor)


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