FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Canadian Pacific Railway, Supreme Group, TransAlta and leading companies take part at
the 2010 captives and corporate insurance summit.
Toronto, ON — April 8, 2010 — Leading risk management executives from across Canada will
share their insights at the 6th Annual Captives and Corporate Insurance Strategies Summit, to be
held on June 8 and 9 in Toronto.
Strategic advantage and profit generation are some of the reasons why companies are using
“Businesses that put plans in place today to deal with future insurance market hardening may be
able to create a competitive advantage,” said George Klassen, Corporate Risk Manager at
Supreme Group, a company that offers a wide range of steel fabrication, erection, mechanical and
construction services. Klassen will be presenting a case study on how his organization
internalized its insurance brokerage to eliminate unnecessary costs and streamline its insurance
process as a captive owner.
Other risk managers who will share their experience and insights include:
Daniel Kugler, Assistant Treasurer, Risk Management, Snap-On Inc.
Lois Gardiner, Director of Risk Management, Canadian Pacific Railway
Darlene Halwas, VP, Risk Management, TransAlta Corporation
Todd Henderson, Manager, Alternative Risk-Insurance Services, SNC-Lavalin Group
Hobby Pardo, Manager, risk Management and Insurance, Nexen Inc.
Topics to be covered at the two-day conference range from:
Selecting the right domicile to match captive objectives
Generating profits from captives
Achieving corporate governance excellence
Quantifying the financial worth of a captive
Adapting to climate change and managing environmental risks
Reducing costs with ERM and self insurance
Returning for the sixth year, this forum allows risk managers, insurance professionals and captive
experts to network, share knowledge and exchange best practices.
“The list of speakers is impressive,” said Klassen. “In some cases I’ve had long distance contact
with them but it will be a great opportunity to do face to face networking.”
The event will take place at the Metropolitan Hotel in downtown Toronto.
Sponsors for the event include Bermuda International Business Association (BIBA), Bermuda
Insurance Market, Invest Barbados, Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB), Business
Bermuda and Liburd and Dash.
For full event information, visit http://www.captivesinsurance.com/
About this conference
Strategy Institute is proud to host the 6th Annual Canadian Captives & Corporate Insurance
Strategies Summit! As the only major annual event held in Canada, it brings thought-leaders
from North America as well as from around the globe. This prestigious summit provides an
exceptional learning opportunity for risk managers and insurance professionals to build
knowledge, enhance decision-making, and refine their business judgment. In an exclusive setting,
senior executives connect with their peers in this rare opportunity to exchange ideas, best
practices and insights.
About Strategy Institute
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multiple industries for over 15 years. Our esteemed portfolio of financial sector conferences
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