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Jun
13
Emerging Investment TrendsJune 13, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMFairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta Format: In PersonLow Volatility, Alternative Investments, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Private Equity, Absolute Return Strategies - In the current climate of complex geopolitical and economic change, low interest rates, and volatile equity markets what strategies are managers doing to reduce risk and achieve the return investors are looking for? Are they available for your retirement plan, or are they too complex for the average investor? Join us for this introduction to these investment trends as our panel of experts demystifies these strategies and show you how plan sponsors are using them today. Our panel includes: Julianna Spiropoulos, Bob Milner Client and Case Study to be announced
Jun
11
CPBI Pacific Annual Meeting and Lunch Seminar: "Would You Buy a $60 Cup of Coffee?"June 11, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMFour Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonRegistration at 11:30 AM, lunch and Annual Meeting at 11:45 AM, session starts at 12 noon - Generic drug plan reform is sweeping across Canada with many provincial governments introducing legislation and contemplating purchasing agreements to protect public drug spend. Although there has been temporary relief for private payors due to a large number of brand name drugs coming off of patent, what should you know about where these costs are headed? Are there additional opportunities to pay less for generic drugs and, if so, what are the implications to provincial governments and your drug plan. The session will be preceded by CPBI Pacific's Annual Meeting. *Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Jun
4
Promoting Physical & Psychological Health in the WorkplaceJune 4, 2013 7:30 AM to 10:00 AMSheraton Hotel, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario Format: In Person.
May
27
CPBI FORUM 2013 - Global Challenges; Canadian SolutionsMay 27 - 29, 2013 8:00 AM to 3:00 PMFairmont Millennium Park, Chicago, IL Format: In PersonRegistration are now closed, send us an email if you wish to attend FORUM 2013 and we will try to accommodate you. info@cpbi-icra.ca
May
23
2013 Economic OutlookMay 23, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:45 AMHoliday Inn St. John's, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Format: In Person“The Economic Outlook – Challenges Confronting the Global Economy”
May
22
Group Benefits Session 2013May 22, 2013 8:00 AM to 10:30 AMCasino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia Format: In PersonJoin us for 2 timely sessions!
May
22
Privacy UpdateMay 22, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonAlberta’s privacy awareness and legislative efforts to protect personal privacy and manage access to information have been growing apace with technology’s challenges to our “right to be left alone.” This session will examine what contemporary privacy looks like and why we should care how the balancing act between corporate / state interests and individual rights is playing out. Transparency, privacy awareness, and access to information savvy are empowering and the session will highlight how. But there remain strong arguments that counter universal transparency. This session will also look at those situations where transparency creates more problems than it solves. Host: Sharon Vogrinetz, Alberta Teachers`Association. Presenter: Margaret Shane, Alberta Teachers' Association. Note: prices below do not include GST
Event: 24 of 80 Registered
May
16
Best Practices in Benefits AdministrationMay 16, 2013 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMSFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonThis CPBI Continuing Education session will review administrative practices for employee benefit plans with a focus on aspects of plan administration which are commonly misunderstood and/or overlooked, and which potentially expose the plan sponsor to unintended risk if not handled according to sound business practices.
May
15
CPBI National Webinar - Paying Pensioners: Why Outsourcing Payments is RightMay 15, 2013 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMBroadcasted Webinar, Montréal, Québec Format: In Person*This webinar is free of charge for CPBI Members. The non-member fee is $50 + taxes.
May
15
Trust PlansMay 15, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMTRG Group Benefits & Pensions Inc., Suite 800 - 1177 West Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable Join Barb Bilsland of BG Benefit Administrators for an interactive discussion on Trust Plans. This session will cover how Trust arrangements differ from mainstream plans and how the administration works. You will want to join this session if you are a new Trustee, new at administering Trusteed plans, or would simply like to get a refresher on this topic and join the roundtable discussion with others in your position. This session is free of charge to members. Please contact the event coordinator at pacific@cpbi-icra.ca if you wish to attend.
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May
8
Innovations in DC Retirement PlansMay 8, 2013 8:00 AM to 11:00 AMHalifax Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax, Nova Scotia Format: In PersonWith more scrutiny on spending, it is a prime concern to ensure your defined contribution (DC) retirement plan or capital accumulation plan (CAP), whether a Group RRSP, DPSP or DC RPP, is providing a strong rate of return for your investment. This session on Innovations in DC Retirement Plans will provide advice on re-energizing, de-risking and optimizing your plan by having the best design and features for your plan members.
May
6
Rosé Wine TastingMay 6, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMBridges Restaurant, Granville Island, 1696 Duranleau Street - 2nd floor, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Members are invited to experience fantastic rosé wines, delectable hors d'oeuvres, exciting door prizes and some great company! Regular tickets to this Liberty Wine event are being sold in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at a cost of $29.99. CPBI is pleased to fund a Member subsidy of a portion of the ticket price, while still ensuring that full proceeds go to support this cause. As a CPBI Member, your cost will only be $19.99/person (taxes included). This subsidized price is extended to CPBI Member and Guest tickets. CPBI Members and Guests are invited to gather at the Bridges Pub (main floor) at the start of the event.
Event: ‘Event Full’
May
1
CPBI Ontario Annual Reception and MeetingMay 1, 2013 5:00 PM to 7:00 PMCane Restaurant, Toronto, Ontario Format: In Person.
Event: ‘Event Full’
May
1
Pension FundamentalsMay 1, 2013 8:00 AM to 11:30 AMHotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba Format: In PersonSession 5: DC Best Practices - As DC pension plans and Group RRSPs have grown in popularity, the need for better oversight and understanding of these plans has grown. This session will cover DC best practices including investment options, industry trends, communication with plan members and tools available to assist members in making informed choices. Session 6: Communication & Legal Issues - This session provides an overview of communication when it comes to pension administration and employee understanding of their plan benefits. It will touch on the communication requirements set out in pension legislation.
Event: ‘Event Full’
May
1
The Risk of Not Taking ActionMay 1, 2013 8:00 AM to 11:30 AMBest Western Lamplighter Inn, London, Ontario Format: In PersonCPBI London Chapter's Spring Seminar