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Mar
20
Panel Discussion: Advice - Is Now the Time?March 20, 2012 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMHotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonAdvice has been discussed constantly over the years as to whether pension plan sponsors wanted, or were required, to offer it and the potential liability of offering such advice. What is the risk? Has the time come to reconsider offering advice? This panel discussion will explore pension plan members' needs and wants, as well as considerations for both plan members and sponsors.
Feb
16
Saskatchewan Drug Plan UpdateFebruary 16, 2012 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMRadisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonThis session expands on the information presented by Ms. Smith to delegates of the CPBI Saskatchewan Regional Conference in Regina on April 21, 2011. Topics will include an update on Saskatchewan's generic drug pricing strategy, prescriptive authority for Saskatchewan pharmacists, national drug review processes, and details regarding Drug Plan programs such as Special Support and Exception Drug Status. Speaker: Tracey Smith, Saskatchewan Health
Feb
15
Saskatchewan Drug Plan UpdateFebruary 15, 2012 7:45 AM to 9:15 AMHotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonThis session expands on the information presented by Ms. Smith to delegates of the CPBI Saskatchewan Regional Conference in Regina on April 21, 2011. Topics will include an update on Saskatchewan's generic drug pricing strategy, prescriptive authority for Saskatchewan pharmacists, national drug review processes, and details regarding Drug Plan programs such as Special Support and Exception Drug Status. Speaker: Tracey Smith, Saskatchewan Health
Jan
19
Canada and the World EconomyJanuary 19, 2012 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMRadisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonHendrik Brakel, the Economist responsible for Europe, the United States and Canada with the Economic & Political Intelligence Centre at Export Development Canada (EDC), will discuss exciting growth prospects for the world economy and Canadian trade with a focus on whether the recovery is on track, particularly in the US. There are three big risks that could derail the global economy that will be described, as well as the outlook for emerging markets. Finally, the forecast for Canadian exports will be explored and how Canada can flourish as a trading nation in a competitive global economy.
Jan
18
Canada and the World EconomyJanuary 18, 2012 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMHotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonHendrik Brakel, the Economist responsible for Europe, the United States and Canada with the Economic & Political Intelligence Centre at Export Development Canada (EDC), will discuss exciting growth prospects for the world economy and Canadian trade with a focus on whether the recovery is on track, particularly in the US. There are three big risks that could derail the global economy that will be described, as well as the outlook for emerging markets. Finally, the forecast for Canadian exports will be explored and how Canada can flourish as a trading nation in a competitive global economy.
Nov
17
Will Baby Boomers Ever Retire? – Tips to Manage a Multigenerational WorkplaceNovember 17, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMRadisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonThis presentation will focus on the changing needs in the workplace due to managing baby boomer expectations and the expectations of the up and comers. There are different approaches to engage and motivate which will be explored. We will also discuss HR practices which you can take back to your workplace. Speaker: John Ferris, Managing Director, STRATA Business Solutions
Nov
16
Will Baby Boomers Ever Retire? – Tips to Manage a Multigenerational WorkplaceNovember 16, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMHotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonThis presentation will focus on the changing needs in the workplace due to managing baby boomer expectations and the expectations of the up and comers. There are different approaches to engage and motivate which will be explored. We will also discuss HR practices which you can take back to your workplace. Speaker: John Ferris, Managing Director, STRATA Business Solutions
Oct
25
Benefits, Beyond the BasicsOctober 25 - 26, 2011 9:30 AM to 3:00 PMHotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonJoin us for a full program addressing in-depth aspects of Group Benefits Plans, current trends and emerging issues. This 2-day seminar will provide a comprehensive framework that will enhance your understanding of benefits, act as a primer for the CEBS program, and offer valuable continuing education credits. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with fellow participants and event speakers. In addition, attendees will receive a binder of presentation material and certificate of completion.
Oct
20
How Well Do Your Members Understand and Value Your Benefits Plans?October 20, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMRadisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonSponsors make a substantial investment in the development and implementation of pension and benefit plans. But how well do their members understand and value these plans? This presentation highlights Mercer’s latest engagement drivers for Canadian workers, identifying how they rank pay, retirement and group benefits. It showcases innovative strategies for communicating your unique value proposition as well as your health and retirement plans, and identifies key metrics to determine the overall effectiveness of your communication in terms of its return on investment. Speaker: Judy Williams, Mercer. Judy is a Principal and Communication practice leader for western Canada.
Oct
19
How Well Do Your Members Understand and Value Your Benefits Plans?October 19, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMHotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonSponsors make a substantial investment in the development and implementation of pension and benefit plans. But how well do their members understand and value these plans? This presentation highlights Mercer’s latest engagement drivers for Canadian workers, identifying how they rank pay, retirement and group benefits. It showcases innovative strategies for communicating your unique value proposition as well as your health and retirement plans, and identifies key metrics to determine the overall effectiveness of your communication in terms of its return on investment. Speaker: Judy Williams, Mercer. Judy is a Principal and Communication practice leader for western Canada.
Apr
19
CPBI Saskatchewan Regional Conference: Growth & OpportunityApril 19 - 21, 2011 7:30 PM to 1:00 PMHotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonThe Conference Brochure and Registration form can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Registration fees from March 23 to April 12: $450 +GST for members and $675 +GST for non-members.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Mar
17
Saskatchewan's Best Kept SecretMarch 17, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMDelta Regina Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonSpeaker: Katherine Strutt, Saskatchewan Pension Plan. The Saskatchewan Pension Plan (SPP) is a program developed ahead of its time. This plan, initiated 25 years ago, is what many jurisdictions now desire. It is a capital accumulation plan created by the provincial government to provide supplementary income to individuals with little or no access to employer-sponsored pensions. It is currently the 26th largest defined contribution plan in Canada. The presentation will cover some of the highlights of the past 25 years and talk about the future of the SPP as a key player in the pension industry.
Mar
16
Saskatchewan's Best Kept SecretMarch 16, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMSheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonSpeaker: Katherine Strutt, Saskatchewan Pension Plan. The Saskatchewan Pension Plan (SPP) is a program developed ahead of its time. This plan, initiated 25 years ago, is what many jurisdictions now desire. It is a capital accumulation plan created by the provincial government to provide supplementary income to individuals with little or no access to employer-sponsored pensions. It is currently the 26th largest defined contribution plan in Canada. The presentation will cover some of the highlights of the past 25 years and talk about the future of the SPP as a key player in the pension industry.
Jan
13
Economic and Investment Forecast 2011January 13, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMDelta Regina Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonEconomic recovery in the developed markets continues at a slow pace. However, the developing markets with their higher growth represent a greater percentage of global GDP. How will this influence commodities and the Canadian economy? Louis Martel of Greystone Managed Investments Inc. will discuss this question at our January events. He will also discuss the impact of these different economic factors on a reasonable long-term asset mix strategy, the expected returns and funding of your benefit programs.
Jan
12
Economic and Investment Forecast 2011January 12, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMSheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonEconomic recovery in the developed markets continues at a slow pace. However, the developing markets with their higher growth represent a greater percentage of global GDP. How will this influence commodities and the Canadian economy? Louis Martel of Greystone Managed Investments Inc. will discuss this question at our January events. He will also discuss the impact of these different economic factors on a reasonable long-term asset mix strategy, the expected returns and funding of your benefit programs.
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