2023 CPBI Atlantic Regional Conference

2023 CPBI Atlantic Regional Conference

October 4 - 6, 2023 12:00 PMAlgonquin Resort, St Andrews, New Brunswick
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person


As of midnight June 29, 2023 , this year's CPBI Atlantic Conference has SOLD OUT.  Thank you your interest and enthusiasm, we are looking forward to a great event!

Welcome to St. Andrews!

It is with much joy and happiness that we welcome you to the 19th annual CPBI Atlantic Regional Conference. Our theme, “On the Border of Change”, reflects not only the location of our event, but the true reality of our lives post pandemic. We are faced with many challenges and opportunities within the pensions and benefits industry, and allowing ourselves to acknowledge, accept and adjust to these changes to do what is best for our employees will be key as we move forward.

The Algonquin is a great back drop to bring together our friends and colleagues in this changing environment. Our committee of volunteers have put together an array of speakers, forums and even a LIVE podcast that will enable you to be informed and educated on the latest topics in our industry. We intend on taking full advantage of the St. Andrews experience to enhance your involvement in our conference. We will continue to show our true Atlantic hospitality as we provide networking and social activities unique to this region.
Click here for Complete Conference Program

We look forward to connecting with you for this annual demonstration of Atlantic comradery. We have everything in place, so now it is a mater of setting aside the dates of October 4 – 6 to join us at the charming The Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews by -the-Sea.


Steve Cameron and Ron Cashin
2023 CPBI Atlantic Conference Co-Chairs

Event: 222 Registered ‘Event Full’
Cancellation Policy


Early Bird

CPBI Members $1,175.00

May 10 - July 2, 2023

(includes conference program & meals)

Non-Members $1,675.00

June 1 - July 2, 2023

(includes conference program & meals)

Regular Conference 

July 3- Sept 19, 2023
$1,425.00 Member
$1,925.00 Non-Member

(includes conference program & meals)


Your Spouse/partner/guest 
is welcome to join you at the Conference.

(Includes breakfasts,
receptions, evening meals &  entertainment)

Forum Speakers

FORUM A: Thursday AM

Eric Termuende

Future of Work

FORUM B: Thursday PM

Curse of Politics Live

The Herle Burly Political Panel Podcast

Hosted by David Herle 

Panelists: Scott Reid, Jordan Leichnitz & Kory Teneycke

Don’t miss this live-taping of the podcast!

Q&A session with the panel for their insights on the hottest political stories dominating the news cycle.

Forum Speakers

FORUM C: Friday AM

Normand Hector

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

FORUM D Panel: Friday AM

Reimagining Healthcare Delivery: Atlantic Innovation Panel

Erin MacKenzie, PEI Pharmacists Association

Shannon Hunter, Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

Sean Awalt, BioNova

Moderated by: Mark Omoto, IQVIA


Big Fish
Wednesday, Oct.4, 2023
Lobster Dinner

The Normani Drag Show
with Amour Love
& Julia Jeffries

Thursday, Oct.5, 2023
Conference Dinner

 Breakout Sessions


Session 1

Prescribing the Right Mix: Balancing Affordability and Access through Drug Plan Management
Suzanne Lepage, Consultant
Mark Omoto, IQVIA

Session 3

Breaking Barriers: The Role of Private Plans to Help Improve Access to Care
Alex Boucher, Mercer
Olivier Pagé, Medavie Blue Cross

Session 5

Fostering Inclusion in Your Benefit Program
 Devon Forshner, HUB
Tanya Finlay, Fortis
Marie-Chantal Côté, Sun Life

 Breakout Sessions

Pension & Investment

Session 2

Purposeful Investment in Alternatives
John Hurley, WorkSafeNB
Daniel Dine, Vestcor

Session 4

Legal Update on Survivor Benefits
 Andrew Zur, Telus Health

Session 6

Advancing Human Rights in Retirement Plans

Danielle Harding, Stewart McKelvey
Jennifer Wood, Manulife

Jenny Banks, NEI Investments

Networking Socials

6pm Pre-Dinner Receptions

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 & Thursday, October 5, 2003

"On the Border" Networking Social 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

New Brunswick
Late Night Social

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Explore St. Andrews

Choose your Adventure!

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Option 1: Whale Watching 

Includes: Lunch, whale watching on Jolly Breeze Tall Ship 

COST: $150.00 per person

Option 2: Savour St. Andrews Tasting Tour

Includes: Lunch and tasting adventure at local shops & restaurants

COST: $150.00 per person

Golf Tournament

The Algonquin Golf Course

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
11:00am Shotgun Start

Includes: Shared Power Cart, Lunch & Prizes

(Delegates & Guests Welcome)

Cost: $150.00 per person


Accommodations can be booked via the CPBI Room Block Link that will be provided to delegates in their confirmation email, once they complete their conference registration.

CPBI Conference Rates

Algonquin Room $219/night
Algonquin View $230/night
Studio Room $262/night
Patio Room $272/night

 All rates are based on single or double occupancy.

Rates are 
subject to 15% HST and 3% Destination Marketing fee.

Early Bird & Member Perks  

CPBI Membership Perks

We were pleased to provide the following exclusive benefits for CPBI Members:

Early Access to Conference Registration & Hotel Rooms
May 10 - May 31st, 2023

Early Bird Registration Prizes:

Members who register by June 30th will have a chance to win:

Gift certificate for a night at Algonquin -or-
1 of two $100 Amazon gift cards.

Non-Member Early Bird Registration opens June 1st


Need Assistance Registering?

[email protected]


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