London Chapter Spring Update

London Chapter Spring Update

May 11, 2016 8:00 AM to 11:30 AMBest Western Lamplighter Inn, London, Ontario
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Networking Format: In Person
Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular Price
Regular membership$60.00 CDN
Associate$60.00 CDN
Student$60.00 CDN
Non Member$90.00 CDN
Member PriceNon Member Price
Table of 8$480.00 CDN$480.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy

CPBI London Chapter
Spring 2016 Pension & Benefits Update

Depression, Anxiety and Addictions in The Workplace (9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Mental health in the workplace is an important factor in our fast-paced world of today. This one-hour presentation will provide an overview of depression, anxiety and addictions. Emphasis will be placed on how to recognize the signs of these conditions in oneself and others and how they impact a person's overall adjustment. The presentation will also offer a summary of prevention strategies and treatment options.


Speaker: Dr. Sam Mikail, Senior Consultant, Sun Life

Dr. Mikail is a board certified clinical psychologist and Senior Consultant, Mental Health with Sun Life Financial. In this role Dr. Mikail provides consultation, mentoring, coaching and staff development within the Group Benefits division of Sun Life Financial. Over the course of his 30 year career Dr. Mikail has been an active clinician, researcher, consultant and educator of health professionals. His clinical work and research have spanned the fields of mental health, health psychology, rehabilitation, and spirituality. Dr. Mikail has served on the boards of several professional associations and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychological Association where he serves as Practice Leader and Chair of Professional Affairs. He continues to maintain a part-time private practice in Newmarket, Ontario.


Industry Spotlight (10:15 am - 10:20 am)

CPBI is pleased to present an update on medical marijuana and what this could mean for benefit providers.


Global Economic Update (10:20 am - 11:20 am)

This session will cover an overview of the current global economy. Highlights will include: 
1. Global Economy in Transition 2016-17. 
2. Perspective on Monetary, Fiscal and Structural Policies in the G-7 countries. 
3. Insights on the U.S. economy - the new president’s agenda. 
4. Cross – currents affecting the Canadian economy and the new Liberal Commitment. 
5. Implications for currencies (dollar, yen and euro), interest rates and inflation. 
6. Future horizons and challenges.


Speaker: Surinder K. Suri, President and Chief Economist, Global Economic

Management & Associates

Surinder Suri is President and Chief Economist at Global Economic Management & Associates, a firm specializing in global economic policy and investment issues. GEM has been serving its wealth management research clients for over 17 years. Since 1979 Mr. Suri has served as an adviser to major corporations and industry associations across the world. He was a Lecturer on International Business, Strategy and Economics for undergraduate and MBA programs at the University of Toronto and the Rotman School of Management. He was Director and Chief Economist of London Insurance Group and London Life, Economic Advisor at Moss Lawson and Company (HSBC Securities) investment dealers, Banking Studies Officer with the Canadian Bankers Association, Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, Assistant Editor at the Eastern Economist (New Delhi and Brussels) and Consulting Economist with H.P. Drewry Ltd. (shipping consultants), London, U.K. After obtaining an Engineering Diploma, Calcutta University, Mr. Suri graduated with Economics honours from the University of Delhi and the Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi. Mr. Suri has been on several trade missions, including the Team Canada missions. He has participated at the IMF, World Bank conferences for over 30 years. He has participated in senior business government and academic conferences in 95 countries. Mr. Suri is on the Foundation Board at Fanshawe College and is on the Board at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is on the Board of the Toronto Association for Business Economists and an economic adviser to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

CPBI Ontario provides copies of the speaker presentations following the session.
This will be sent to all attendees by email, as well as an evaluation survey. Continuing Education Attendance Certificates will be available for this seminar.
Breakfast & Networking - 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Program - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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