TORONTO, April 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The stock market downturn is once again
bringing pension funding to the top of the corporate agenda. The 2009 Summit
on the Future of Pensions: From Crisis to Sustainability, hosted by The
Conference Board of Canada, will put the short-term crisis in context and
outline longer-term regulatory and pension plan reforms.
When: April 20 - 21, 2009
Who: Monday, 8:30: a.m. - The Business Context and Pension Outlook:
Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Diminished Expectations,
Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President, Forecasting and Analysis and
Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
Jim Johnston, Director, Head of Client Service and Business
Development, North America, Fischer Francis Trees and Watts Inc.
Avery Shenfeld, Managing Director and Senior Economist, CIBC
Monday, 10:15 a.m. - The 2009 Watson Wyatt Survey of Pension
Risk: Challenges and Reactions to Financial Market Turmoil
Ian Markham, Director, Pension Innovation, Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Monday, 1:15 p.m. - Luncheon Keynote Presentation - Building a
Sustainable Pension System in Canada
Michael Nobrega, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System
Monday, 2:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion - An Agenda for Regulatory
Harry Arthurs, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, York
Elaine Noel-Bentley, Member Board of Trustee, Local Authorities
Pension Plan Corp.
Ted Menzies, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
Where: Le Meridien King Edward, 37 King St. East
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This event is sponsored by Watson Wyatt Worldwide, BNP Paribas,
Zerofootprint, Bullfrog Power, and Benefits and Pensions Monitor.
Media must register in advance.
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