TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The word volatility doesn't do justice to the current economic turmoil faced by Canadian pension funds. Pension Summit 2012, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada, will examine economic, financial, social, and workplace implications of pension issues.
Towers Watson will present its exclusive annual pension management survey findings, and senior leaders will consider financial literacy, engagement, and employee communication.
|When:||Thursday, March 1, 2012|
|Who:||Pensions Now and in the Future--The Economy, Investment, and Society, 8:30 a.m.|
|Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, will provide his expert perspective on the current uncertain economic environment.|
|David Stewart-Patterson, Vice-President, Public Policy, The Conference Board of Canada, will share the Conference Board's latest thinking on the impact of an aging society.|
|Pension Risk Perceptions: The Ninth Annual Towers Watson Survey of Pension Risk, 11:15 a.m.|
|Ian Markham, Canadian Retirement Innovation Leader, Towers Watson, will provide results from the survey into pension managers' actions to address short-term challenges, and strategies for improving the long-term sustainability of the Canadian retirement system.|
|Luncheon and Presentation: Building a Brighter Future with Financial Literacy, 12 p.m.|
|L. Jacques Ménard, Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns, President of BMO Financial Group, Quebec, and Co-Chair of the Task Force on Financial Literacy, will discuss the key findings of the federal task force and its importance to the future prosperity of Canadians.|
|Job 1: Preserving the Retirement Income of Canadians, 2:30 p.m.|
|Ken Lewenza, National President, CAW-Canada will discuss how workplace pensions remain an important part of collective bargaining agreements, and are also becoming increasingly contentious. He will argue that the retention of defined benefit plans is affordable for organizations and essential to the economic well-being of Canadians.|
|Where:||The Ritz-Carlton, 181 Wellington St W., Toronto|
For more information, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/12-0023/default.aspx
The conference is sponsored by Towers Watson and The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada.
For further information:
Media must register in advance.
For more information or media accreditation, contact:
Brent Dowdall, Manager, Communications
Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 448. E-mail: [email protected].