Media Advisory & Invitation - KPMG's 16th Annual Insurance Issues Conference: The Leadership Challenge

    TORONTO, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - For reporters interested in the insurance and
financial services industry, please join us at KPMG's 16th Annual Insurance
Issues Conference. The theme for this year's conference is Leadership, and
will feature numerous speakers covering a varied range of topics impacting the
industry. For those media unable to attend, but interested in an interview
opportunity, article placement, or story ideas topical to this sector, please
feel free to contact media relations to discuss further.
    Highlights this year include: Julie Dickson, Superintendent of Financial
Institutions, Ministry of Finance, speaking on future regulation; Paul Kovacs,
from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, speaking on catastrophes;
and the keynote address, which will be given by the Hon. Brian Tobin, former
federal Minister and Premier of Newfoundland, who will share his vision for
the future of Canadian business and the industry. Other new topics this year
include the growing interest in Islamic finance and its implications on our
economy, and the conversion to International Financial Reporting Standards
(IFRS) and the impact it could have on financial reporting and profit
measurement for insurers.

    Details are as follows:

    What:  KPMG's 16th Annual Insurance Conference: The Leadership Challenge

    When:  Thursday, November 22, 2007

    Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Tower

    Time:  8:20 am - 5:00 pm (for more specific details on timing, speakers
           and topics, please contact media relations).

    (*) For media interested in conducting one-on-one interviews with
    speakers or spokespersons, this can be pre-arranged. If you are
    interested in attending a session in person, please RSVP in advance.

    About KPMG in Canada
    KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the
laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm affiliated with KPMG
International, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax,
and Advisory services. Member firms operate in 148 countries and have more
than 113,000 professionals working around the world.
    The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG
International, a Swiss cooperative. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and
separate entity, and describes itself as such.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Shilpa Kotecha, Manager, Media
Relations, KPMG in Canada, (416) 777-8918,

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