In 2018 Canada will legalize recreational-use cannabis and unlock tremendous market opportunity and growth. As the cannabis industry expands, so will its complex insurance coverage demands.
Cannabis Cover Canada 2017 comes to Toronto on October 10. Brought to you by the world’s largest insurance magazine, this timely cannabis insurance masterclass brings together key perspectives on regulation, cannabis-specific risk, business growth and how these forces combine to shape the insurance market.
Over 100 leading insurance influencers will unite in Toronto for discussions of the current conditions shaping cannabis coverage and the future market outlook.
St. Andrew´s Club & Conference Centre is located in the heart of Toronto, near all major hotels and connected through the underground path system to all major office towers in the city core as well as sitting atop the St. Andrews subway station.
Located at: 150 King St. West, 27th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9
Plenary Room: St. Andrew’s Hall, 27th Floor
9:00am - 9:50am
Talking cannabis: Establishing vocabulary for an evolving market
Understand the key terminology central to the medical and recreational cannabis industries that define its liabilities and insurance needs
Scott Campbell, CUBIC HEALTH
10:00am - 10:50am
Exploring adult use: Medical cannabis vs recreational
Experts outline how 2018 legalization of adult use will impact the medicinal market and create new business expansion opportunities
Ivan Ross Vrana, HKS STRATEGIES
10:50am - 11:10am
11:10am - 12:00pm
Provider perspectives panel
Canada’s leading carriers of medicinal cannabis insurance will discuss the current market and how pending legalization could impact the market
Mike Aberle, NEXT WAVE INSURANCE
Mark Woodall, SPECIAL RISK INSURANCE MANAGERS LTD.
Lars Rittmann, ERB AND ERB INSURANCE BROKERS
12:00pm - 12:50pm
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Legality, liability and you
Leading legal minds explore how the pending decriminalization of cannabis Canada-wide will impact the marketplace and create opportunities across a variety of industries, from finance to insurance
Alexis Levine, BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP
Victoria Allsopp, BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Destigmatizing cannabis through proxies: Understanding through traditional models
Insurance regulators use proxies like tobacco, liquor and medical cannabis to explore similarities, and to address how unique risks can be addressed
Karen Landrum, MERLINOS & ASSOCIATES
2:50pm - 3:10pm
Afternoon refreshment break
3:10pm - 4:00pm
Going to the source: Regulation vs retail
Canadian regulators discuss different plans for distribution of legal adult-use cannabis and how each could impact the market
Barinder Rasode, NICHE CANADA
This course qualifies for 4 RIBO continuing education hours.
Please contact Andrew Cowan at email@example.com if you have any queries regarding registration.
Terms & Conditions:
One pass admits one person to the event and cannot be split between multiple delegates. If you are unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. Cancellations received in writing 14 or more days in advance will incur a $200 fee. The remaining balance will be refunded to you or issued as credit valid for use towards another Key Media event within 12 months of the date of issuance. The company regrets no refunds will be made less than 14 days prior to the event. Should Key Media cancel or postpone the event, delegates will receive a full refund. Key Media is not responsible for any loss, damage or additional costs incurred as a result of alteration, cancellation or postponement. Please note all speakers and content are confirmed at time of publication, however we reserve the right to modify or alter the program including advertised speakers without notice. Key Media is not liable for the content of any speaker presentations.
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