ABOUT THE EVENT

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.

WHY ATTEND

  • Gain insight from key stakeholders and insurance thought leaders
  • Establish a framework for underwriting complex industry-specific risks
  • Understand the needs of cannabis businesses in order to better protect against specialized risks
  • Network with innovators and like-minded professionals as you discover new opportunities

 

VENUE

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

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AGENDA

8:00am

Registration

 

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

  • What need-to-know terminology defines the industry?
  • How does this language impact the business coverage needs of cannabis?
  • What do cannabis outsiders need to know most in order to enter the market?

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

  • What immediate changes can be expected after the July 2018 deadline?
  • How will the highly regulated medical market be impacted?
  • What are the most exciting opportunities decriminalization presents professionals?

Ivan Ross Vrana, HKS STRATEGIES

 

10:50am - 11:10am

Refreshment break

 

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

  • What underwriting challenges exist in the medicinal market with product liability and crop?
  • In what ways are carriers preparing for the adult-use legalization?
  • What existing underwriting of legal cannabis can the Canadian market look to?

Mike Aberle, NEXT WAVE INSURANCE

 

12:00pm - 12:50pm

Networking lunch

 

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

  • How will the 2018 law change impact policing and prosecution of the cannabis industry?
  • What protections are in place to allow expansion around legalized adult-use?
  • What opportunities are most immediately created for insurance professionals by the legalization?

Alexis Levine, 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

  • What role do tobacco and liquor play in destigmatizing adult-use cannabis and the industry surrounding it?
  • How is insuring cannabis similar to other proxies? How is it different?
  • Will cannabis be treated like liquor and regulated and dispensed similarly?

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

  • What plans are in place for the growth and distribution of recreational cannabis?
  • How will distribution regulations impact current retailers of medical cannabis?
  • Who will likely be the key players in the distribution of adult-use cannabis?

Barinder Rasode, NICHE CANADA

 

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This course qualifies for 4 RIBO continuing education hours.

SPEAKERS

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CUBIC HEALTH

Scott Campbell

 

cannabis-cover-toronto ivan-ross-vrana

HKS STRATEGIES

Ivan Ross Vrana

 

cannabis-cover-toronto mike-aberle

NEXT WAVE INSURANCE

Mike Aberle

 

MERLINOS & ASSOCIATES

Karen Landrum

 

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NICHE CANADA

Barinder Rasode

 

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BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP

Alexis Levine

 

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NAVIGTOR LTD

Will Stewart

 

PARTNERS

BROUGHT TO YOU by:

cannabis-cover-sponsor Next-Wave

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION


Standard Rate

$995

Please contact Andrew Cowan at andrew.cowan@kmimedia.ca 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.

ABOUT US

Insurance Business is the leading independent business magazine and website for commercial agents and advice professionals, reaching the largest global audience of any insurance publication. A key business resource, Insurance Business provides daily breaking news, cutting-edge opinion and in-depth analysis affecting the industry. Insurance Business also offers a series of industry reports that recognize the achievements of key individuals and businesses such as Elite Brokers, Top Producers, Five Star MGAs and Brokers on Insurers, as well as providing the latest in business best practice in a continually evolving industry. Part of a global suite of award-winning insurance publications by international media company Key Media, Insurance Business reaches over 200,000 readers each month in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada and UK. Find out more at www.ibamag.com

 

For Sponsorship & Registration Enquiries:

Andrew Cowan
National Sales Manager – Events & Conferences
T: 416-644-8740 ext 232
E: andrew.cowan@kmimedia.ca

General Information

Karen Tan
Events Coordinator
T: +1 416 644 8740 ext 278
E: karen.tan@keymedia.com