2018 Canadian Risk Forum

2018 Canadian Risk Forum
PRMIA Toronto is proud to host the 6th Annual Canadian Risk Forum. Senior risk professionals, industry experts, and scholars will share their thought leadership insight on the changing landscape of risk management. Join us as we take an in depth look at this topic. Toronto welcomes PRMIA members from the entire PRMIA community to join us at this Forum.


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November 12 - 14, 2018


7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Omni King Edward Hotel
37 King St E
Toronto, ON M5C 1E9, Canada

Ten years on from the Global Financial Crisis, there is a growing perception within institutions that they have focused too much on the well understood and measured categories of credit and market risk, and a growing concern that they have not paid enough attention to non-financial risks, in particular some risks that are poorly understood and very difficult to measure.


The theme of this year’s Canadian Risk Forum is the Changing Landscape of Risk Management, and our broad discussions will cover:


  • The changing roles of financial risk management: Market and credit risk management groups are in a post-expansion phase, facing pressure on head count, but at the same extensive regulatory expectations, with the most intense the “Basel IV” banking reforms.
  • Emerging risks: Conduct and culture. Cybersecurity. Vendor risk. Environmental and social. Non-financial risks have become an increasing focus of financial institutions. How are financial institutions managing the expanded risk management mandate? How are they coming to terms with these risks?
  • The role of technology and data: For risk managers, new technologies offer the possibility to leverage more with a smaller number of resources. Robotic process automation can already alleviate some routine tasks, machine learning holds out the promise of gaining new insights from data. How are tools evolving for risk managers?

The two-day event will be preceded by a special training session on Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Financial Risk Management.  A learner with some or no previous knowledge in this space will understand the fundamentals of this new science and how it is applied in finance and risk management. Spend a day before the conference begins exploring:

  • Introduction to big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in financial risk management
  • Measuring and detecting risk exposures using ML and AI techniques
  • ML and big data for financial risk management
  • Governance of advanced data modelling techniques

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The Canadian Risk Forum features a full lineup of industry senior risk professionals, industry experts, and scholars, including:

  • Jean-François Bureau, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, PSP Investments
  • Ben Gully, Assistant Superintendent Risk Support Sector, OSFI
  • Tiff Macklem, Dean of Rotman School of Management
  • Daniel Moore, CRO, Scotiabank
  • Keith M. McQueen, Senior Vice President, Market Risk and Model Development, TD Bank
  • Bertrand Millot, VP Cross-Sectoral Risk Analysis, CDPQ
  • Kathryn Fric, Senior VP and Chief Credit Risk Officer, Sun Life Financial
  • Barbara Hooper, Executive VP, TD Bank

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Thank you to our Platinum level sponsor:

(KPMG International's Trademarks are the sole property of KPMG International and their use here does not imply auditing by or endorsement of KPMG International or any of its member firms.)

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Conference And Workshop
Membership Type USD
Non Member $1,150 
Contributing Member $1,050
Sustaining, Corporate, and RIM Members $950
Workshop Only

Membership Type USD
Non Member $595
Contributing Member $545  
Sustaining, Corporate, and RIM Members $495
Conference Only

Membership Type USD
Non Member $750
Contributing Member $650  
Sustaining, Corporate, and RIM Members $550
Tuesday Only or
Wednesday Only
Membership Type USD
Non Member $399
Contributing Member $345  
Sustaining, Corporate, and RIM Members $285

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 *For group pricing, and hotel information, please email: events@prmia.org

Hotel Room Information

In the event lodging space is not available at the Omni King Edward Hotel, other lodging options are listed below. Limited last-minute PRMIA room rates are available at the Omni King Edward Hotel. Email melissa.coon@prmia.org to learn more. Room rate offer ends November 6th.

Please note that there is no special conference rate at these hotels: 
One King West Hotel 
Fairmont Royal York
Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan 

If you have any dietary restrictions please contact melissa.coon@prmia.org.


All prices are in USD.

11/12/2018 - 11/14/2018
Omni King Edward Hotel 37 King St E Toronto, ON M5C 1E9 CANADA

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