Conference Program (Draft as at 14 August)

Thursday 12th September 2019



08:00 - 08:45R E G I S T R A T I O N
08:45 - 09:00Opening Reparks

09:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session 1 - Mortality Trends and Forecasts

  • Professor Moshe Milevsky (York University, Toronto)
    "Biological age vs Chronological Age and Retirement Policy"
  • Paul Kitson (PWC)
    "Using Technology to Monitor Longevity Trends"
  • Dr Georgina Pascutiu (RGA Re)
    "Marijuana is now legal: What will the future hold?"
10:30 - 11:00C O F F E E    B R E A K  - Sponsored by  PWC
11:00 - 12:30

Parallel Session I

12:30 - 14:00 L U N C H - Sponsored by Club Vita
14:00 - 16:00

Parallel Session II

16:00 - 16:30T E A    B R E A K  - Sponsored by  PWC

16:30 -  18:30

Plenary Session 2 - Financial Wellness and its Importance in an Aging Society

  • Preparing for Longevity: Defining the Financial Wellness Challenge” (15 min) Yanela Frias, SVP, Head of Investment and Pension Solutions, Prudential Retirement
  • (Panel) “The Business Case for Financial Wellness in an Aging Society: How Employers and Employees Both Gain” (30 min)
    Moderator: Michael Knowling, Head of Client Relations & Business Development. Prudential Retirement.
    - Jill Vaslow, Director of Global Health and Wellness, CIGNA
    - Carolyn Kennedy, Vice President of Employee Benefits, Chubb
  • (Panel) “Policy Perspectives on Longevity, Aging and Retirement Readiness” (1 hour with Q&A)
    Moderator: Karen Andres, Director of Policy and Market Solutions, Project Director of the Retirement Savings Initiative, Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
    - Steve Goss, Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration
    - Lori Lucas, President and CEO, Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)
    - Angela M. Antonelli, Research Professor, Executive Director of the Center for Retirement Initiatives, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
  • “From Crisis to Opportunity: A Call to Action for Financial Wellness in the Age of Increased Longevity” (15 min)
    Phil Waldeck, President, Prudential Retirement
19:00 - 20:00D R I N K S    R E C E P T I O N - Sponsored by RGA
20:00 - 22:30                                                             G A L A    D I N N E R - Sponsored by Prudential

Friday 13th September 2019



08:30 - 10:30                                        

Parallel Session III

10:30 - 11:00C O F F E E    B R E A K - Sponsored by Fasano Associates

11:00 - 12:30

Plenary Session 3 - Market Developments

  • Dale Hall (SOA)
    "Trends in US Population and Insured Morality Improvement"
  • Douglas Anderson (Club Vita)
    "Some Animals are More Equal than Others:  Latest Insights into Longevity Inequality from UK, Canada and US"
  • Michael Fasano (Fasano Associates)
    "Life and Structured Settlement Underwriting".
12:30 - 14:00 L U N C H - Sponsored by  Pacific Life Re
14:00 - 15:30

Parallel Session IV

15:30 - 16:00T E A    B R E A K  - Sponsored by Fasano Associates

16:00 - 18:00

Plenary Session 4 - Longevity Products and the Regulatory Dimension

  • Tim Gordon (AON)
    "The Longevity Swap Market a Decade on - Lessons Learned and Future Prospects"
  • Bob Diefenbacher (Pacific Life Re)
    "The Evolution of the Canadian Longevity Market - Successes and Lessons Learned".
  • Thomas Olunloyo (L&G RE).
    "Longevity Risk on the Blockchain/Blockchain built for Longevity".
  • Patrick F. Tedesco and Kirsty Maclean (Willkie Farr & Gallagher)
    "Regulatory Issues Impacting the Longevity and Pension Risk Transfer Market - A Global Perspective"