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Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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Event Date Sun Nov 20 CST - Wed Nov 23 CST (in 10 months)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Nov 20 1:00am - Wed Nov 23 1:00am
Location Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Region Americas
Details

Join us in person to gain the latest tools, ideas and strategies for making effective decisions on behalf of your plan members. Hear from experts in the industry, network with benefits professionals and share strategies on managing the funds you serve in this ever-changing world.

The International Foundation is committed to helping you meet any upcoming challenges, providing a source for unbiased, impartial information on the key issues you face while supporting your pension and benefit funds.

Topics/Agenda:
​Each year, the curriculum is carefully developed by active trustees and administrators along with the industry’s leading authorities in investments, fund management, legal and consulting businesses, and top government and regulatory officials.

Find a sample of last in-person conference sessions below. Check back for the 2022 session schedule.
• A Strategic Approach to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Benefits.
• A User’s Guide to Your Actuary.
• Accessing Private Markets—A Big Opportunity for Pension Plans, Large and Small.
• An Introduction to Performance Monitoring and Measurement.
• Apples and Oranges—MEPP Benchmarking Study.
• Are You Up to Date With CAPSA?
• Beating Your Bias.
• Benefits Fraud Management—Proactive Investigations and Plan Design.
• COVID-19 Long Haulers—Potential Impact for Private Plans.
• Cryptocurrency.
• Cybersecurity and Protection of Participant Information.
• Deficit Spending and Its Impact on Investment Decisions.
• Delivering Income for Life From a DC Plan.
• Developing a Useful Benefit Plan Risk Framework.
• Developing a Useful Pension Plan Risk Framework.
• Economic and Financial Market Outlook for 2022 and Beyond.
• Emerging Markets.
• Finale Session: Stand Up Against Stigma.
• Funding, Solvency and PfADs—Issues, Trends and Future Direction.
• Genetic Testing—Another Tool in the Toolbox to Combat Chronic Disease.
• Health Care Backlogs Due to COVID-19.
• High Cost of Prescription Drugs—Biosimilars to the Rescue?
• How Are You Building Pension Champions?
• How to Position Your Organization for the Next Phase of the Digital Age.
• Investments 101.
• Legal/Legislative Developments Across Canada.
• Legal/Legislative Update—Atlantic Canada.
• Legal/Legislative Update—Central Canada.
• Legal/Legislative Update—Western Canada.
• Multi-Asset Credit—Fixed Income Investing Gets Interesting.
• Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees—How to Avoid Going Down the Wrong Path in Meeting Your Objectives.
• OCIO—Considering It for Your Board.
• Opening Session: Our National Stories—Inspiring Canadians at Home and Abroad.
• Pandemic Aftershocks—Protecting Your Portfolio.
• Pension Commuted Values—Revised Calculation Standards.
• Putting Your Risk Analysis to Good Effect.
• Rethinking Emerging Markets.
• Running Your Board and Committee Meetings Effectively.
• The Benefits of Collaboration—Why Plan Sponsors Explore Ways to Work Together.
• The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Mental Health—A 2021 Overview.
• The Practical Guide to ESG—What It Means and How You Can Incorporate ESG Into Your Portfolios.
• The Trillion-Dollar Gap—The Emergence of Infrastructure as a Core Asset.
• The World Is Your Oyster—Trustee Education and Resources.
• This Is Canada’s Time—Investing in Homegrown Technology.
• Trustees Bear Pit.
• Ultra-Low Interest Rates.
• Workplace Vaccination Policies.

Benefits of Attending;
• Secure a solid understanding of the pressing issues impacting today’s multiemployer and government health and pension plans.
• Develop new ways of thinking and alternative solutions that could translate to meaningful cost savings or valuable benefits for your plan participants.
• Uncover cost-saving ideas to ensure your fund is maximizing its cost-saving potential.
• Find out how other funds are tackling issues similar to your own, and discuss what worked and what didn’t.
• Hear about emerging trends and what they could mean for your plans.

Who Should Attend?
• Multi-employer fund trustees, administrators, business managers and association leaders
• Public sector plan trustees and staff
• Training trust fund trustees and training directors
• Fund administrators and managers
• Third-party administrators (TPAs)
• Benefits consultants Lawyers
• Accountants
• Investment managers and consultants
• Others who are involved in the design, management and administration of pension and benefit trust funds.

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• BPA
• Cidel
• Eckler
• Invesco
• LetkoBrosseau
• Northleaf
• PBI
• People Corporation
• Setanta Asset Management