November 20, 2007 12:07 ET

Media Advisory & Invitation-KPMG's 16th Annual Insurance Issues Conference: The Leadership Challenge

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2007) -

Attention business, financial services and insurance editors

For reporters interested in the insurance and financial services industry, please join us at KPMG's 16th Annual Insurance Issues Conference. The theme for this year's conference is Leadership, and will feature numerous speakers covering a varied range of topics impacting the industry. For those media unable to attend, but interested in an interview opportunity, article placement, or story ideas topical to this sector, please feel free to contact media relations to discuss further.

Highlights this year include: Julie Dickson, Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Ministry of Finance, speaking on future regulation; Paul Kovacs, from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, speaking on catastrophes; and the keynote address, which will be given by the Hon. Brian Tobin, former federal Minister and Premier of Newfoundland, who will share his vision for the future of Canadian business and the industry. Other new topics this year include the growing interest in Islamic finance and its implications on our economy, and the conversion to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the impact it could have on financial reporting and profit measurement for insurers.

Details are as follows:

What: KPMG's 16th Annual Insurance Conference: The Leadership Challenge

When: Thursday, November 22, 2007

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Tower

Time: 8:20 am - 5:00 pm (for more specific details on timing, speakers and topics, please contact media relations).

For media interested in conducting one-on-one interviews with speakers or spokespersons, this can be pre-arranged. If you are interested in attending a session in person, please RSVP in advance.

About KPMG in Canada

KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm affiliated with KPMG International, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Member firms operate in 148 countries and have more than 113,000 professionals working around the world.

The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Shilpa Kotecha
    Manager, Media Relations, KPMG in Canada
    (416) 777-8918