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TIC Annual Black Tie Dinner - Four Seasons Hotel - Wednesday November 12th, 2003


Special Guest Speaker - Carla Collins


Speaker sponsor: Zurich Canada


Cocktail Hour Sponsor: Creechurch International


Wine Sponsor: ACE-INA


Program Sponsor: American International Group

Carla Collins is an award-winning comedian and one of Canada’s premier radio and television personalities. Declared “The Queen of Comedy” in the October 2002 issue of Flare Magazine, she is the first woman in Canada to front a major-market morning show, currently hosting “Carla & Company” on Toronto’s Mix 99.9.  Carla wrote and stars in “The Visionary Position”, the first in a series of comedy DVDs with EMI Music scheduled for release in February 2003. The DVD will include her first rap video as Queen Vanilla (MC Saltine, The White Salty Cracker...) entitled “Bitches Be Shoppin’”.  Carla hosted her own half-hour comedy series, “Chez Carla” on The Comedy Network as well as her first solo stand-up special “The Wonder Bra Years” on CTV. The special was a critical and ratings success, capturing a Gold Award for Best TV Comedy Special at Worldfest: Houston International Film and Television Festival. An accomplished stand-up, she has appeared at both Montreal’s Just For Laughs (where she hosted the special, “Front Row at Just For Laughs”) and the Vancouver Comedy Festival.  A popular comic actor, Carla starred on Showcase’s campy primetime soap “Paradise Falls” and has appeared on PAX’s “Doc”, Fox’s “Tracker”, Fox Family/YTV’s “The Zack Files” and Noggin/CTV’s “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. When not in front of the camera Carla works as Style Editor for Inside Entertainment magazine. She is also a contributing writer for several publications including Elle, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Sun and Canadian Living Magazine.  A bilingual entertainer, Carla was listed by Profit Magazine as one of the most sought-after speakers for corporate engagements and she is a tireless volunteer for several charities including the Humane Society, the Hospital for Sick Children and the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.  Carla Collins lives in Toronto with her husband Jonathan and the wonder dogs Buster, Whiskey, Big Red and Bugsy, all of whom were adopted from the Humane Society. (Well, not Jon.)


TIC Annual Seminar - Capital Allocation in Canada, Sept 9, 2003, Marriott Hotel, email Margaret Parent, Executive Director for more information

When deciding where to allocate capital for maximum shareholder return - what do international property casualty insurers think of Canada? 

In an insurance world of (perceived?!) scarce capital - given that Canada and Australia have traditionally been known as the worst performing nations from an operating loss ratio perspective AND that the Canadian economy could not possibly be the highest item on a European insurers' agenda - word on the street is that many insurers are reducing capital allocated to Canada.

What kind of returns has the Canadian market traditionally offered?  10 year view?
What is the current view of world-wide capital allocation to various national operating subsidiaries?
What are the decision making factors?
How could insurer consolidation affect this picture?
Could significant Ontario auto reform change the view?  How signficant a change?
Do Canadian insurers allocate capital by province?
Impact on Canadian insureds?
Could this issue mean a longer harder insurance market for Canadians?

Join the members of the Toronto Insurance Conference as our panel explores these issues on September 9, 2003.

Registration Details
Date:                               Tuesday September 9th, 2003      8-noon
Location:                      Toronto Marriott, Eaton Centre,
Registration:               Please send your registration request to: Margaret Parent, Executive Director at 
                                       [email protected] or FAX (905) 836- 8297 by Friday September 5th 
Cost:                              $ 75.00 per person (includes GST)  (Cheques made payable to: Toronto Insurance Conference
                                       and mailed to 157 Adelaide Street, West. Suite 432, Toronto M5H 4E7)
Credits:                        3 RIBO Credits 
Speakers:                    Jonathan M.G. Stephenson, Principal, Guy Carpenter & Company, Ltd.
                                      Bob Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,  Aviva Canada Inc.
                                      Geoff Shields SVP & Chief Financial Officer, Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
                                     Nicholas Smith, Attorney in Fact in Canada and President , Lloyds
Moderator:               Glenn McGillivray, Swiss Reinsurance Company Canada

TIC Annual Golf Tournament - Emerald Hills Golf and Country Club - Tuesday June 3rd, 2003 - registration package here

TIC Members Annual General Meeting - March 6, 2003 - The National Club - noon

TIC Presidents' Reception - Thursday February 6th, 2003 - The Toronto Club - by invitation only

For More Information Contact:

Toronto Insurance Conference
157 Adelaide Street West, Suite 432, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4E7
Tel: (416) 410-4TIC (842)
Internet: [email protected]

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