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WINDSOR, Conn., Sept. 8, 2020 — The 2020 LIMRA LOMA Canada Virtual Annual Conference will focus on how industry leaders are grappling with unprecedented change and COVID-19 and finding ways to move the industry forward. The virtual conference will be held Sept. 29 - 30, 2020.

As opening keynote speaker, Gina Birchall, chief operating officer, LIMRA and LOMA, will talk about how the unprecedented pace of change has impacted global trends in financial services. She will share the latest key research findings and insights that can help shape strategy.

Dawn Desjardins, chief economist, RBC Economics, Royal Bank of Canada, will discuss how the global economy staggered as COVID-19 infected millions, and measures to contain its spread shuttered businesses. In Canada, the economy slumped and job losses soared. She will share her insight and outlook for Canadian business and the financial services industry.

Russ Anderson, head of financial crimes services, LL Global, Inc., will host a session titled, “Who’s Picking Your Pocket and How to Foil Them” with Kevin Askew, global chief financial crimes and anti-money laundering officer, Manulife, and Paul Stathopoulos, chief auditor, Manulife. They will talk about how criminals are becoming more sophisticated, better organized, and having a greater impact on the financial services industry than ever before.

Additional conference sessions:

As many as 100 industry leaders from 40 companies throughout Canada typically attend the conference to learn from and engage with thought leaders and industry experts who will share their knowledge, strategies and insights.

For more information and to register online, please visit: 2020 LIMRA LOMA Canada Virtual Annual Conference. Members of the press are welcome to attend the event at no cost. Please email media contacts below for more details.


About LIMRA® 
Serving the industry since 1916, LIMRA helps to advance the financial services industry by empowering nearly 700 financial services companies in 53 countries with knowledge, insights, connections, and solutions. Visit LIMRA at

About LOMA® 
Established in 1924, LOMA helps to advance the financial services industry by empowering more than 900 financial services companies in 57 countries with knowledge, insights, connections, and solutions. Visit LOMA at

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