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2017 THiA Annual Conference

April 30 - May 3, 2017

THIA 2017 Annual Conference Returns to Las Vegas
April 30th through to May 3rd, 2017
Vdara Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada

Whether you are a travel insurance or reinsurance employee, a regulator, a broker/consultant or an industry partner, the 2017 Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada Conference is designed with you in mind. Our high-level conference addresses the many diverse and complex issues facing you, the leaders of the Canadian travel insurance industry. The 2017 conference is designed to help you differentiate between threats and opportunities and determine strategies that will allow you to survive and thrive in either case.

Our host, the Vdara Hotel & Spa is conveniently located right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip offering a stylish setting, modern amenities and exceptional service.

Conference registration and opening night cocktail reception will take place on Sunday, April 30th. The THIA conference golf classic will be held Monday May 1st at the Desert Pines Golf club, just a short bus ride from the conference hotel. Tee-time is 1 p.m.

The closing night event, always a standout of THIA conferences, will take place Wednesday May 3rd.

We have a fantastic speaker line-up including the CBC's Jesse Hirsh, Futurist & Digital Strategist! The sessions are designed to be thought-provoking, informative, inspirational as well as educational. Below is an overview of the sessions:

Sunday, April 30th

  • Conference Registration + Opening Reception

Monday, May 1st

  • Canadian Travel Health Outlook -  Jennifer Hendry, Senior Research Associate, Canadian Tourism Research Institute, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Millennials Have Arrived- They're Not All the Same Stan Ivankovic, Environics Analytics
  • The Experience Economy - Dennis Moseley-Williams, Experience Economy Specialist 

Tuesday, May 2nd

  • Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada Committee Reports
  • Bad Bugs - From Aedes to Zika - Jay S. Keystone CM MD MSc (CTM) FRCPC, Tropical Disease Unit, Toronto General Hospital, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Human Rights, Mental Illness & Travel Insurance - Raj Anand, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Legal Issues in the Travel Health Insurance Industry & Legal Issues Surrounding Electronic Insurance Transactions - Jill McCutcheon, Partner, Torys LLP

Wednesday, May 3rd

  • Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada Committee Reports
  • Negotiation Skills - Enhance Your Negotiating Effectiveness - Greg Campeau, President Campeau Learning 
  • The Evolution and Benefits of Telemedicine for TravellersJohn Ross MD FRCPC, Emergency Medicine Professor Dalhousie University Medical Director PRAXES & Clipper Telemed+
  • How can THIA members be smart, responsive, and effective in an era driven by technology? Jesse Hirsh, Futurist & Digital Strategist

Click the link to view the updated conference brochure: http://bit.ly/THiA2017ConfBrochure

Optional activities include the 12th Annual THiA Golf Classic, which will be played at the Desert Pines Golf Club and the Red Rock Canyon Tour. 

Our location, the VDARA Hotel and Spa, part of the MGM Group Resorts is located in the City Centre complex which is located in the centre of all the action. This four star hotel is a non-gaming property but adjacent to the hotel is the ARIA Hotel which has a full casino.

THIA has negotiated special rates for those attending the 2017 Annual Conference (subject to availability):

All nightly rates do not include a $29.00 USD per night resort fee and (effective March 1, 2017) 13.38 % Clark County Tax per night

The resort fee per night includes the following:

* Internet services
* Local and 800# calls
* 2 bottles of water daily placed in your room
* Access to the fitness centre
* 10% discount at Spa Vdara

The rates per night are as follows:

Saturday: * Limited Availability
$239.00 USD
Sunday: $149.00 USD
Monday: $149.00 USD
Tuesday: $149.00 USD
Wednesday: $149.00 USD

Please book early to insure your place within the conference hotel.

The hotel booking link is: https://aws.passkey.com/g/211838229

Please note, the rate only applies while rooms are available in the THiA block and is not guaranteed. 

Conference registration fees are in Canadian dollars. Hotel fees are in US dollars.  

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