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2018 THIA Annual Conference

April 29 - May 2, 2018

April 29th through to May 2nd, 2018 - RITZ-CARLTON, CANCUN

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of THIA and its annual conference in 2018! Our conference dates are Sunday, April 29th through to Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018. Our host venue is the world class Ritz-Carlton Cancun Hotel located on the famed Zona Hotelera beachfront in Cancun, Mexico.

Our format this year offers lots of networking opportunities and new sponsorship opportunities for everyone to enjoy, along with the best beach Cancun has to offer!

Ritz Carlton Cancun

Our destination has never been more accessible from all of Canada as well as the USA with choice of flights available daily at reasonable prices. Your conference committee is hard at work finalizing the conference agenda which will include a special tour of Cancun’s hospitals and clinics, as well as a sightseeing tour of this historically rich area.

As we strive to deliver value to you, our lineup of seminars provides great speakers who are eager to share their enlightening experiences in today’s travel insurance marketplace. The sessions are designed to be thought-provoking, informative, inspirational as well as educational. Below is our speaker line-up:

New Heights in Adventure Travel 
Alan Mallory, B.Sc, P.Eng, P.E. PMP, Speaker, Author, Performance Coach
Best Practices in Medical Assistance: Current Trends and What to Expect?           
Bruno Sicard, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Allianz Global Assistance 
The World is Flat, Divided and Risky - Securing Global Enterprise Amongst Geopolitical Forces                                                                 
Dale Buckner, President & CEO, Global Guardian 
Behind the Wheel of Disruption: What's Driving your Consumers?
Andrew Lo, President and CEO, Kanetix Ltd.  
Legal & Regulatory Update                                                                            
Jill McCutcheon, Partner & Co-Head of the Financial Services Practice, Torys LLP
The Dope on Dope                                                                          
Bruce Empringham, MD, Vice-President and Medical Director, Canada Life, Great West Life, London Life
A Match Made in Heaven: Blurring the Lines Between Strategy and Analytics
Catherine Bishop, MBA, Vice President, Sales Optimization, RBC Insurance 
The Future of Medicine: Preparing for an Era of Quality, Value and Transparency
Martin “Marty” Makary, Surgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Disruptive Innovation Trends & Impacts for Insurers & Consumers
Jim Harris, Strategic Advantage
Navigating the Mexican Health Care System
Jorge Rodriguez, Country Manager, Choicenet Mexico (CNI Mx) 
Global Affairs Canada
Optional activities include the 13th Annual THIA Golf Classic which will be played at the Jack Nicklaus designed Riviera Cancun Golf Course, a Catamaran Tour and new this year, a Medical Facilities Tour!
In addition, there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available to your organization. This year, we are offering you the opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services by inviting you to exhibit at our conference – giving you an opportunity to maximize your visibility to the delegates. If your company wishes to participate by exhibiting, we will have limited exhibition space on a first come first serve basis. The exhibition will be held in the food service area guaranteeing the visibility of your company to our delegates. The cost will be $3,250 CAD until Friday, February 2nd, 2018 and $3,500 CAD on or after Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. This pricing includes one (1) Conference registration.
To learn more about the booth space and other sponsorship opportunities, please email Ryan Lee (rlee@omhc.com). 

Ritz Carlton Room

THIA has negotiated special hotel room rates for those attending this year: http://bit.ly/2in2UhV

As always, please book early to insure your place within the conference hotel. 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 and the member early-bird rates are available until Friday, February 2nd, 2018! Hotel fees are in US dollars.  

We look forward to seeing you there!


With thanks to our 2018 Conference Sponsors:

ACM Allianz AMR Air AmbulanceAscent GMMI Global ExcelLIFESUPPORT Air Medical Services Manulife Orican Optimum OrionParkview Air Medical Plotkin Health RBC RSA Sentinel Med Verisk World Travel Protection  

Please don't forget to stop by to meet our conference exhibitors

Commercial Medical Escorts MacKinnon & Bowes One call Medical Transport Kixpay TitanFile UHCG