57th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

57th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference
Sunday, November 24-Wednesday, November 27, 2024

Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk,
San Antonio, TX


Join us in person at the 57th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference in San Antonio to gain the latest tools, ideas and strategies for making effective decisions on behalf of your plan members. Hear from experts in the industry, network with benefits professionals and share strategies on managing the funds you serve in this ever-changing world. The International Foundation is committed to helping you meet any upcoming challenges, providing a source for unbiased, impartial information on the key issues you face while supporting your pension and benefit funds.


This year’s agenda is jam-packed with engaging sessions covering a wide range of issues and trends across pensions, benefits, investment, administration and other key topic areas. Get the guidance you need from experts in the industry to manage your plans effectively today and prepare them for what’s to come.


Before October 15, 2024





After October 15, 2024





Governance / Fiduciary Responsibility

Learn how to stay ahead of challenges so you can make the best decisions for your plan participants and act in the best interests of those you serve.

Health and Wellness / Group Benefits

Explore the latest issues, trends and solutions in the health care arena, including mental health. Providing insight on how to effectively manage your benefit plan.

Pensions / Retirement Security

Sessions focus on understanding all aspects of a pension plan, including plan design, investing funds and legislative changes.


Uncover opportunities, trends and alternative strategies to enhance your fund's investments. Make important decisions that impact the financial longevity of your funds.


Take away valuable ideas for overseeing the front office while understanding your responsibilities and gaining valuable insight on how to run an effective fund.


Learn how to evaluate your current communication programs and improve your communications to plan members with the latest requirements, trends and best practices.

Apprenticeship and Training

Topics will cover running an apprenticeship program and trust fund, emphasizing solutions to fit their unique issues.

Public Plans

Learn how to effectively navigate public plan operations while finding solutions to satisfy your unique needs and challenges.

General Topics

Gain a broader overview of employee benefits–related topics and challenges so you can positively affect your plans.

Sessions en francais

Un volet dédié avec des séances couvrant les prestations de santé, les placements et les tendances en matière de retraite est disponible.

Keynote speaker


Walk away with a fresh perspective and new ideas after attending four incredible keynote sessions!

San Antonio cityscape


San Antonio, located in the heart of Texas, is known for the battle of Alamo, the spanish mission, the riverwalk and more. Stop by the promenade for shopping and restaurants.

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Conference room


This year’s conference is a unique opportunity to share ideas, expand your benefits community and learn something new! Take the time to connect with other plan sponsors and industry professionals to discuss challenges, strategies and lessons learned.

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Demonstrate your commitment to your fiduciary responsibility and the thousands of plan members you serve.

Benefits of Attending

  • Secure a solid understanding of the pressing issues impacting today’s multi-employer and government health and pension plans.
  • Develop new ways of thinking and alternative solutions that could translate to meaningful cost savings or valuable benefits for your plan participants.
  • Uncover ideas to ensure your fund is maximizing its potential.
  • Find out how other funds are tackling issues similar to your own, and discuss what worked and what didn't
  • Hear about emerging trends and what they could mean for your plans.

Who Should Attend

  • Multi-employer fund trustees, administrators, business managers and association leaders
  • Public sector plan trustees and staff
  • Training trust fund trustees and training directors
  • Fund administrators and managers
  • Third-party administrators (TPAs)
  • Benefits consultants
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Investment managers and consultants
  • Others who are involved in the design, management and administration of pension and benefit trust funds.

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for self-reported CEBS® Compliance credit. Visit for additional information.

Continuing Education credit for additional professions and designations MAY be available for attendance at live sessions depending on profession/designation requirements. You must register for the program and request CE credit at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the program so that the Foundation can seek preapproval from the governing agency.

Note: Requests made for CE credit do not guarantee administration of credit. For further information on CE credit, please call (262) 786-6710, option 2 or learn more online.


Canadian Lifetime Volunteer Award

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is pleased to present the Canadian Lifetime Volunteer Award. This award recognizes an individual’s contributions toward the enrichment of the Foundation’s educational efforts and thereby its members.

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Future Dates and Locations


San Diego, CA

San Diego, California
Conference: Nov. 23-26
Preconferences: Nov. 21-23


Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, British Columbia
Conference: Aug. 16-19
Preconferences: Aug. 14-16

All dates and locations are tentative. For more information, email [email protected] or call (888) 334-3327, option 2. Please reference specific seminar and include your name, address and phone number.