Housing Finance Symposium

Shaw Centre - Ottawa, Canada
October 10-11th, 2017

The Housing Finance Symposium brings together experts from industry, government and various academic disciplines to discuss housing finance issues of interest in Canada and abroad.



Early Bird - Deadline extension to September 30. Don't miss it!

Regular registration Registration for government employees*

*Federal or provincial department, agency, or crown corporation.

Keynote and featured speakers

Julián Castro

Julián Castro
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, appointed by former United States President Barack Obama

Loïc Chiquier

Loïc Chiquier
Chief Technical Advisor
at the World Bank

David Miles

David Miles
Professor of Financial Economics
at Imperial College London

Christine Whitehead

Christine Whitehead
Professor of Housing Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Registration Fees

Type of Registration Deadline Fee (before tax)
Early Bird September 30, 2017 $350.00
Regular October 5, 2017 $450.00
Early Bird Government September 21, 2017 FREE
Regular Government October 5, 2017 $175.00

AGENDA | October 10

TIME EVENT
9:00 – 10:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:20 Opening Remarks
  • Evan Siddall, President and CEO, CMHC
  • Christian Bordeleau, Head, Housing Finance Centre of Excellence
10:20 – 11:25 Panel 1, Main Ballroom 214: Is homeownership still a viable and responsible choice?
  • Robert McLister, RateSpy.com
  • Neil Parmenter, Canadian Bankers Association
  • Ajay Soni, Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association
  • Gary Simonsen, Canadian Real Estate Association
11:25 – 13:30 Luncheon with Keynote Address
  • Julián Castro, Former US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
13:35 – 14:45 Panel 2, Room 212: Income Inequality and Housing
  • André Asselin, Habitation International
  • Sebastien Betermier, McGill University
  • Stefania Albanesi, University of Pittsburgh
  • Nick Falvo, Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Edgardo Sepulveda, Independent Consultant
Panel 3, Room 210: Macroprudential policy and risk management
  • Tsur Somerville, University of British Columbia
  • Grigoris Karakoulas, InfoAgora Inc.
  • Paul Lim, University of Toronto.
  • Cheng Hoon Lim, International Monetary Fund
  • Marja Hoek-Smit, HOFINET
14:45 – 15:00 Health break
15:00 – 16:00 Tea with Keynote Address
  • Loïc Chiquier, Chief Technical Advisor, World Bank
16:00 – 18:00 Networking Reception

AGENDA | October 11

TIME EVENT
07:45 – 08:45 Registration Day 2
07:45 – 09:15 Continental Breakfast with Keynote Address
  • Christine Whitehead, Professor, London School of Economics
09:20 – 10:20 Panel 4, Room 212: Importance of Social and Rental Housing Programs
  • Steve Pomeroy, Focus Consulting
  • Martine August, University of Waterloo
  • Matthew Yau & Samuel Wu, McMaster University
  • Duncan MacLennan, University of Glasgow
Panel 5, Room 210: Challenges of Maintaining Balance in Housing Markets
  • Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas, City of Vancouver
  • Elisa Campbell, MetroVancouver
  • Marcy Burchfield, Neptis Foundation
10:20 – 11:20 Panel 6, Room 212:  Mortgage Funding and Securitization
  • Boris Kogut, RBC
  • Mark Aldridge, MCAP
  • Blake Dumelie, Central 1 Credit Union
Panel 7, Room 210: Modelling the Housing Market
  • Eric Miller, University of Toronto
  • Paul Waddell, UC Berkeley
  • Paul Smetanin, Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis
11:20 – 11:35 Coffee Break
11:35 – 12:35 Panel 8, Room 212: Future of home prices
  • N. Kundan Kishor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Stephen Punwasi, Better Dwelling
  • Mark Weinrich, International Union for Housing Finance
  • Amina Enkhbold, University of Toronto
Panel 9, Room 210: Statistics Canada’s Role in Housing
  • Kaitlynn Carson, Statistics Canada
  • Jim Tebrake, Statistics Canada
  • Martin Lessard, Statistics Canada
12:35 – 13:55 Lunch with Keynote Address
  • David Miles, Professor, Imperial College
14:00 – 15:00 Panel 10, Room 212: Immigration and House Prices
  • Tsur Somerville, University of British Columbia
  • Daniel Hiebert, University of British Columbia
Panel 11, Room 210: FinTech in Housing
  • Adam Stein, LoanTek LLC
  • Francisco Rivadeneyra, Bank of Canada
  • Ron Stokes, EY Canada
15:05 – 16:00 Rainbow Panel with Keynote Speakers
16:00 – 16:15 End of Event Address
  • Christian Bordeleau, Head, Centre of Excellence Housing Finance
  • Michel Tremblay, Senior Vice-President, CMHC
16:15 – 17:00 Networking Reception
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