BENEFITS WITHOUT BORDERS: 2014 Global Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Conference

Jun. 22-24, 2014
Chicago IL

Global Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Conference
Presented jointly by the CBA, ABA and IPEBLA

June 22-24, 2014
The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL, USA

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Join us in Chicago for this exciting two-day conference dealing exclusively with pensions and benefits in the context of a changing global environment.

Set in the renowned Drake Hotel, the conference will feature a number of interesting and thought-provoking sessions on executive compensation, issues in investing plan assets, public pension and social security programs, trends in benefits, and more!

Do not miss this unique opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and to network in beautiful Chicago while discussing current domestic and international pensions and benefits issues that may impact your practice.

Canadian and US lawyers alike will be eligible to receive continuing legal education credits (see the Accreditation tab for more details).

Click here to view the Conference Brochure!


Registration is now open. To register, simply click on the REGISTER NOW button located on the right-hand side of your screen. If you are an ABA or IPEBLA member, or simply do not wish to proceed with on-line registration, please print, complete and send (by fax or mail) the PDF Registration Form

* Please note, the Gala Dinner is now sold out. Please contact to put your name on a waiting list. Thank you.

Conference Rates:
CAD$ 655     CBA/ABA/IPEBLA Members
CAD$ 345     Students (CBA/ABA/IPEBLA Members)
CAD$ 865     Non-Members

*Please note, the registration rates are in Canadian Dollars and are tax exempt.

Cancellation Policy: There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received at the CBA National Office in writing prior to May 22, 2014. No refund will be given after May 22, 2014. All optional event payments are non-refundable. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Who Should Attend?
Whether you advise trustees, pension advisory committee members, unions, sponsoring corporations, investors, lenders or governments, this program will be of interest, as it will explore many aspects of pension and benefits governance, structure regulation and investment. The broad range of workshops are designed to provide useful and practical information to senior practitioners, regulators, junior lawyers, as well as corporate practitioners and in-house counsel. 

Meeting Venue & Accommodation

The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611, USA
+1 800-553-7253

Please contact the hotel directly and mention the conference name to obtain the preferred rate of $289/night. Subject to availability, the preferred room rate is offered until May 22, 2014. You can also book online by using the following reservation link:


Air Travel from Canada

Air Canada: Book online at to take advantage of a 10% discount on airfares to Chicago (ORD). Use promo code GBEMRUN1 at the time of booking.

Air Travel from the US

With ABA Orbitz for Business*, you can automatically obtain ABA negotiated airfare discounts for travel to meetings. ABA Orbitz for Business enables you to purchase the best airfare at the time of booking, by providing you with the ability to search for and compare fares from virtually every airline serving the destination. Reservations with ABA Orbitz for Business can be made online or offline. For offline reservations, call 877-222-4185.

ABA airfare discounts may also be obtained by purchasing your tickets using the ABA Discount Codes directly from the airline or through your travel agent.

American Airlines: call 800-433-1790 and reference ABA Discount Code: A5414SS.

United Airlines: call 800-426-1122 and reference Meetings Agreement Code: 461920, Z Code: ZR45. Discount also available at when you enter Online Discount Code: ZR45461920.

Delta Airlines: call 800-328-1111 and reference ABA File Meeting Code Domestic: NMFUD, or International: NMGGY. Discount also available at when you enter Online Meeting Event Code: NMFUD.

Virgin America Airlines: ABA Discount Code: VXABA312. Discount available at

*A Travel Profile is required when booking airline reservations with ABA Orbitz for Business, visit for more information

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in June!


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    Click here to view the Conference Brochure!


    Payment can be made online with a credit card by clicking the above "Register Now" button.

    To pay by cheque, please mail or fax cheque (made payable to the Canadian Bar Association) together with the PDF Registration Form to:

    Canadian Bar Association
    Attn: Lauren DalBello
    500-865 Carling Ave
    Ottawa, ON, K1S 5S8

    Fax: 613-237-0185

    Thank you to our Sponsors:



Lauren DalBello 
CBA National Office 
(613) 237-2925 ext. 190 
1 (800) 267-8860