About

An Important Conversation

CatIQ Connect (formerly C4) is a content-driven discussion to foster collaboration before, during and after catastrophic events. This conference provides a content driven overview of catastrophes, discusses strategies in catastrophe management and explores sector perspectives. Overall themes are on preparedness and resiliency, available tools, and impacted stakeholder and policy makers working together for the greater good of all Canadians.

Who Should Attend?

CatIQ Connect brings together industry, academia and government to discuss Canadian natural and man-made catastrophes. Participants will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with experts from a variety of sectors. Past attendees include professionals from the following areas:

Insurers and reinsurers
Government representatives from various levels
Academics & Researchers
Engineers
Emergency Managers
Emergency Responders
CAT Modelers
Risk Consultants
Regulators
Finance
Urban Planners
Builders
What Past Attendees Have Said
The following are testimonials from those who attended CatIQ’s 2018 Canadian Catastrophe Conference:
“I especially enjoyed learning the multiple perspectives held by stakeholders in the room and seeing the interdisciplinary effort being made to address issues surrounding risk preparedness, management and resilience, in a number of weather and climate contexts. I would definitely consider attending again or recommending this conference to others - it is a fantastic forum where much needed conversations between various stakeholders are happening in the same room, and the topics being discussed are very timely”.
Jennifer Spinney, University of Western Ontario
“This was my second year attending and found that I still learned from many of the presentations. This indicates good selection of topics/panelists so that it is not simply a repeat of previous years. The panel process allows for various points of view to be presented on similar topics which helps to illustrate some points of view that I may not have considered. Wide range of topics also helps to keep interest across the group”.
Ian Dixon, The Cooperators
“As a first-time attendee at C4 (2018), I was very impressed with the quality of the presentations and the opportunities to interact with the other participants. I felt that the conference topics were very relevant, and showed a clear path forward to address catastrophic losses in Canada. I am looking forward to the next conference to build on the relationships and knowledge gained”.
Dwight Wolfe, Tesera Systems