2017 Program

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7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast sponsored by Risk Sciences International
8:55 - 9:10am
Welcome & Acknowledgements and Intro Address
Managing Director, CatIQ Inc.
C4 2017 Emcee and Director of Canadian Climate Forum Centre
9:10 - 9:25am
2016 CATs in Review
Managing Director, CatIQ Inc.
9:30 - 10:45am
Fort McMurray Wildfire
VP Canadian Catastrophe Operations, CRU Group Inc.
Regional Fire Chief, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
10:45 - 11:10am
Networking Break Sponsored by Munich Re
Morning Concurrent Sessions
11:15am - 12:15pm
Societal Impacts
Moderator: Rebecca Wagner
Associate Director, Prediction Services Operations - Central Region, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Research Associate, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
President & CEO, Bill Tibbo & Associates
UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability and Professor, Brock University
Vice-President of Emergency Management, Canadian Red Cross
11:15am - 12:15pm
Terrorism Risk: International & Canadian Perspectives
Moderator: Mazdak Moini
VP Commercial Lines & Reinsurance, Aviva Canada
Senior Risk Consultant, AIR Worldwide
Director, Business Development & Network Relations, Aon Risk Solutions
Vice President, National Security Operations, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd
Manager High Risk Deployment, Operations and Contingency Planning, Production Solutions, CBC Radio Canada
12:20 - 2:05pm
Lunch and Student Delegate Presentations Co-sponsored by Aviva and The Co-operators
CatIQ’s Student Delegate Program provides networking opportunities to graduate students attending Canadian universities working in field of, and researching topics related to, resilience from catastrophes. The top five students will be selected as winners of the C4 2017 Student Delegate program and will present their research during the opening lunch.
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
2:10 - 3:10pm
Resilient Indigenous Communities
Moderator: Pat Van Bakel
President & CEO, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
Lennox Island First Nation
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
Emergency Management Officer, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
Environmental Assessment Officer, Environment Department, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
2:10 - 3:10pm
CAT Models - Model & Hazard Uncertainty
Moderator: Paul Cutbush
SVP Catastrophe Managemenet, Aon Benfield Analytics
Senior Scientist AIR Worldwide
Manager, Model Product Management, RMS
Hazard Product Architect, Spatial, CoreLogic
Head of Section/Expert, Corporate Underwriting, Munich Re
3:10 - 3:35pm
Networking Break Sponsored by Swiss Re
3:40 - 4:40pm
Disaster Assistance
Moderator: Mazdak Moini
VP Commercial Lines & Reinsurance, Aviva Canada
Director, Recovery Branch, Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Manager, Research Unit, Public Safety Canada
Manager, Recovery and Funding Program, Emergency Management BC
Financial Advisor/Analyst, Office of the Parlimenary Budget Officer
4:45 - 6:15pm
Cocktail Reception and Student Delegate Posters Sponsored by Aon Benfield
Including booth sponsored by Bill Tibbo & Associates
7:30 - 8:55am
Breakfast Sponsored by IBC
9:00 - 10:15am
Lessons Learned from Ice, Flood & Hail
Moderator: Kyle Winston
President, CRU Group
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Manager, Legislative Services and Corporate Communications, City of Airdrie
Manager of Systems Planning & Customer Service, Public Works Halton Region
10:15 - 10:40am
Networking Break Sponsored by RMS
Morning Concurrent Sessions
10:45 - 11:45am
Geomagnetic Storms - The Next Black Swan
SVP Catastrophe Managemenet, Aon Benfield Analytics
Head Treaty Underwriting, Swiss Re
Director Reliability Studies, Standards & Compliance, Hydro One
10:45 - 11:45am
Municipal Mitigation Success Stories
Moderator: Megan Meaney
Director, ICLEI Canada
Section Manager, Public Safety, District of North Vancouver
Director, Office of Emergency Management, City of Toronto
Ingénieure, Service de l'environnement, Division de la planification et du suivi environnemental, City of Montreal
Manager, Brampton Emergency Management Office (BEMO), City of Brampton
11:50am - 1:40pm
Lunch and Presentation Sponsored by CRU Group
Keynote Speaker: George Kourounis
Storm Chaser & Adventurer
1:45 - 3:00pm
How to Create an Inventory of Canadian Hazard Data
Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo
Moderator: Jim Abraham
Director, Canadian Climate Forum
National-Scale Geohazard Risk Project Lead, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada
Research Scientist, Forest Fire, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service
Senior Systems Scientist, Meteorological Service of Canada
3:00 - 3:25pm
Networking Break Sponsored by Arctic Fire Safety
3:30 - 4:45pm
Wildfire Risk Management
Moderator: Glenn McGillivray
Managing Director, ICLR
Head of Geospatial Solutions, Munich Re
Managing Director, Natural Hazards and Geoscience for the Americas, Guy Carpenter
Director, Complex Claims, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
4:45 - 4:50pm
Closing Remarks
7:30 - 8:55am
Breakfast Sponsored by Guy Carpenter
Interactive Workshops
Interactive Workshops Sponsored by Partners for Action and AMEC Foster Wheeler will provide delegates with the opportunity to learn about the current state of Flood Risk Assessment, and the Diagnosis of Extreme Weather. After presentations from subject matter experts, breakout tables will discuss gaps, challenges and opportunities related to each topic (as outlined below). **Workshops will run simultaneously. Participants will attend one workshop in the early morning session and the alternate workshop in the late morning session**
Group A: Flood Workshop
Group B: Weather Workshop
10:30 - 10:55am
Networking Break Sponsored by AIR Worldwide
11:00am - 12:30pm
Group A: Weather Workshop
Group B: Flood Workshop
12:30 - 1:30pm
Closing Networking Lunch
Flood Workshop: Perspectives in Flood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Sponsored by Partners for Action
Moderator: Shawna Peddle
Director, Partners for Action, University of Waterloo
Moderator: Šárka Cerná
Product and Business Development, Aon Benfield Impact Forecasting
Director, Catastrophic Risk & Economic Analysis, IBC
Manager, Research Unit, Public Safety Canada
Senior Program Manager, Fraser Basin Council
Senior Engineer Flood Risk & Communications, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Brookfield GIS
Weather Workshop: Improving the Diagnosis of Extreme Weather - "From Forecasting to Reality" Sponsored by AMEC Foster Wheeler
Moderator: Rebecca Wagner
Associate Director, Prediction Services Operations - Central Region, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Moderator: Jim Abraham
Director, Canadian Climate Forum
Managing Director, CatIQ Inc.
Manager, Met-Ocean Services Group, AMEC Foster Wheeler
Severe Weather Meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada