An Important Conversation

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

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Who Should Attend?

CatIQ Connect brings together industry, academia and government to discuss Canadian natural and human-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 & Reinsurers
  • Government representatives from various levels
  • Academics & Researchers

  • Engineers
  • Emergency Managers & Emergency Responders

  • CAT Modelers
  • Risk Consultants
  • Regulators
  • Finance
  • Urban Planners
  • Builders
  • IT Executives supporting their business associates

What Past Attendees Have Said

What attendees of past CatIQ Connect events have had to say!

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This conference is very much recommended for risk professionals. CatIQ did a very good job of bringing disaster impacts to life, particularly in a virtual setting.

Kimberly Rafuse, P.Eng, CRM, Temple Insurance

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It was a blast to participate in CatIQ Connect. The conference offered a fabulous opportunity for the insurance and risk management industries to think about how to handle increasing disaster load in Canada. We need creativity and financial innovation to rise to the challenge. Together we identified lots of low hanging fruit and areas that will require novel partnerships and ways of thinking. Can’t wait to see what people do over the next year.
Marjorie Brans, 2020 Co-Emcee and Director of Ecosystem Impact, School for Social Entrepreneurs Canada

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My favourite part was that not only re/insurers joined the conference but so many people from governmental agencies and academia joined as well. This provided a great forum for much more thorough discussions and getting multiple angles on climate change issues. The topics covered were relevant and the speakers had great insights and opinions to share. It was also a great opportunity to network.
Dipika Deol, Swiss Re

This is perhaps the top emergency management conference I’ve attended, for this reason – connecting the horizontal linkages between ‘silos of excellence.’ The cross-section of industry, government and academia is a truly innovative approach to explore different perspectives with regards to disasters

Adam Davey, City of Prince George / PG Fire Rescue
I had the chance to meet with representatives of different institutions, and discuss the questions and issues proposed in the workshop. It was rewarding to meet with new people, create connections, and solve the proposed problems by giving and connecting ideas from our broad range of backgrounds
Carlos Herrera, University of Victoria
This was my first CatIQ Conference – it was really well done, and I will recommend it to others next year
Danny Cooper, OSFI

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