Catastrophes: Past, Present, and Innovative Paths Forward

February 10, 2022 - All times listed in Eastern Standard (GMT -05:00)

8:45 am
Webinar Waiting Room Opens

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Opening Remarks and 2021 CATs in Review

CatIQ Managing Director Laura Twidle reviews the catastrophes of 2021, including updated loss totals for the year and how they fit with trends both in Canada and globally.

Laura Twidle

Speaker
Laura Twidle
Managing Director
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc.

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9:30 am - 10:30 am
State of the Industry 2022

Our executive panel discusses the state of the industry two years into the pandemic. How have insurers, reinsurers, and brokers responded to the repeated shocks of the past 12 months? Has the insurance industry settled into a ‘new normal’? What are the next big challenges facing risk managers when it comes to cat hazards? And are the years of annual losses below $2B behind us?

Moderator
Don Forgeron

President and CEO
Insurance Bureau of Canada

Lisa Guglietti

Speaker
Lisa Guglietti
Executive Vice President and COO, P&C Manufacturing
The Co-operators Group

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Claus-Ulrich Kroll

Speaker
Claus-Ulrich Kroll
President and CEO
Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada and Temple Insurance

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Matt Wolfe

Speaker
Matt Wolfe
President - Reinsurance Solutions (Canada)
Aon

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Government Spotlight

The session will function as a spotlight on efforts by Government, focusing on work underway at the federal level including: Public Safety Canada’s development of a National Risk profile and creation of a federal/provincial/insurance industry collaborative Task Force on Flood Insurance and Relocation, insights from Climate Change Canada on the National Adaptation Strategy, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation views on residential flood scoring.

Moderator
Amy Graham

Senior Market Underwriter, Vice President, P&C Markets
Swiss Re

Speaker
Laniel Bateman
Director, Climate Adaptation Policy
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Speaker
Steve Mennill
Chief Climate Officer
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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Speaker
Vanessa Wen
Director, Strategic Policy Division
Public Safety Canada

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Building a Resilient Canada Report

This presentation will provide an overview of a new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), Building a Resilient Canada. It identifies essential actions that households, communities, businesses, and governments can undertake to reduce vulnerability and exposure to extreme weather in a changing climate. The report details the resources, funding programs, investment choices, and insurance offerings that can contribute to more effective decision-making, and the governance structures that can help to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Visit www.cca-reports.ca for more information about this report.

Scott Vaughn

Speaker
Scott Vaughan
Chair, Expert Panel on Disaster Resilience in a Changing Climate
Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)

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12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Incentivizing 'Build Back Better'

Justin Pockar

Speaker
Justin Pockar
Manager Customer Advisory Services
The City of Calgary

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Speaker
To Be Announced

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Keynote Presentation - Innovative Insurance

Speaker
Chris Gottardo
Head of Global Business Development, Financial Institutions, Climate Change Solutions
Munich Re

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3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
2022 Natural Catastrophes: The Forecast Says?

Following another highly active year for natural catastrophes in 2021 across North America, the focus shifts to 2022. This session will give a quick overview on clues as to what Mother Nature could bring for the rest of the year, including a look at current ENSO conditions.

Speaker
Steven Bowen
Meteorologist and Head of Catastrophe Insight
Aon

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If you have any questions, please contact Laura Twidle at laura.twidle@catiq.com or 416-368-1723 x1.

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