OTTAWA, April 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Natural disasters, such as flooding in urban areas, winter storms, widespread electrical power disruptions and wildfires, are on the rise and are testing Canada's critical infrastructure to its limits. Public and private sector experts will discuss how Canada can improve the resilience of the country's critical infrastructure at The Conference Board of Canada Resilience 2018 in Ottawa on April 18-19.
Topics of discussion include:
- An overview of Public Safety Canada's Critical Infrastructure Strategy.
- The role insurers play in protecting Canada's critical infrastructure and its residents from the economic costs of climate change.
- How Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria stressed emergency management programs in the U.S.
- Improving collaboration between emergency management, public safety officials, and critical infrastructure providers.
When: April 18-19, 2018
Where: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Who: Speakers include:
- Francis Bradley, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Electricity Association
- Michael R. Galin, Director, Risk Management, Corporate Business Continuity Office, TELUS Communications Inc.
- Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi, Director, Extreme Events and Climate Risks Program, The Geneva Association
- Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight, The Conference Board of Canada
- Dr. Daniel Kaniewski, Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Katie McPherson, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Vancouver
- Craig Oldham, Director General, Critical Infrastructure and Strategic Coordination, Public Safety Canada
- Sara J. Wilson, Canada Climate Change Leader, Environment, AECOM
For the full schedule and times visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/resilience/agenda.aspx
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Media accreditation is required.
This conference is sponsored by Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure and The Insurance Bureau of Canada.
SOURCE Conference Board of Canada
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