Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

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Event Date Mon Feb 4 EST - Wed Feb 6 EST (almost 3 years ago)
Location Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada
Region Americas

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.


2019 Speakers:

Sara O'Neill
Policy Advisor, Policy and Public Affairs, FCM

Shawna Peddle
Director, Disaster Risk Reduction, Canadian Red Cross

Craig Stewart
Vice President, Federal Affairs, IBC

Leann Hackman-Carty
Principal, HackmanCarty & Associates

Laura Twidle
Director, Catastrophic Loss Analysis, CatIQ Inc.

Jim Abraham
CatIQ Connect 2019 Emcee and President, ClimAction Services Inc.

Blair Feltmate
Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

Ian McPherson
CEO, Global RESP Corporation

Tania Caceres
Principal, Risk Nexus

Jim Abraham
President, ClimAction Services Inc.

Steven Bowen
Director (Meteorologist), Aon

Christopher Melhauser
Assistance Vice President, Research and Development, Catastrophe Risk Management, SCOR

Bob Robichaud
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Colleen DeMerchant
General Manager, NIAC

Steve Thompson
Department Manager, Emergency Management, Bruce Power

Dave Nodwell
Deputy Chief, Planning and Program Development, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Government of Ontario

oward Kunreuther
Professor and Co-Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Kimberly Roberts
Vice President and Senior Meteorologist, JLT Re

Pete Dailey
Vice President, Product Management, RMS

Dr. John Hanesiak
Professor, Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba

Dr. Adam Fenech
Director, UPEI Climate Research Lab

Kyle Winston
President, CRU Group

Ken Macdonald
Executive Director, National Programs and Business Development, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Ferdinand Diermanse
Specialist researcher/consultant, Deltares

Dr. Lars Dyrud
Senior Vice President, Machine Learning, EagleView Technologies

Deirdre Laframboise
Senior Manager, Knowledge and Sector Development, Green Municipal Fund, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Ron Biggs
National Claims Director, RSA Insurance Group

Tamsin Lyle
Principal, Ebbwater Consulting

Fire Speaker

Chad Nelson
Principal Advisor, Infrastructure Canada

Marianne Armstrong
Manager, Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure (CRBCPI), National Research Council Canada

Catherine Blair
Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Alectra Utilities

Scott Davis
Director, International Association of Emergency Managers - Canada

Jason Thistlethwaite
Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo

Henk Ovink
Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Shawna Peddle
Director, Disaster Risk Reduction, Canadian Red Cross

Carrie Baron
Drainage Manager, City of Surrey

Sandy Davis
Program Manager, Flood Risk Awareness, City of Calgary

Glenn McGillivray
Managing Director, ICLR

Dwayne Torrey
Director, Construction & Infrastructure Standards, CSA Group

Philip Rizcallah
Program Director Construction Research Centre, National Research Council

Mike Giles
Chief Building Official Director of Building and By Law, Township of Adjala-Tosorontio

David McGown
Senior Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, IBC

Hugo Gomes
Director, Capital Markets, CMHC

Raza Hasan
Chief Risk Officer, Retail Banking & Wealth Management, HSBC Bank Canada

Philipp Wassenberg
President & CEO, Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada

Ed Struzik
Author and Photographer, Island Press

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors

• the co-operators Abetter Place For You
• Wood.


• EagleView
• Mumich RE
• Swiss Re
• Winmar

• Canadian Red Cross
• Conservation ONTARIO Natural Champions
• Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
• Conservation