CIP Society: Fort McMurray Wildfires (Part 2) - Emergency & Industry Response Case Study

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Date and Time: November 17, 2016 1 p.m. EST - 2:15 p.m. EST

Location: Webinar (at your computer)

Fort McMurray wildfires (Part 2): Emergency and Industry Response Case Study

Forest fires are a common occurrence in Canada but when a fire southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta took hold, few could have imagined that it would trigger the largest evacuation in Alberta and an unprecedented catastrophe (CAT) in Canadian insurance history.

Join representatives from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) in this panel presentation that tells the fascinating story of the events before, during, and after the evacuations, and the new strategies that will better prepare the industry for when the next catastrophe strikes.

Join our webinar to learn about:

1. The changing risks of wildfires as climate changes and more communities are moving closer to forested areas
2. The environmental and man-made events that lead to the devastation in Fort McMurray, including findings from research conducted in the community after the fire 
3. The industry’s involvement during and after the wildfires, including stunning stories about the people displaced from their communities
4. The industry’s role during and after the wildfires, including communication with policy holders, government, and the insurance companies
5. Prevention and rebuilding strategies to reduce the risk of wildfires in densely habited communities, and the next challenges the community will face as winter nears

Receive 1 Technical credit for your participation in this webinar!

Who should attend this webinar:
CIP Society members who are interested in learning more about the changing risk of wildfires and new insights for responding to emergencies moving forward.

Add your own insights. Join the conversation. We want to hear from you:
Email us  before the webinar, or submit a question using the webinar platform to take advantage of the exchange during the live broadcast.

David McGown, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Insurance Bureau of Canada - An accomplished executive leader with experience in communications, policy, government relations and corporate development, David brings in-depth knowledge of the financial and public sectors to corporate decision-making. Prior to joining IBC in 2015, he held senior leadership roles at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce over a span of 28 years, most recently serving as its Vice-President for Government, Regulatory and Public Affairs. He began his career in research at Queen’s Park and then as an economist in the Department of Finance in Ottawa.
As Senior Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, David oversees IBC’s Communications, Policy and Legal teams, in support of IBC’s goals. He holds a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University and an honours bachelor degree from University of Western Ontario.

David’s leadership extends beyond the boardroom, with a strong track record of non-profit and community involvement. A former President for the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs and for the Canadian Youth Foundation, he serves on the board of Jazz FM, the capital campaign for the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Cape Dorset and continues to serve as a friend of the Canada Institute Advisory Board of the Washington DC-based Woodrow Wilson Centre.

Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director of Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction - Glenn is Managing Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. Prior to joining ICLR, he served as Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications for Swiss Reinsurance Company Canada and was Corporate Secretary for three Swiss Re operations in the country.

He began his insurance career at Toronto-based the Personal Insurance Company of Canada and went on to work for a major Canadian corporate law firm before joining Swiss Re in 1994 and the ICLR in November, 2005.

As an insurance writer and commentator, his work has been widely disseminated across Canada. Glenn has written more than 200 magazine and journal articles, publications and blogposts on a range of industry issues for Canadian Underwriter, Canadian Insurance, Municipal World, Disaster Management Canada and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazines, as well as for the International Journal of Insurance Law. Additionally, he speaks and lectures regularly on subjects related to the area of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance.

Registration deadline:
Tuesday, November 15 

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