From the structure to the content of the conference to the speakers, it was a very informative, interesting, and very beneficial conference. A very well-organized conference, and an excellent job done by the chairs. - Regional Emergency Manager
Ontario Provincial Government
18th Annual Event!

Canadian BCP & Emergency Management

Manage Emerging Threats to Your Organization and Get Actionable Strategies

January 29 - 30, 2019  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
Last Year's Day Two Program (2018)
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
Des O'Callaghan, Fellow, Business Continuity Institute
Vito Mangialardi, Senior Manager, Enterprise Business Continuity Management, METROLINX
9:10 - 10:10
Resilience for the 21st Century
Elliott Cappell, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Toronto
  • A vision for this role: disruptor and connector
  • Preparing for a catastrophe
  • Building more sustainable infrastructure
  • Accessing the Rockefeller Foundation
  • Best practice observations from around the world
  • Steering Toronto through future risks
10:10 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
Considerations for a Modernized Business Continuity Plan
Marie-Hélène Primeau, Vice-President, Premier Continuum
  • Take advantage of digital solutions for improved efficiencies
  • Make it easy to update and maintain a BC plan
  • Reduce the completion timeline with workload sharing
  • Examples and success stories
11:30 - 12:30
A Review of the Year's Events
Des O'Callaghan, Fellow, Business Continuity Institute
  • A look at selected real disruptions from 2017
  • Understanding causes, effects and trends
  • Identifying lessons learned - and not learned
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
Business Continuity Management: If It Hurts, You're Doing It Wrong
Michael R. Galin, Director, Risk Management, TELUS; BCI Americas 2017 Award for Most Effective Recovery

Business continuity management is easy, painless, and you already have all the skills required to do it. It is not a specialized science. It is simply applied risk management, and it's just good business. This informative presentation will cover 16 business continuity fundamentals that will ensure the success of your corporate business continuity program, with minimal cost and without any pain. It really is inexpensive and easy, so if it hurts, you're doing it wrong.

2:30 - 2:50        Networking Break
2:50 - 3:50
Improve Your BCP/DR Exercise: 2017 Mock Exercise City of London
Andre Luc Beauregard, Manager, Emergency Management, City of London (Ontario)
  • Coordinating 7 sites across essential services for a mock emergency exercise
  • Regional considerations: severe winter storms, severe summer storms, industrial accidents,
  • hazardous materials, two railways, two major highways
  • Modifying exercise plan, keeping it current
  • Evaluations, surprise take aways
  • Preparing stakeholders for emergencies: moving forward
3:50 - 4:00
Closing Remarks from the Co-Chairs
Des O'Callaghan, Fellow, Business Continuity Institute
Vito Mangialardi, Senior Manager, Enterprise Business Continuity Management, METROLINX
4:00        End of Day Two



The emergency management and business continuity fields are always evolving and adapting to the latest threats. These threats have become harder to prepare for and harder to predict. As someone who is responsible or emergency and business continuity planning, you have to prepare your organization to respond to emerging threats like cyber attacks, terrorist, and major weather events. As these threats have evolved, so has the need to collaborate with organizations and colleagues across the country.

INFONEX's two-day course, Canadian BCP & Emergency Management event has been redesigned to provide more opportunities for interactive discussion and collaboration. Our audience-led discussion will allow you to network with you colleagues and work together on overcoming challenges. Our faculty of leading experts will provide you with best practices and new case studies. They'll also take the time to answer all of your questions one-on-one.

Put plans in place to prepare for and respond to cyber attacks, active shooter incidents, and weather events. Evaluate the effectiveness of your exercises, drills, and lockdown procedures. Integrate business continuity and emergency management strategies. Learn critical lessons and best practices from first-hand case studies.

In order to meet the newest emergency management challenges, the industry needs to take a more collaborative approach. Our new interactive format will provide you with the opportunity to work through your challenges with your colleagues and learn from their case studies and experiences. Join us in Ottawa and ensure that you're ready to confront the emerging challenges that your organization will face. Register today!

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