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Intergovernmental Forum on Risk Management 2016: Practical Approaches for a Complex World

Monday October 3 - Tuesday October 4 2016 Shaw Centre Ottawa, Ontario

Our expert speakers offered critical solutions from their risk management experiences, demonstrated how they identify, classify, communicate, and mitigate risk. This foundation helped attendees benchmark their risk strategy, to ensure it delivers results.

We covered the most important new developments in risk management for 2016 and examined the latest public sector risk threats, including:

  • Public health—what Canada can learn from the recent and ongoing Zika outbreak in Latin America
  • Cyber-security—citizens’ privacy, and how governments and corporations use and store their information
  • Big and open data—what are the implications of these for risk management and– how you can best respond
  • Infrastructure—how you can best manage the risk associated with infrastructure. Spending is set to boom but are you ready to help ensure that projects deliver. And what about pipelines and social licence?
  • How best to manage the risk function—what is the impact of culture? How can you best define and communicate your organization’s risk appetite?

Featured Speakers From the 2016 Event

John Brewer

John Brewer
Executive Program Developer
The Conference Board of Canada

Diana Del Bel Belluz

Diana Del Bel Belluz
Risk Wise Inc.

Blaine Peterson

Blaine Peterson
Director, Research and Development, Rail
National Research Council

Salvatore Cucchiara

Salvatore Cucchiara
Systemic Design and Strategic Foresight
Alberta Energy

Christine Maligec

Christine Maligec
Risk Officer
Alberta Blue Cross

Mohamed Ismail

Mohamed Ismail
Principal Risk Advisor
Toronto Transit Commission

Élie G. Abourizk

Élie G. Abourizk
Director, Enterprise Risk Management Division
Canada REvenue Agency

Sonia Chiasson

Sonia Chiasson
Canada Research Chair in Human Oriented Computer Security, School of Computer Science
Carleton University

Dr. Bob Lawson

Dr. Bob Lawson
Director General, Corporate Planning, Performance and Risk Management Bureau
Global Affairs Canada

Kieran Jordan

Kieran Jordan
Manager, Quality, Risk and Performance Measurement
Accreditation Canada

Marketing Partners

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Special Contributor

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The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

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“This is a great forum for risk practitioner to connect”

“Presentations on various issues and perspectives were great and helpful to understand integrated story of risk management”

“Very Informative! Enjoyed the breakout sessions (session 5) looking forward to next year's event!”

“Conference is great for learning about advances in risk management and how other organizations implement RM. Have come away with a few ideas to improve RM function at IRCC”

“Most of the presentations were aligned perfectly with my knowledge requirements, if not still interesting. Thank you”

“I'm impressed by the global high quality of the speakers and many participants who made inspiring remarks.”

“Very Informative. Good range of topics.”

“Thank you- great conference. First one I've attended in about 4-5 years-enjoyed focuses beyond 'how to' to discussions like neuroscience, mindfulness etc.”

“Roundtable discussion & opportunity for questions was quite good”

“Found mindfulness extremely helpful-went out and bought book. Best insight of conference, surprising at risk management”