Registration for the Eighth Canadian Catastrophe (CAT) Conference has Opened

Toronto (September 15, 2022) – CatIQ is pleased to announce that registration for its eighth annual Canadian catastrophe conference, CatIQ Connect, is now open. CatIQ Connect will take place February 7-8, 2023 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  The conference will kick off with a review of the catastrophes from 2022 and close with a forecast for 2023.

Canadian insured catastrophic losses have already exceeded $1.5 billion in 2022 according to CatIQ. Impactful weather events are on the rise, and government and industry must look to implement solutions to mitigate the increasing cost of catastrophes.

CatIQ Connect is a content-driven conference designed to foster collaboration between sectors relating to resilience and recovery in the face of catastrophes. “We are so excited to reconnect in person with the catastrophe management community and, once again, our steering committee has put together a phenomenal agenda,” said Laura Twidle, President & CEO of CatIQ. “The 2023 event will focus on collaboration, since we should all be working together to manage impacts from catastrophes and climate change; we want attendees to meet peers inside and outside their respective sector so they can take the next step in understanding and mitigating risk.”

CatIQ Connect is designed for:

  • Insurance/Reinsurance Professionals
  • All Levels of Government
  • Academia/Researchers
  • Risk Managers
  • NGO’s
  • Other sectors/organizations dealing with resilience to catastrophes

The CatIQ Connect 2023 Agenda features 40+ expert speakers. Highlights include:

  • 2022 CATs in Review
  • Atmospheric Rivers, Derechos and Other Scary Things
  • B.C. Floods – Local and Claims Perspectives
  • Claims and Inflation
  • Federal View on Disaster Risk
  • Has the Time Come for CAT Bonds in Canada?
  • Getting Out of Harm’s Way with Managed Retreat
  • Indigenous Communities and Insurance
  • Insurance Adjusting Challenges and Opportunities
  • Modelling the Future Climate
  • The Lytton Recovery
  • Weathering the Storm: Ensuring Good Mental Health in Your Workplace
  • West Coast Earthquake – The Known Unknowns

Save $100 by registering early and save a further $100 per person by registering three or more at  

Once again, this year’s Steering Committee includes leading organizations concerned with adaptation and management related to Canadian catastrophes, including:

Jim Abraham 2023 Co-emcee and President ClimAction Services Inc. Chris Rol Manager and Sr. Advisor, Climate Adaptation & Flood Policy Insurance Bureau of Canada
Marjorie Brans 2023 Co-emcee and Global Catalyst League of IntrapreneursGreg Smith President, Canadian Operations Crawford & Company
Caroline Floyd Director CatIQLaura Twidle President & CEO CatIQ
Karen Francis SVP Guy Carpenter  Rebecca Wagner Associate Director, Meteorological Service of Canada Environment and Climate Change Canada
Izzy Graham Assistant Vice President Aon  Shaun Walsh VP, Head of Property & Exposure Management, CTU Aviva Canada  
Glenn McGillivray Managing Director Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction  Kyle Winston Chair CRU Group  
Hall Noble Sr. Manager CAT Response, National CAT Claims TD Insurance  Julie Wright Director Partners for Action  
Kelly O’Neill AVP, Natural CAT Pricing Analyst SCOR Canada Reinsurance Company   

To register for CatIQ Connect 2023, or to keep up to date on the latest announcements, visit

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About CatIQ

Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) is a subsidiary of Zurich-based PERILS A.G. and delivers detailed analytical and meteorological information on Canadian natural and man-made catastrophes. Through its online subscription-based platform, CatIQ combines comprehensive insured loss and exposure indices and other related information to better serve the needs of the insurance / reinsurance / ILS industries, public sector and other stakeholders. CatIQ was established in 2014 with the support of the overwhelming majority of the Canadian insurance and reinsurance industry and is widely recognized as the most reliable source of catastrophe loss information in Canada. CatIQ also partners with MSA Research to host the Canadian catastrophe conference, CatIQ Connect, which will return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Feb 7-8, 2023.

For more information, please contact:

Caroline Floyd, Director, CatIQ

Tel: 416-368-1723 x2