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

Toronto (September 7, 2023) – CatIQ is pleased to announce that registration for its ninth annual Canadian catastrophe conference, CatIQ Connect, is now open. CatIQ Connect will take place February 6-7, 2024, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference will kick off with a review of the catastrophes from 2023 and close with a forecast for 2024.

Canadian insured catastrophic losses are already over $2 billion in 2023 according to an early estimate from 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. “Given the unprecedented number of catastrophes in Canada this summer, disaster management has never been more important. There were more catastrophes declared this summer alone than in any other entire year,” said Laura Twidle, President & CEO of CatIQ. “I’d like to thank our steering committee for putting together an outstanding agenda. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back in Toronto in February.”

CatIQ Connect is designed for:

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

The CatIQ Connect 2024 Agenda currently features 30+ expert speakers, with more to come. Session highlights include:

  • 2023 CATs in Review
  • Navigating the Rise of Secondary Perils
  • Underwriting Spotlight
  • Earthquake: Raising Our EQ IQ
  • Tech Developments and Claims
  • Updates from the Federal Government
  • Non-Traditional Reinsurance
  • Renewals Season Recap
  • CAT Season 2023 Feature Discussion
  • Fireside Chat: OSFI on B-15
  • Modelling 101 – Your Questions Answered
  • Wellness in the Face of Disaster
  • Modelling 201- Deep Dive on Wildfire
  • Incentive vs. Uptake
  • CAT Response Inclusivity
  • 2024: The Forecast Says?

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
Past President and Fellow
Glenn McGillivray
Managing Director
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction  
Marjorie Brans
Global Catalyst
League of Intrapreneurs
Sharmalene Mendis-Millard
Partners For Action
Patricia Davis
Branch Manager
Crawford & Company (Canada)
Ken Mok
Gallagher Re Canada
Caroline Floyd
Chris Rol
Manager and Sr. Advisor, Climate Adaptation & Flood Policy
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Karen Francis
Guy Carpenter  
Gayatri Singh
Vice President
Swiss Re
Izzy Graham
Assistant Vice President
Laura Twidle
President & CEO
Donna Ince
SVP & Chief Underwriting Officer, Personal Insurance
Definity Financial Corporation  
Rebecca Wagner
Associate Director, Meteorological Service of Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Tinotenda Marova
Manager, Reinsurance
Wawanesa Insurance
Kyle Winston

To register for CatIQ Connect 2024, or to keep up to date on the latest announcements, visit

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 6-7, 2024.

For more information, please contact:

Caroline Floyd, Director, CatIQ