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Thursday, January 10, 2008

18th World Conference on Disaster Management

Resiliency is defined as the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity. Whether it be an individual, an organization or a community, resiliency is an essential ingredient to survival.

The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness in partnership with Diversified Business Communications Canada is proud to present the 18th World Conference on
Disaster Management (WCDM) in Toronto from June 15-18, 2008.

With the conference theme of "Resiliency - Individual, Community and Business", come and learn from the best as to how you, your organization and your community can become more resilient to the many new threats we are being exposed to in this complicated world.

The 2008 Preliminary Conference at a Glance is available NOW by visiting the conference website at

We provide a unique venue for
Disaster Management professionals from around the world to present, network and learn. More than 1,800 professionals from all areas of the Disaster Management spectrum attended the 17th WCDM. This year with over 85 workshops, plenary and breakout sessions, plus ample time for networking, this will be one of the most intense information exchange events you will attend.

In addition, we will be offering two very interactive and highly anticipated Advanced Master Workshops: Sunday, June 15th - $99

WS01 - Designing an Effective and Efficient Exercise - attendees will have the opportunity to examine how to conduct realistic exercises that will assure a positive impact on the performance before, during and after a crisis.

WS09 - Climate Change
Risk Management and Resilience - attendees will have the opportunity to gain a broad perspective on the nature of climate change threats that may create risk exposure to their organizations in the immediate and longer term.

There is Limited Space in the Advanced Master Workshops so Sign up Today!!

The conference tradeshow will provide the opportunity to interact with more than 120 organizations that supply products and services to assist you in developing or updating your
business continuity or disaster management policies and procedures. There are still exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 888-443-6786 ext. 241 or cwright@divcomevents.com.

This is your chance to participate in a knowledge exchange unlike any other event of its kind. There is only 10 days left in the End of Year Special!! Don't miss your chance to save $300 off the full conference fee (available until January 20, 2008). If you have any registration inquiries or would like to set-up your group rate ID please contact 888-443-6786 ext. 246 or

Some testimonials:

“I have been attending for 6 years and each year the conference gets better and the high caliber of presenters and exhibitors compels me to attend. Keep up the good work – see you next year”.
- Gus Sakelos – Legislative Assembly of Ontario

“WCDM continues to improve with each successive year. Their ability to adapt to the changing climate of ER/DM/BC is unequalled in conferences worldwide.”
- David M. Barber, MIT

“I thoroughly enjoyed this conference and look forward to the next. The many different speakers in many many areas makes me think, grow, and learn beyond what I can learn in my own silo. Keep up the good work.”
- Don Lum – OPG

“Great conference! I learned a lot and felt I had the opportunity to share quality information. I made some great contacts and plan to interact with them in the future.”
- Rita Kepner, WSU Edward R. Murrow School

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