Media Availability: IBC highlights financial risks of climate change, floods, and natural disasters at 2018 GLOBE Forum

March 12, 2018 (TORONTO) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is proud to be the presenting partner for the 2018 GLOBE Forum in Vancouver.

As an industry leader in raising awareness about the financial risks of climate change, IBC executives will be available to speak with media on a range of climate-related topics.

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Time: 10:00 am PST

Location: GLOBE Forum Trade Show Hall, Booth 806
Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia

Don Forgeron, President and CEO, IBC; David McGown, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, IBC, and; Craig Stewart, Vice-President, Federal Affairs, IBC will be on-hand and available to speak on several topics, including:

  • The financial implications of floods and climate change;
  • Consumer attitudes towards floods and flood insurance;
  • Risk to consumers and awareness efforts;
  • What the property and casualty insurance industry would like to see from governments;
  • How industry, governments, and consumers all have a role to play in fighting climate change, and;
  • The importance of mitigation and adaptation as part of an overall climate change strategy.

For more information, to confirm your attendance, or to schedule a one-on-one interview, please contact:

Steve Kee
Director, Media and Digital Communications


Sheri Papps

About Insurance Bureau of Canada

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $9 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $52 billion.

For media releases and more information, visit IBC’s Media Centre at Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC’s Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC.

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