Emergency Planning Dialogue this month

Surrey Board of Trade looks at preparing for catastrophic events

Anita Huberman

The Surrey Board of Trade is hosting a discussion on how to prepare for what to do in case of an earthquake or other catastrophic event.

The session will help businesses anticipate issues, share plans with employees, and communicate with customers. It will feature a panel of speakers, breakout dialogues and a question-and-answer period where the audience will discuss:

• How prepared is your business for the inevitable earthquake that will affect Surrey and the region?

• Cities have primary responsibility for emergency response but what happens to your business when a catastrophic event takes place?

• What needs to be done to ensure a resilient and comprehensive approach to emergency management for business?

Creating a plan can save your business. It cuts the number of decisions you have to make during the disaster, reduces your legal liability and can safeguard your business brand and reputation.

It will be moderated by Paul Harris, Business in Vancouver Newspaper.

Speakers include; SFU’s Dr. Lionel Jackson, who will talk about the inevitable earthquake, Dan Barnscher, Surrey Deputy Fire Chief & Surrey Emergency Planning Coordinator (The Role of Cities), Roberta Walker, Envision Insurance Services (Business Insurance), Gurjit Sangha, VP Corporate, Opus DaytonKnight (Business Continuity), Jeremy Whittingstall, Envision Financial (Business Communication).

The event will be held Friday, Oct. 25 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152 St.

Admission is free.

To register contact the Surrey Board of Trade at 604-581-7130.

 

 

 

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