Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Emergency Preparedness: Business
Resilience Forum on April 7 emphasises and explores the critical need for proper preparation and
planning in the event of a natural disaster.
businesses are important because of one simple truth: disasters are
to a Calgary Chamber of Commerce report, 43 per cent of businesses
affected by natural disasters never re-open, and of those that do, 29
per cent fail within two years. The Greater Vancouver region is prone
to many types of disasters; earthquake, fire, flood or wind storm —
all of which could potentially cripple your business, our local
economy and Canada's Pacific Gateway. By preparing for any disaster,
we increase our chances of recovery.
2017 Emergency Preparedness: Business Resilience Forum will explore
the risks in our region and provide the insights necessary to build a
more prepared business community and thus a more resilient economy.
Speakers include some of the top experts on the subject from
government, emergency, insurance and business backgrounds.