Why Attend?

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  • Great Mix of Professions
    From the decision maker to the practitioner in business continuity, emergency management, crisis communications and the first responders, WCDM brings together the most diverse mix of professions and promotes thought provoking conversations with 7 International Keynote experts, pre-conference workshops and more than 60 interactive sessions to choose from.
  • Best Professional Networking
    WCDM is the largest conference of its kind in North America, attracting speakers and delegates from over 30 countries worldwide giving you the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people.  2014 will see many networking activities provided at the event, stay tuned for more information!
  • Provocative Ideas from Leading Thinkers
    WCDM brings in the Industry Leaders from around the world who push the envelope and provide insights into past, and future events.  You will not find these calibar of speakers at any other disaster conference! And with more than 60 sessions to choose from, you'll have an educational experience like no other event of this type.
  • Interactive Tradeshow
    See the latest and greatest in the disaster management industry and discover new solutions, training, contacts and more on the WCDM Trade Show Floor Monday June 16 - Tuesday June 17, 2014
  • Member benefits
    Receive a 10% discount if you're a member of one of WCDM's supporting associations

What Did Attendees Say About WCDM 2013?

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"An excellent forum that brings together Emergency and Disaster Management professionals from around the world to discuss and share ideas about the rapidly evolving field we work in."  - Robert Jensen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, US Department of Homeland Security

 Margie Douglas

"The conference is an excellent way to network with your colleagues in the profession and come back with new ideas and re-inforce your own!"  - Margie Douglas, Business Continuity Manager, Atlantic Central

 John Stagl WCDM is one of the few conferences where you can meet professionals in the fields of DR, BC, Security and IT from around the world.  This gives attendees the opportunity for international collaboration that no other conference can equal.  This is a 'must attend' every year."  - John Stagl, Certified Business Continuity Professional and Corporate Consultant, BELFOR USA.
 Olivia Kunguma A very well organised conference, World class indeed. I enjoyed the business continuity talks, which is a gap that needs to be filled here in Africa. I also enjoyed my stay in the hotel. Perfect choice!  - Olivia Kunguma, Disaster Management Training and Education Center for Africa (DiMTEC) University of the Free State

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