Why Attend?

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  • Great Mix of Professions
    From the decision maker to the practitioner in business continuity, emergency management, risk management, crisis communications and first response, WCDM brings together the most diverse mix of professions and promotes thought provoking conversations through specially designed networking opportunities including the very popular 'Meet the Speakers Lunch'.
  • Best Professional Networking
    WCDM is the largest conference of its kind in North America, attracting more than 1200 attendees and speakers from over 40 countries worldwide giving you the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people.  2016 will see many networking activities provided at the event which are included with your education pass, stay tuned for more information!
  • Provocative Ideas from Leading Thinkers
    WCDM brings you the Industry Thought 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.  With more than 40 education sessions to choose from, pre and post conference workshops, poster presentations and more, 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 
  • Price
    There is no other conference in this industry that provides this type of premium education at the most affordable price.  We offer our attendees $349 Education Passes for two days of education, networking and access to the trade show floor.  Don't overspend on training.  Get everything you need at WCDM for less


What Are Attendees Saying About WCDM?

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"The quality and passion of the speakers and the standard of event organisation were terrific."- Tony Pearce, Inspector-General for Emergency Management, Department of Justice and Regulation - Victoria

 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

 cathy "In an Emergency Managements world that is constantly changing, WCDM responds to events that are happening now and prepares us for future threats."  - Cathy Clark, Manager 911 and Emergency Planning, County of Simcoe
 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."  - Olivia Kunguma, Disaster Management Training and Education Center for Africa (DiMTEC) University of the Free State
michel "Good value for the time investment. Great opportunity to share knowledge while learning from others." - Dr. Michel S. Pawlowski, Senior Vice President, The First Choice
saudi "This is a world class disaster management conference.  It touches every aspect of daily potential exposure and risk which is everyone's responsibility.  If you haven't attended WCDM, plan to do so soon." - Beyrem Yasser, Admin, Saudi Aramco

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Need Help Getting to WCDM?

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To assist in getting approval please click here for a sample Justification letter that you can customize to help build your case for attending.