2019 Risk Management Symposium

It's Not Science Fiction imageReturning to the education calendar in 2019 is the AMO/Frank Cowan Company Municipal Risk Management Symposium. Join our subject matter experts as they lead discussions on Cybersecurity, Cannabis, Smart Cities, and much more.

Dates & Location

Dates: September 12 and 13, 2019
Location: Casino Rama, 5899 Rama Road, Rama, ON., L3V 6H6


Reservations:  A block of rooms has been held at the venue. Please quote group code ASSI19A and call 1.800.832.7529 and take advantage of the AMO rate of $139 per night, plus $15 resort fee. Please note all reservations are subject to applicable taxes and resort fees.

Discussion Topics:

Day 1: September 12

How will your community be affected by the recreational cannabis legislation? Hear from two municipalities -  one that opted in and one that opted out.

  • Warren Mar, Commissioner of Legal and By-Law Services/Town Solicitor - Town of Whitby
  • Dawn McAlpine, General Manager of Community and Corporate Services - City of Barrie

Cyber Security
Cyber threats are a reality for all Ontario municipalities. Learn how to identify and protect your municipality from the risks.

  • Frank Fazio, CySAT - Cyber Security Awareness Training

This session will look at the use of GPS by municipalities and discuss its admissibility in today's court system.

  • C. Kirk Boggs, Insurance Defence Lawyer - Lerners LLP

Smart Cities
Smart cities may use data and technology to better improve services and infrastructure, but is it as easy as it seems?

  • Paul Shipway, CAO/Clerk - Municipality of Bayham

Day 2:  September 13

Autonomous Vehicles
With the car industry promising self-driving vehicles in the near future, how can this benefit or harm municipalities and its citizens?

  • Sam Kodsi, President & Consulting Professional Engineer - Kodsi Engineering
  • James H. Bennett, Senior Litigator - Madorin Snyder LLP
  • Fahad Shuja, Civil Engineer - Ontario Good Roads Association
  • Brian Anderson, Road Specialist - Frank Cowan Company

Climate Change
Extreme weather is affecting both rural and urban municipalities, causing property damage and affecting lives. Learn how to prepare for these natural disasters.

  • Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director - Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

More details to come in the approaching months.



Dates & Location

September 12-13, 2019
Casino Rama, Rama, ON

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