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Strategies for Public Safety Transformation

Strategies for Public Safety Transformation - Alberta Crisis Management Perspective
Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary, Alberta
November 6-7, 2002

Conference Agenda

While some details of the agenda are being finalized, presenters include representatives from Alberta's municipalities, police, fire and emergency medical services, the private sector, and media; the Alberta Association of Municipal Counties and Districts and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association; Alberta Municipal Affairs Disaster Services, Alberta Solicitor General Security Operations, the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Department of Defence, and the Solicitor General of Canada.

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Speakers and agenda released for Crisis Management conference: November 1, 2002
Media Accreditation
Media Notice

Master of Ceremonies - Rick Castiglione

Wednesday, November 6, 2002
12:30 - 4:00 pm
12:30 - 7:00pm
Conference Registration
Trade Show Opens
2:00 - 2:30 pm Welcome Remarks
Hon. Heather Forsyth, Solicitor General of Alberta
Hon. Guy Boutilier, Minister of Municipal Affairs
Hon. Wayne Easter, Solicitor General of Canada
Hon. Ralph Klein, Premier of Alberta
2:30 - 3:30 pm Crisis Management: An Alberta Perspective
sponsored by Canadian Association of Petroleum Engineers
Dave Redman, Director, Disaster Services, Municipal Affairs
Bob McDonald, Director, Security Operations, Alberta Solicitor General
Bob Scott, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs Bureau
3:30 - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 - 4:45 pm Terrorism - What is it? Who are they?
Bronwyn Shoush, Director, Aboriginal Justice Initiatives Unit, Alberta Solicitor General
Ward Elcock, Director Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Garry Loeppky, Deputy Commissioner of Operations, RCMP
4:45 - 5:30 pm Business Briefings
Qunara Inc.: Michael Rowen, VP Risk Management and IT Security
ATCO Frontec Security Services: Doug Wood, MC (ATCO Frontec), Robert Bentley (LENEL)
Tom Wallace (Southwest Microwave), Bud Park (Vicon - CCTV System)
Grant Thornton LLP: David Ray, Vice President Security & Investigation Services
MediaReady International: John Mitchell, President
6:15 - 7:00 pm Conference Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner
Giles Gherson, editor-in-chief, Edmonton Journal
"The role & function of the media in major disasters"

Thursday, November 7, 2002
7:00 - 1:00 pm
7:00 - 1:00 pm
Conference Registration
Trade Show Opens
8:00 - 9:00 am Impacts of Terrorism
sponsored by EDS Canada Inc.
Jack Beaton, Chief, Calgary Police Service
Greg Stringham, Vice President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Neil McCrank, Chair, Energy and Utilities Board
Nancy Southern, Co-Chair & CEO, ATCO Ltd. & Canadian Utilities Ltd.
9:00 - 9:45 am Business Briefings
IBM Canada Ltd.: Glen Bruce, Principal IT Security & Privacy Consulting, IBM Global
Sierra Systems Group Inc.: Barry Huybens, CMC, Principal
EDS Canada Inc.: Kay Goss, Senior Advisor for Homeland Security, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management Services
Sun Microsystems: Frances Newbigin, Canadian Regional Manager for Sun ONE
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 10:45 am The Intelligence Perspective
sponsored by IBM Canada
Bob Wasylyshen, CISA, Chief, Edmonton Police Service
Bill Sweeney, Assistant Commissioner, RCMP
Warren Sunstrum, Director General, Prairie Region, CSIS
10:45 - 11:45 am Biometrics
Raj Nanavati, Partner, International Biometrics Group
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Delegate Lunch
Randy Wolsey, Emergency Services, Edmonton
1:00 - 1:30 pm The Municipal Perspective
George Rogers, Mayor of Leduc, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
Pat James, Director, Alberta Assoc.of Municipal Districts & Counties
1:30 - 1:50 pm Federal Regional Support of Counterterrorism Initiatives in Alberta
Jim Harlick, Assistant Deputy Minister, federal Office of Critical Infrastructure
Protection and Emergency Preparedness (OCIPEP)
1:50 - 3:00 pm Keynote Address
Introduction by Hon. Halvar Jonson, Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations
Tony Coles, Former Deputy Mayor of New York City
3:00 - 3:20 pm Crisis Management Process - Recap
Dave Redman & Bob McDonald
3:20 - 3:30 pm Conference Wrap Up
Hon. Heather Forsyth, Solicitor General of Alberta

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