RESILIENCE
2018

  • @ EXCEEDANCE

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The Business of Resilience

It seems not a day goes by without severe weather being in the news.

The winds and waters of Harvey, Irma and Maria had catastrophic impacts on communities from the Caribbean to Texas. These three hurricanes alone caused more than a quarter-trillion dollars in direct, economic losses. Then there was the wildfire season: the worst on record, devastating 1.4 million acres.

Behind the numbers, of course, there are real neighborhoods. Residents were displaced. Businesses closed. Thousands of lives and livelihoods were lost. Yet the impacts are also increasingly being felt in communities that were spared in 2017. Insurance rates will rise long before the waters do. Likewise the cost of debt.

It may be difficult to attribute individual weather events to climate change. Nonetheless, experts agree: extreme weather will occur more often. The cost of doing business will go up. Housing will become less affordable. The Federal Government will provide less assistance.

Is there uncertainty? Always. Could more be done to manage the economic impacts of acute shocks and chronic stresses? Absolutely.

RESILIENCE 2018

Do we understand the economics of sea-level rise? How will insurance, banking and bonding rates be affected? What changes in federal policy are on the horizon – and what do they mean for businesses and consumers alike? Most importantly, how should scarce resources be invested in order to balance risk, return and resilience?

Government alone cannot deliver all the answers. That’s why Resilience 2018 will put the private sector at the center of this issue. The event will convene business leaders, investors, scientists, and policymakers. The focus: designing, financing and implementing resilience, including:

  • Workshop methods for mitigating, understanding, and financing your exposure to shocks and stresses
  • Network with business and government leaders to compare challenges and solutions
  • Exchange success stories for building more resilient economies
  • Broaden your technical understanding of catastrophe models and the insights they generate

AGENDA

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  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ANALYTICS 101 FOR RESILIENCE PRACTITIONERS Presenters: Various RMS Experts Flagler

    Resilience modeling provides context and analytical insight to address these and other difficult questions. The discipline supplements the historical record with science - and engineering-based estimates of what could happen. In doing so, it informs how economic and human consequences of shocks and stresses are minimized. Join RMS for a hands-on introduction to the core concepts and technologies underpinning innovative urban planning techniques.

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH IN THE LAB Bisayne & Chopin Ballrooms

    The Lab is a great opportunity for you and your team to have in-depth engagement with RMS experts. You'll learn how you can benefit from the newest science and data technology to make your community or business more agile and resilient, understand exposures and risk, and drive better decisions. Don't miss this opportunity to take a deep dive into our latest enterprise solutions and comprehensive data-centric approach.

  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. RESILIENCE ARTICULATED Presenters: Various RMS Experts Flagler

    How resilient are you today, where do you want to be tomorrow, and what steps need to be taken to get there? Managing, communicating, and financing resilience doesn't just require a framework for quantifying the economic and human impacts of risk and resilience. It requires that framework to be operationalized in a way that ensures all decisions are considered through the lens of resilience.

  • 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. RESILIENCE AT SPEED Discussant: Rowan M. Douglas, CEO, Willis Towers Watson Discussant: Kevin Dempsey, Director, Municipal Securities, Citigroup Flagler

    From the backwaters of the Everglades to the backchannels of the Beltway, sit down with experts for fast, informative discussions. This 'speed dating' session will investigate how the latest thinking in the Capitol might affect local stakeholders. Learn why developing a 'resilience narrative' is so important as ratings agencies and banks begin to build climate risk into credit decisions. Join RMS and guest speakers for an interactive discussion to hear the latest on a variety of interconnected topics that weave resilience through economic, political, and social narratives.

  • 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. THE BUSINESS OF RESILIENCE Presenter: Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Miami Presenter: Mayor Dan Gelber, City of Miami Beach Presenter: Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Presenter: Mayor Beam Furr, Broward County Trade

    An essential convening for public officials, business leaders, and other regional stakeholders to discuss the economic and practical implications of resilience. Led by your elected officials come together to further the goal of a pragmatic approach to resilience in the region.

  • 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST (Invitation-Only) Presenter: Dave Prodger, Her Majesty’s Consul General for Miami & Puerto Rico Bisayne & Chopin Ballrooms
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. RESILIENCE KEYNOTES Speaker: Jeff Goodell, Author & Environmental Expert Speaker: Dr. Robert Muir-Wood, Chief Research Officer, RMS Grand Ballroom

    JEFF GOODELL
    Some of humanity's most primordial stories involve flooding. The tales of Noah, and before that Gilgamesh, tell what happens when the water starts to rise and doesn't stop. But for the 10,000 years of human civilization, we've been blessed with a relatively stable climate, and hence flooding has been an exceptional terror. Has that blessing come to an end? Is the exceptional becoming all too normal? As the residents of Houston, South Florida and Puerto Rico found out last fall, if there was ever a moment when the world might focus on drainage, this is it. Have we understood the relentless toll that water will take on our cities and our psyches in the years to come?

    DR. ROBERT MUIR-WOOD
    The rallying cry has gone out: 'Close the protection gap!'' We must address the magnitude of uninsured loss. Yet in reality there is not just one protection gap. There are three, each with separate causes and each requiring distinct interventions. To show societal relevance, we all need to demonstrate we are working to increase resilience, reduce the losses and deploy private capital to cover more of the risk. In this context, the models tell us where to focus, what our targets should be, how much to invest and what progress we are making.

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ROLL THE DICE Speakers: Click to see complete listing Lobby Level

    Choose from various specialist topics, or arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with an RMS expert to discuss your resilience priorities.

    Highlighted Session:
    11:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. - NFIP PANEL – WHAT FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM MEANS FOR YOU
    Moderator: Matthew Nielsen, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, RMS
    Discussant: Nicholas A. Shufro, Assistant Administrator, Risk Management, FEMA
    Discussant: Roy E. Wright, CEO & President, IBHS
    Discussant: Emma J. Watkins, Head of Exposure Management
    Discussant: Nancy Watkins, Principal, Milliman

  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. LUNCH IN THE LAB Bisayne & Chopin Ballrooms

    The Lab is a great opportunity for you and your team to have in-depth engagement with RMS experts. You'll learn how you can benefit from the newest science and data technology to make your community or business more agile and resilient, understand exposures and risk, and drive better decisions. Don't miss this opportunity to take a deep dive into our latest enterprise solutions and comprehensive data-centric approach.

  • 1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ROLL THE DICE Speakers: Click to see complete listing Lobby Level

    Choose from various specialist topics, or arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with an RMS expert to discuss your resilience priorities.

    Highlighted Sessions:
    1:45 – 2:30 P.M. - INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES – REINSURANCE INTERMEDIARY PANEL
    Moderator: Marisa Ruscitto, Client Director, RMS
    Discussant: Dan Dick, Executive Managing Director, Catastrophe Management, Aon Benfield
    Discussant: Karl Jones, Managing Director, Head of Catastrophe Analytics, Willis Re International
    Discussant: Steve Kelner, US & Canada Head of Analytics, Guy Carpenter

    2:45 – 3:30 P.M. - RISK, RESILIENCE, & POLICY
    Moderator: Daniel Stander, Global Managing Director, RMS
    Discussant: Judge Alice C. Hill, former Special Assistant to President Obama on Climate Resilience
    Discussant: Bob Kolasky, Director, Strategy and Policy, Office of Infrastructure Protection, DHS
    Discussant: Jainey Bavishi, Director of the Office of Recovery and Resiliency, City of New York
    Discussant: Aris Papadopoulos, Distinguished Expert, Extreme Events Institute, FIU

    4:00 – 4:45 P.M. - RESILIENCE PANEL – INNOVATIVE FINANCE & THE "RESILIENCE OPPORTUNITY"
    Moderator: Ben Brookes, Managing Director, Capital & Resilience Solutions
    Discussant: Dr. Lauren Alexander Augustine, Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events, National Academies
    Discussant: Samantha Medlock, Head of North America, Capital, Science & Policy, Willis Towers Watson
    Discussant: William C. Marcoux, Global Head of Insurance Transactions & Regulatory, DLA Piper
    Discussant: John Modin, Managing Director, Citigroup

  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE (Invitation-Only) Speaker: Daniel Stander, Global Managing Director, RMS Presenter: Mayor Dean Trantalis, City of Fort Lauderdale Flagler
  • 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EXCEEDANCE PARTY Grand Ballroom

    The 'EP' – always eagerly anticipated; never disappointing. Expect good times, great company, tropical cuisine, and cool mojitos. Salsa tunes likely. Funky fedoras recommended.

DISCUSSANTS

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LOCATION

As usual, Resilience is nested inside Exceedance. Exceedance 2018 takes place at the InterContinental Miami, set on the Biscayne Bay waterfront in the heart of downtown's thriving financial and business district.

Airport Transporation

The hotel is 15 minutes from MIA and 30 minutes from FLL.

The hotel does not provide a shuttle to or from the airport. Taxi fare is approximately $25 each way from MIA and $80 each way from FLL.

Go Shuttle Express offers shared shuttle ride services from FLL.

We do not recommend a rental car unless you plan to travel around Miami outside of the conference.

Accomodations

If planning to attend for more than one day, please reserve your room at the InterContinental Miami during the registration process to benefit from our special discounted pricing.

Please note that this offer is only valid while rooms are available within our conference room block.

If you choose to extend your hotel stay, you can do so by returning to our registration site. Additional costs may apply.

Conference Parking

Garage and valet parking are available.

PARTNERS

Contact us at RES18@rms.com if you'd like to be involved in Resilience 2018.

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REGISTRATION

There is no charge to register for Resilience 2018. Registration closes on April 27th, 2018.

Please visit the registration form and select “Resilience” from the “Attendee Category” drop down options. Apply code EXC18RESILIENCE on the Order Detail page.

REGISTER

Resilience 2018 is hosted alongside Exceedance 2018, an annual event promoting education, training, networking, and thought-leadership in catastrophe modeling science and strategy.

Exceedance 2018 will offer participants additional opportunities beyond the Resilience program. For example, there will be sessions on cyber risk, terrorism, hurricane vulnerability and pandemics. Subject matter experts will be present throughout the event, offering opportunities to learn and to network alongside other business leaders.


Click here for the full Exceedance 2018 agenda.

For registration questions, please contact registration2018@exceedance.com.


For questions related to Resilience 2018, please contact RES18@rms.com.

Public agencies and private corporations use RMS analytics to prioritize investments in resilience. The insights from these tools enable business and political leaders to quantify and manage the impacts of economic shocks, and to promote resilient societies. RMS' scientific and objective measurement of resilience facilitates the efficient flow of risk capital, protecting economies from the consequences of disasters.

Visit RMS.com to learn more.