What: Extreme Events: Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change
Business Luncheon and Speaker Panel

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Compass Point Inn, Surrey (9850 King George Highway)
To register:
Email info@businessinsurrey.com, attention Heather Scragg.


In partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, ACT presents a business luncheon and public panel discussion for leaders in the development, construction, financing and real estate sectors. From 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, a four-person expert panel will discuss threats to infrastructure posed by climate change, current standards, and possible responses.

This conference presents a crucial discussion opportunity for leaders in the development community. The ultimate goal is to create models for infrastructure and development that take sustainability and adaptation measures into account, while acknowledging the needs of the business community.

Members of the public and of the Surrey Board of Trade, senior industry leaders, local development and real estate decision-makers are invited to attend.

Graham Whitmarsh, Head of BC’s Climate Action Secretariat
Dr. Gordon McBean,
Policy Chair, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Aubrey Kelly, VP Construction and Development, Weststone Properties
Chris Corps, Principal, Asset Strategics and real estate investment expert