Programme

June 21, 2013, Friday
09:45—11:00
Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre
Panel

THE ECONOMICS OF MANAGING MAJOR CATASTROPHES

The enormous costs of natural and man-made disasters are forcing governments and companies to see safety in a different light. Incentives are too often directed towards responding to disasters, rather than crisis prevention. How might technological advances and adjusting financial incentives lead to mitigating risk and a more balanced approach to managing crises?

Moderator
Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

Panellists
Valery Akimov, Head of the All-Russian Research Institute for Civil Defense and Emergency Situations of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor
Gill Grady, Senior Vice President – Corporate Business Development, GSE Systems
Francesc Pla, Deputy Executive Secretary of the partial agreement of the Council of Europe on the prediction, prevention and assistance in the event of natural and man-made disasters
Vladimir Puchkov, Minister of the Russian Federation of Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Reto Schnarwiler, Managing Director, Swiss Re

Front row participant
Valery Sorokin, Professor, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas