Friday, October 6, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM PDT
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2023 Fall Summit 


Join Bay Planning Coalition on Friday, October 6th, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for our 2nd Annual Fall Summit to discuss key topics and questions that arose at our Spring Summit in May. This year's event will focus on Insurance in an Emergency-Prone State. This event will be held virtually.

We are thrilled to have Ricardo Lara, California Insurance Commissioner, join us as our keynote speaker.

Opening Remarks

John Gioia, Chair, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, BCDC Commissioner, BAAQMD Director and Vice President of SF Bay Restoration Authority

Panel 1 - Restoration & Adaptation for Risk Reduction
This panel will explore strategies and best practices our region can employ to mitigate risks and ensure a sustainable future.

 Confirmed Speakers:

- Michael Beck, UCSC Center for Coastal Climate Resilience | Director
- Alison Kearns, FEMA Region IX | Planning & Implementation Branch Chief
- Moderator: Dana Brechwald | Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) |  Assistant Planning Director for Climate Adaptation

Keynote Address
Ricardo Lara, California Insurance Commissioner

Panel 2 - Risk Assessment & Insurance
This panel will discuss risk assessment and insurance as communities and businesses face impacts due to climate change. Our expert panelists will review the latest approaches in risk assessment and the role of insurance in bolstering resilience against potential emergencies.

Confirmed Speakers:

- Paul Nieto, Signature Development Group | Executive Vice President
- Jake Clark, Guy Carpenter | Managing Director
- Tony Giles, California Joint Powers Risk Management Authority | General Manager
- Moderator: Brian Cooney, Marsh Risk & Insurance Services |  Senior Vice President