The 13th World Conference
on Disaster Management commences this Sunday in Toronto, as industry professionals from around the globe gather to learn about the latest developments in the field. As the media
suggests, this is a huge event. It will be interesting to see how some of the participants have addressed the issue of real estate within their existing business continuity planning programs. The recent SARS pandemic demonstrates the need to make business continuity planning more complete by integrating real estate strategy into the decision making process. The fact that we are further removed from the events of 2001 and are aware that events of mass disruption can take on a number of forms, might indicate decision makers have a clearer sense of objectivity, enabling them to think more hollistically about the short term and
long term strategies that contribute to sound disaster management policy.