Welcome to EPBCC

Vancouver, BC - The Pacific Northwest Preparedness Society and Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC) came together in 2013 to host a joint conference in order to expand opportunities for, and bring a broader perspective to, the development of emergency management. The conference will continue to cultivate information of specific relevance to the various practitioner groups within the emergency preparedness and business continuity fields.

This year’s joint conference, the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel on Tuesday, 03 November 2020 to Thursday, 05 November 2020. There will be pre-conference workshops on Monday the 02 November, 2020..

This is the premier emergency management conference in the Pacific Northwest. It will appeal to practitioners in the areas of emergency management, health, first response, emergency social services and volunteerism, business continuity and academic/technical.


COVID 19 Outbreak

As a result of the current response to the COVID 19 outbreak in the Province of British Columbia, we are monitoring the situation and assessing the potential impact to the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference, 02 to 05 November 2020.

At this stage we are still planning to hold the conference but will post a notice should that change. The deadline for submission of presentations has been extended to 30 April 2020.

We would like to express our appreciation to all our colleagues, especially those in the health care sector, who are working hard during this response. We recognize that we are all in this together and we are doing our part in following the orders of Doctor Bonnie Henry, our Provincial Health Officer.

Please exercise physical distancing, stay safe and look after your families.


2020 EPBC Conference is held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC

The EPBC Conference Steering Committee ‎strives to put on a cost effective conference for British Columbia covering six program streams for emergency management and business continuity. The Steering Committee works diligently to ensure we deliver a conference program that is relevant to our community. An important goal of the committee is to ensure we provide a cost effective conference for delegates to attend. Over the last few years the Steering Committee has taken a number of cost cutting measures to reduce costs. Incremental costs related to facility rental and food have increased which have resulted in small increases in the registration fees.