The The Heat and Fire Expo Miami logo

Mar 1 & 2 / 2023

Miami, FL

Theater 3

Seminar Theaters are some of the most prominent features of The Natural Disaster Expo. With over 200 seminars expected to be delivered at the event, attendees can discover valuable insights and industry knowledge on what’s been happening in disaster prep, management, and recovery to advance their professional capabilities.

    • Monday

      Baxter E Vieux: Speaking in the Theater 3

      10.15 - 10.45

      Sen. Gregory L. Boso, P.E.: Speaking in the Theater 3

      11.00 - 11.30

      Sen. Gregory L. Boso, P.E.
      Verity Experts and Engineers

      Interfacing Disaster Response with Legislative Bodies

      Understanding the role legislators play in responding to storm and flooding disaster events is critical to planners and implementers of emergency response plans. Sen. Boso brings the unique blended first responder and legislator perspective to help understand the need for preparedness and communication before times of emergency arrive.

      John D. Wood, Esq.: Speaking in the Theater 3

      11.45 - 12.15

      John D. Wood, Esq.
      Green Klein & Wood

      Recovering from the Storm: Tips to Maximize Insurance Benefits

      The property insurance claims process has taken a decidedly adversarial turn in the United States with many claimants receiving unreasonably low payments or improper denials of valid claims. Presented by a policyholder lawyer, this seminar provides best practices for insureds to recover insurance benefits under Property & Casualty lines of insurance after a severe storm. Ideal for commercial property owners and restoration contractors whose work is funded by insurance proceeds.

      Dr. Carlos T. Mata: Speaking in the Theater 3

      12.30 - 13.00

      Dr. Carlos T. Mata
      Scientific Lightning Solutions

      The art of lightning protection, facts vs gadgets

      SLS SME will provide a lightning 101 presentation where performance of lightning protection system technology and gadgets will be presented. Damage to facilities, lawsuits, technologies used in different industries will be presented, and pros and cons will be outlined. Lastly, best lightning protection practices will be presented and summarized.

      Michael Cairnie: Speaking in the Theater 3

      13.15 - 13.45

      Michael Cairnie
      MinXray, Inc.

      Diagnostic Radiographic Imaging – Anytime, Anywhere

      With the recent introduction of portable battery powered x-ray systems, it is now possible to provide x-ray imaging services anywhere regardless of available power. With hot spot access, acquired images can be transmitted anywhere in the world for interpretation. Discussion will be based on the applications for radiographic imaging capabilities for medical and veterinary use following natural disasters.

      Angela Delmedico: Speaking in the Theater 3

      14.00 - 14.30

      Angela Delmedico
      Elev8 Consulting Group

      Marketing, Publicity & Technology Integration & Strategies

      Learn tips and trends in Marketing and automation tools to ramp up communications, branding, and outreach to your target markets.

      Erick McCallum: Speaking in the Theater 3

      14.45 - 15.15

      Erick McCallum
      CG Environmental ("Cleaning Guys")


      Best practices in handling roadway and other hard-surface cleaning following a spill or disaster, including accelerating roadway re-opening speed, proper waste disposal, and handling biohazards and disease that may persist. Learn about technologies and methods that can clean 800 square feet per minute of roadway, re-open roadways faster, capture more hydrocarbons and other safety threats, and avoid costly roadway repair or replacement.

      Robert Uhler: Speaking in the Theater 3

      15.30 - 16.00

      Robert Uhler
      Mid-America Catastrophe Services

      Listen – A Claims Review of Empathy

      Listen – A Claims Review of Empathy is an overview of listening to policyholders and insureds while investigating, inspecting, and settling claims. It is a lesson on “listening to their story”. Adjusters need to listen to their story because they will be telling their story to someone. If not the adjuster, it will be the public adjuster, attorney, Department of Insurance, or the media.