November 30, 2021
Urban Security and Resilience Conference and Exhibition Corp. ("Urban"), an Ottawa, Ontario-based company, filed a voluntary assignment in bankruptcy on November 30, 2021. In 2015, Urban, along with the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University in Ottawa, were responsible for planning the 2017 International Conference and Exhibition on Urban Security and Resilience to be held in Toronto, Ontario. The company entered into various contracts to hold the event, which was proposed to have 1,500 attendees and 80 exhibitors. A dispute between the company, Carleton University and the event planner resulted in the event planner terminating the consulting contract and bringing successful litigation against the company and others. MNP is the bankruptcy trustee.