University of Pennsylvania November 28, 2017





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Continuity Insights is partnering with the Disaster Conferences on this event to assist in providing compelling content and subject matter experts.  Their mission is simple, to provide valuable education, training and the best practices to assist organizations and communities prepare, respond and recover from emergencies and disasters.

Since 2006, the Disaster Conferences has held over 60 conferences across more than 35 cities in the United States. With an impressive past attendee list and a collection of respectable sponsors, our conferences offers essential knowledge and education while also creating opportunities for personal interaction. Our conference provides connection and support to local, regional, state and national entities.

With a focus on delivering both informative and resourceful conferences by offering programs and activities, the Disaster Conferences succeeds by centering on relative and modern topics on disaster management.

When it comes to emergencies and disasters, getting involved in a community that includes experts and valuable resources in disaster management is the key to success. By providing these assets, our conference reaches its goal of delivering the best resources available.

SHERATON PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY CITY HOTEL
3549 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104 United States
Phone:(1)(215) 387-8000
Special Conference Rate: $129/night

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Philadelphia Disaster Conference

University of Pennsylvania November 28, 2017

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. General Session #1
Disasters 101: Introduction to Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC)
Tim Mathews D.Sc., Executive Director Enterprise Resiliency, Educational Testing Services
Tim Mathews D.Sc. Executive Director Enterprise Resiliency, Educational Testing ServicesContinuity planning is about building and improving resilience in your business.  It is about identifying key products and services, the interdependencies of activities, risk analysis, and developing plans and strategies to ensure continued business operations and/or enable you to recover quickly and effectively. This session will provide the participants with a roadmap from where they are now to where they need to be.

8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Break
9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. General Session #2
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Frank PerlmutterPresident, StrategicBCP
The business impact analysis (BIA) is the foundation on which to build a business continuity program. This session will review the critical methodology, tools, scope, and summary of the BIA in a way that ensures alignment with objectives and priorities.

9:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Breakout #1
Gaining Management Buy-In
Kathy Lee Patterson, Business Continuity Manager, and Hannah Zimmerman, Business Continuity Analyst, Independence Blue Cross

Kathy Lee Patterson
Patterson
Hannah Zimmerman
Zimmerman

The presentation will cover why it is important to speak in terms and priorities that management understands, to engage their support and buy-in for business continuity programs. Learn what your management cares about and how you can use that to help sell the value of DR/BC planning.

 


10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Breakout #2
Supply Chain Business Continuity Planning and how critical it is for the SMB Market Firms
Ralph Petti, President, Continuity Dynamics
Can you really DEPEND on your Supply Chain partners to respond to your needs when a disaster strikes? You have planned for your own firm, but have you required your Supply Chain partners to have their own BC Plans? Can you afford to have a critical partner NOT be prepared – or, do you look elsewhere for someone who can be there for you? This session will give you specific tips that you will use immediately at your own firm.

10:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Breakout #3
Social Media and Managing Crisis Communication
Ted Brown, President, KETCHConsulting
Ted Brown, KETCHConsultingSocial media has become a major channel for businesses, but ultimately it is harder to control the message on social than on other media. The session will look at the different procedures and philosophies with using social media when handling internal and external incidents.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Breakout #4
Personal Preparedness  
Robbie LaRocca, Ed.D., CFE, CPP, PCI, MBCI , Associate Director Global Security Group, Merck, and Tracy Gkonos, ProTinue

Robbie LaRocca, Ed.D., CFE, CPP, PCI, MBCI
LaRocca
Gkonos

Personal responsibility – the power of one – is the most important component of focus to recover from an interruption to your business. This session will discuss personal preparedness planning for your most valuable asset, your employees.

 


12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Topic Table Discussions (TBD)
1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. General Session #3
Cyber Risks and Emerging Technology/Threats
Frank Leonetti, President, Northstar Advisory
Some of the highly publicized cyber-attacks have illustrated that adversaries are interested in more than just access to valuable information assets. This session will discuss real-world insights from recent cyber incidents. How does preparedness planning for cyber incidents differ from traditional business continuity planning? What other precautions should be taken to prepare for cyber-attacks?


2:20 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Breakout #5
Violence Preparedness
Steve Sacchetti, Vice President, Allied Universal
Steve Sacchetti Vice President, Allied UniversaNo organization can assume that it will be immune to a wide range of disturbing, threatening, and violent conduct. A better grasp of behavioral sciences can lead to a more complete explanation for why people behave in a certain way in disasters, emergencies and violent incidents. This session will assist organizations to be better prepared to understand and manage crisis-related human behavior.

2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Breakout #6
Emergency Preparedness and Assessing Critical Infrastructure
Greig Fennell, Sr. Director, Business Continuity, and Marc Tumolo, Manager, Business Continuity, Comcast

Greig Fennell Sr. Director, Business Continuity Comcast
Fennell
Marc Tumolo Manager, Business Continuity Comcast
Tumolo

Having a major footprint in the City of Philadelphia, Comcast’s Business Continuity Office (BCO) manages the establishment of Floor Captain Programs, First Aid Training, Location Response Plans and exercises to the train teams and employees on what to do during different situations involving the Comcast Campus. Throughout the country, the BCO works to identify and assess business risks related to the loss of technologies, operations, locations and people; and partners with various business teams to develop proactive and reactive strategies


3:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. General Session #4
Workshop: Basics of Building a Business Continuity Program
Michael Harding, Program Lead – BCM, Automotive Resources International
This session will introduce the basics of building a business continuity program. Where do you begin? Ideas on how to gain support, identifying and rating risks, planning, exercising, and reports will be shared.

5:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns







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University of Pennsylvania November 28, 2017

There are currently no additional educational opportunities beyond the conference agenda above.








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We invite you to network with your fellow attendees during the breakfast and lunch, and the many conference breaks throughout the day.








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University of Pennsylvania November 28, 2017

Helpful resources for traveling to, from and around campus, as well as an interactive parking map and comprehensive list of parking locations.
Detailed directions to our most frequented buildings on campus from the airport, train station, and nearby parking garages.
Walking, biking, and driving maps for the University’s schools, hospitals and medical centers. The maps are searchable by public art, athletics, construction areas, and more
Local accommodations allow you to select a location that fits your itinerary and needs during your stay at Penn. Whether you need an on-campus, Center City or airport location, you will find quality accommodations at special Penn-negotiated rates at all our Penn Preferred properties for individual or group stays, with meeting and conference services to meet your specific needs.







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University of Pennsylvania November 28, 2017

Exhibiting at Disaster Conferences
Build and network your business with the Disaster Conferences.
Just by participating in the conference you’ll gain the opportunity to display your services, knowledge and products to industry leaders and decision makers. There will be an array of organized activities, speakers and promotions to allow opportunities to network your business.
Some of the opportunities include:
  • Networking and building connections with professionals and industry leaders representing government organizations, high profile businesses, and non-profit organizations.
  • Showcase yours knowledge, resources, and products to industry leaders.
  • Gain an advantage in the industry of Disaster Management
As an exhibitor, you also take advantage of the following:
  • Media Coverage that covers the event.
  • Listing on the website as an attendee both before and after the event.
CONTACT: info@disasterconferences.org or 888-209-8789



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Philadelphia Disaster Conference

University of Pennsylvania November 28, 2017

Sponsoring the Disaster Conferences
Thousands of businesses and millions of lives are affected by disasters every year. Nearly 50% of the businesses affected never fully recover and almost 30% never even reopen their doors. It is only a matter of time until another major disaster will strike and all businesses need to know how to develop an effective resiliency tactic to sustain their business operations and communities during critical times.
Is your company able to help?
We are looking for sponsoring partners who are able to provide information, products and services in the event of a disaster, whether it is natural or manmade! We are offering LIMITED opportunities for sponsorship as our event is not a tradeshow with 100s of booths of competing corporations but rather a legitimate educational conference that is a necessity for ANY business looking to plan ahead and recover from any emergency situation, from a brief interruption to a catastrophic loss.
Sponsor a Networking Opportunity!
The networking events at The Disaster Conferences are unparalleled. Meet, greet and network with attendees, faculty and invited guests. You’ll have the opportunity to hand out company literature and your company’s logo and booth will be displayed on signage at the event. You’ll can also provide promotional materials (for example: cocktail napkins or cups or mugs with your company logo).
Welcome Reception
Contact us for pricing. The welcome reception offers your company the opportunity to shine! The date and time are TBD.
Coffee & Refreshment Breaks
$2,500 (2 available) or $5,000 exclusive
Energize attendees with a refreshment break. Breaks will take place in the exhibit hall.
Luncheon
$2,500 (4 co-sponsorships available) or $10,000 exclusive
Capture the attention of attendees and network, relax and enjoy. Lunch will take place in the exhibit hall. Your company logo will be displayed on all tables and you’ll have the opportunity to distribute company literature at each seat.
Other Sponsorship Opportunities
Registration $2,500
Make a lasting impression on every attendee, speaker, sponsor and guest with the registration area sponsorship. Your company name, logo and booth will be displayed throughout the registration area. An attendee bag insert is also included with this sponsorship, plus recognition on the website registration page.
Lanyards $2,500
This exclusive sponsorship opportunity will put your company front and center. Every conference attendee becomes a walking advertisement for the duration of the conference with your logo on the lanyard attached to every conference badge. Sponsor the lanyards and attendee badge insert together for $3,500 (save $500!).
Conference Bags or Conference Folders $3,500 bags/$2,500 folders
Attendees will appreciate a way to carry their conference materials. Your company name will be imprinted on sturdy, attractive bags or plastic folders that attendees will use during and after the conference.
Attendee Badge Insert $1,500
Attendees will take note of your participation in the conference with an attendee badge insert. Your company name, logo and brief message will be imprinted on an insert that will go on the back of every name badge holder. Sponsor the lanyards and attendee badge insert together and for $3,500 (save $500!).
Onsite Guide $1,500
Every attendee refers to the onsite guide for the conference agenda, session descriptions, exhibitor information and more. This sponsor may place a full-page, color ad on the back cover of the onsite guide.
Conference Pens and Notepads $1,500 pens/$2,000 notepads
Attendees will spend hours in educational sessions and they could be looking at your logo the whole time. Conference pens or notepads can have your company logo and brief contact information printed on them. Plus, the benefits of this opportunity will last once the sessions are over.
Attendee Bag/Registration Materials Insert $500
You’ll have the ability to provide a single sheet of literature inserted in each attendee conference bag. Bag insert opportunities are limited to 5 total and are only available to exhibiting companies.
* Attendee Bag Inserts do not qualify for the sponsor benefits listed above
Please contact us to find out how we can tailor a sponsorship opportunity that fits your company goals!
CONTACT: info@disasterconferences.org or 888-209-8789

 

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