Learning new strategies, techniques, skills, and practices is essential for both business continuity professionals learning the ropes and advanced practitioners. It’s the most direct path to achieving new heights of resiliency within your organization.
The Continuity Insights Management Conference has developed a first-rate curriculum packed with meaningful sessions addressing critical topics that will help all BC professionals stretch their boundaries, form collaborations, acquire first-hand information from subject matter experts, and learn how to incorporate exciting new skills, methods, and tools into their own business continuity plans.
Scheduled for April 23-25, 2018 in Miami, Florida, the 16th annual Continuity Insights Management Conference offers educational tracks devoted to Case Studies, Trending Topics, Program Development & Advancement, Measurement, Metrics, and Maturity, Emerging Technology, and Professional Development, as well as lively and insightful “Ask the Experts” panels.
Learn from the experts
The 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference faculty is comprised of proven business continuity leaders, strategists, practitioners, and peers. Many of them are current business continuity and resiliency professionals; others are well-respected industry leaders who provide unique insights on the business continuity landscape and have experienced first-hand the situations you want to know about.
The full conference program, including speakers, sessions, plenaries, and panel discussions, is available for download here.
The preliminary schedule kicks off on Sunday, April 22 with a selection of pre-conference workshops and certification classes, providing in-depth learning related to key business continuity and resilience topics. The pre-conference workshops will be followed by the “Get Certified!” opening night reception hosted by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).
The main conference will commence on Monday, April 23. The opening keynote, Don’t Talk to the Media Until…Being an Effective Spokesperson in Today’s Digital Age, will be presented by international crisis communications expert, coach, trainer, and author Gerard Braud, CSP, Fellow IEC.[RELATED: Watch Gerard Braud, 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference keynote speaker in “When ‘It’ Hits the Fan.”
Braud’s keynote session will explore why speed is critical in both event response and communications response. In this digital age, the story about your response can easily get hijacked by others, hastening the need for your organization to issue a statement to all audiences, including the media. Braud will unlock his vault of secrets to help you be better prepared to today’s communications realities.
The rate of change within the profession mandates that business continuity practitioners remain current with industry certifications. It’s the unspoken commitment to serving organizations of all sizes to ensure that continue to operate at full capacity without interruption. Attendance at the 2018 conference provides credits toward earning and maintaining valuable certifications.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other practitioners during attendee breakfasts, lunches, breaks between sessions, and a second reception in the exhibit hall on Monday evening. More than 50 business continuity service providers and consultants will be demonstrating products and answering questions in a relaxed setting during exhibit hours.
The main conference program will conclude at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.
Post-conference certification and workshops will be conducted on Thursday and Friday, April 26-27. Both pre- and post-conference programs are available to all attendees for an additional fee outside the conference registration.
Learn more and register for the 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference.