The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has announced a partnership with the International Crisis Management Conference (ICMC). The BCI and the organisers of the ICMC will now work together to leverage the capabilities of both organisations for the benefit of the industry and the practitioner community. Both organisations strive to empower resilience professionals through the provision of events, industry insight, networking and education.
The ICMC was created to help support the demand for regionalised education and training for preparedness professionals. The demand for a variety of preparedness skills and a thirst for knowledge with respect to scenario-based training and exercises is at an all-time high. ICMC provides a range of professional speakers to deliver current and interesting topics that are often themed (ie scenario-based). In addition, the ICMC offers professional membership providing access to an annual multi-day virtual conference and topical webinars throughout the year.
The fourth International Crisis Management Conference will be held from 30 April to 2 May 2019.
Heather Merchan MBCI, Board director at the BCI, commented:“This is a great opportunity for the BCI and the ICMC to leverage their mutual capabilities and provide additional opportunities for resilience professionals. The BCI is proud and excited to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 ICMC being held in Newport, Rhode Island in the US.”
Rob Burton, co-founder and managing director of the ICMC, responded: “The International Crisis Management Conference is delighted to be partnering with the BCI. Our event continues to grow its partnership network through like-minded organisations such as the BCI. Our organisations have very similar visions for ensuring that education and awareness are made available to those looking to enter the preparedness market, as well as for those professionals seeking to expand on their current careers.”
Burton will be facilitating a BCI webinar entitled ‘Developing Impactful Crisis Simulation Tabletop Exercises’ on Tuesday 19 February. A common mistake when planning for crises is that organisations don’t validate their plans by conducting tabletop exercises. This is often due to their limited understanding of how to conduct them effectively. In this webinar, Burton will show how to create, deliver and evaluate such exercises. Register here.
*Further information regarding the ICMC is available online at www.crisisconferences.com