Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe set to deliver Keynote Speech at BCI World Conference 2017

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM

In what will be one of his first speeches since departing his role as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM is set to deliver the Keynote Speech at the BCI World Conference 2017. The event takes place at the Novotel London West Hotel in November.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe took charge of the Metropolitan Police Service not long after the worst riots London had experienced in several decades and shortly before the 2012 Olympic Games. His vision for the Met was ‘Total Policing’ which sought to promote total professionalism from the workforce, a total war on crime and total care for victims.

James McAlister FBCI, chairman of the Business Continuity Institute, commented: “We’re thrilled to have Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe speaking at the conference. As the UK’s former top police officer, he perhaps knows more than anyone about the value of preparing for worse case scenarios, and of working in partnership with a wide range of groups to prevent those scenarios from happening. I know he’ll have some fascinating, and as yet unheard stories to tell from his time in charge of the Met.”

McAlister went on to enthuse: “The whole programme for the event looks to be one of the best yet. I would encourage professionals in the industry to book their place and take advantage of the terrific learning and networking opportunities that BCI World has to offer.”

The BCI World Conference features a wide range of subjects that will enable delegates to make their organisations more resilient. Whether focused on cyber security, physical security, supply chain resilience or crisis management, the conference will address the threats being faced, both in the present and in the future.

The Triple A programme features three streams – ‘Actions’, ‘Approaches’ and ‘Aspirations’

*‘Actions’ will delve into all the technical aspects, including how to develop business continuity plans

*‘Approaches’ are the ‘tales from the trenches’ and include shared experiences from real life situations and the myriad lessons learned

*‘Aspirations’ is about addressing the challenging questions in business continuity, looking at future trends and/or threats and how collaboration with other protective disciplines might be improved

The BCI World Conference and Exhibition is an ideal event for any business continuity or resilience-focused professional. The programme is tailored with the purpose of providing a forum for discussion, the testing of new concepts, practical takeaways and presenting new research.

*Access the full event programme

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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