BS25999/ ISO 22301 User Group

BSI's BS 25999/ISO 22301 Workshop

Your Business Continuity Management questions answered


  • 14 February 2013 - Camden Centre, London

Your Business Continuity Management questions answered

Get answers to all your business continuity management questions. Find out how to develop your business continuity capability and minimize the cost and impact of disruption at our new user workshops.

We’ve organized this event to provide a forum for discussion on international business continuity standards ISO 22301 and the British standard BS 25999. The workshop is free to attend and will take place at the Camden Centre in London.

If you are a small to medium sized organization, new to business continuity or want to improve your current capability, this is the best place for you to start.

Come along to meet likeminded professionals and discuss business continuity management issues that affect you.

We’ll be sharing presentations and case studies that demonstrate how BS 25999 and ISO 22301 help a growing number of organizations – and more importantly - how the standards can help you.

We understand that some of you will be starting to develop your business continuity capabilities; others will be close to compliance; and some of you may have passed the certification milestone. Of course, there is no final destination – continuous improvement is the name of the game – but sharing the lessons learned may save some expensive detours along the way.

Supported by:

Anyone involved in developing a business continuity management programme and those interested in BS 25999/ ISO 22301 – especially representatives from smaller organisations who don’t have easy access to this kind of information. We recommend that the following join us:

  • Business continuity professionals
  • Risk managers
  • IT directors
  • Senior directors of SMEs
  • Disaster recovery managers
  • Crisis/ Incident response managers
  • Emergency planning officers
  • Health and Safety managers
  • Facilities and operations managers
  • Quality managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Corporate governance managers
  • Company Directors and owners

14 February 2013, Camden Centre, London

9:30 Welcome- Camden Council

9:45 Withdrawal of BS 25999 and the introduction to the ISO

Tim McGarr, BSI

10:00 Getting started in developing a Business Continuity Management System

10:30 Facilitated Discussion: The impact of the ISO and the withdrawal of BS 25999

10:50 Coffee Break

11:10 Continuity in the supply chain

Steve Mellish, Chairman, The Business Continuity Institute

11:40 Facilitated Discussion: Is your supply chain resilient? To what degree is it integrated in business continuity arrangements?

12.05 The relationship between BCM and resilience

Charley Newnham, PwC nee BBC

12:30 Lunch and close

The afternoon session is aimed at experienced risk and BCM practitioners and will cover a series of topical issues used to feed insights from industry back into the standards community.

Please note that this session is invite only; however nominations can be submitted via

Afternoon session

12:30 Arrival and lunch - shared with morning conference

13:30 Assemble for the debate

James Crask to provide opening remarks and introduce the speakers

13:35 Topic 1: What next for British Standards?

Now that BS 25999 has been withdrawn, is there a role for other additional Standards from the UK? Has the ISO left a gap in the market? This is your chance to drive the future of BS development.

14:20 Break

14:35 Topic 2: Resilience is not the future of BCM, discuss?

When we talk about resilience, do we mean BCM, or is our industry part of something much bigger?

15:30 Summary and close

This event is free for all attendees, but numbers are limited. To register your interest in booking a place, please complete our simple online registration form. Please be aware that this online registration does not automatically guarantee you a place at one of the workshops. We will advise acceptances within a week of your registration, If you have not been contacted within five (5) working days, then please email

When fully subscribed, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified in the week prior to the event whether there is a place available for you. 

Please note: We will never supply your information to third parties for marketing purposes. BSI handles all personal information in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU Communications Directive 2002. We will only send you relevant information about our products and services that may be of interest to you via email.

 Your basket
Your basket is empty