5th Annual Conference & Workshop

Business Continuity Management 2010

27-28 September 2010, Dexter House, London

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Prepare for the worst - don't hope for the best

Nobody can predict the future, but we can certainly prepare for it. Business leaders need to ensure their organizations are geared to handle unforeseen changes in the social, political, business and natural environments. Failure to prepare for a worst-case scenario could end in disaster.

Now in its 5th year, BSI’s Business Continuity Management Conference will update you on the main threats to business continuity. Find out about the UK BCM standard, BS 25999 , and how it differs from the upcoming ISO 22301 Continuity management systems. Requirements.

Through case studies and discussion sessions, you’ll hear how other organizations have optimized their BCM strategies using standards. You’ll also have ample opportunity to network with BCM experts and your industry peers.

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Key features and benefits

  • Hear about the upcoming ISO 22301 standard and take advantage of being prepared for the changes
  • Learn from case study examples of BS 25999 implementation, hear about potential problems encountered and how others managed them
  • Hear how you can manage recent threats as well as forthcoming threats
  • Hear about information on BS 25999 certification and find out steps you need to take
  • Discuss the standard with key industry experts
  • Get an update on newly published specifications and documents to find out how you could be improving your practices
  • Networking with experts and peers.

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Please note: Q&A discussion sessions will take place throughout the day.

Chairman’s introduction

Peter Power
Managing Director, Visor Consultants


Update and understanding new standards

  • BS 25999 and ISO 22301 – what to expect
  • Internationalization of BS 25999
  • Introduction to the Business Continuity series
    - PD 25111 Human aspects of business continuity
    - PD 25666 Exercising and testing for continuity and contingency programmes
    - PD 25888 Guidance on business recovery
Tim McGarr
Sector Content Manager, BSI


Winning Gold at the Olympics. Practical BC considerations

  • Lessons identified from the World Cup
  • People issues
  • Premises issues
  • IT, Communications and Information issues
  • Third Party Provider issues
  • Next steps
Chris Needham-Bennett
Managing Director, Needhams 1834 Ltd


Protecting Defence Capability: Business Continuity Management in the Ministry of Defence

  • Aligning Defence BCM with BS 25999
  • The challenges of implementing and embedding BCM
  • Measuring progress
  • Identifying and learning lessons
Lindsey Pratt
Assistant Director Business Continuity, Ministry of Defence

The Business Continuity journey - Canon UK's roadmap

  • Why take the journey?
  • The obstacles along the way
  • Did we use the right map?
Sally Hatton-Savage
Business Continuity Project Manager
Canon UK Ltd

Supply Chain Resilience

  • The different goals of the BC professional and the supply chain professional
  • Conflict and balance - high resilience vs. low cost
  • How important is resilience to you and how much are you prepared to pay for a BS 25999 certified supplier?
  • “Category management” and risk within markets both UK and Internationally
Dave Window
Business Integration Manager, Health, Safety Risk & Security Team
United Utilities

BS 25999, your organization and certification

  • Do you align or certify?
  • Is certification right for you?
  • How is this achieved in a large organization?
Andrew Mason
Head of Business Continuity

Signposting to good practice

  • PD 25666 and how it fits with other standards
  • Delivering the appropriate exercising & testing to meet your organization’s requirements
  • Managing your risks
Kevin Brear
Senior Manager, Practice Protection Group
Deloitte LLP

Does your plan work? Exercising and Testing – How to validate and improve your Business Continuity plans

This one day workshop provides delegates with a structured step-by-step exercise/test planning guide and incorporates the key references of PD 25666:2010, ‘Exercising and testing for continuity and contingency programmes’ and BS 25999:Part 2 ‘Business Continuity Management.’

Through a mix of theory, discussion, practical exercises and takeaway materials, it will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively plan, prepare, deliver and report on exercises and tests to validate and improve your Business Continuity plans, processes and people.


  • Introduction (including PD 25666 and the exercise element of BS 25999)
  • Principles and types of exercising
  • Policy, programmes and the exercise/test lifecycle
  • Planning factors
  • Scenario selection and structure
  • Undertaking research
  • Authoring the exercise/test script and slides
  • Reviewing and rehearsing
  • Managing the delivery and collecting the evidence
  • Writing the report - lessons identified
  • Implementing the report - lessons learnt.

Suitable for:

  • Anyone seeking to progress their knowledge and understanding of exercising and testing
  • Anyone seeking to progress their knowledge and understanding of Business Continuity exercising and testing
  • Business Continuity Managers or organizational leads responsible for managing Business Continuity
  • Business Continuity Managers or organizational leads who outsource their Business Continuity exercising and testing.
Chris Needham-Bennett

Needhams 1834 Ltd

Improving Business Continuity Management 2009

Now in its 5th year, BSI’s Business Continuity Management Conference & Workshop has established itself as a must-attend event for BC professionals, risk managers and anyone responsible for business continuity within their organization.

The conference has always succeeded in bringing together business continuity experts and delegates from a wide range of industrial sectors. Our 2009 event was no exception, attracting a high quality audience to learn more about relevant standards and discuss the impact of global recession on BCM strategies.

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Here are just some of the comments we received from attendees of the 2009 conference and workshop:

“Another excellent event”
Martin Lowthian, King’s College Hospital

“Overall, a very useful and enjoyable conference”
Joseph MacDonnell, JBA Consulting

“Excellent event with intelligent, lively speakers. A good learning experience”
Damien Adams, West Sussex County Council

“Enjoyable and informative”
Liz Wells, King’s College Hospital

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Sponsorship Opportunities

BSI are renowned for producing high quality conferences, masterclasses and briefings across a wide range of industries. We combine the sector-specific insight of our research committees with the creativity and professionalism of our in-house conferences team to deliver timely and informative events of the highest calibre.

We understand that different companies have different marketing and business objectives - that’s why the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities we offer are truly bespoke and designed to meet your needs and expectations. If you would like to engage with high-level delegates and industry experts, whilst at the same time aligning your company with an award-winning Business Superbrand, then we can create a package that ticks all of your boxes.

Our range of sponsorship packages will help you:
  • Showcase your products and services to senior decision makers in your industry
  • Increase brand awareness within your target market
  • Differentiate your products and services from those of your competitors
  • Maintain existing relationships and generate new leads for future business

For further details on our sponsorship opportunities and how they can augment your marketing strategy, please contact:

Asky Desta
Sponsorship Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 8996 7371
Fax: +44 (0)20 8996 7620
Email: asky.desta@bsigroup.com

Book your place today!

The quickest and easiest way to book your place at BSI's BCM Conference 2010 is to fill in our simple online booking form (see prices below). You can also book over the phone by calling the BSI Customer Service team on
+44 345 086 9001.

There are special rates available for SMEs and public sector organizations.

Conference only (1 day)

28 September 2010

Click on the prices below to book your package:

RATES Standard     SME          Public sector
£599 £479 £349


Conference + pre-conference workshop (2 days)

27-28 September 2010

Click on the prices below to book your package:
RATES Standard     SME          Public sector
£899 £749 £599

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