6th Annual BCM Conference

6th BCM Conference 2012

Thursday 6 September 2012

Grange City Hotel, London

ISO 22301 and Beyond

Join us in London on Thursday 6th September 2012 to hear industry leaders speak about the latest developments around business continuity. The 6th Annual BCM Conference will provide the knowledge and skills needed to sustain the professional development of your business and drive key organizational change.

8 reasons to attend:

  • Gain practical insights into good BCM practice
  • Acquire no-nonsense tips on implementing your own BCM plan
  • Discover the difference between ISO 22301 and BS 25999-2
  • Find out how ISO 22301 relates to other standards
  • Learn about BCM issues relevant to your business
  • Hear best practice case studies from a range of industries
  • Set the future direction of BCM in your organization
  • Network with peers and industry experts.

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Find out more about the international business continuity standards ISO 22301 and 22313 and how these affect the way you work.

Get the tools you need to prepare for any disruption

Find out about our range of business continuity management standards, books, self-assessment tools, conferences and training. All of which can help you reduce the impact of disruption – and in some cases prevent them from occurring at all.

Learn from the best

This information packed forum brings together industry experts from various backgrounds to talk about the current issues BCM practitioners face and offer practical solutions. The conference is designed to stimulate discussion that will set the future direction for BCM worldwide.

Key speakers include:

  • Suzanne Fribbins, British Standards Institution
  • Rick Cudworth, Deloitte LLP
  • Dr Robert MacFarlane, Cabinet Office
  • Vicki Gavin, Economist Group
  • Stefan Tangen, Swedish Standards Institute
  • Phil Willoughby, LRQA
  • Steve Mellish, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd
  • David Lacey, Royal Mail Group
  • Dave Austin, Operational Resilience (OPREL Ltd)
  • Steven Cockroft, Ultima Risk Management
  • Professor Verity J Brown, University of St Andrews
  • Chris Needham-Bennett, Needhams 1834 Ltd.

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Conference Programme

BSI: Suzanne Fribbins BSI Image8:30 – 9:15 Suzanne Fribbins, Product Manager, British Standards Institute

Breakfast briefing: What to expect from your audit

  • Overview of ISO 22301 certification
  • Features and benefits of ISO 22301 certification
  • The certification process
  • Trips and traps the auditor will be looking for

BSI: Rick Cudworth Image9:30 – 9:40 Rick Cudworth, Partner, Deloitte LLP

Chairman’s opening remarks


Rob MacFarlane Image9:40 – 10:00 Dr Robert MacFarlane, Assistant Director, Research and Doctrine, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

Organisational resilience – a framework for Business Continuity and Crisis Management

  • What unifies us: a common interest in continuity, security and growth
  • What differentiates us: public-private, large-small, place relative to critical infrastructure and complexity of supply chains, history, culture, knowledge and risk appetite
  • Resilience: what and so what; relating business continuity to crisis management
  • Policy: pursuing resilience, sensitive to differences
  • Future challenges: measuring resilience?

Getting to know ISO 22301

Stefan Tangen Image10:00 - 10:20 Stefan Tangen, Secretary of ISO/TC 223 Societal security SIS, Swedish Standards Institute

Behind the scenes of ISO 22301

  • The history of ISO 22301
  • The ISO process of developing standards
  • Major challenges during the work
  • The benefits from working in ISO
  • Future developments and related work in ISO/TC 223
  • The harmonization process of all MSS in ISO

Dave Austin Image 10:20 - 10:50 Dave Austin, Director, Operational Resilience (OPREL) Ltd & Project Leader for the ISO 22301 Steering Committee

BS 25999-2 as a base of ISO 22301

  • BS 25999-2 as a base of ISO 22301
  • What we have learned so far?
  • How does it relate to other standards?
  • Requirements for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • ISO/DIS 22313 - Societal security - Business continuity management systems - Guidance

10:50 - 11:00 Questions and answers

11:00 - 11:15 Morning tea and coffee

Phil Willoughby Image11:15 - 11:35 Phil Willoughby, Technical Services Manager, LRQA

Case study – How to transition to ISO 22301

  • The transition from BS 25999 to ISO 22301
  • Key changes that should be implemented
  • A client experience; key lessons learnt and how they went about it

Business continuity management best practice – Industry view

Verity Brown Image11:35 - 12:00 Professor Verity J Brown, Head of School of Pyschology, University of St Andrews

The Quest for Resilience: do we know what we seek?

  • How do you achieve resilience?
  • Is your organization resilient enough?
  • What is resilience built from?
  • Can biological systems provide the answer?

Steve Melish Image12:00 - 12:20 Steve Mellish, Head of Business Continuity, Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

Case study - Embedding BCM into the culture of your organisation

  • Where’s a good place to start?
  • Establishing effective and lasting stakeholder engagement
  • Building and maintaining your ‘virtual’ team
  • Making it count when it matters
  • Complacency avoidance strategies

Vicki Gavin Image12:20 - 12:40 Vicki Gavin, Head of Business Continuity and Information Security, Economist Group

Using standards and best practice to establish business continuity and information security

  • Set the bar
  • Measure the baseline
  • Develop the improvement plan
  • Demonstrate progress and compliance

David Lacey Image12:40 – 13:00 BCM for SMEs

David Lacey, Director of Security and Risk Management, Royal Mail Group


13:00 - 13:15 Questions and answers

13:15 - 14:15 - Lunch

Business Continuity in practice

Chris Needham Image14:15 - 15:15 Chris Needham-Bennett, Managing Director, Needhams 1834 Ltd

Practical Workshop – Differentiating key areas between BS 25999 and ISO 22301

15:15 - 15:30 Afternoon tea and coffee

Steven Cockroft Image15:30 - 16:15 Steven Cockcroft, Senior Business Continuity and Risk Management Consultant, Ultima Risk Management

A Practical guide to undertaking effective Business Impact Analyses (BIAs)

  • BIA – The foundation of Business Continuity
  • What information do you need to collect when undertaking a BIA
  • What are the most effective methods for collecting BIA information
  • How best to present the BIA and to whom
  • So you’ve collected all this information, what else can it be used for?

16:15 - 16:50 Panel discussion: Lessons learnt so far and the future of BCM

16:50 - 17:00 Chairman’s closing remarks

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We bring together key players to learn about the latest trends, regulations and topical issues. We provide you with opportunities to take part in open discussions and debates led by a panel of expert speakers. These conferences may also have workshops where you can get guidance and practical advice. We can promise that you will leave one of our events better equipped to face professional challenges and responsibilities.

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