The 1st UK Crisis Management Conference – 15th May, London

After discussing it for many years, we have finally taken the plunge and launched the Crisis Management Conference 2013.  It is taking place in London on 15th May.

A great group of speakers have agreed to bring their experience and knowledge to the event and be a part of a really great line up.  The day is started off by the Cabinet Office view of the resileince agenda as it stands at the moment and the key role crisis management has to play in the future protection of our great institutions, companies and infrastructure.

The programme is set out below and we hope as many people as possible will come and be a part of the development and discussion of strategic crisis management, the ongoing development of the new British Standard, 11200 and hear how global organisations are developing their capabilities and those of their senior executives for the 21st Century.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT 2013 – PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE
15 May, 2013 | One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA
Time Speaker Topic
09:00-09:30 Registration and welcome Coffee & refreshments
09:30-10:15 Dominic Cockram, Steelhenge ConsultingKEYNOTE: Dr. Robert MacFarlane, Cabinet Office Welcome & introductionBuilding a resilient world; the key role of crisis management in the 21st Century
10:15-10:45 Jon Arthur, Director of Group Resilience, Unilever Resilience and crisis management in major organisations
Coffee
11:15-11:45 Mark Moran, Head of Business Continuity and Crisis Management, BBC Building the crisis management capability
11:45-12:15 President, CIPR Building the links between crisis management and crisis communications
12:15-12:45 Panel and Open Forum
12:45-13:30 Buffet lunch
13:30-14:00 Don Randall, Head of Security, The Bank of England Linking the public & private world of crisis management via the CSCC
14:00-14:30 Ben Dyer, Managing Director, Global Security, Goldman Sachs Delivery of strategic crisis management
14:45-15:15 Professor Dominic Elliott, University of Liverpool Crisis management in a changing world – an academic perspective
Afternoon Tea
15:30-16:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Kevin Brear, Professor Ed Borodzciz, Dr. Robert MacFarlaneDominic Cockram The 2013 British Standard in Crisis ManagementConcluding Remarks

Join us for this unique opportunity to share views and experiences with other crisis management professionals.

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To see the full programme and to register for the Crisis Management Conference 2014 please click here!

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The slide pack from the Dominic’s keynote speech on Organisational Resilience can be found here, and the BCI White Paper on Organisational Resilience to which Dominic refers in the above interview is available here.

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