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WCC Malaysia 2013: Assuring, Sustaining, Maturing Your Crisis, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management Systems & Programme

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Malaysia, 20 August 2013 - BCM Institute drew senior business continuity and disaster recovery professionals to gather for an annual World Continuity Congress Malaysia 2013, themed  "Assuring, Sustaining, Maturing Your Crisis, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management Systems & Programme" at Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

The World Continuity Congress (WCC) is an annual event hosted by BCM Institute to keep Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) professionals abreast of developments related to business disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. This event features prominently in the BCM annual calendar and provides a platform for practitioners from different industries to come together to exchange ideas, experience and information.

This year's conference featured speakers who engaged delegates with a variety of topics within Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management such as Risk Management Essenti als for Effective Performance Management and Organizational Efficiency, ISO 22301:2012 - Building a Resilient Education Connexion, Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing BCM within the Insurance Industry (A Case Study from MNRB), and others.

WCC Malaysia 2013 saw the introduction of a fresh new session, Business Continuity Simulation Tabletop Exercise. In this session, participants were exposed to scenario-based testing and role-played on how an organisation might respond to a disaster. This practical session took the participants through the disaster life cycle with the use of a case study.

Delegates also took the opportunity to visit exhibition booths offering a variety of BC, DR & CM related products and services.

Feedback from our delegates include:

  • "Excellent event for knowledge sharing and networking"
  • "The speakers are masters within their respective area."
  • "Very satisfied as they provided more insight on what BCM entails."

Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for their on-going support and contributions to the success of WCC Malaysia 2013. See you again at WCC Malaysia 2014!

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WCC Singapore 2013: Building Resilience Through Crisis Management and Communication

 

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Singapore, 16 April 2013 – BCM Institute drew more than 200 senior business continuity and disaster recovery professionals from all over the Asia to gather for an annual World Continuity Congress Singapore 2013, themed "Building Resilience Through Crisis Management & Communication" at Resorts World Convention Centre.

The 360-degree outlook of the conference impressed speakers and guests. These are the feedbacks that were provided by our delegates:

  • "Very good topics covered. Generally speakers were knowledgeable and delivered presentations well."
  • "The speakers were experienced and provided a lot of insights."
  • "Very satisfied."

This year's conference featured speakers who engaged delegates with a variety of topics within Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management including Pulau Bukom Fire (Case Study), Aligning Risk Management and Business Continuity Management, The wisdom of the masses, Preparing for The Next Pandemic, Crisis Management in the Supply Chain Industry and others. In panel discussions and interactive discussions the delegates focused on the Challenges and Opportunities for Business Continuity, Crisis and Risk Management in Today's Business Environment and discussed in depth on forward-thinking solutions for tail risks, communication, reputation loss, current economic drivers affecting business continuity, and regulatory reforms of standards and legislation. Delegates took the opportunity to interact and discuss in an open and forthright manner.

In the WCC SG 2013, delegates took the opportunity to visit exhibition booths, which offered a variety of BC, DR & CM related products and services.We recorded an increase in the overall quality of the event, meeting most of the expectations of the exhibitors, visitors and organizers.

The 13th WCC played an integral part in bringing together premier supporting sponsors, and provided a rich platform for networking and sharing of ideas. With participation from nine different organizations, the event attracted an approximate total of 200 visitors and showcased some of the latest BCM services and products on a single platform.
We would like to thank our sponsors, exhibitors and participants for your on-going support and contributions to the success of WCC SG 2013!

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National Business Continuity Management Awards 2013

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Singapore, Thursday, 24 January 2013 - BCM Institute was recognised for its commitment towards building business resilience at the National Business Continuity Management Awards 2013. This event, organised by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and supported by SPRING Singapore, serve to recognise recipients for their ability to instil consumer confidence and their contribution towards Singapore's reputation for reliable and quality goods and services.
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Dr Goh Moh Heng, President of BCM Institute said, "We are indeed honoured to have been conferred this award and be recognised nationally for our business continuity management contributions." BCM Institute offers professional training and certification for novices and seasoned practitioners in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management. It aims to promote these related disciplines through carefully calibrated competency-based training. BCM Institute is currently certified to both the Singapore SS540 and the UK BS25999 BCM Standards.
   

Happy Chinese New Year 2013

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Partners,

2012 has been a long year as most economies are hampered with the Euro and US financial difficulties and both disasters and crises continues to increase in its numbers and magnitude throughout 2012, notably Hurricane Sandy (US) and Typhoon Bopha (Philippines).  As we reached the end of 2012 and it is a good time, as crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery professionals, to reflect on the challenges of the past year.  BCM Institute is glad to have served you and your team members in your education and professional certification needs.  As for our partners, we just want to extend a warm thank you for your continued support in our efforts to evangelize this movement of being more resilient.

Encouraged by your support, we have increase our efforts in 2013 to reach out to the community through a series of Asian conferences starting with World Continuity Congress or WCC 2012 in Resort World Sentosa, Singapore in April 16, followed by WCC Thailand, WCC Philippines and WCC Malaysia.  Our regular Meet-the Expert (MTE) seminars have also now expanded to Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia.

Dr_Goh_Moh_Heng_Business_Times_20090512We wish to take this opportunity to thank our clients, staff, business partners and associates, and you for your friendship and support through all these years that we have known you.  The institute will move to the next level of servicing its clients through the launch of its crisis management professional training and certification series.

On behalf of the Board of Advisors, volunteer members of the committees, our instructional team  and the BCM Institute's global team, we would like to wish you a joyful festive season and a fruitful 2013.

Best wishes.  Dr Goh Moh Heng and the Team from BCM Institute

   
   

BCM Institute held second wave of BCM 300, Pilot 'Meet The Expert' in the Philippines

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Manila, Philippines 7 September 2012 - Following the success of the first run of BCM-300: Implementing BCM in the Philippines,  BCM Institute conducted again the training and certification preparatory course in Business Continuity Management (BCM) last September 5-6 at Asian Institute of Management Conference Center Manila. There were 16 managers and executives from top corporations in PH who attended the course.

As BCM Institute aligned its courses to support the new ISO 22301 Standard for BCMS, the second batch of BCM-330: ISO 22301 BCMS Implementer class in Philippines was among the first BCM classes wherein the new ISO Standard were already integrated in the BCM-330 courseware. Dr. Goh Moh Heng, President of BCM Institute, conducted the lecture and workshop during the two-day training course. On September 7, the students took the Business Continuity Certified Specialist (BCCS) exam for certification.

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