Organizational Resilience

Press Release for World Continuity Congress Singapore 19 May 2015

Singapore, May 12,2015  – As BCM Institute reflects on its previous successes in hosting the World Continuity Congress (WCC) in Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia, WCC Singapore 2015 aims to be the premier conference in addressing emerging risks in Asia. ‘Excellence in Organizational Resilience” will be the theme of this conference.

This 5-day event which includes a full-day conference, exhibition, and two expert level business continuity (BC) and crisis management (CM) master class workshops. It has industry experts from Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore coming together to share their experiences on the latest trends and best practices of BC, CM and IT Disaster Recovery.
Some of our notable guest speakers include:
Stelios Aronis, Global Head of Business Continuity Management, Alpha Bank Group, Greece will then be sharing on his take on how to stay ahead of the competition despite Greece’s financial turmoil. Takeaways from his speech include his tips on staying resilient especially for those in the banking industry.
Dr Kang Meng Chow, Director of Information Security at Cisco Systems will be presenting on the need to include cybersecurity in business continuity plans. In an world where 60% of small businesses experienced cyber breaches (UK Government March 2015 article on small businesses: What you need to know about cyber security), an understanding of the interdependency of business plans and its vulnerability to cyber threats should be an urgent priority to any BCM, IT DR and CM managers.
André Vornholt, Shared Services Manager, at Germany’s Daimler AG, one of the world’s largest cars and trucks conglomerate. His Philippines counterpart, Ms. Gwendelyn Maglasang-Lorzano, Senior Operations Manager and BC Lead of Daimler Group Services Philippines will be sharing with the overarching BCM strategies organisations with maturing BCM plans can employ.

They will also be talking about staying resilient event during the most challenging Level 3 and 4 disruption periods.
Dean Dacko, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Malaysia Airlines, will share an insider’s view into how Malaysia Airlines managed its social media presence and gained back its customers after its twin tragedies, i.e., theMH370 and MH17 disasters.
Lastly, other speakers include Hans Boudestein, Ministry of Defence Netherlands, Professor Low Sui Pheng, National University of Singapore, Steve Sobak, Chairman of BCM Institute.
For more information on the rest of the speakers for the conference day, do visit the WorldContinuityCongress website, or call us at +65 6748 1528 to know more about corporate bulk discounts and preferred accommodations.

About World Continuity Congress
The World Continuity Congress (WCC) is an annual event that gathers hundreds of senior Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR) and Crisis Management (CM) professionals to exchange ideas, experience and information in their industry. It aims to keep abreast of developments relating to business disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. This event will also provide numerous opportunities for attendees to network with their peers from a diverse range of industries, including banking, oil & gas, power, manufacturing and many more.

About BCM Institute
BCM Institute was established in 2005 with the aim to promote and develop the competencies of Business Continuity Management (BCM), Crisis Management (CM), Disaster Recovery (DR) and BCM Auditing professionals from various industries across the world. It has a unique training methodology that can address skill gaps at all levels, customise courses that is tailored to specific needs and aligned these courses to international best practices.
Headquartered in Singapore with representatives bsed globally, it has successfully trained and certified more than 3,000 professionals from over 850 organisations in the region, making it the largest BCM training provider in Asia Pacific and and middle-East.