WCC Malaysia 2012: Integrating Crisis Management and Business Continuity In A Changing World

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3 July 2012 – 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, themed “Integrating Crisis Management and Business Continuity In A Changing World” at The Ritz-Carlton, 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, the 12th World Continuity Congress highlighted a number of keynote speakers and fellow BCM practitioners from around the world. Coming together to discuss and share their experiences with delegates on economical and business issues in this ever changing world.

The World Continuity Congress focus on the most concerned Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery issues and the current trends in the Asia Pacific. Some of the highlights included responses by Thai businesses to the floods in Thailand, the need to take the next step forward towards ISO 22301, organizational BCM and continuous improvement strategy in the government, semiconductor manufacturing, airline and financial sectors.  Technical aspects of business continuity were also discussed and they include the deployment of crisis communication technology and planning software, use of cloud technology and virtualisation to reduce RTO and RPO.

In panel discussions and interactive discussions the delegates focused on the process of managing crises along the latest practices of BCM 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. About 35% of delegates are CXOs and corporate leaders from both private and public sectors. They took the opportunity to interact and discuss on BC and DR issues in an open and forthright manner.

The 12th World Continuity Congress was a success, bringing more than 200 practitioners from different industries together. Most commented that the event was well planned, informative and useful. A managing director from an energy renewal company commented on BCM Institute’s media page – Facebook – that he has gain lots of practical advice from the examples given during congress. The Bangkok Bank example, in particular, helped him reflect on his company operations and vulnerability despite being just a small business.

For more information on the coming ISO 22301 Business Continuity and disaster recovery training programs based on the Business Continuity Management Body of Knowledge, click HERE

For delegates who were unable to attend or reserve a seat, do look forward to reserve your place at the upcoming WCC 2013. Stay tuned for more information.