April 22-24, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA.
Featuring more than 70 sessions covering a wide range of topics including operational resilience, BCP/DR reporting metrics, social media, GRC, ERM, supply chain, cyber security, maturity models, the Cloud, and much more.
BC Management will be in the exhibit hall. Be sure to stop by are booth and say hi to your recruitment team!
Cheyene will also be presenting on "Sought-After BC Skill Sets -- And How To Flaunt Them To Employers"
Wednesday, April 24th at 10 am
Which BC credentials are employers seeking? How can various skills impact your earning potential? What is the best way to showcase your skills to a current or future employer? Get answers to these questions and learn how to "wow" your current or future manager, position yourself for a promotion, excel in interviews, and write a stand-out resume in this must-attend session for those that don’t want to be stagnant in their career.
Cheyene Marling, President, BC Management, Inc.
Top 5 Reasons Professionals Attend Conferences
CONTENT IS KING
Learn New Skills, Ideas, Concepts
72 Sessions to Choose from.
90+ International Speakers.
15 Keynote Presenters
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"At WCDM, the very high standard set for speakers and their presentations is
untouched at other conferences I go to. Also, the approachability of the
speakers and their deep knowlegde is unmatched."
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-John Vargo, NZ. Co-Leader Resilient Organisations Research Programme,
University of Canterbury
Network with Existing Contacts & Meet New Ones
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1000+ Professional Peers. 35+ Countries Represented.
Be a Part of a Professional Community
See Who Attends! Gala Awards Dinner! Lunch with the Speakers!
BCM members save 15% off your full conference pass! Use
registration code: BCM2013
Discuss Common Challenges & Find Solutions
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""I love WCDM's willingness to stretch the envelope to get people to broaden
their understanding of what our profession could be.""
-Gavin Love, USA. Director of Restoration & Environment,
Resilience Services at WorleyParsons
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"I have attended many WCDM's in the past 15 years. I highly
appreciated the speakers, the exchange of experience and learning new
-Michel Milot, Canada. Consultant, Emergency Telecommunication Planning
Meet with Industry Suppliers & Potential New Customers
Here is are just some of the 2013 Exhibitors:
Agility Recovery Solutions Crisys
& Information Exchange
Insurance Bureau of
Ontario Association of Emergency
Pacific Geomatics Ltd.
Just Published - BC Management's Annual Event Impact Management Report (Data Gathered between July - December 2012)
Highlights from the 2013 Event Impact Management Report include:
- 47.8% of study respondents activated their business continuity management program in 2012.
-51% of those who activated their business continuity program did so due to a power outage.
- Over 3,000 employees were placed in a recovery site due to a strike.
- Study respondents who activated their program due to war or insurrection noted an average business resumption period of 185.7 days, while all respondents noted an average business resumption period of 15 days (regardless of the event).
- Study respondents impacted by hurricanes in 2012 incurred a total financial loss of $133,306,676 USD.
- Those impacted by earthquakes noted an average
total financial loss of $1,153,157 USD.***Results include all study respondents from 35 countries. Country currencies were converted to USD.***
Summary of Report
This report exclusively focuses on how specific events have impacted organizations detailing what was activated in times of an event, the impact to the business, the impact to the personnel as well as the estimated financial loss by event. The data included within this 20+ page report is an average of all study respondents with no customization. BC Management has been publishing this report on an annual basis since 2009.
View a sample of this report.
Contact a BC Management representative with questions.
DHS launches Campus Resilience pilot program
Published 4 April 2013 - Homeland Security News Wire
DHS secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday that seven universities will participate in a national preparedness initiative designed to help campuses train for, respond to, and recover from an emergency situation.Read Full Article
While unemployment claims rose last week, a downward average trend indicates that the economy could be on the upswing.
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week, but a trend reading dropped to its lowest in five years and pointed to ongoing healing in the labor market.
The Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, which was less than analysts had expected.Read Full Article - http://news.msn.com/us/jobless-claims-point-to-improving-labor-market by Jason Lange of Reuters.
Monday June 24 Opening Panel: "How Prepared Are We?
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Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
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More Keynote Presenters
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Robert R. Jensen
Principal Deputy Assistant for Public Affairs
Department of Homeland Security
Director of Business Continuity
Plus 3 more dynamic Keynote Presentations!
Don't miss this educational event of the year for business continuity, emergency management, risk management, security, IT recovery and crisis communications disciplines.
Queensland Urban Utilities
Organisational Resilience During a Disaster - Recovery Insurance Matters
How would your business respond to extreme wet weather event impacting customers
along a service corridor of 100 kilometers which provides varying levels of
essential services to rural towns, cities and major metropolitan areas? How
would your business also plan to recover? Colin will discuss his experiences in
Australia during one of the costliest natural disasters in the world at the
upcoming World Conference on Disaster Management in June.
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BCI members save 15% off your full conference pass! Use registration code: BCM2013
NEW WCDM BLOG
Why the WCDM is a Rewarding Conference, Both Professionally and Personally
Written by Vito Mangialardi, Director of Business Continuity at MTS Allstream. In his own words, he shares how the WCDM was beneficial to his job role and how he was able to integrate those invaluable take aways in to his own BCM program.[read full article]
NEW WCDM Social Calendar
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11 Reasons to Hire Contractors & Permanent Employees through BC Management... because 10 just aren't enough.
- Experience - Decades of Contingency/ Risk Management/ Information Security recruitment expertise
- Stability- Celebrating over 13 years in business
- Connected- Database of over 60,000 professionals
- World-wide- Coverage in over 90 countries
- Relationship Based - We pride ourselves in knowing our hiring managers and candidates
- Hidden Candidates - Majority of candidates DO NOT post/ search on job boards
- Save Time - Strive to present top talent within 3-5
- Selective- Represent and submit the most qualified, top talented professionals
- Knowledge- Our annual BCM study arms us with information on elevating programs
- Dedication- Exclusively staff in the Contingency/ Risk Management/ Information Security profession
- Visibility- Regularly attend and speak at leading industry events world-wide
Sturdy February job gains bolster the U.S. economy, pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7%, the lowest number since December 2008.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February, pushing the unemployment rate to a four year-low and suggesting the economy has enough momentum to withstand the blow from higher taxes and deep government spending cuts.Read Full Article - http://news.msn.com/us/unemployment-drops-to-77percent-lowest-in-4-years
by By Lucia MutikaniImage: New York City last fall - Reuters file: Mike Segar
USDA Publishes Final Rule to Help Facilities Be Better Prepared for Emergencies
Dave Sacks (301) 851-4079
Lyndsay Cole (970) 494-7410
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012--The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations to require all licensed and registered facilities to develop a contingency plan for emergencies so they can better protect their animals in disaster situations.
“Over the years we learned that many registered facilities do not have adequate contingency plans for natural disasters and other emergencies,” said APHIS Acting Administrator Kevin Shea. “This rule will give USDA licenseesand registrants a greater awareness and understanding of their responsibilities to safeguard their animals and APHIS will provide guidance as needed while giving regulated entities the flexibility to develop a plan that works best for them.”
Under the rule, APHIS will give facilities the flexibility to develop a plan that works best for them and their animals. Each contingency plan will need to:
- identify types of emergencies common in the local area;
- identify common emergencies that could occur at their particular type of facility;
- outline specific tasks that the facility staff will undertake in an emergency situation;
- establish a clear chain of command for all employees to follow;
- identify materials and resources that are available at that facility or elsewhere; and
- ensure that all pertinent employees are trained on the plan.
This rule becomes effective on January 30, 2013. A written plan must be in place at all USDA-licensed and -registered facilities by July 29, 2013, and all employees must be trained on the plan by September 27,2013.
APHIS enforces the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The AWA requires that minimum standards of care and treatment be provided for certain animals bred for commercial sale, used in research, transported commercially or exhibited to the public. It excludes those animals raised for food or fiber. Persons who operate facilities in these categories must provide their animals with adequate care and treatment in the areas of housing, handling, sanitation, nutrition, water, veterinary care and protection from extreme weather and temperatures. For more information on the inspection and enforcement processes, visit APHIS’ animal care website at www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/
With Agriculture Secretary Vilsack’s leadership, APHIS works tirelessly to create and sustain opportunities for America’s farmers, ranchers and producers. Each day, APHIS promotes U.S. agricultural health, regulates genetically engineered organisms, administers the Animal Welfare Act, and carries out wildlife damage management activities, all to help safeguard the nation’s agriculture, fishing and forestry industries. In the event that a pest or disease of concern is detected, APHIS implements emergency protocols and partners with affected states and other countries to quickly manage or eradicate the outbreak. To promote the health of U.S. agriculture in the international trade arena, APHIS develops and advances science-based standards with trading partners to ensure America’s agricultural exports, valued at more than $137 billion annually, are protected from unjustified restrictions.Read Article Posted by the USDA.
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Exclusively for our Valued Friends....
Our Four Most Popular Reports Are Discounted by 60%
from March 1st - April 8th!
PLUS! Our World-Renowned BCM Compensation Report is Available at $60 USD.Offer expires April 8, 2013.
See Available Reports - http://www.bcmanagement.com/march-promo-offer.html.
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- Standard BCM Research Data Report
- BCM Program Maturity Report
- Business Continuity ROI Data Report
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Data collected from July - December 2012.
We thank you for your continued business and support. Best of luck with your brackets!
The BC Management Team
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