You can now register for the BCI’s 2012 World Business Continuity Management Conference.
It’s on 7 and 8 November and, once again, it’s going to be held at Olympia in London, UK.
There are quite a number of Business Continuity conferences held around the world. Some are better than others. The BCI’s World Conferences are known for being “premier” events, since they’re able to attract high quality speakers.
There will be three streams during the event. Relative newcomers to the industry are likely to enjoy “Stream A”; more seasoned professionals may prefer more elements of “Stream B”; those looking to the future of the industry may like to consider many of the “Stream C” seminars and workshops. Though, of course, there are bound to be useful speakers in each category so there’s no need to feel limited. Those wishing to attend the streams will need to register as delegates, and pay the conference fee.
However, those just wishing to attend the exhibition, which is right outside the main conference area, can visit the stands of around 50 industry service providers and meet colleagues or contacts in this area. There’s no fee for this and some free seminars are available (though these are usually provided by exhibitors so there’s generally a pitch involved too!).
It has to be said that the conference isn’t an economy event. Those who are booking before 31 July 2012 will get the ‘early bird’ rate of £775 for members and affiliates and £875 for non members. This will include refreshments and lunch on both days and presentations on a memory stick.
The 2012 BCI awards and Gala Dinner take place on the evening before the conference. That event will be held at Madame Tussauds; conference delegates can get £100 off the cost.
This is usually “the” business continuity event of the year. There’s definitely a gap in the market for something more cost effective but, if the conference itself is beyond your budget, don’t forget you can visit the exhibition and the free seminars at no cost. Alternatively, if you might like to be a speaker, you could submit a paper…
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