World Continuity Congress

WCC Malaysia 2015: Crisis and Disaster Leadership: Navigating the Path to BCM Excellence

Malaysia, 7 October 2015 – BCM Institute successfully organized their annual World Continuity Congress (WCC) Malaysia 2015, themed Crisis and Disaster Leadership: Navigating the Path to BCM Excellence at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside.

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WCC Malaysia 2015

 

WCC Malaysia 2015 has, once again, proved itself a roaring success. With more than half a dozen of the Asia’s most experienced professionals speaking and informing about such topics as Cybersecurity, IT Disaster Recovery (DR), the latest in Business Continuity Management (BCM) trends, and the ever-relevant Haze crisis, the WCC is now more than ever the premier forum for your BC and DR needs in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and beyond. As ever, we aim to raise awareness for the absolutely important role of BCM practices in organizations, and extend the career opportunities of BCM professionals through better, more grounded BCM practices.

Looking forward, we hope to retain this level of excellence for the WCC Singapore conference that will be held on 11th May 2016 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. A one-day conference divided into a morning and afternoon session, the WCC, as always, seeks in-depth study on BCM issues. The theme for this WCC will be Best Practices: Building a resilient Future for Your Industry, and we want Expert, International, and Extraordinary speakers to participate in Asia’s foremost event for BCM and DR practitioners.

The WCC gives speakers access to over 150 BC and DR professionals not only across Asia Pacific, but from the Middle East and even as far as Europe. The primary bulk of these professionals, from numerous industries across Asia, represent over 65% of the professionals in the region. You, the professional will have a chance to network with the best and brightest BCM has to offer.

Primary speakers will be provided with complimentary registration to the full conference, including admission to all sessions, the exhibit area, and sponsored events such as breakfasts and lunches where applicable. For more information, as well as a list of recommended BCM topics, please refer our website at: http://www.worldcontinuitycongress.com/wcc-singapore-2016/wcc-sg-2016-calling-papers/, contact Dr Goh Moh Heng at +65 6748 1528 or email to: event@bcm-institute.org

World Continuity Congress Malaysia 2014 Securing Your Organization Against Future Disasters And Crises

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BCM Institute once again successfully held the annual World Continuity Congress (WCC) Malaysia 2014 in the Warisan Ballroom at the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside on 9th September 2014.

 

The conference theme is ‘Securing Your Organization Against Future Disasters And Crises at’, and keynote speakers Prof. Kenji Watanabe (Professor, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan), Bhakorn Vanuptikul (Executive Vice President, Bangkok Bank Thailand) and Stelios Aronis (Head of Group BCM Office, Alpha Bank, Greece) together with none other than the President of BCM Institute himself, Dr Goh Moh Heng addressed the delegates and lead discussions on how to prepare for, respond to and recover from a major disaster, how to cope with resulting disruptions and how a BCMS was implemented.

 

BCM Institute is also proud to announce the launch of its fully-featured website www.bcm-institute.org. The new website and brand refresh are more closely aligned with the company’s strategic vision for growth and expansion over the coming years, and beyond and has extensive content including a series of newly launched courses, upcoming events and more. The goal in launching this new website is to provide one more access point and online resource for companies and individuals to learn more about our products and services.

 

Despite having the conference outside of city centre, most of the delegates have enjoyed and mentioned that Putrajaya Pullman is a good place for this congress. Responses from the delegates are overwhelming with the panel of speakers well versed in the topics they are delivering and able to share life experience which is of good assistance and knowledge for attendees.

 

To wrap up our WCC 2014, we can say that WCC Malaysia has been a successful conference for all parties involved. We would like to thank our sponsors, exhibitors and participants for the on-going support and contributions to the success of WCC MY 2014. For delegates who were unable to attend or reserve a seat, do reserve your place early for the upcoming WCC Singapore scheduled for 19 May 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Click here for more information.

 

We look forward to see you again in WCC Singapore 2015!

World Continuity Congress Malaysia 2014 Securing Your Organization Against Future Disasters And Crises

keynote panel
BCM Institute once again successfully held the annual World Continuity Congress (WCC) Malaysia 2014 in the Warisan Ballroom at the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside on 9th September 2014.

 

The conference theme is ‘Securing Your Organization Against Future Disasters And Crises at’, and keynote speakers Prof. Kenji Watanabe (Professor, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan), Bhakorn Vanuptikul (Executive Vice President, Bangkok Bank Thailand) and Stelios Aronis (Head of Group BCM Office, Alpha Bank, Greece) together with none other than the President of BCM Institute himself, Dr Goh Moh Heng addressed the delegates and lead discussions on how to prepare for, respond to and recover from a major disaster, how to cope with resulting disruptions and how a BCMS was implemented.

 

BCM Institute is also proud to announce the launch of its fully-featured website www.bcm-institute.org. The new website and brand refresh are more closely aligned with the company’s strategic vision for growth and expansion over the coming years, and beyond and has extensive content including a series of newly launched courses, upcoming events and more. The goal in launching this new website is to provide one more access point and online resource for companies and individuals to learn more about our products and services.

 

Despite having the conference outside of city centre, most of the delegates have enjoyed and mentioned that Putrajaya Pullman is a good place for this congress. Responses from the delegates are overwhelming with the panel of speakers well versed in the topics they are delivering and able to share life experience which is of good assistance and knowledge for attendees.

 

To wrap up our WCC 2014, we can say that WCC Malaysia has been a successful conference for all parties involved. We would like to thank our sponsors, exhibitors and participants for the on-going support and contributions to the success of WCC MY 2014. For delegates who were unable to attend or reserve a seat, do reserve your place early for the upcoming WCC Singapore scheduled for 19 May 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Click here for more information.

 

We look forward to see you again in WCC Singapore 2015!

WCC Singapore 2014: Building and Maintaining a Resilient Organization in Challenging Times

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Singapore, 22nd April 2014 – BCM Institute successfully organized their annual World Continuity Congress (WCC) Singapore 2014, themed Building and Maintaining a Resilient Organization in Challenging Times at Carlton Hotel, Singapore.
The World Continuity Congress, in its 14th edition this year in Singapore, is an annual conference organized by BCM Institute that has attracted professionals from various industries, such as Banking, manufacturing and telecommunication. This annual event establishes a platform for Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) professionals, executives and corporate leaders to engage in constructive dialogues with thought leaders from around the region.
The main topic discussed during this one day conference was Resilience. Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. From an organization’s point of view, how can a company be more resilient to withstand all kind of disruptions? How can a company be more competitive in the market while trying to recover from disruptions? These important issues were examined and discussed extensively during the conference.
Leaders from different industries and expertise were invited to share their experience, expertise, knowledge and points of view with regards to this year’s theme.  One of the prominent speakers invited was Mr. David Lim, Chief Motivational Officer of Everest Motivation Team Pte Ltd. David Lim shared his presentation entitled “Crisis Communication Strategies”, where he pointed out important bases of communicating during a crisis. One example is ‘The Rule of Condour’, which explains the importance of being truthful and admitting to mistakes during crisis, and how to address objections rigorously. Some of the participant’s comments on Mr. David’s presentation include:
  • Introduced human angle and perspective, relevant to BCM
  • Entertaining & informative, provided an interesting view on communications
In the afternoon, speakers such as Miss Amber Elias, Head of Business Continuity and Crisis Management from AON Singapore and Mr. Jason Teo, Senior Director Business Continuity from Infineon Technologies Singapore shared their considerable experience with the audience on how they manage a business continuity programme in their respective organisations. This sharing of experience demonstrates how abstract concepts can be made applicable in real-world situations. Here are some feedbacks from the participants:
  • This event successfully gathered interesting speakers to share their experiences, it is helpful and information shared are relevant
  • Very good, diversify industries and different area of business and BCM focus presented give audiences broad outlook
  • Very good. Speakers are experience and have shared very insightful concepts and ideas about BCM
All in all, WCC Singapore 2014 has been a successful conference for all parties involved. Knowledge and experience has been shared throughout the day. Most importantly, it shows the delegates on the importance of BCM in today’s unpredictable environment.
We would like to thank our sponsors, exhibitors and participants for the on-going support and contributions to the success of WCC SG 2014.
For delegates who were unable to attend or reserve a seat, do reserve your place early for the upcoming WCC Malaysia scheduled for 9 Sep 2014 at Doubletree Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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

 

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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 riskscommunication, 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.

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