Meet-the-Experts-Singapore: Post-Event 25 Jun 2010
The First Public Private Partnership - Tell-tale Signs of BC-DR Maturity Here
Calls for more public private collaborations in managing crisis and disasters.
[Singapore 13 July 2010] The recent Meet-the-Experts seminar co-organised by BCM Institute and the Singapore Business Federation was held on 25 June 2010 at the Holiday Inn Atrium and attracted over 160 attendees from the public sector such as the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Environment Agency.
Members of the media especially welcomed Colonel Anwar Abdullah, Director of Operations of SCDF's interest in working with the community and commercial sectors to manage crisis situations. Colonel Anwar was quoted by Today newspaper that “The majority of businesses ... are always bedevilled by the ‘it won’t happen to me’ mentality,” he said. “But from the SCDF perspective, these plans are important ... Just having plans is not enough; what is more important is to engage and partner the various stakeholders so that we can execute our plan more effectively”.
BCM President Dr Goh Moh Heng was also interviewed by SAFRA radio to provide his observations on the recent spate of flash floods that hit the tourist belt of Orchard Road last month and measures that businesses could have taken to mitigate the damages. Full media clippings can be accessed here.
BCM Institute and WCC Events will be hosting a series of Meet-the-Expert seminars as well as World Continuity Congress in 2010. For more information on upcoming events, click here.
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