Regional Resilience Event – 13th November

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Regional Resilience Events provide a vibrant platform to bring together supplier and industry experts to offer insight and advice relevant for all levels of business continuity experience together with the opportunity to meet with leading suppliers.

This free half-day event consists of four interactive presentations and allows plenty of time to network with speakers and fellow delegates in the exhibition area.

8.30 – 9.20 am Registration and breakfast

9.20 – 9.30 am Welcome – Amanda Johnson, DSM

9.30 – 10.00 am   Supply Chain Continuity – Gayle Hedgecock, MBCI

Gayle led the development of the 3rd Party questionnaire (affectionately known as “3PQ”) which has been downloaded several thousand times since its publication.  Gayle’s presentation will cover why the the 3PQ was created and how it can be used to ensure your suppliers have adequate BC and CM plans in place so their incidents don’t impact you.

10.00 – 10.30 am  Power Supply Continuity – Andrew Eastwell, CEO BSRIA

There may be an increased risk of power outages due to insufficient supply over the next few years.  Andrew argues that increased reliance on continuous IT operation requires planning for this eventuality.

10.30 – 11.00 am  Coffee and networking

11.00 – 11.30 am   Mail Handling – David Hymers, Total Post

Mail is vulnerable to many factors including flooding, power outage, the inability to cope with large variations in volume and “suspect packages” which could lead to contamination.  David discusses the main issues and some of the solutions which can be introduced to mitigate risk and streamline processes to ensure critical correspondence is handled appropriately at all times.

11.30 -12.00 am   Picking up the Pieces – Simon Hurst, Major Loss Director, Polygon Group

In this presentation Simon Hurst provides in-depth insight into the after effects of a major incident.  Through the use of case studies and actual examples, Simon discusses the key issues that can arise during the recovery phase and how organisations can plan their recovery activities to minimise costs, recovery times and reputation damage.  He will also consider the lessons learnt – what could have been done to mitigate the impact, or even avoid the incident altogether, through effective risk assessment and continuity planning.

12:00 onwards – Facility tour, supplier exhibition, networking

To register visit: or call 0845 094 0220