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DAY 1 - Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Pre-Conference Workshop

WORKSHOP A – 8:30am-5:30pm How Your Profession contributes to Organizational Resilience

About the Workshop:

The Master Class is a day-long tabletop exercise interspersed with explanations, case studies and presentations. During the class, you will be a member of a planning team responding to an emergency that will unfold in five (5) stages – situational awareness, risk assessment, impact analysis, stakeholder perception and issues analysis. You will have to think quickly; no segment of the course will last longer than thirty (30) minutes. Before and after each stage, instructions, case studies and answers to questions will be provided.

• Understand the convergence of BCM, CM, EM& RM professions to achieve ‘resiliency’
• Identify four techniques of risk managers: Tolerate, Terminate, Transfer, Treat
• Develop a framework of the ‘needs’ and ‘gaps’; The needs assessment checklist
• Recognize threats, vulnerability and risk reduction for prioritizing projects agency wide and at particular facilities

This workshop is designed to prepare risk managers, contingency planners and disaster management executives for response to any disaster and threats and leveraging your organizations disaster and risk programs.

WORKSHOP B – 8:30am-5:30pm BCM AUDITING - Guidelines and Good Practices

About the Workshop:
Attend this full day workshop and learn how to align your BCM program to the requirements of ISO 22301. Gain an understanding of the key practices of a business continuity program for organizations of all sizes and the essential elements of the following standards:

•ISO 22301
•ISO 22313
•ISO 19011
•ISO 17022

The workshop reviews the following topics: Part 1: Requirements for a Business Continuity Management System Part 2: Developing Strategies to Mitigate Risk & Continue Operations Part 3: BCM Program Implementation Part 4: Developing a BCM Culture Part 5: Program Maintenance & Improvement Part 6: The Role of the Auditor and Understanding the Audit Process

DAY 2- Thursday, 29 August 2013

Opening Address by Chairperson

President, International Consortium for Organizational Resilience, ICOR (USA)

Welcome & Keynote Speech
Governor, Albay Province (PHILIPPINES)

Plenary 1 - Panel Discussion:

Organizational Resilience:

How to survive and thrive in the face of adversity. The concept of resilience has become increasingly popular as organizations are beginning to realize that a one-size-fits-all approach is not the only solution to manage uncertainty.

• Learn how to design resilience into your management of people, places, process and technology using the Resiliency Framework
• Be able to assess your organization’s resiliency and make informed decisions and strategies on how to allocate resources
• Understand the crucial steps in implementing the ISO22301 to complement your business goals


President, International Consortium for Organizational Resilience, ICOR (USA)

Head of Business Continuity, Kuwait Finance House (KUWAIT)

Asia Regional Director, Business Continuity Institute Asia (SINGAPORE)
Technology Spotlight
Morning Refreshments
Plenary 2 - Case Study:

Making the connection between IT and reputation risk

IBM conducted the 2013 Global Reputational Risk and IT study linking business continuity and disaster recovery to reputational risk with more than 600 executives in 23 industries across the globe as participants.

• Learn the 6 Steps you can take to protect brand value with security and business resiliency
• Find out how you can rate your company’s ability to protect its reputation in comparison to companies with “excellent” reputations
• Explore industry perspectives for reputational risk in the banking, insurance and utilities industries

Plenary 3: Hardening a city’s lifelines to become disaster resilient

Amidst heavy flooding in the Philippines, only one city remains flood-free. The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) has developed an anti-flooding technology to mitigate heavy rains and floods in the country. The aim of this session is to discuss disaster risk mitigation strategies through disaster-resilient critical infrastructure as well as encourage developers to replicate the same technology in other cities that are flood-prone.


Deputy Head of Operations, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, FBDC (PHILIPPINES)

Networking Luncheon
Interactive Roundtable Discussions 1
Interactive Roundtable Discussion 2
Afternoon Refreshments
Interactive Roundtable Discussion 3
Interactive Roundtable Discussion 4

DAY 3 – Friday, 30 August 2013

Networking Reception
Plenary 1:


Project Noah A scientific approach to disaster response

The Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH), commonly known as ‘Project Noah’ is a program undertaken by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to put in place a pro-active approach to disaster prevention and mitigation. The aim of this session is to tackle how ‘Project Noah’, through partnership with the academe and other stakeholders, has mitigated the impacts of natural hazards by leveraging advanced technology, systems and tools.


Executive Director, Project Noah, Department of Science and Technology, DOST (PHILIPPINES)

Plenary 2: Best practices in emergency response and crisis management for future resiliency

It is critically important for your emergency management to be reliable and dependable. The aim of this session is to highlight industry best practices in increasing the resiliency of your emergency management plan.

• Learn how to integrate a social media strategy during crises
• Designing and Testing your Emergency Management Plans to become robust
• Integrating systems and tools

Director, Forbes Calamity Prevention Pte Ltd.(SINGAPORE)

Morning Refreshments
Plenary 3

Case Study:

GAR13: The Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) will be launching the new edition of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13) with a focus on risk as a major blind spot for the private sector. Whether you are a MNC, medium enterprise or SME, the findings of this report will help your organization integrate disaster risk reduction into business planning and encourage investment in critical infrastructure in years to come.


Regional Programme Officer, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, UNISDR (THAILAND)

Interactive Roundtable Discussion 5
Networking Luncheon
Interactive Roundtable Discussions
Plenary 4

Panel Discussion:

Public-Private Partnerships in disaster risk reduction for greater resilience

The cost of natural disasters poses a significant economic challenge and new risk for vulnerable populations. New approaches and investments aimed at building resilience towards natural disasters are needed by both public and private to help stem future losses.

• Learn new frameworks and models for cooperation towards resiliency
• Develop concrete actions for catalyzing innovative public-private partnerships in disaster risk reduction

Mission Director, United States Agency for International Development, USAID (PHILIPPINES)

Administrator & Executive Director, Office of Civil Defense, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, NDRRMC (PHILIPPINES)