Thank you to our delegates, sponsors, and speakers for attending WCDM 2016 and making it the success that it was.
We are now pleased to make a special announcement regarding future editions of the conference.

Press Release

February 7, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW: International Business Continuity Management Conference to be hosted in Toronto

Toronto, ON - Diversified Communications Canada (DCC), a market leader in business events and online learning, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), the Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada (DRIC), and the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange-Toronto Chapter (DRIEToronto), to produce a new International Business Continuity Management conference, that will serve the needs of continuity management professionals, to be delivered in Toronto, Canada, in the Spring of 2018.

In addition Diversified, in collaboration with BCI, DRIC and DRIE-Toronto, will deliver a Continuity Management Symposium, Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, on Thursday June 22, 2017.

The World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM), one of DCC’s long standing franchises, has been a leading conference for the disaster management community, providing a unique combination of business continuity (BC) and emergency management education. “The new continuity management conference is a natural shift for WCDM to better educate and address the current global threats, risks, and opportunities we all face,” said Joe Ozorio, DRIE-Toronto President.

“We look forward to supporting the sharing of lessons from resilient organizations around the world,” said Christopher Horne, BCI Canada Chapter President. “In particular through the networking and insights offered from experienced planners to help attendees further strengthen and prepare their organizations to respond to the unexpected.”

“The new conference will be relevant to both business continuity professionals and a wider audience of those working in public safety,” said Brock Holowachuk, DRI Canada President, “I’m confident that the partners DCC has engaged will allow us to meet the changing needs of the continuity management community, and exceed the expectations of delegates.”

Peter Power FBCI, Chair of WCDM, said, “this will be a much needed highly focused event, linked to WCDM, and specifically aimed at delivering leading edge and cost effective ideas on such a vital topic”.

“Having all three BC associations in Canada collaborate towards the same goal of meeting the primary educational needs of the continuity management professional is a first in Canada”, said Dan Joyce, VP Business Development, DCC, “the new conference will also include webinars, workshops, and online training.”

Details on the Continuity Management Symposium, as well as dates and location for the 2018 conference, will be announced by DCC in the very near future.

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VP Business Development, DCC
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