7th Annual Victoria Seminar

Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC)
In conjunction with Emergency Management BC
Resiliency: The Power to Bounce Back

Visit us at www.epicc.org

Welcomes Members and Friends to a 1-day informative and networking Seminar

Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Events

Come and learn more about Business Continuity as it relates to the outcomes of catastrophic events. Hear from other EM/BCM practitioners who have lived through it and those who have observed the aftermath. Network with others who are responsible for Business Continuity, Security, Risk Management or/and Emergency Management. This is open to all types and sizes of businesses and public service agencies.

WHEN: Friday, September 16, 2011, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.



Introduction / Welcome
Lisa Benini, EPICC Board of Director and TBA, Emergency Management BC

Lessons Learned from Christchurch, New Zealand:
The following presenters will discuss what they learned from their recent visit to Christchurch after the earthquakes. They will talk about the business continuity issues as well as outline what is being done to prepare at the local and provincial level for a similar event.
Cam Filmer, Emergency Management BC
Rob Johns, City of Victoria
Brock Henson, District of Saanich

Lessons Learned from City of Slave Lake, Alberta:
In discussions for a speaker who was involved with responding to the devastating fires in Slave Lake.

B-Ready Now: Proactive Planning for Business Disruptions
The presenter will demonstrate a new web based tool developed by CCEP (Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness). It is a simple 6 step online tool to help small businesses, department within an organization or a non-profit organization to build a business continuity plan.
Lisa Benini, EPICC

Using Social Media for emergency and business continuity management program:
There will be a panel discussion about the use of social media (e.g. FaceBook, Twitter) for communicating with key stakeholders. It will also include a discussion on the pros and cons of these channels.
Currently arranging panellist for this – TBA.

WHERE: The Legion #182, 411 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC
Free parking available off Dunedin St entrance near Jutland Rd.

$80.00 each for EPICC members and $120.00 each for non-members

Space is limited so Register Early online and www.epicc.org or call (604) 813-7979 for more information.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. & Seminar starts promptly at 9:00 a.m.