The Business Continuity Institute


New and dynamic conference format for a more flexible and varied learning and networking experience for all!
The BCI World Conference and Exhibition attracts delegates, visitors and exhibitors from all over the world.
Stats from 2013 for attendance – types of delegates, visitors, and exhibitors, speakers.

  • Heads of Emergency Management
  • Business Continuity Managers, Specialists and Coordinators
  • Directors and Senior Executives
  • Business Continuity and Risk, and Resilience Managers and Consultants
  • Operational Managers
  • Risk Managers

The Conference and Exhibition runs over two days, and caters for all levels of experience. There are pre-conference training events offered, a full and varied conference programme with presentations delivered by highly regarded industry experts and thought leaders with vendor showcasing and many networking opportunities and a Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony.


The beginner or newcomer to the industry, are this year offered a unique and brand new opportunity to learn how to practice Business Continuity in a classroom style experience from highly regarded BC professionals. We are proud that this opportunity is provided by and supported by some of our global network of licenced training partners and approved BCI Instructors. This unique BCI learning opportunity is open to all delegates and will be split into the six separate sessions based on the stages of the BCM Lifecycle from the Good Practice Guidelines, the guide to global good practice in Business Continuity which is aligned to ISO 22301. As an additional option, if you support this with training opportunity by studying the Good Practice guidelines, you can choose to take the next step and become a certified BC professional by taking the Certificate of the BCI examination at the end of Day 2 of the conference.

Day 1
Session 1 – Developing a Business Continuity Policy and Managing a BCM Programme
Session 2 – Embedding Business Continuity – integrating BC into day-to-day activities
Session 3 – Business Impact Analysis and Threat Analysis

Day 2
Session 4 –Designing Continuity and Recovery strategies and tactics
Session 5 – Developing and Implementing the BC plan
Session 6 – Validation – Exercising and Auditing the BCM programme
Optional: The Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Examination (all delegates who register to take the CBCI examination will receive a free pdf copy of the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines).


Case study presentations
Any level of BC professional can benefit from attending these case study based presentations in the auditorium over the two days of the conference. The BCI select presentations to provide the audience with insights from individuals with a story to tell, on the subjects and issues that we all care about. Attendees of these sessions will walk away with knowledge, and lessons learned from those dealing with the practical challenges faced by practitioners today, to take back and apply to their own organisation.


The Business Continuity Future forum - thought leadership and horizon scanning
These highly interactive and thought provoking sessions are for the more experienced practitioner or senior level professional. Business Continuity experts will facilitate a series of round table discussions about some of the future challenges BC practitioners face and offer up different approaches and solutions to trigger some insightful and thought-provoking exchange.

BCI Gala Dinner and Awards
Further networking opportunities are available at the BCI Gala Dinner and Awards which take place on the evening of the 5th November. This year the dinner is being held at the prestigious Science Museum, which provides a unique setting for our Awards ceremony during which we celebrate the amazing talent in the industry from across the globe!

BCI Pre-Conference Training
The BCI are offering the following Specialist Skills training courses pre-conference.

  • Crisis and Incident Management Training – 2 days
  • Supply Chain Continuity Training -1 day
  • Writing the BC Plan – 1 day
  • ISO 22301 workshop – 1 day (in partnership with ICOR)