2019's Theme: Building the Bridge to a Resilient Future

The BCI Australasia Chapter is thrilled to be returning to Sydney, Australia for the 13th BCI Australasia Summit, bringing together Business Continuity and Resilience professionals from the Asia Pacific region. 

We are looking forward to seeing you on July 30-31, 2019, for your exclusive chance to spend two days with top business experts. The Summit is your opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need to feel confident that your organisation, big or small, is resilient and prepared to handle business disruptions.  

The BCI Australasian Awards Dinner will again be integrated into the Summit recognising the outstanding contributions of Business Continuity and Resilience professionals and organisations living and operating within Australasia. 

The Westin Sydney is the venue for this year’s Summit and Awards; a great location in the heart of the city and surrounded by Sydney's most beautiful heritage buildings, minutes away from the Opera House and Harbour.

1 and 2 day packages are available, along with discounts on gala dinner tickets when purchased with 2 day conference packages. Click the button below to register today and secure your place at this popular regional conference.


In 2019, the theme of the BCI Australasia Summit will be “Building the bridge to a resilient future”. It will ensure delegates are equipped for today’s disruption and tomorrow’s threats and will focus on diversity and threats to resilience. To achieve this, the summit will be running two streams in parallel:

Stream 1:  Increasing diversity, building resilience

This stream:

•    Focuses on practical advice and key technical aspects of moving from business continuity to resilience. 
•    Reflects on the different ways that diversity can be thought of and will help develop skills and methodologies that may be implemented immediately. 
•    Will be interspersed with elements of how innovation, leadership and implementing an incident exercising methodology can be used in transforming from Continuity to Resilience.
•    Includes what opportunities there are to apply diversity to not only build but also meet the future challenges to ensure continued resilience.  

Presentations in this stream will include case studies that link to elements in the BCI's Good Practice Guidelines pertinent to achieving Diversity in Resilience. 

Speakers will illustrate experiences and lessons learnt as they take delegates through one or more of the key stages of the BCM Lifecycle as it applies in this space. 

Stream 2: Threats to resilience

This stream is focused on shared experiences, case studies and reviewing current, emerging or potential future threats to resilience. It will consider the challenges facing the modern business continuity resilience professional.  

Presentations in this stream will include case studies that link to elements in the BCI's Good Practice guidelines pertinent to Threats to resilience. 

Speakers will illustrate experiences, lessons learnt and any pre-mortems undertaken as they take delegates through one or more of the key stages of BCM Lifecycle element, focusing on practical outcomes. 

The stream will be interspersed with elements of threats to business continuity, how they will or will not affect resilience approaches for tomorrow. The list of threats includes but is not limited to:  

•    Cyber/Data breech
•    Unplanned IT / Communication outages
•    Adverse Weather
•    Interruption to Utilities
•    Supply chain disruptions 
•    Availability of talent or key skills 
•    New Laws or Regulation
•    Security incident 

The BCI Summit Australasia is the premier event in the Australasian region, bringing together professionals looking for inspiration and new ways to tackle the challenges of their roles. Along with the annual Awards this summit again promises to be the must-attend event.