Having recently returned from our Fall World 2011 conference, I have been processing what took place and how to improve our future conferences. I always enjoy feedback from our attendees and exploring new options to improve the conference experience for everyone. While all our shows are consistently ranked outstanding by our attendees, there is always room for improvement.
I want to devote this column to discussing some very exciting changes DRJ will be making at Spring World 2012. This conference is set for March 25-28, 2012 in Orlando, Fla.
DRJ Announces Partnerships to Improve Spring World 2012
In an industry that is constantly evolving and taking on new tasks and responsibilities, it is vital to remain ahead of the needs of our industry practitioners. There are so many areas that require diligent research and constant updating to make sure the choices being made are the right ones for the organization.
For example, in the past decade dozens of new organizational standards have emerged. A few include ISO, ANSI, and PS-Prep. Each of these standards has its own unique benefit, but which is right for your organization? Is there more than one standard you should consider?
Practitioners also have a difficult task choosing an individual professional certification. There are several being offered globally. Which is the most beneficial to you? Which will serve you best in the future as your career evolves? Which organization has goals that align with your current needs?
DRJ CEO and founder, Richard L. Arnold, weighed in on the subject of multiple certifications at Fall World 2011 in San Diego by announcing, “I am proud to say I have received my MBCI certification from Business Continuity Institute.”
DRJ’s plan for Spring World 2012 is to provide a place for practitioners to explore these options and discover the programs that best fit each individual’s needs. We are partnering with some of the industry’s best organizations, ICOR and BCI, to bring you a conference like no other. This collaborative effort will give our attendees an unbiased setting to understand what each can offer.
Senior Track Takes Spring World to New Level
Another exciting change at Spring World 2012 will be the addition of a one-day senior level track designed for experienced practitioners. It will be held Monday, March 26. This track, “Elevating BC/DR to Enterprise Risk Management,” is an exceptional opportunity for networking with C-level executives and other senior level practitioners.
It will feature a general session in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon, each led by high-level executives in the business continuity industry. The day will conclude with a “Meet the Expert” event in the evening.
Attendees who qualify for this track can attend regular conference activities on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There is no additional cost for attending the Monday executive level track but the event is by invitation only. If you are interesting in receiving an invitation, e-mail email@example.com.
I look forward to the changes we are making for Spring World 2012. Yet, rest assured we will still feature our favorite events for attendees. We will continue to have our stellar lineup of sessions in all tracks, networking events, outstanding meals, the informative exhibition hall and everything else our attendees have become to expect.
Spring World 2012 has always been the best conference in the industry. Now, with the help of our new partnerships and our senior level track, it will be better than ever. Visit www.drj.com/springworld for all the details. I look forward to seeing you in Orlando!