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Sunday Workshop Session 6

The Disaster Experience - Sponsored By Attainium

Bob Mellinger


Session Limited to 200 Participants

Chances are that while you read this, an unexpected natural disaster is causing an organization stress and confusion and is affecting its long-term ability to provide products and services to its customers. Are the organization’s leaders prepared to handle it? Will they be able to recover?

More and more organizations are being affected by natural disasters each year - hurricanes, floods, tornados, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, etc. Forces beyond your control can impact even the most carefully planned response and recovery effort. How prepared are you to deal with Mother Nature’s wrath?

This mock disaster simulation is designed to put you in the throes of a natural disaster situation, as it unfolds. You will make the critical decisions any organization will have to make - and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you've finished, you'll understand the importance of planning in advance for a disaster or other business disruption.

Session participants will:

  • Understand how business continuity planning & risk management can impact the quality of response and recovery;
  • Experience a “simulation” methodology for conducting tabletop exercises;
  • Share personal experiences regarding business continuity challenges;
  • Discuss lessons learned from previously experienced disasters and future disruptive scenarios.

Bob Mellinger is the founder and president of Attainium Corp, which he launched to deliver business continuity planning & management services. Bob is a frequent speaker on the topics of business continuity, contingency planning, emergency preparedness and crisis management, delivering sessions ranging from The Basics of Continuity Planning to the Impact of Today’s Threats and Hazards, as well as customized, interactive mock-disaster tabletop exercises known as the Disaster Experience.