Inaugural BCI Middle East Conference paves way for more resilient organizations in the Middle East

News   •   May 22, 2014 13:41 BST

Over 100 industry leaders and experts in the field of business continuity and its related disciplines got together to share ideas, vision and take home best practices that will help build organizational resilience at the first ever BCI Middle East Conference and Exhibition held at The Address, Dubai Marina. The event was organized by the Middle East Member Firm Protiviti, a global consulting firm.

The two day event titled 'Business Continuity: Building a Resilient Middle East' saw practitioners brainstorm on various aspects of business continuity and risk management that are of relevance in today’s challenging business environment. Putting its business continuity expertise to use, Protiviti designed the sessions to focus on tackling the industry pain points by discussing the specifics within each sector, which was supplemented by success stories for others to emulate.

One of the highlights of the event was the keynote speech by Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes, Chief Executive Officer, Strategy and Corporate Governance, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai. He shared RTA’s vision around 'Safe and smooth transport for all' and elaborated the measures in place to execute the plan.

Speaking about the event, Lorraine Darke, Executive Director at the Business Continuity Institute, said: “The commitment that Protiviti put into making this event a success is recognized and truly appreciated. The event provided delegates with valuable learning experience, which we are sure will help drive critical organizational change in the region.”

Senthil Kumar, Protiviti’s Managing Director, said: “The first Middle East conference aimed to give business continuity practitioners some real insight into solutions, latest researches, techniques and best practices. We are glad we achieved it with much success. We would like to thank each and every delegate, sponsor and exhibitor who made this possible.”