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The Disaster Experience: Quickfire for Meeting and Event Planners
May 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
Chances are that while you read this, an unexpected disaster is causing a meeting planner stress and confusion and is affecting their ability to successfully produce an event. Are they prepared to handle it? Will they be able to recover? Disasters of every shape, size, look and feel happen all the time, affecting businesses, people’s jobs, lives and families.
On May 4th, join PCMA Canada West for breakfast at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver where keynote, Bob Mellinger, President, Attainium Corp, will lead you through an interactive and informative session on disaster preparedness.
8:30am – 9:00am – Registration, Networking and Breakfast
9:00am – 9:15am – Welcome Address
9:15am – 10:50am – Disaster Experience Program with Bob Mellinger
10:50am – 11:30am – Networking and Breakfast Continued
KEYNOTE: Bob Mellinger, President, Attainium Corp
Bob Mellinger, CBCV (Certified Business Continuity Vendor), is the Founder and President of Attainium Corp, which delivers business continuity, emergency preparedness and crisis management services to commercial enterprises and associations. For more than 30 years, Bob has provided business solutions and strategic guidance to these entities.
Bob is a frequent speaker on the topics of business continuity, contingency planning, emergency preparedness and crisis management. He delivers 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. He has been a guest lecturer at the graduate level on business continuity and emergency preparedness at George Washington University, Florida Atlantic University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Delaware.
THE DISASTER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
Participants, in small groups, will work through a disaster scenario. The story unfolds with the presentation of multiple incidents in rapid succession. Each group prepares its responses to the questions provided. A table is then selected to present their results and a second table chosen to provide further insight. The scenario then pickups where it left off and the process is repeated for time remaining. This session is highly interactive and very fast-paced.
• Understand the principles of disaster management and how they apply to meeting and event continuity planning and effective risk management.
• Improve your crisis communications and decision-making skills.
• Share personal experiences regarding event challenges and disruptions they’ve experienced.
PCMA Members: $40 Student Members: $25 Non Members: $50
In support of PCMA Canada West’s community partnership with WISH Vancouver, we invite all attendees to bring toiletries, gently used clothing and/or financial donations for the WISH Society to any of our 2017 events.
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