Today, the Continuity Forum is announcing the launch of our Climate Adaptation Programme (CAP).
Over the past year we have been laying the foundations and gauging the opinions of many of the leading thinkers across the Risk and Business Continuity Sectors. If you have attended our events over the past 6 months you'll likely have a had the chance to contribute your thoughts. The result of the feedback from the professions has been overwhelming in its support for the Climate Adaptation Programme and today we start the public work.
THREE FREE WORKSHOPS
The Continuity Forum supported by the Environment Agency are coordinating these workshops which will be free to attend. We stress these are not commercial in nature and we are looking for positive engagement through this project that will contribute to and enhance the development of industry good practice in this vital area.
The Workshops will comprise a short series of presentations to provide an update and set the scene. These will be followed by work streams that enable focussed discussion on the key themes and end with short presentations from each of the work groups. We will be including a comprehensive Q&A in our debate format.
There will be plenty of time for discussion, networking and the sharing of ideas throughout the Workshops that run from 09:30 thru to 13:00.
We are also announcing a series of SIX Webcasts introducing the Climate Adaptation Programme. The first of these will held on Tuesday 12th March. Please visit our website for more information and to register.
Through the Webcasts will be providing more details on the reasons for the Climate Adaptation Programme and, over the series, be delivering more information and answers to your questions.
We welcome your suggestions and questions and actively encourage you to get involved. Contact us directly to find out how.
Complimenting the Workshops and Webcasts we are extending our Research and need you to contribute. It takes just 10 minutes and your response will help establish a national picture on the how organizations are integrating their Risk, BC and Adaptation planning and give you your say on the issues, opportunities and challenges.
To support the Climate Adaptation Programme we have created a dedicated portal area of the Continuity Forum Website . We'll be using this tailored portal to bring you news and updates on topics related to Climate Adaptation and be provide dedicated resources including access to Webcasts and other media. The portal will be bringing together expert advice and insight and we'll be adding our own resources to help you build the quality and effectiveness of your Risk and Business Continuity Management Planning
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Thank you for registering for the VSAT Launch, on 17th February 2011, at the Jumeirah Carlton Towers Hotel, London. If you are now not able to attend, please note that we have a large waiting list, so please do let us know as soon as possible.
These Joining Instructions aim to provide you with an idea of what to expect from the Exhibition.
Parking at the Hotel:The Continuity Forum always recommend using public transport within London, although the Hotel has a secure car park. Parking charges are: £16 minimum (which covers the first two hours), and then £8 per hour afterwards. Please remember that the hotel is within the Congestion Zone. Please click here for an alternate car park.
Timings:17th February: 09.00 – 12.30
Registration:Registration for the Launch will be open from 08:30 in the foyer of the Westminster Room. The Suite has its own entrance which can be accessed from the front of the hotel; Jumeirah Staff will be on hand to guide you.
Name Badge:Upon arrival, you will need to collect your badge. Please do remember to bring your ticket with you. Access is strictly controlled for security purposes, but if you have any issues on the day, The Continuity Forum staff will happily locate your badge for you by your surname.
Exhibition Stands:Throughout the morning, a number of our partners will be available for you to visit. These partners have a great deal to offer, and we do hope you will take the time to visit them.
Refreshments:Refreshments will be served in the Westminster Room.
VSAT Demonstration:After the presentations, you will have the opportunity to meet with CTSA’s from around the country, to view and discuss the Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool, as well as to register to use it.
If you have any queries about the VSAT Launch, or other related topics, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0208 9931599 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please note no unauthorised photography will be permitted and bags may be searched.
Partners & Sponsors:A list of the companies exhibiting and supporting the VSAT Launch can be found to the right.
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