DRI Istanbul’s Business Continuity Forum

Istanbul is a city of culture, history and astonishing architecture – and it’s about to become host to DRI Istanbul’s first-ever Business Continuity Forum.

On March 11 at the Radisson Blu in Ortakoy, Istanbul, business continuity and risk management professionals from all over will have the opportunity to learn from top industry experts and network with colleagues.

“We’re extremely excited to bring our premier business continuity conference to Istanbul, Turkey,” said DRI President and CEO Al Berman, who also will speak at the event. “It’s one of the world’s greatest cities with a rich history and is home to many excellent continuity programs. Business continuity, risk management, security, audit and other professionals will simply not find a more satisfying learning and networking opportunity.”

“DRI Istanbul has put together an outstanding program,” said Chloe Demrovsky, DRI managing Director of Global Operations. “The agenda offers unique and insightful presentations on a variety of important topics, and meaningful discussions for all of our guests. DRI International is proud to be a part of this event.”

Featured Speakers

DRI Istanbul has brought together a variety of business continuity experts from the public and private sectors to share their experience and expertise, including:

Mustafa Komut

As Business Continuity Senior Manager for Vodafone Turkey, Komut offers a unique perspective on Information and Corporate Security in the telecommunica- tion industry.Orhan Topcu

Currently the Regional Security Manager for Microsoft, he has also worked with the UN and the Turkish Emergency Management Authority. Not only that, he’s has the distinc- tion of being DRI Istanbul’s first designated instructor.

Behcet Cimbaz

With a background working in public service as well as recent experience in pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Business Resilience Officer Behcet Cimbaz has insight into fostering resilience in multiple sectors.

Registering for the Conference

You can attend the conference at a rate of $349 (USD), which includes all sessions, lunch, coffee breaks and a cocktail reception.

Want to come for free? Register for the BCP 501 refresher course, and you can! This 2.5-day course features 16 hours of instruction, followed by the Qualifying Examination. Instructors take a fast-paced approach to the Professional Practices with emphasis on BC planning and the knowledge, skills and procedures needed to effectively implement each step of the planning process. Registration in the March 12-14 course entitles you to free conference attendance on March 11.

About DRI Istanbul

The regional affiliate of DRI International, DRI Istanbul was founded in 1988 on a mission to make the world prepared. It serves business continuity and risk management professionals in Turkey, Europe and the Middle East.

DRI Istanbul’s certifications add value to individual business continuity professionals and the organizations where they work, by promoting a base of common knowledge for the profession and promoting the credibility and professionalism of certified individuals.

Recipients of DRI Istanbul’s training agree. “Not only did we learn how to protect our business, but we learned how to protect our people and customers,” says certified organi- zation Microsoft.

According to Pfizer, “In one short week, we learned useful information on implementing emergency management, crisis management and business continuity management to cover any business interruption.”

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