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Are you ready for a national flu pandemic? A business continuity exercise

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue Birmingham
  • Start 02 Oct 2019 09:30
  • End 02 Oct 2019 16:00


Are you ready for a national flu pandemic?

Exactly 100 years ago, a flu pandemic killed 50 million people and we are now overdue a second one.

In this era of heightened uncertainty, it has never been more important for organisations to prepare for a national pandemic and ensure their Business Continuity Plans are as robust as possible. But how do you bring this to life?

Building on the success of our 2018 resilience clinics, HQN is again teaming up with specialist business continuity experts Commercial Initiatives Ltd to provide practical, interactive advice designed to help you deliver a better programme for your staff, residents and other stakeholders.

The day will illuminate the critical role of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA), demystifying its purpose and content and explaining how it underpins all resilience plans.

The events will also include another of the highly popular mini-exercises, which are fully immersive and packed with ideas to reinvigorate your efforts to embed business resilience within your own organisation.

The day will focus on:

  • The Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) practical and easy-to-follow Good Practice Guidelines 2018
  • Why it is vital to conduct a Business Impact Analysis
  • A practical mini exercise with a national flu pandemic as the scenario.

Who should attend?

  • People with responsibility for:
    • Business continuity
    • Disaster recovery
    • Crisis management
  • Health and Safety professionals
  • Board members
  • Chief Executives
  • Directors
  • Facilities Managers
  • Asset Managers.

About Commercial Initiatives

Commercial Initiatives has developed functional Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) for housing associations and groups for over 18 years. It brings together experts in the fields of incident management, disaster recovery, crisis communications and information security.

This event will also be held in Manchester and London.

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Delegate fees:
Full price: £289.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £209.00 *

Early bird non members only£259.00 *

Early bird pricing ends on Friday 6 September 2019. 

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

Registration will start 30 minutes before the first session and refreshments will be available.

Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited. There is no refund for non-attendance, but delegates may be substituted at any time.


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