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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to deliver keynote speech at the BCI World Conference

Press Release   •   May 02, 2017 17:15 BST

Former Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe speaks at Policy Exchange on 'Total Policing' and reform priorities for Scotland Yard

In what will be one of his first speeches since departing his role as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be delivering the keynote speech at the BCI World Conference at the Novotel London West Hotel in November.

In what was a baptism of fire, Sir Bernard took charge of the Metropolitan Police not long after the worse riots London had experienced in several decades and shortly before the 2012 Olympics. His vision for the Met was ‘total policing' which sought to promote total professionalism from the workforce, a total war on crime and total care for victims.

James McAlister FBCI, Chairman of the Business Continuity Institute, commented: “We’re thrilled to have Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe speaking at the conference. As the UK's former top police officer, he perhaps knows more than anyone about the value of preparing for worst case scenarios, and of working in partnership with a wide range of groups to prevent those scenarios from happening. I know he’ll have some fascinating, and as yet unheard, stories to tell from his time in charge. The whole programme looks to be the best one yet, and I would encourage those in the industry to book their place and take advantage of the terrific learning and networking opportunity that BCI World offers.

The BCI World Conference will feature a wide range of subjects that will enable delegates to make their organizations more resilient, whether it’s cyber security, physical security, supply chain resilience or crisis management, the conference will address the threats we face, both in the present and in the future. The Triple A programme will feature three streams – actions, approaches ad aspirations.

  • ‘Actions’ will delve into all the technical aspects, including conducting the BIA and how to develop plans.
  • ‘Approaches’ are the tales from the trenches and include shared experiences from real life situations and lessons learnt.
  • ‘Aspirations’ is about addressing the challenging questions in business continuity, looking at future trends or threats, and how can we improve collaboration with other protective disciplines.

The BCI World Conference and Exhibition is an absolute must-attend event for any business continuity or resilience professional. We tailor the programme with the purpose of providing a forum for discussion, testing of new concepts, practical take-aways and presenting new research.

Founded in 1994 with the aim of promoting a more resilient world, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has established itself as the world’s leading Institute for business continuity and resilience. The BCI has become the membership and certifying organization of choice for business continuity and resilience professionals globally with over 8,000 members in more than 100 countries, working in an estimated 3,000 organizations in the private, public and third sectors.

The vast experience of the Institute’s broad membership and partner network is built into its world class education, continuing professional development and networking activities. Every year, more than 1,500 people choose BCI training, with options ranging from short awareness raising tools to a full academic qualification, available online and in a classroom. The Institute stands for excellence in the resilience profession and its globally recognised Certified grades provide assurance of technical and professional competency. The BCI offers a wide range of resources for professionals seeking to raise their organization’s level of resilience, and its extensive thought leadership and research programme helps drive the industry forward. With approximately 120 Partners worldwide, the BCI Partnership offers organizations the opportunity to work with the BCI in promoting best practice in business continuity and resilience.

The BCI welcomes everyone with an interest in building resilient organizations from newcomers, experienced professionals and organizations. Further information about the BCI is available at

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