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EXCHANGE by DRI Istanbul

DRI International and DRI Istanbul are pleased to announce the formation of the new Business Continuity working group of DRI Istanbul, called Exchange by DRI Istanbul. The group is being formed as a result of the demand that followed the DRI2014 Istanbul Business Continuity Forum,  the first such conference ever held in Istanbul.  This new organization will allow professionals from Business Continuity, Risk Management, Emergency Response, Crisis Management and other related disciplines to have a forum and a meeting place to share information, ideas and experiences.

Exchange by DRI Istanbul will serve as a professional working group, create an active networking platform for BCM professionals, and serve as a value creating professional network.  Technical papers and articles will be created based upon subgroup studies by expert teams, utilizing the DRI International tacit know-how. For further details, please visit the DRI Istanbul website.

Exchange by DRI Istanbul will be chaired by Ender Bebek. Ender is the HSBC Regional Busıness Continuity Relationship Manager and Chaırman of the BCM Working Group for Turkısh Banking Association. He has over 18 years experience of Resilience, Sustainability, Crisis Management in a variety of industries.  Ender has a number of articles published and is a recognized expert and frequently sought out guest speaker in and out of Turkey. He holds the IRCA Lead Auditor qualification and will receive the DRI International CBCP certification. We invite you all to contact the President of Exchange by emailing ender@drii.org.

Exchange by DRI Istanbul will periodically meet on a quarterly basis, hold annual meetings, organize annual events and implement a BCM Award program. Most importantly, Exchange will position itself as a hub networking group for East Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

DRI Education Serves Growing Middle East Market

DRI International recently announced a new NCEMA component to its Business Continuity Planning for Auditors (BCLE AUD AE) and Business Continuity Planning (BCLE 2000 AE) courses. While DRI itself is standard-neutral, the organization’s leadership recognizes the need for its courses to reflect a variety of standards, of which NCEMA is now one.

“This reflects DRI’s commitment to the growing Middle East market,” says DRI Managing Director of Global Operations Chloe Demrovsky. “The UAE is a leader in the area of regional preparedness and we are thrilled to act as a key strategic partner with a knowledge and training centre to promote world-class excellence.”


The BCLE AUD course (BCLE AUD AE’s parent course) is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). BCLE AUD AE is a four-day, interactive program that provides training, tools, and hands-on experience to audit disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs. This course provides an overview of the audit process and teaches the student to audit a business continuity management program for conformity to the chosen standard. Conformity includes the areas of program management, risk assessment, business impact analysis, loss prevention, risk mitigation, emergency operations, business continuity strategies, crisis communications, incident management, training and education, testing and exercises, and program improvement.

About BCLE-2000 AE

BCLE-2000 AE is a comprehensive, four-day course covering the fundamentals of the DRI International’s Professional Practices. Students will learn the elements of a disaster/emergency management and business continuity program, understand industry terminology, and learn how to use the Professional Practices to develop a business continuity management program.

Both courses reflect the NCEMA standard and each concludes with an exam. Successful completion of the course and a passing grade on the exam, is the first step toward DRI International certification.
For information, visit http://www.drii.org.

The Value of Certification

A DRI International certification is the most widely recognized and respected business continuity certification in the world. DRI only certifies professionals that have demonstrated both knowledge and experience in the business continuity and/or disaster recovery profession.  The following outlines some of the value in holding a DRI certification:

Value to your organization:

  • Prestige
  • Professional Development
  • Increased Skills
  • Independent Verification
  • Networking

Value to certified professionals:

  • Recognition
  • Demonstrable Knowledge
  • Higher Salaries
  • Marketability

For more information, please visit DRI Istanbul.