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Networking with DRI Istanbul

Exchange by DRI Istanbul has held its first event this Spring in Istanbul.  The event was an impressive start for Exchange, with about 40 attendees from 18 companies.

The day began with a discussion of the Professional Practices followed by a workshop and several working groups.  It concluded with an Executive Panel and a brief presentation on governance.

Photos of the event can be seen below.  For more information on business continuity in Turkey, please contact DRI Istanbul.

4 Ways to Justify Conference Attendance

In honor of the first Istanbul Business Continuity Forum, DRI Istanbul presents the following ideas to keep in mind while structuring a conference attendance request:

  1. Provide an accurate estimate of expenses you will occur, including all travel, dining and lodging expenses, and cost of materials or event tickets if applicable.
  2. Identify the specific sessions you plan to attend. Sketch out your itinerary and highlight how the information you acquire will benefit both you and the company.
  3. Offer to share the information with co-workers. Bring home your conference materials to let co-workers share in the conference content.
  4. Close the loop – create a trip report after the conference. Summarize key points of discovery brought out during the conference and point out how those relate to BC efforts in your organization.