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Important Resource for BCM in Turkey

Turkish coverThe DRI Ten Professional Practices for Business Continuity Professionals are now available in Turkish.  The Professional Practices are a body of knowledge designed to assist the entity in the development and implementation of a Business Continuity Management program.  Use of the Professional Practice framework can increase the likelihood that no significant gaps will be present in your program as well as increase the likelihood that the various parts of the program will work cohesively in an actual disruptive event.  This important resource will help DRI Istanbul serve Turkish-speaking business continuity and resilience professionals.

To download the Profesyonel Deneyimler, please visit MyDRI.

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.

Istanbul Business Continuity Forum

DRI Istanbul is proudly hosting its first Business Continuity Forum in Turkey!  Participants will be able to:

  • Learn from, and meet face-to-face with industry experts.
  • Network and share best practices with colleagues from commercial, industrial, and institutional work environments.
  • Participate in comprehensive discussions and explore relevant case histories.
  • Apply best practices and recovery strategies presented within your own company.
  • Collaborate with your peers and industry experts in an exclusive, intimate setting.
  • Earn valuable DRI Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs).

“We’re extremely excited to bring our premier business continuity conference to Istanbul, Turkey,” said DRI International President Al Berman. “It’s one of the world’s greatest cities with a rich history and is home to many excellent continuity programs. Our DRI2014 Istanbul conference agenda is full of stimulating and insightful presentations and discussions.”

We hope to see you there!

DRI International’s Premier Forum in Abu Dhabi Was a Great Success!



May 2013, Qaryat Al Beri – Organized in conjunction with the newly formed U.A.E BCM Standard: AE-HSC-7000:2012, DRI International held its first Regional BCM Forum at the Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi last month.

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Industry experts such as keynote speaker, Al Berman, president of DRI International; Mohammad Ahmad Al Jenaibi, director of safety and prevention for NCEMA; Abdulrahman Yousuf Al Naser, senior specialist for Telecom Emergency & Audit (TRA); and Guy Peterson, CBCP, senior associate of Booz  Allen Hamilton shared their valuable knowledge and experience. Business continuity executives and professionals across the region had opportunities to exchange ideas on business continuity management, disaster recovery planning, crisis and emergency management as well as compliance and regulations throughout the conference.

Already looking forward to next year’s forum, Mohammed Al Jenaibi said, “It was a great opportunity to network with professionals from all around the world. I was honoured to receive my CBCP to present our UAE BCM Standard and Guidelines: The AE/HSC 7000:2012 to the global BCM community. This annual forum will be essential to new BCM professionals as it is a chance to learn about the background of BCM and its role in an effectively integrated emergency management plan. With DRI International organizing such well-attended events throughout the world, I strongly recommend carrying as many business cards as possible!”

Chloe Demrovsky, director of global operations for DRI International, enthusiastically agreed. “We were so pleased to host this premier event in Abu Dhabi. The calibre of the conversation was high-level and I walked away with many new ideas. Meeting our certified professionals face-to-face is essential in order to accomplish our mission of advocating on their behalf and continuing to provide the value people expect from DRI International. We look forward to many more!”