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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.

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.

Announcing a New DRI Istanbul Networking Opportunity

A Letter from DRI’s President, Alan Berman:

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.

Admission to the users group will be free of charge and is open to all. By creating a MyDRI account, all Exchange Members will be able to avail themselves of all materials and will be able to contribute to the Working Group studies. Exchange Members will also have access to webinars and information provided by Exchange Members, DRI International and DRI Istanbul; including all the exceptional presentations given at the DRI2014 Istanbul Business Continuity.

We look forward to having you as a part of this exciting new venture!

Thank you,

Alan Berman
President/CEO
DRI International

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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!