Pre-Conference: Monday, October 8, 2012
Conference: Tuesday - Thursday, October 9-11, 2012
Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center
These days in business, education, and government, only the well-prepared survive. Whether it’s economic challenges, domestic threats, natural disasters, health issues, international terrorism or cyber attacks, a disaster could mean the end of operations. That’s why you need a continuity plan to remain adaptive in times of change and resilient in the face of crisis.
CPM West is the only conference where you can fine-tune and reinforce your plan with the practical advice of leading national experts & contingency planning and COOP professionals who will share their hard learned lessons as they offer one-on-one, action-oriented advice.
Choose from sessions covering:
- Business Continuity Planning
- Data Protection & Recovery
- Disaster Recovery Planning
- Emergency Response Planning
- Risk Assessment
During the 3-day conference, attendees have the opportunity to:
Participate in Breakout Sessions for in-depth exploration of recovery strategies and best practices, case studies, hands-on exercises, and more! Session topics include cyber effects on disaster recovery, challenges of the use of social networking during emergency incidents, case studies on response and recovery from natural disasters, risk management, supply chain resilience, building a cloud contingency plan, the virtual world of y, free maturity models, and more.
Attend PreConference Workshops: Quality education is a prominent feature throughout the Conference. These workshops provide contingency planning professionals learning opportunities before the main conference program begins. Enhance your career by adding workshops to your registration - courses available include BCP-501 training & exam, leadership in crisis and high stress situations, effectively auditing your BCP plan, the disaster experience simulation, and conducting table top exercises.
Hear and enjoy Keynotes and Special Events: Our conference opens with the presentation of colors conducted by the 301st Fighter Wing Honor Guard, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve, and national anthem sung by former American Idol contestant, Micah Blalock, followed by our keynote speaker. Other special events include “Birds of a Feather” Breakfast Meetings, roundtable discussions with other CPM attendees on topics relating to business continuity, continuity of operations, security, and emergency management; luncheons with special guest speakers; and evening receptions for fun and networking.
Learn about the latest technology and solutions at the Expo. Visit leading vendor booths and find the available solutions that work best for you.
Network with professionals in your field from government agencies and private sector industries and learn and share best practices from those who have been-there and done-that!