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Dec. 10 Webinar: How Do You Manage Risks at a Major Event?

November 11, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin
Join DRI for a look at how a major public event prepares for and plans against mega-sized risks with our next webinar on Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET/3:00 p.m. GMT!
One day after the announcement that London had won its bid to host the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, there was a series of bomb attacks on the London transport network, leaving many seriously injured and killing 52 people. This attack delivered a wake-up call as to the level of preparedness that London and the rest of the country would need for the Olympic Games.

In response to this call, the “London 2012, Olympic & Paralympic Safety & Security Strategy” was produced, a document that set the UK’s “risk appetite” and established certain key planning assumptions, not least that the Games would be based upon an assumed terrorist threat level of SEVERE.

This presentation will take you through the steps that were used during the preparation, planning and execution of the London Olympics and Paralympics Games, for which such “Mega Events” are classified as the “Greatest Show on Earth.”

The Panelists:
  • Steve Yates, CBCP

    Steve Yates has been involved in both commercial and public-sector organisations, as well as having served in the military. He is currently working as an Independent Resilience Consultant, delivering Resilience Solutions to national and international organisations. Yates is also the Chair of the Resilience Association, and has written many articles about resilience, business continuity management, crisis management, major incidents, disaster recovery, cybersecurity and emergency planning, having developed and delivered training courses, workshops and spoken at conferences both nationally and internationally.

  • Andy Tomkinson, FBCI
    Andy Tomkinson is a business continuity consultant delivering business continuity, crisis (incident) management, disaster recovery and emergency planning. He considers himself a resilience subject matter expert. He was co-author of BC for Dummies published 2012.  He worked on the London 2012 Olympics from March 2009 to October 2012 for the Olympic Delivery Authority and London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and even performed in the closing ceremony as a dancer.

Attending this webinar will earn DRI Certified Professionals one Continuing Education Activity Point (CEAP) toward recertification.