The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) announced that its annual Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2012 will take place March 19-23.

BCAW 2012 will provide the opportunity to engage with experts from around the world, to learn about the importance of dealing effectively with incidents on varying scales and how to make an organisation more resilient.

The theme for BCAW 2012 is all about time, linking to the old saying that “no crisis improves with age”. Many businesses feel that a crisis can be managed as and when it arises. However, time is not on your side in a crisis.

People are making decisions under pressure, options are reduced and media scrutiny is at its greatest, exposing the business to unnecessary risk.

Highlights of the week


  • New research: the BCI and its partners will be publishing new research through the week. Webcasts will provide an opportunity to engage with the authors of these reports.
  • New webcasts: 30-plus webcast programme will run throughout the week. View them live and ask questions or watch recordings.
  • BCAW Forum: a LinkedIn Forum for newcomers to ask questions of the business continuity community and for more experienced practitioners to debate the hot topics in the industry.
  • BC24: groundbreaking, multi-role, online incident simulation game to test your organisation’s crisis management skills, and informally benchmark with businesses across the world.

BCAW 2012 is facilitated by the BCI, the international membership body for business continuity management with something approaching 7,000 members in over 100 countries.

For further information, contact Lee Glendon CBCI, the BCI’s head of research and advocacy, via e-mail at: