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    :: Conference Agenda

    Day One: November 3, 2008

    08:30 :: Registration
    09:00 ::

    Welcome, introduction and outline of the day
    Professor Patricia Broadfoot CBE,
    Vice Chancellor, University of Gloucestershire

    09:10 :: Chair of the day opens event
    Dr Walter J Ammann,
    Chairman, International Disaster and Risk Conference
    09:20 :: Strategy for Disaster Reduction - Message from Salvaño Bricéno,
    Director, International, United Nations
    09:30 :: Global threats: an overview - climate change, weather risks and other threats; a look to the future
    Rob Varley,
    Government Services Director, Met Office
    10:10   Networking Coffee Break and exhibition
    10:45 :: The 2007 floods: How the insurance industry responded and lessons learnt
    Tim Humphreys,
    Association of British Insurers
    11:10 :: Resilience and recovery - from National to local - a discussion involving the role and vision of national and local government
    11:35 :: Local government perspective on resilience and recovery
    Councillor Carl Minns,
    Hull City Council
    12:00 :: Crisis management: What can you expect from civil responders? This session will also explore the concept of "Business Gold Command" - crisis and emergency management for businesses
    Chief Fire Officer Paul Hayden,
    Hereford and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service
    12:25 :: Louis B Jones,
    Deputy Chief Fire Officer / Director of Operations at Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service
    ‘Crisis – What Crisis? On 16th August 2008, Northern Ireland experienced its most extensive period of flooding in living memory. This case study examines the Fire & Rescue Service response and the challenges faced within a devolved administration.’
    12:50 :: Open forum, questions and discussions
    13:00   Networking lunch and exhibition
    Workshops - Choice of 2 from 4, 1hr 15mins each
    14:30 :: Workshop options include:
    i) ::

    Looking Back Going Forward - Summer 2007 Severn Trent Water
    Overview Looking Back - Severn Trent Water and the water industry
    The learning points Going Forward
    Severn Trent Water - Our approach
    Defence Resilience and Contingency, Where are we 1 year on
    John Lee
    Senior Management, Business Resilience at Severn Trent Water

    ii) :: Business Continuity Management - theory, process and practice for SMEs
    Alan Gardner,
    Director of Professional Issues, Emergency Planning Society
    iii) ::

    'Business Gold' - Crisis and emergency management for businesses
    CFO Paul Hayden, MA, MSc, MIFireE
    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

    iv) :: Risk Mapping – integrating organisations and technologies
    Johannes Kebeck
    Virtual Earth Technology Specialist, Microsoft
    17:30   End of Conference Day 1
    19:30 :: Conference Dinner: Cheltenham Racecourse

    Day Two: November 4, 2008

    09:00 :: Workshops - 2 running in parallel, 1hr 15mins each
    v) :: The Atlantis Initiative: Post the Pitt Review
    Atlantis is a public-sector initiative to understand the underlying issues and agree the standards to collectively provide interoperable base geographic and environmental datasets to better support water management in flooding and water quality for the 21st century.
    John Kimmance,
    Head of Public Sector & Utilities, Ordnance Survey
    vi) :: Organisational Resilience: developing the capacity of business to cope with uncertainty
    Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor,
    Research Unit Director, Warwick Business School
    Dr Layla Branicki,
    Research Fellow, Warwick Business School
    12:00 :: Networking lunch and exhibition
    13:30 :: Chair of the day opens event
    Councillor Roger Thomas,
    Chairman of the LGA's Coastal Issues Special Interest Group and member of the Southern Regional Flood Defence Committee
    13:40 :: The Convergence of Emergency Services: Are we fit for purpose?
    John Astbury,
    International Consultant, VectorCommand and former CEO of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    14:05 :: National business continuity - Resilience: Sainsbury’s Response to the Gloucestershire Floods
    Steve Mellish,
    Head of Business Continuity for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd & Director of the BCI
    14:30 :: Business continuity: Management goals for handling critical incidents and extreme weather related events
    14:55 :: UK National Recovery Guidance
    Kathy Settle,
    Deputy Director Local Response Capability, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office
    15:20   Networking coffee break and exhibition
    15:50 :: The media: What is its involvement in the whole cycle of managing critical incidents and extreme weather events?
    Ian Cameron,
    BBC Nations & Regions                        
    16:15 :: Community engagement with local flood histories: understanding risk and resilience
    (with River Severn as a case study)
    Professor Lindsey McEwen,
    Department of National and Social Sciences, University of Gloucestershire
    16:40 :: Open forum, lessons learnt and discussion
    (will be presented as outcomes on website and distributed to delegates)
    17:00 :: Close of Conference Day Two