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Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has 15,000+ certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to master's level, as well as specialty certifications. The organization's annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism.

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DRI International certifies individuals and provides various levels of active professional certification in a number of areas. Our certifications are the standards of excellence in business continuity management whether you are a practitioner, vendor or auditor.

BCP IT/DR

Manila,
22 Oct - 23 Oct

BCLP 2000

Sao Paulo,
22 Oct - 26 Oct

BCLE 2000

Vancouver,
22 Oct - 26 Oct

BCLE 2000

Winnipeg,
22 Oct - 26 Oct

RMLE 2000

Stockholm,
22 Oct - 26 Oct

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

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E-news from DRI

DRI Young Leaders in Resilience Presents: ‘Built To Last?’ Nov. 8 Event!

Join the DRI Young Leaders in Resilience for our last event of the year! We will be meeting at the offices of New York City Emergency Management for a documentary, happy hour and more. We will begin with the United States premiere of Built to Last? a documentary inspired by th
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DRI Leadership Perspectives: Japanese Resilience and Preparation in Advance of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By Chloe Demrovsky, President & CEO, DRI International From floods in western Japan brought on by unusually torrential rain to earthquakes in both Osaka and Hokkaido to a record-setting heat wave, Japan has been hit by multiple natural disasters in 2018. This is not unusua
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SMBs Encouraged to Apply for Post-Disaster Loans with BCM Professionals’ Help

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm that made landfall in the Florida panhandle Oct. 10 and has caused billions in damage, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are already working to recover, without the resources of their larger private sector counterpart
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DRI Speaking Engagments: Oct. 1, 2018

We speak at numerous industry events around the globe and engage with our community in a variety of ways. Find out where you can meet DRI at these upcoming events. Crisis Conference 2018 10/16-17/18 London, United Kingdom CrisisConf2018 is a first-of-its-kind event to bring t
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New Bern: Almost Too Much to Bear

When my mother retired a decade or so ago, she and her affable husband Henry bought a little house in little town that I’d never heard of — New Bern, North Carolina. By now, you’ve all likely heard of New Bern, the town that Hurricane Florence clobbered. You’ve seen th
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Typhoon Mangkhut Worst Storm of 2018 So Far: Death and Destruction in the Philippines and China

The Philippines, the southern China coast and Hong Kong were battered over Sept. 14-16 by Typhoon Mangkhut, which has been dubbed the most intense storm of the year. And while the storm itself has subsided, the death and destruction is still being calculated. In the Philippine
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Speaker Lineup Announced for DRI’s One-Day Conference in NYC – Oct. 17

The speaker lineup is now available for DRI’s next one-day conference hosted on collegiate campuses, coming to Pace University in New York City on Oct. 17! A high-quality, low-cost event designed for resilience professionals who may not be able to attend larger conferenc
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Coming November 8: “Ask Betsy” – the Women in BCM Webinar

During DRI2018’s WBCM panel discussion, nearly 50% of session attendees responded that the stereotype they were most concerned with was being labeled as “too aggressive,” particularly when disagreeing with others’ views. Please join us as we take that conversation furt
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Continuity and Cupcakes at DRIDay in Brazil

I am delighted to share with all of you in our community an amazing experience we had August 16, 2018. We had the first Latin America WBCM with the support of our partner organization Daryus in Brazil. Snacks and soft drinks were provided, as well as room for us to meet. I bro
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DRI Speaking Engagments: Sept. 17, 2018

We speak at numerous industry events around the globe and engage with our community in a variety of ways. Find out where you can meet DRI at these upcoming events. Risk Management Conference 2018 10/27/18 Tokyo, Japan Seven years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. BCP has
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What Certified Professionals are saying about DRI

Quote UpThis is a very, very intelligent community that really does a lot to keep the lights on in businesses, and I don't think they get a lot of credit for it. The IT department at a lot of big corporations doesn't believe there's a chance their system really can go down and they really need to have a business continuity plan, and the education and the feedback that we get from the people at DRI shows t...
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Certified Business Continuity Vendor, United States

Quote UpI think most people look at business continuity at the natural events - hurricanes, tornadoes, things like that - and don't realize there are a lot of other risks behind that, cyber risks right now being number one, but there are a lot of other aspects of business continuity that one needs to think about, especially the people and processes, not just the technology.
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Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor, United States

Quote UpIt's beyond the essentials. You have to have plans to be compliant, or that it's an insurance to ensure your business knows what to do. It's really about continued services to your customers. At the end of the day, you've provided something essential to a customer, and you need to be sure it continues to be that for them, because if it's not there then they're going to go somewhere else.
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Certified Business Continuity Professional, United States

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