GRF Davos Business Continuity Conference

Business Continuity through Integrative Risk Management –
Prepare for the Unexpected in Times of International Crisis

31 August 2012 in Davos, Switzerland; an IDRC Davos 2012 Post-Conference

In times of crisis or emergency, business continuity management (BCM) is an essential means of maintaining services and activities for both private sector businesses and public sector authorities. Planning to manage business risks must ensure that an organizations activities and reputation are protected, and at the same time that emergency operations are able to bring a crisis situation under control. The complexities of modern business in a globalised environment and the pervasive effects of hazards and disasters are posing new and dynamic challenges to organisations. From supply chain management to effective communication with the public and shareholders, from crisis coordination to reputation management, business continuity is a rapidly developing field.

The GRF Business Continuity Conference 2012 will update business and policy leaders on lessons to be learned out of recent large-scale disasters and provide the opportunity to share experiences and concerns. The Conference is announced internationally, with a specific focus on Europe, North America, China, India, Russia and Japan. The event is designed for representatives from the business sector, the public administration, IGOs, and research.

Mainly addressed are the infrastructure and service sectors (energy, water, food, transportation, bank, investment, pension fund, insurance/reinsurance, etc.) Representatives of national and multi-national companies are particularly encouraged to join the event.

In panel debates and interactive discussions the participants will focus on the process of managing an extraordinary crisis along the principles of Integrative Risk Management and discuss in depth on forward-thinking solutions for tail risks, risk communication, reputation loss, and the consequences for investment funds, post-crisis regulatory reforms of standards and legislation, and insurability issues.

In close collaboration with and supported by:

COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications S.A

COSMOTE, as the leading Greek mobile telecommunications company, is committed to maintaining its stable growth and ensuring seamless provision of qualitative telecommunication services, according to the needs and expectations of all its Interested Parties, responding to extraordinary conditions. COSMOTE’s target is to protect its value and reputation. In this framework, since 2005 the company has systematically implemented a state of the art Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), focused on the following areas:

  • Compliance of the company’s Business Continuity Management System, with the BS25999-2:2007 standard.
  • Continuous optimization of the existing Business Continuity Management System.
  • Ongoing targeted trainings, operational trials, BCM culture building activities and employee briefing programmes.

Under the patronage of:


The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.

Endorsed by:


The Business Continuity Institute BCI is the world’s leading institute for business continuity management. It is a global membership and certifying organisation for business continuity practitioners with over 8,000 members worldwide. The BCI stands for excellence in the business continuity profession and its statutory grades provide unequivocal assurance of technical and professional competency.