Posted on April 14, 2015

The Business Continuity Institute, the world’s leading Institute for business continuity and resilience professionals, will be hosting its annual BCI Middle East Conference on the 11th and 12th May in Doha, Qatar with a theme that focuses on sustaining value through business continuity. This will be the second conference the BCI has hosted in the Middle East following the successful event in Dubai in 2014. The two day conference programme will examine core business continuity practices enabling both new and experienced practitioners to share ideas and learn about the latest trends through a combination of case study presentations, interactive sessions and plenary addresses delivered by leading local and international experts.

Some high profile speakers have already been confirmed and these include:

  • Maitland Hyslop, Chief Executive Officer at OES Group, who will be discussing and what we can do to harden our organizations and make them more resilient.
  • Khalid N. Sadiq Al-Hashmi, Executive Director for Cyber Security at ICT Qatar, who will provide an overview of the National Risk Framework.
  • Dr Shazia Nadeem, Supervisor of the Surveillance Section for Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control within the Supreme Council for Health Qatar, who will highlight what the considerations are for business continuity with regards to the risks and impacts of Ebola.
  • Nasser Al Kuwari, the Chief Executive Officer at QAFAC, who will talk through the journey to ISO22031 accreditation.

Qatar Airways flies daily to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

"The vibrant conference provided all levels of business continuity experience and the bustling exhibition that featured as a part of this event helped me to know more about some leading product and service providers across the region. What inspired me the most is the networking opportunities that I got through an interactive table discussion that enabled the sharing of best practice across industries and disciplines" said Azra Backer AMBCI, IT Analyst at Protiviti Middle East, and delegate at the 2014 BCI Middle East Conference. "The organizing Team has done a wonderful job by selecting experienced, qualified, professional, standard and skilled speakers that facilitated me to provide the tools, skills and knowledge to support professional development in business continuity and drive important and critical organizational change."

With confirmed attendees from organizations including Qatar Foundation, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, HSBC Bank Middle East, Qatar Fuel Additives Company and Supreme Council for Health Qatar, the BCI Middle East Conference not only provides an opportunity to learn about resilience in the Middle East, but also to network with the best and brightest in the industry from across the region. Find out more about the conference by visiting the BCI's website at