Affordable, Engaging, Crisis Management Conference


Newport, Rhode Island


June 5th – 6th, 2024

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struggle to

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complexities of

ever-evolving risks

Crisis response is often slow and disorganized.


Poor planning leads to ineffective communications.

Inadequate training impedes the development of crisis leadership skills.

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9th Annual Conference


Trusted by the Fortune 500


Veteran Owned Business

We understand the challenges you have when creating effective crisis management programs. This is why we created the International Crisis Management Conference.

ICMC’s annual conference is a must-attend event for crisis professionals from all sizes and types of organizations. This year’s conference was another superb example. 

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Tickets and Registration 

ICMC 2024 Tickets

The International Crisis Management Conference (ICMC) returns this year, again as a two-day event, blending expert-led presentations with hands-on training. Day 1 features presentations from crisis management experts and industry leaders, while Day 2 offers intensive training with two courses:  a new course, “Using Intelligence to Better Manage a Crisis” and the ever popular “Principles of Crisis Management” each designed to enhance your skills over a four-hour session with a networking lunch in between.

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Day 2 Morning Training Session: Mastering Crisis Response Capabilities with Strategic Intelligence
Day 2 Afternoon Training Session: Principles of Crisis Management

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Day 1 Speaker Presentations

Speaker Lineup

For its 9th Annual International Crisis Management Conference, ICMC is proud to present an exceptional roster of speakers. Continuing our tradition, we aim to offer attendees a comprehensive exploration of crisis management through a variety of topics and perspectives from different disciplines. We welcome participants from organizations of all sizes, from small and medium-sized businesses to large global enterprises, ensuring valuable insights and strategies for everyone involved.

Opening Remarks and Keynote


Robert Burton

Robert Burton

Managing Director

International Crisis Management Conference


Gen. Clayton M. Hutmacher

Gen. Clayton M. Hutmacher

Major General, USA (Ret.) PRESIDENT & CEO

Special Operations Warrior Foundation


Vincent B. Davis

Vincent B. Davis

Senior Director Disaster Services

Feeding America

Heather Engel

Heather Engel

Managing Partner

Strategic Cyber Partners

Sean Cunningham

Sean Cunningham

Group Crisis Manager


Susan Kargel

Susan Kargel

Founder & Principal Consultant

Eslam Eldakrory

Eslam Eldakrory

Crisis Management, and Business Continuity Management Expert

John Odermatt

John Odermatt

Director, Crisis & Incident Management

Charter Communications

Melody Wen

Melody Wen

Business Resilience & Crisis Management

Aerospace manufacturing company

Panel Discussion

This year’s conference panel discussion will feature Vince Davis, Sean Cunningham, Ashley Goosman, Brendan Monahan, and Sally Branson, bringing together a wealth of expertise and diverse viewpoints on crisis management. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to gain insights from these seasoned experts, enhancing their understanding of current crises. This session aims to empower organizations and individuals with the knowledge and strategies essential for effectively navigating and managing crisis situations.

Vincent B. Davis

Vincent B. Davis

Senior Director Disaster Services

Feeding America

Sean Cunningham

Sean Cunningham

Group Crisis Manager


Ashley Goosman

Ashley Goosman

Business Continuity & Crisis Management Specialist

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Brendan Monahan

Brendan Monahan

Head, US Crisis Management and Resilience

Sally Branson

Sally Branson

Managing Director

The Sally Branson Consulting Group SBCG

Day 2 Training Courses

Morning Training Session

A Blueprint for Effective Crisis Management 

Are you ready to elevate your crisis management game? It’s time to tap into the transformative potential of strategic intelligence for crisis preparation and response. 

The latest course from ERi, “Mastering Crisis Response Capabilities with Strategic Intelligence,” is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills to leverage intelligence effectively during crises.  

  • Instructor: Meredith Wilson and Thea Gioe Trusted by The Fortune 100   
  • Resources Provided  
  • Day Two: 8 to 12 AM (Breakfast and Lunch Included) 
Cousrse Details

Master Crisis Management Through Strategic Intelligence  

In an era of unprecedented complexity and uncertainty, harnessing intelligence effectively is paramount for organizations seeking to mitigate and manage crises. “Mastering Crisis Response Capabilities with Strategic Intelligence” is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to leverage intelligence effectively in crisis management. 

Course Overview 

This course goes beyond traditional crisis management approaches by emphasizing the critical role of knowledge building, geopolitical trend lines, and preparatory intelligence in anticipating, assessing, and responding to crises. Participants will learn how to develop intelligence monitoring strategies to identify high quality intelligence sources and emerging threats that can aid in assessing risk and support better decision-making during crises. Through practical case studies and interactive exercises, participants will gain actionable insights to enhance organizational resilience and minimize the impact of crises. 


Key Learning Objectives 

Understanding Intelligence Types: Explore the concepts of strategic and tactical/operational intelligence and the role of each in crisis management. 

Strategic Intelligence Monitoring: Learn techniques for effective intelligence monitoring to anticipate and assess crisis scenarios including identifying key indicators, gathering relevant information, and analyzing trends. 

Preparedness and Planning: Develop strategies to leverage intelligence for crisis preparedness and planning, ensuring organizations are equipped to respond effectively to potential crises before they escalate. 

Supporting Decision-Making: Understand how intelligence insights can support rapid decision-making during crises, enabling organizations to allocate resources, implement response strategies, and mitigate risks effectively. 

Mitigating Risks: Discover how strategic intelligence inputs can help identify and mitigate risks across various dimensions, including physical security, legal considerations, and reputational concerns. 

Enhancing Organizational Resilience: Explore the role of intelligence for strengthening organizational resilience, including strategies for adapting to evolving threats, recovering from crises, and minimizing future vulnerabilities. 


Who Should Attend 

This course is tailored for professionals involved in crisis management, risk assessment, intelligence analysis, security operations, business continuity, and strategic planning across diverse industries. 

Benefits of Attendance 

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the role of intelligence in crisis management and decision-making. 
  • Develop practical skills to monitor, analyze, and leverage intelligence effectively in crisis scenarios. 
  • Enhance organizational preparedness and resilience through proactive intelligence-driven strategies. 
  • Support rapid and informed decision-making during crises, minimizing potential risks and disruptions. 
  • Network with industry peers and experts to exchange insights and best practices in crisis intelligence. 


In today’s volatile and uncertain world, organizations must proactively leverage intelligence to effectively anticipate, assess, and respond to crises. “”Increasing Crisis Response Capabilities with Strategic Intelligence” offers a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed to harness intelligence as a strategic asset in crisis management. Join us in mastering the art of crisis intelligence and empower your organization to navigate challenges with confidence, agility, and resilience. 

Instructor Info

Meredith Wilson, CEO, Emergent Risk International 

Meredith Wilson is the Founder and CEO of Emergent Risk International, LLC. 

Ms. Wilson is a risk intelligence pioneer and innovator with over 25 years of experience in international environments, the energy sector, Fortune 500 corporations and the US intelligence community. After working at the Pentagon and overseas with the Defense Intelligence Agency, she began her private sector career in 2007 at energy multi-national, ConocoPhillips (COP). There she created the company’s first, dedicated geo-political and security-focused risk intelligence function, building risk assessments for market entry into countries like Iraq and playing a key role in evacuations and market-re-entry during the Arab Spring. Ms. Wilson went on to create a political risk department for the Dallas-based energy start-up Kosmos Energy before founding Emergent Risk International in 2014. Today ERI is approaching the $10 million revenue mark and is a global leader cross-functional strategic intelligence for the private sector, providing subscription and bespoke intelligence analysis, a software-as-a-service platform, training and embedded resources. The country has personnel and operations in 11 countries including the US, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Mexico, Uruguay and India. Since 2015 the company has trained thousands of corporate intelligence, business resilience, crisis and security professionals from across the globe. 

In 2021 Ms Wilson was an inaugural recipient of Ontic’s Protective Intelligence Pioneer Award. In 2023 she received the Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women and was named as one the 50 Top Female CEOs in America by Women We Admire for 2023 and 2024. 

Ms. Wilson was a founding member of the Private Sector Intelligence Council (PSIC) and a Founding Board Member of the Association of International Risk and Intelligence Professionals (AIRIP) which has grown to over 500 members since its founding in 2015. She is a member of Chief and serves on the Advisory Board for the Washington DC-based Women’s Business Collaborative, an organization dedicated to bringing more high-quality female candidates to corporate boards and executive leadership teams. She previously served on the Business Intelligence Advisory Council for the National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology (ODNI) and on the advisory board for the Dallas Global Chamber.  

Ms Wilson is an alumni of the University of Arizona, the University of Malaya (Malaysia), and Northwestern Kellogg School of Business. She is passionate about job creation, entrepreneurship, inclusion and helping younger generations develop business and professional skills that will serve them throughout their lives. She lives near Boston with her two children, husband and three four-legged fur-kids. 

Dorothea Gioe, Sr Director for Training and Programs 

 Dorothea Gioe brings to ERI over a decade of experience as an operator, analyst, and manager in the U.S. Intelligence Community, commercial security sector, and the realm of leadership development. She previously served as a senior intelligence analyst for U.S. Africa Command and for the Central Intelligence Agency. She has on-the-ground experience in the Middle East and Africa. Thea holds an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a BA from American University, with degrees in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Resolution. 

The Principles of Crisis Management

Your Guide to Mastering Crisis Management  

Can your crisis management skills reach their full potential? It’s usually the expertise of the individual that sets apart regular crisis management from truly effective crisis leadership.  

The Principles of Crisis Management Training course is back by popular demand, and we are ready to help you reach your full potential and expand your crisis management knowledge and skills. 

  • Instructor: Shane Mathew Trusted by The Fortune 500   
  • Resources Provided (The Crisis Coordinators Tool Kit, Templates and More.) 
  • Day 2: 1 to 5 PM (Lunch Included) 
Course Details

A New Era of Crisis Management  

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern business and global affairs, crises can arise unexpectedly, challenging the stability and reputation of organizations. The updated “Principles of Crisis Management” course provides participants with essential insights and strategies to effectively navigate and mitigate crises in today’s dynamic environment. 

Course Overview 

The course delves into the fundamental aspects of crisis management, equipping participants with a comprehensive framework to understand, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. Through a blend of theoretical concepts, real-world case studies, and practical exercises, participants will gain actionable knowledge and skills to confidently address crises head-on. 

Key Learning Objectives 

Distinguishing Issues from Crises: Understand the nuanced differences between issues and crises, enabling proactive identification and management. 

Horizon Scanning: Explore the concept of horizon scanning and learn when and how to conduct it effectively to anticipate and mitigate potential crises before they escalate. 

Preparedness Strategies: Learn strategies to proactively prepare organizations for crises, including establishing robust communication channels, assembling crisis management teams, and developing contingency plans. 

Components of Crisis Response: Gain insights into the essential components of an effective crisis response, including decision-making processes, crisis communication strategies, resource allocation, and stakeholder management. 

Recovery and Resilience: Understand the importance of post-crisis recovery efforts and explore techniques to facilitate organizational recovery, rebuild trust, and enhance resilience in the aftermath of a crisis. 

Continuous Improvement: Discover the concept of continuous improvement in crisis management, including the importance of conducting post-crisis evaluations, identifying lessons learned, and implementing strategies for ongoing enhancement. 

Who Should Attend: 

This course is ideal for professionals across various industries who are responsible for crisis management, risk mitigation, business continuity, public relations, corporate communications, and organizational leadership. 

Benefits of Attendance: 

  • Gain a deeper understanding of crisis management principles and best practices. 
  • Enhance organizational preparedness and resilience to crises. 
  • Develop practical skills to effectively lead and coordinate crisis response efforts. 
  • Acquire tools and strategies to foster continuous improvement in crisis management processes. 
  • Network with industry peers and exchange insights and experiences in crisis management. 


In an era where crises can emerge suddenly and escalate rapidly, being equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage them is indispensable for organizational success and sustainability. The “Principles of Crisis Management” course offers the latest insights and strategies to empower participants to navigate crises with confidence, resilience, and agility, ensuring their organizations are well-prepared to overcome any challenge that may arise. Join us and take the proactive step towards mastering the art of crisis management in today’s dynamic world. 

Instructor Info

Shane Mathew, MPH, CBCP, CSM 

Shane is a senior consultant with PreparedEx. Prior to this work, Shane served in various leadership roles in Crisis Management, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery.  

Most recently, Shane was responsible for the inaugural creation and management of organizational resilience efforts for Zoom Video Communications.  

Prior to this, Shane led consulting services for a risk management firm with clients including Netflix, Gulfstream, Uline and Nationwide Insurance. In this capacity, Shane led the development of their initial programs, launching various initiatives to ensure their people, assets and technology were able to withstand business disruptions. 

Shane is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and enjoys working with organizations that are starting their journey towards resiliency and want to make creative & cost-effective impacts that reduce risk. 

Vendor Booth Space

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Included as an Exhibitor: 

  • Two complimentary Day-1 conference passes for the booth attendees. 
  • One piece of marketing material to be added to the attendee bags. 

Your 10’x10’ booth is equipped with the following:  

  • 6’ rectangular draped table 
  • 2 chairs 
  • Small wastebasket  
  • Complimentary Wifi access 

Note: The exhibit floor is not carpeted. Booths 1-10 have complimentary electricity. 

If you are a Platinum Sponsor you receive a 20% discount on the purchase of your booth space. You Must be logged at checkout as the user that purchased the sponsorship in order to automatically apply this discount. If you are having issues please contact us.

Early booth space registration exclusive to Platinum Members until February 22, 2024, or after all Platinum Sponsors secure their spaces. Opens to all vendors thereafter.


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