Newport, Rhode Island  –  The International Crisis Management Conference (ICMC) , a partnership network of organizations committed to preparedness best practices, today announced its partnership with The Business Continuity Institute (BCI), a member-owned professional organization dedicated to the profession of business continuity. 

“We of ICMC are delighted to join hands with BCI in this partnership because we share the same vision: the advancement of organizational preparedness and the professionals who make preparedness happen,” said Rob Burton, Co-Founder and Managing Director of ICMC. “With our partnership we’ll be able to work together toward that shared goal.”

Heather Merchan MBCI, Board Director, commented: “This is a great opportunity for the BCI and ICMC to leverage their mutual capabilities to provide additional opportunities for resilience professionals. The BCI is proud and excited to be a gold sponsor of the 2019 conference being held in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.”

Join Rob Burton for a BCI webinar 

Rob Burton will be facilitating a BCI webinar titled “Developing Impactful Crisis Simulation Tabletop Exercises” on Tuesday February 19th at midday EST.  A common mistake when planning for crises is that organizations don’t validate their plans by conducting tabletop exercises. This is often due to their limited understanding of how to conduct them effectively. In this webinar, Rob will show you how to create, deliver and evaluate your own tabletop exercises. Register here.

About ICMC 

About the International Crisis Management Conference (ICMC) 

Founded in 2015 with a focus on helping organization better prepare for crises, ICMC is quickly becoming recognized as the best professional development centre for crisis management professionals.  

ICMC was created to help support the demand for regionalized education and training for preparedness professionals. The demand for a variety of preparedness skills is at an all-time high. ICMC provides a range of professional speakers and certifying training courses.

The 4th Annual ICMC Conference is their premiere event of the year.  Join them at Gurney’s Resort in Newport, RI from April 30th – May 2nd for crisis management training and/or speaker presentations.  

About BCI

About the Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

Founded in 1994 with the aim of promoting a more resilient world, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has established itself as the world’s leading Institute for business continuity and resilience. The BCI has become the membership and certifying organization of choice for business continuity and resilience professionals globally with over 8,000 members in more than 100 countries, working in an estimated 3,000 organizations.

The Institute stands for excellence in the business continuity and resilience profession and its globally recognised certified grades provide assurance of technical and professional competency. The BCI offers a wide range of resources for professionals seeking to raise their organization’s level of resilience, and its extensive thought leadership and research programme helps drive the industry forward. With approximately 120 Partners worldwide, the BCI Partnership offers organizations the opportunity to work with the BCI in promoting best practice in business continuity and resilience.

The BCI welcomes everyone with an interest in building resilient organizations from newcomers, experienced professionals and organizations. Further information about the BCI is available at