CPAC 2018 Symposium

Concord, North Carolina
Thursday, February 08, 2018
CPAC 2018 Symposium
Thursday, February 08, 2018 7:30 AM -
Friday, February 09, 2018 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord
(704) 455-8200
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, North Carolina 28027
United States

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa
Once again CPAC brings together a variety of experienced and respected professionals to share practical solutions and tactics helping ensure organizations are prepared for business interruptions. Attendance at this event provides at least 18 CEUs with DRII . 

Rate Group


Effective Period

 Early Bird Rate $ 225 / $175  Good through 12/31/17
Pre-Event Rate  $275 / $225  Good through 1/12/18

 Full Rate

 $325 / $275

 After 1/12/18

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Pre and Post Symposium Courses (Additional Cost - Details & Registration Info)
  • The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Certification Course (Based on the just released, 2018 version) - Mon 2/5 – Wed 2/7, 8:30am – 4:30pm, presented by Lee Eisen
  • The BCI BIA Master Class - Tue – 2/6, 8:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., presented by Ted Brown
  • The BCI Incident Response and Crisis Management – Wed, 2/7, 8:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m ,Presented by Ted Brown
  • KETCHConsulting - How to Conduct Tabletop Exercises – Fri, 2/9, 1:30 – 5:00, Presented by Ted Brown

Symposium Featured Presentations include (Session Descriptions):
  • The Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Plan and Their Impact on Business Continuity, Bo Mitchell, CEM, President 911 Consulting
  • Childcare: Your Employee’s Security Blanket, Heather L. Beal, AEM, President & CEO - BLOCKS
  • The Critical Role of Multilingual Considerations in Crisis & Emergency Communication, Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D., Professor, Lipscomb University
  • Current trends in Disaster Recovery Technology - HA, Archive, Recovery, Failover… what is best?Tony Klinger is an Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, Corus360
  • The Case for Communications Business Resilience & Risk Management, Claudia Smith, Regional Sales Manager, Globalstar
  • How Do I ..., an interactive Information Procedure and Process Exchange, Chris Servia, MBCI, CIT Group
  • Developing Best Practices for your Active Shooter plan, Carl Finney, Director of Emergency Management, CPCC
  • BCP & Cyber Security, Christopher Pitt, Duke Energy
  • Introduction to Business Continuity Management, David Shimberg, CBCP
  • Leading a Disaster Recovery Simulation - Rod Davis, CRISC, CBCP, Business Continuity Consultant, SIL International
  • Redefining Program Success by Establishing Command & Control, Peter Laz, MBCP, MBCI; Sr. Managing Consultant, Fusion Risk Management
  • Mind the Gap!  Developing a Gap Workflow as part of the BC Program Lifecycle, - Tatiana L. Moklebust, MBCP, PMP, AmerisourceBergen, Director, Enterprise Business Continuity, Global Business Resilience
  • Hybrid Software Defined Networking: Fear Not the Weather, Disaster, or Hacker -  Manuel W. Lloyd,  ITIL® Certified, Enterprise ITSM Expert, ITSM Coach, Owner, Manuel W. Lloyd Consulting®
  • Continuity Planning in a Changing Environment - Tashonda Haugabrook, MPA, ISO 22301 Lead Auditor, Adjunct Professor, Metropolitan College of New York
  • Cyber Security 101 for Contingency Planning Professionals, Alex Griswold, Northstate Technology Solutions
  • How to Control the Message in Today’s Connected World: Social Media and Crisis Management, Ted Brown, KETCHConsulting

Thursday Evening Sessions

  • ES1 - Business Continutiy Management Redefined - Hosted by Fusion Risk Management  (This session must be selected to attend)
Sponsors and Exhibitors (click floor plan for larger view) 

 A variety of exhibitor/sponsor opportunities are available 

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$3500 Gold Sponsor (limit of 1) 
$2500 Silver Sponsor (limit of 4) 
$2000 Lunch Sponsor (limit of 2) 
$1200 Continental Breakfast Sponsor (limit of 4) 
$1000 Break Sponsorships (limit of 6) 
$ 500 Exhibitor (limit of 24)

Hotel Registration:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa

5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, NC  28027


A block of rooms have been reserved for February 7, 2017 - February 10, 2018. The special room rate, from $155.00 USD plus tax/night, will be available until midnight on January 15th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.   If you need a room, reserve early!   Direct Registration Link

If you call the hotel direct @ 704 455 8200 and speak to the reservations department; be sure to give the agent the dates needed and your group code, CPC

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Tables 11 & 12

Silver Sponsors
Lunch Sponsor
Breakfast Sponsor

Break Sponsors
Northsate technolgy Solutions
Table 9

Table 10

Table 13


Recovery Planner
Table 8

Table 14

  • Physiological and Psychological Performance Challenges during Disasters and Emergencies - Dr. Robert Chandler, Ph.D
  • Mailroom Security: Role of Training in  Critical Infrastructure Protection - Ketih James, JGW Group
  • Driving BCM Adoption Through Simplification - Ralph Campo, TWC
  • Power Grid Reliability and Risks of Interdependent Infrastructures - Richard Zinno, Generac Power Systems
  • Business Continuity Today: What Really Matters Right Now - Al Berman, DRI International
  • BCM Industry Trends - Robbie Atabiagi
  • BC & Operational Risk Management - The Secret Ingredient for Effective Resilience - Patricio Morat, Synchrony Financial
  • Crisis Management: One Size Doesn't Fit All - Thomas Serio, Verizon Wireless
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