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ODPEM’s Business Contingency Planning Seminar, “Disaster Risk Reduction: A Key To Business Continuity”, February 19 & 20, 2009, Kingston

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WHO: The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) requests coverage for the following event:

WHAT: ODPEM’s Business Contingency Planning Seminar under the theme “Disaster Risk Reduction: A Key to Business Continuity”

WHERE: Leeward Suite, The Knutsford Court Hotel, 11 Ruthven Road, Kingston 10

WHEN: Thursday, February 19 and Friday, February 20, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) will be hosting a two-day Business Contingency Planning Seminar on February 19 & 20 at the Knutsford Court Hotel, under the theme: Disaster Risk Reduction: a Key to Business Continuity.  

This year’s Seminar will be an interactive learning experience and will include :

  • Exploring Jamaica’s vulnerability to disasters and the economic costs of disasters on the Jamaican economy
  • Exploring the rudiments of developing a business contingency plan
  • Guided drafting of a contingency plan for your business
  • Peer review of draft business contingency plans

Emergencies are a reality and they do take their toll on businesses, infrastructure and the business’s bottom line. With that said it’s imperative that businesses mitigate against these injuries and damages to infrastructure to ensure business continuity in the shortest time possible after a disaster. The ODPEM’s annual business contingency planning seminar aims to help businesses accomplish this.

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