The start of the 2013 Atlantic tropical hurricane season – June 1st – is rushing this way and that means a return of the most comprehensive hurricane preparation for business is also on the calendar. In its 24th year, the Annual Hurricane Symposium is hosted by ImpactWeather and this year they’re offering two different symposia: one for offshore concerns on May 14th and one for onshore organizations on May 16th. Continuity Housing is pleased to have once again been asked to participate in this informative, educational and often entertaining gathering.
The offshore meeting will be a full morning with breakfast served at the Marriott Westchase in the Energy Corridor area of west Houston and the onshore gathering will be a day-long meeting with lunch at the Stafford Centre in Stafford, TX about 20 miles southwest of Houston.
Initially started as a small focus group and learning opportunity for clients of ImpactWeather, this annual meeting has grown to become the preeminent gathering of hurricane preparation and business continuity professionals from all over the country.
Making sure your critical personnel have guaranteed housing during a business disruption is first on the list of any resilient continuity plan, so among the many BC professionals presenting at the onshore symposium on May 16th, Continuity Housing principal Michelle Lowther will present on “Guaranteed Housing After A Disaster: Negotiating the Pitfalls So Your Critical Personnel Have Hotel Rooms.” Michelle previously presented at the 22nd annual hurricane symposium in 2011 and the demand for information on the topic was such that she was invited by the organizers to return.
“We really look forward to this Symposium each year,” says Michelle, “because it provides a great venue for business continuity leaders from all kinds of industries to get together and share notes on how to best prepare for the season. It’s amazing what you can learn from people who work in entirely different fields than your own and it’s those light bulb moments that have kept this event growing more and more each year.”
Attendees can register for either or both days and a discount is offered for those who attend both meetings. For more information and to register, go to hurricaneseminar.com. And we invite you as always to send questions about preparations for guaranteed housing for critical personnel in the event of a business disruption to firstname.lastname@example.org.