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As announced at the BCI Summit Australasia 2015 on Wednesday 13th May, Business Continuity (Australasia) Ltd. has acquired the Australasian operations of Continuity Forum Pty Ltd.
- For the immediate future, there will be no change for BCI Members.
- Continuity Forum members will now be able to access all BCI events and Forums around the region (over 50 per year in 8 Forums – Adelaide, Perth, ACT, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington).
- BCI Membership remains a personal and individual graded membership of a Professional Institution and is globally transferrable.
- Continuity Forum membership is a corporate membership whereby multiple staff can attend meetings and receive benefits against a membership payment by the corporate entity – individual participation is linked to employer membership.
- Going forward, nominated individuals of a corporate member will receive the non-Statutory status of Partner Affiliate of the BCI.
- It makes sense! BCI and CF have been working closely together for over 9 years, but effectively working with the same people in the same marketplace.
- The tougher economic times have impacted on CF’s commercial ability to effectively service their member base across such a wide geographic area – not for want of desire or trying.
- BCI Australasia is a Not for Profit volunteer organisation with a passionate management team that is able to operate at much lower costs and provide both tangible and intangible member benefits through being a Chapter of the global The BCI.
- The scale of the organisation created through this acquisition will enable us to have leverage in the marketplace and across the wider industry – in Standards development, corporate and government lobbying, effective and meaningful input into surveys and white papers, as well as provide both a larger focussed audience and a greater source of experience and input to work with, especially in the area of thought leadership and innovation.
- A set of FAQs have been developed and posted at http://events.thebci.org.au
- BCI Australasia will be establishing a personed office in Sydney (CBD or North Sydney area)
- A notification will go out shortly to all CF members advising of upcoming meetings and events that they and their nominated staff will now be able to attend.
Lastly, don’t forget to keep an eye on the events.thebci.org.au website for important information about events in your area, education and training opportunities and access to past papers and presentations.
BCI Australasian Chapter
The BCI Australasian Chapter is a registered not for profit organisation run on a voluntary basis by BCI members across Australia and New Zealand. We currently have active Forums in eight locations.
Our primary goals are to represent the local interests of BCI members, and to raise business continuity awareness and understanding in Australia and New Zealand.
What does the BCI Australasian Chapter do?
We run networking forums in regions in Australia and New Zealand which can be attended by members and non-members of the BCI. We work with other organisations to promote Business Continuity. We act as advocates for Business Continuity in regions, states, federally and internationally, such as our participation via Standards Australia in the development of the business continuity ISO standards. We take part in working groups relating to the promotion of best-practice in business continuity, resilience and related disciplines.
How is the BCI Australasian Chapter funded?
The BCI Australasian Chapter is a registered non-profit organisation. The Chapter receives some funding from the BCI globally, but also raises funds from local events, such as the annual Business Continuity Summit. All proceeds of the events we organise go towards funding activities for BCI members in the Australasian region.