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P.O. Box 924
Springfield, MA 01101


May Dinner Meeting




Presentation Overview:

Preparedness is a Competitive Advantage: Leveraging Risk Management and Business Continuity to Build a Resilient Supply Chain

Whether it be natural weather conditions, terrorism, or political and economic upheaval, our preparation must consider all the elements necessary to maintain the viability of our operations. The ability to meet demand for products and services relies upon being able to create an end-to-end process that can withstand the many causes of disruption that we face today. The burden of cybersecurity challenges continues to increase and threats can even originate from within our own supply chains, posing perhaps the most serious threat of all. Find out how to leverage the best tools from business continuity and risk management to improve supply chain management for companies of all sizes

This presentation will provide actual supply chain case studies to illustrate each step of the process. It will focus specifically on how organizations can leverage their resilience plans to gain a competitive advantage over the competition while also making themselves more prepared.

About the Speakers:

Chloe Demrovsky

Chloe Demrovsky is the President and CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute International, the nonprofit that helps organizations prepare for and recover from disasters in business continuity and related fields. DRI serves more than 15,000 certified professionals in over 100 countries.

In her previous role as Executive Director, she led DRI to a record number of certified professionals with a 42% increase and oversaw the launch of a number of valuable initiatives including the DRI Online Library, the Collegiate Conference Program, the DRI Webinar Program, the Future Vision Thinktank, a new risk management training and certification program, the launch of DRI’s premier organizational certification, and the most substantive revision of DRI’s core training program in the history of the organization. She designed DRI’s international market development strategy operating in over 50 countries. During her tenure, DRI’s conference reached a record level of attendance and the organization launched a series of new committees dedicated to better serving the industry’s diverse needs including Women in Business Continuity, Young Leaders in Resilience, and the Veterans’ Outreach Program. She built the relationship with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, is a Board Director for the DRI Foundation, and a Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV)

She is a regular Forbes contributor, has appeared on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox and has served as an expert source for The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, and many more. She has presented at dozens of events across four continents, is a Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Subject Matter Advisor, and served as an editor for the 2017 version of The Professional Practices Practices for Business Continuity Management and the coordinator for the first International Glossary for Resiliency.

She is on the adjunct faculty at New York University and a 2018-19 Delegate to the US-Japan Leadership Program. She holds a Master’s of Science in International Business from New York University, a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and speaks four languages. Follow her @ChloeDemrovsky.

About Disaster Recovery Institute

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has 15,000+ certified professionals and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to masters level, as well as specialty certifications.

The organization’s annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism. Through its Collegiate Conferences, DRI is helping to create the business continuity professionals of tomorrow, partnering with universities to introduce students and faculty to this rapidly-growing field through day-long networking and educational programs.

As a recognized expert resource, DRI acts in an advisory capacity to international organizations and government institutions worldwide, helping to create industry standards and promote greater resilience through public-private partnerships. DRI is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization and a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction ARISE Initiative.

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019     
PROGRAM:  5:30 TO 7:00PM.
DINNER:  7:00PM.

PLACE:  Delaney House
Address: 3 Country Club Road
              Holyoke, MA 01040




Dinner Meeting / Thursday May 23, 2019 

Cost: Members Free / GUESTS $30.00 NO SHOWS will be billed.*
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