Your organisation will face a crisis.
Are you prepared?
CrisisX: The Readiness Conference
30th & 31st March 2020
Timed to start straight after Simon Sinek event
CrisisX is designed to prepare your organisation for crisis. After a successful inaugural event in 2019, CrisisX 2020 is coming to Auckland again on 30th & 31st March 2020
Privacy Breach - Cyber-Attack - Terrorism - Reputational Crisis - Natural Disaster - Accident - Management Failure
Learn the tools you need to navigate the latest of our highly-regarded crisis simulations and hear from speakers who have been through crisis and come out the other side
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From natural disaster to data breach, inappropriate behaviour to product tampering, a crisis can ravage your business internally and destroy your credibility in the eyes of your customers.
The tools to mechanise your crisis response
We will share the tools you need to deal with a crisis effectively, then put them to practise. That’s because when it comes to crisis, talking heads are one thing. But the only way to really train for a crisis is to go through one.
World-class speakers at NZ’s only simulation event
The conference mixes world-class speakers, all with extensive crisis communication and management experience, and our world-leading simulation where we put your team through their paces to test their crisis readiness.
Who is CrisisX for?
CrisisX: The Readiness Conference has been built for those on a crisis management team who would come together when a crisis occurs. It would be beneficial for:
- CEO’s and direct reports
- Corporate Communications Managers
- PR practitioners
- CIO’s and IT security managers
- Chief Risk Officers / Head of Risk / Risk Analysts
- Compliance Officers
- Legal Counsel
- Board members
2019 Speaker information
Alongside our unique crisis simulation, we have assembled some of the world’s best speakers on crisis management and communication. You can read more about our speakers here.
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Tea & Coffee 8:30 am
Leadership in a modern-day crisis 9:00 am
Conference opening by CrisisX event director Dallas Gurney
How the simulation works 9:30 am
Simulation Session 1 9:50 am
Delegates have to identify an emerging crisis, bring together the appropriate team, eliminate distractions and plan for a rapid response.
Morning Tea 10:30 am
Learning Session 1 10:50 am
Defining a Crisis & Your Response
Groups come together to talk about the decisions they made in the first simulation session and learn from the outcomes of those decisions.
Simulation Session 2 11:20 am
Out of Control
In this session, teams face a situation spiralling out of control. A further crisis starts to creep up behind them and the wheels start to fall off within the crisis committee.
Lunch 12:20 pm
AIG International Keynote Melissa Agnes 1:00 pm
Melissa presents her “Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World” keynote presentation.
Learning Session 2 2:00 pm
Keeping Focus & Making Good Decisions
Groups come together to talk about the decisions they made in the second simulation session and learn from the outcomes of those decisions.
Simulation Session 3 2:30 pm
Teams are faced with a growing social media backlash and prolonged negative media coverage.
Afternoon Tea 3:30 pm
Learning Session 3 3:50 pm
Navigating the Media & When to Listen
Groups come together to talk about the decisions they made in the third simulation session and learn from the outcomes of those decisions.
Expert Panel 4:20 pm
Navigating the Storm
NZME presents our “Navigating the Storm” panel featuring Martin Snedden, Simon Kenny, Mike Hosking and Chris Quin.
Day #1 Concludes 5:20 pm
HP Keynote Breakfast Rob Fyfe 7:30 am
Technology partner, HP, presents former Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe talking to our moderator about how airlines mechanise their crisis response.
Domestic Keynote Sir Bob Parker 9:00 am
Former Christchurch mayor Sir Bob Parker discusses his experience communicating under pressure.
Simulation Reset 10:00 am
Simulation Session 4 10:20 am
Your staff start to question the decisions you are making and begin to vocalise their unhappiness. Further dissent comes from an unexpected place.
Morning Tea 11:00 am
AIG Data Security Panel 11:20 am
AIG presents Rob Pope, Director of CERT NZ; Mohammed Khan, HP security consultant; and Bhairav Shah, AIG’s Head of Liabilities and Financial Lines with for an in-depth look at how to mitigate a data security crisis.
Learning Session 4 12:00 pm
Growing Stronger Through Crisis
Groups come together to talk about the decisions they made in the fourth simulation session and learn from the outcomes of those decisions.
Simulation Leaderboard & Final Remarks 12:20 pm
Day #2 Concludes 12:30 pm
AIG International Keynote
Leading authority on Crisis Preparedness
Former CEO of Air New Zealand
Former Mayor of Christchurch
Sir Bob Parker
Navigating The Storm Panel Speakers
CEO Foodstuffs North Island
Head of Communications at McDonald’s
Former CEO of New Zealand Cricket (NZC)
AIG Data Security Panel
Business Process Consultant for HP South Pacific
Director of CERT NZ
AIG New Zealand's Head of Financial Lines and Casualty
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If you have questions about CrisisX: The Readiness Conference, or are interested in running your own crisis simulation event internally, contact Drum, the team running the conference here.