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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • 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

    What Crisis?
    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

    Under Fire
    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

    Uprising
    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

    Data Security
    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

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