New and extra for 2023, join us at the Copthorne Slough-Windsor for a two-day winter conference on the theme of Sustainable Action and Reaction from 26 to 28 February. 

Packed with presentations, workshops, an exhibition, and even a disco (kindly sponsored by DWF), we present great learning and networking opportunities.   

On the agenda are unique insights from risk management and business continuity professionals from across public services in England. Take your pick of case studies, best practice and lessons learnt.

Konnie Huq, one of Britain's best known female presenters, will kick off the conference at the Keynote session, sponsored by Risk Management Partners.

Don’t miss Lilly Spillman from the London Borough of Havering sharing BCM experiences of one of the worst recorded grass fires in the UK. Lilly will discuss the lead up to the incident at Wennington Village, and the wider command and control of the events that unfolded. There will be a focus on the response with London Fire Brigade, community humanitarian assistance, and the long-term recovery of residents.

Steve Bent from Gallagher shares practical, human-science based tip tips to create a workforce that is engaged, motivated and inspired.

In complete contrast the Tri-Borough team from the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Stakeholders will present on the art of herding cats! Ben Goodchild, Georgina Leeson and Ben Maidment talk about their experiences dealing with stakeholders from a council perspective. They will share successes, difficulties and winning solutions when dealing with a wide range of stakeholders.

Practitioners from Essex County Council team up with Perry Hill from DWF, to discuss how artificial intelligence is starting to transform how highways are inspected and maintained.

Platinum Sponsors will be sharing their expertise, with sessions on Risk appetite from RMP, Property value sums insured from Maven, Claims inflation from Kennedys, and two presentations from Zurich Municipal on Risk maturity, and Sustainability.

You will also be able to catch up with your insurers, lawyers and suppliers at our tabletop exhibition, and share best practice with fellow practitioners.

Attendance (excluding accommodation) is included in Full Membership.

Make the best of the occasion and join us for dinner at the Copthorne from Sunday 26 February, with a chance to relax and mingle before the Conference starts. Dinner on Monday 27 February will be followed by a disco, so get your party shoes on and meet us on the dancefloor.

Preferential dinner bed and breakfast packages are available but are limited, so please book directly with the hotel without delay.

Copthorne reservations - 01753 607 300, quote: 'ABSO270233'.

Contact [email protected] with any questions. 

Sunday 26 February
4pm – 7pm GMT
Check in for residential delegates

Check in

7pm – 10pm GMT
Dinner and networking (for delegates booked with DBB accommodation)

Dinner & networking

Monday 27 February
7am – 9am GMT
Breakfast for residential delegates

Breakfast

9am – 9.45am GMT
Registration and exhibition

Check in

9.45am – 10am GMT
Welcome

Session

10am – 10.45am GMT
Session 1 - Keynote

Session

10.45am – 11.30am GMT
Refreshments and exhibition

Refreshments and exhibition

11.30am – 12.15pm GMT
Session 2 - Wennington fires

Session

12.15pm – 1.15pm GMT
Lunch and exhibition

Refreshments and exhibition

1.15pm – 2pm GMT
Session 3A - Highways AI and claims defensibility

Session

Session 3B - Risk maturity levels

Session

2pm – 2.15pm GMT
Exhibition

Refreshments and exhibition

2.15pm – 3pm GMT
Session 4A - Cyber risk, is it really a big deal?

Session

Session 4B - Delivering resilience in a rapidly changing world

Session

3pm – 3.30pm GMT
Refreshments and exhibition

Refreshments and exhibition

3.30pm – 4.30pm GMT
Session 5 - Claims game

Session

7pm – 11.59pm GMT
Dinner and disco (for delegates booked with DBB accommodation)

Dinner & networking

Tuesday 28 February
7am – 9am GMT
Breakfast for residential delegates

Breakfast

9am – 9.30am GMT
Registration and exhibition

Check in

9.30am – 9.45am GMT
Welcome

Session

9.45am – 10.30am GMT
Session 6 - Sustainability shift: Places and people

Session

10.30am – 11am GMT
Refreshments and exhibition

Refreshments and exhibition

11am – 11.45am GMT
Session 7 - Operation London Bridge

Session

11.45am – 12pm GMT
Refreshments and exhibition

Refreshments and exhibition

12pm – 12.45pm GMT
Session 8A - Stakeholder engagement

Session

Session 8B - Risk appetite

Session

12.45pm – 1.30pm GMT
Lunch and exhibition

Refreshments and exhibition

1.30pm – 2.15pm GMT
Session 9A - Property value sums insured

Session

Session 9B - ESG

Session

2.15pm – 2.30pm GMT
Break

Break

2.30pm – 3.30pm GMT
Session 10 - Claims inflation - Reasons to be cheerful

Session

3.30pm – 3.31pm GMT
Close and refreshments to go

Close

Adam Bayliss

Adam Bayliss

Chartered Insurer - Senior Underwriter, Maven Public Sector

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Alix Bedford

Alix Bedford

Risk Proposition Manager, Zurich Municipal

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Steve Bent

Steve Bent

Client Partner, Culture Change Consulting, Gallagher Benefit Services

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Katrina Boyd

Katrina Boyd

Partner, DWF

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Matthew Dawson

Matthew Dawson

Senior Underwriter, Maven Public Sector

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Carl Dunckley

Carl Dunckley

Manager – Risk Consulting, Risk Management Partners

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Jesper Glasius

Jesper Glasius

Risk Consultant, Zurich Municipal

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Karen Gooch

Karen Gooch

Risk & Insurance Manager, Essex County Council

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Ben Goodchild

Senior Principal Insurance Claims Officer, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Nathan Hankin

Nathan Hankin

Senior Cyber Broker, Aon

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Perry Hill

Perry Hill

Partner, DWF

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Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq

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Georgina Leeson

Georgina Leeson

Insurance Claim Handler, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Ben Maidment

Ben Maidment

Senior Claims Officer, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Kathryn Oldfield

Kathryn Oldfield

Partner, Kennedys

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David Scott

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

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Nicola Simpson

Nicola Simpson

Claims Lead, Essex County Council

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Lilly Spillman

Lilly Spillman

Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Practitioner

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Kate Stimson

Kate Stimson

Senior Consultant, Marsh

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Annie Terry

Annie Terry

Cyber Broker, Aon

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