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WISE2019 Request for Proposal opened

The Board of HKFSBCM is requesting proposals from potential partners to organize the 2019 version of WISE. 

WISE 2017 

Watch the videohere.

On Friday 27th October 2017, the second industry-wide crisis simulation exercise was conducted. 45 financial institutions practiced their crisis management response to a systemic threat to Hong Kong, strengthening the resilience of this world-class financial services centre.

WISE 2017 is an industry-wide initiative led by HKFSBCM to exercise and develop crisis management capability and skills in Hong Kong’s financial services sector. For this event HKFSBCM partnered with Control Risks to design and deliver the exercise. This is the second industry wide exercise in Hong Kong, following the successful delivery of WISE 2015. 

Click here for more details, or herefor the WISE2017 final report.


In February 2019, Ben Wootliff of Control Risks presented the 2019 Global Risk Outlook, listing the top-5 major concerns.

In January 2018, Adam Harbord of OnSolve-SendWordNow demonstrated how their product makes them a leading provider of on-demand alerting for urgent communication.

In November 2017, Graeme Orsborn of EverBridge presented how this enterprise software application helps automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and business running.

In October 2017, HKFSBCM organised a visit to the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX). The forum was able to see the trading floor before its closure as part of renovations. 

In September 2017, a 35 head strong delegation of HKFSBCM visited Cathay City, and more specifically the crisis command centre of Cathay Pacific.

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The Hong Kong Financial Services Business Continuity Management (HKFSBCM) Forum’s membership is open to individuals who are employed by, and hold responsibility for Business Continuity Management or a related risk discipline in Financial Sector firms that are involved in the banking and/or securities industry with a presence in Hong Kong and/or Asia.

If you are interested in joining, please fill out the form below and we will contact you.

The Hong Kong Financial Services Business Continuity Management (HKFSBCM) Forum is a group of senior BCM professionals employed in a wide cross-section of firms in the banking and securities industry. The Forum aims to collaboratively address the concerns of business continuity in the industry. The Forum holds monthly meetings where members discuss current affairs, looming threats, regulatory requirements and best practices in the areas of Business Continuity Management and Crisis Management. Relevant experts and organizations, such as Hong Kong Electric, Thomson Reuters and International SOS, are often invited. In addition, the Forum conducts BCM-related industry surveys and benchmarking. The forum organizes industry-wide exercises. The Forum facilitates connection of members - when a real crisis occurs, members know to find each other. As shown during the Occupy Central protests and various virus threats, the Forum helps to share information and align approaches of different firms.


about us

Industry group for BCM Professionals

Following its informal existence, the former Hong Kong Financial Services Business Continuity Management Forum (HKFSBCM), also called the "Forum", was founded in 2011 as a self-initiated group of passionate and experienced BCM professionals in the banking industry. In 2014, the Forum has renamed to become its current one, further to voted decision to further formalize establishment to register as a Society in Hong Kong, in order to support future initiatives and projects. 

​HKFSBCM's mission is to provide a high-performing platform to facilitate business continuity information exchange, and to allow members to jointly work together to address BCM concerns in the financial industry in Hong Kong and elsewhere. Currently, HKFSBCM has around 25 corporate members, including some of the world's largest names in the financial industry. The Forum holds monthly meetings where members meet to discuss key and the most current topics in financial industry BCM. Other major activities include conducting industry surveys and benchmark exercises, exchanging BCM information, collaborating with third parties including regulatory bodies and service providers, and coordinating joint exercises and industry-wide initiative.

Board members of HKFSBCM are elected to volunteer their time and efforts to administer and govern the Forum, and to lead it to achieve its mission. ​In addition to the Board, HKFSBCM forms special task forces, committees and working groups to focus on particular major initiatives, projects and topics.

Board Members

Current Board Members

Chairman     Willem HOEKSTRA         Treasurer                              Vacancy 
Vice Chairman               Vacancy         Board Member  Hozefa BADRI (UBS)
Secretary  Yee Chuan Koh (JPM)        Board Member Leigh FARINA (HSBC)


                                                      Willem A. Hoekstra
                                                      M MBA MBCI BCCE

Willem A. Hoekstra  started his career with ABN AMRO bank in 1998, running Management Accounting and other COO projects. In 2001, he engaged with Business Continuity Management for the first time. He has since run BCM programs for Head Office as well as regional environments, consecutively at ABN AMO, RBS, Societe Generale and most recently Nomura.

Willem holds an MBA, a Dutch master’s degree in Communication Science, and a Propedeuse degree in Economics, and in his limited spare time he is working on his PhD thesis on the subject of organizational culture. He has both presented and participated at numerous conferences and seminars on BCM and related topics, around the globe. Willem is currently Chair of the HK Financial Services BCM Forum, and Hong Kong forum leader of the BCI. He is also President of ContinuityGroup Asia, a BCI training partner


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