Panel members were very supportive of WISE2017 and were keen to discuss the benefits. They urged senior management of financial institutions to participate, benefiting from this cost effective, high quality approach initiated by the forum.
The briefings were also a chance for prospective participants to ask questions from the organisers and regulators. Participants asked questions such as 'who needs to be take part from my organisation', 'how much does it cost', and 'what's the scenario'? If you could not attend or need a reminder, answers can be found on the FAQ site.
Hong Kong Financial Services
Business Continuity Management Forum
Introductory briefings were held at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) offices on the 6th March and 10th March respectively. These provided a background on crisis management exercises, WISE2015, and what participants can expect from WISE2017. The briefings were aimed at both new and existing participants; there were over 120 attendees.
We were honored to have invited senior representatives from the HKMA and SFC speaking, along with Rachel Hui and Dicky Wong from the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau, Hong Kong Police Force, Willem Hoekstra, Chair of the HKFSBCM forum and John Macpherson from Control Risks. The speakers also conducted a panel session, hosted by Ben Wootliff of Control Risks.