DRI International traveled to Costa Rica this week for the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Conference Monday and Tuesday. Conference attendees had the opportunity to hear DRI President Al Berman’s speech on trends in supply chain risk mitigation. Berman is a former Global Practice Leader with PwC and was able to use this opportunity to reconnect with former colleagues. DRI Director of Global Operations, Chloe Demrovsky, applied the principles from Berman’s speech to the case study of the Rama Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh and how it is changing the way companies manage third-party risks.
Other topics at the conference included exploring global trends and case studies in business continuity. The themes of the conference included, crisis communications, the transition from the BS25999 to the ISO 22301 as well as cloud computing and its relationship to business continuity. Director of Global Operations, tweeted stating that there was, “Good dialogue about ISO22301 at PwC Costa Rica’s Seminario Internacional de Continuidad de Negocio”.