We believe that business continuity is critical to keeping organizations operating

Together with Business Continuity Planning in Asia we helped ensure their annual Asia Risk and Resiliency Conference (ARRC) stayed on track when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. In its 18th year, this event themed ‘Ensuring Resiliency & Surviving the Crisis in Asia’ needed to be impactful and answer the many questions arising during this time of disruption. BCP Asia needed a reliable, innovative partner to move their physical conference to a virtual event, bringing together partners, clients and experts to exchange knowledge and expertise for resiliency planning during these uncertain times. Partnering with us, BCP Asia successfully delivered an insightful ARRC that enabled the business community to connect on key topics such as crisis and business continuity management, break down communications barriers, exchange questions and know-how, and attract top global speakers.  

Going the extra mile under time pressure

With tight timelines and big ambition, the BCP Asia and NTT teams transformed Asia’s leading physical resilience conference into a three-day virtual event.
Our virtual event platform was chosen for its ability to replicate an in-person experience. From simple registration to attending presentations in the main theater, attendees could move between virtual spaces that mirrored those you would find at the physical event.

This format allowed participants to have the flexibility they required, as well as the ability to join the sessions and access the on-demand content they wanted, when they wanted. It also allowed for increased interaction with live Q&A sessions.

Partner sponsorships and the partner exhibition hall have previously been key elements of the ARRC physical event. With our platform, BCP Asia was able to offer the same sponsorship packages allowing exhibitors to remain involved. The online nature of the hall allowed the partners to be highly visible as well as interact with attendees through individual and group discussions.

The format also appealed to speakers who could present and take part in plenary and panel discussions without the need to travel.

Project management was vital in ensuring the event could be delivered in such tight timelines. This required transparent communications between the team and open-minded conversations.

‘We took a great deal of time designing and planning our event’ said Chen. ‘Due to a regular cadence with our dedicated NTT Events Manager, we were able to build out a robust program, remove complexity and resolve issues quickly and ensure that our exhibitors and speakers were well oriented with the platform.’

‘NTT were willing to go the extra mile to help us find the right solutions to make our event work,’ added Ee.

What is exciting about our partnership with NTT is that it opens up a lot of doors that we may not have been able to access in the past.
Chen Huilin , Manager Events & Training Team, Business Continuity Planning, Asia