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March 6, 2018 Half Day Event

The Contingency Planning Exchange
Half Day Event
March 6, 2018

This is Not a Drill!
Building Evacuations - What You Need To Know

AB (Alliance Bernstein)
1345 Avenue of the Americas
41st Floor
New York, NY 10105 
8:00AM - 12:30PM

FREE for CPE Members
$50 for Non Members or  Join Now


Building evacuations - you’ve planned for them in meticulous detail.  If there’s a building evacuation, your employees will calmly and quickly exit the building and proceed to the designated assembly point where you can take attendance and provide guidance, right?  Right???

The stark truth is that it’s unlikely to go that way, so you need to know what to expect and how to respond to what will probably be a chaotic situation (to put it mildly).

Come to the CPE March 6th meeting where we’ll cover this important topic in detail:

·   How and by whom will the decision be made to evacuate? 

·  Would staff know how to respond?

·  What should your communication plan look like? 

·  Will staff report to the designated Assembly Point or go home (or to the nearest bar)?

·  In a densely populated area such as New York City, how is staff accounted for? 

·  If when accounting for staff one of your employees is in need of help, what provisions/processes are in place to provide support?

·  How is the above process socialized and tested?

This session will include subject matter experts who will advise on how to address these questions and challenges.  We’ll also feature an interactive session giving you a chance to share your program’s challenges and successes.  This is going to be an important session – we encourage you to evacuate your cubicle and come join us!  



8:00AM - 8:45AM
Registration, Networking, Vendor Displays
- A light breakfast will be served




8:45AM - 9:00AM
Sean Friedman
- Contingency Planning Exchange, Inc.
Welcome and Opening Remarks





9:00AM - 9:45AM
Annie Asrari
- Director of Product Management, Everbridge
Effective Communication


Annie Asrari is a Director of Product Management at Everbridge. She is responsible for the vision and strategy of Everbridge Open, IoT, and Safety Connection products from Everbridge. Annie also works with Technology partners to help build integrated market offerings that solve complex problems for customers and provide automated workflows. Her experience include working on SaaS and PaaS products in Communications, Financial, and Subscription Billing space. Annie is a graduate of Babson College with a Master in Business Administration.



9:45AM - 10:30AM
Robert Sackowitch
- Manhattan Borough Commander, FDNY
FDNY Building Evacuation


Appointed to the New York City Fire Department July 11, 1984. Previously assigned to Engine-44 as a firefighter; Engine 7 as a Lieutenant; Engine 6 as a Captain; Battalion 1 as a Battalion Chief; Division 8 & 3 as a Deputy Chief; Manhattan Borough Command as a Deputy Assistant Chief; Manhattan Borough Command as an Assistant Chief; Resides in New Hyde Park with his wife Sharon. Have 3 grown daughters and 4 grandchildren.



10:30AM - 10:50AM
Break, Networking, Vendor Displays
- Visit our Vendors and see the exciting products and services that they have to offer.




10:50AM - 11:15AM
William Lipp
- Vice President of Internal Operations, Croker Fire Drill Corporation
Evacuation from the Building Management Perspective


Bill Lipp is active with the new development and processing of corporate service contracts which includes transitioning new clients into the Croker portfolio.  Lipp oversees Croker’s administrative team for FDNY code compliance initiatives including but not limited to Local Law 5 of 1973 (fire safety), Local Law 16 of 1984 (fire safety), Local Law 26 of 2004 (non-fire emergencies) and it’s parallel ordinances.  With a focus on code compliance and industry trends, Bill Lipp actively serves on the BOMA-NY codes, regulations and government affairs committee.




11:15AM - 12:15PM
Sean Friedman
- Vice President, IDB Bank
Interactive Question and Answer Session.

An open forum to discuss building evacuations and the various decisions and protocols that companies follow in this situation.  

Sean Friedman is currently the Business Continuity Manager at Israel Discount Bank. Sean has spent his career in the financial industry working for JPMorgan, BNYMellon, Fidelity and Morgan Stanley. Over the last 15 years his focus has been on Business Continuity Planning.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10105
Major Event
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
No Fee