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Ask the Experts: How to Prepare for Disruption, Business Continuity

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

During this panel discussion discover simple ways for small to medium sized organizations prepare for outages and disruptions

A successful and resilient plan begins with understanding the story of your business.

Business Continuity Awareness Week is an annual event that highlights the importance of planning to make organizations resilient and recoverable in the face of disruptive events. Business Continuity centres on preserving organizations of all sizes and purposes in the face of disruption and disaster.

Our guest speaker Abraham Binder will provide an overview of Business Continuity and then lead an engaging discussion with two industry experts.

During this panel discussion you will discover simple ways for small to medium sized organizations prepare for outages and disruptions. Planning is about more than the actions to be taken when things go wrong. Business Continuity Planning outlines the organization itself as the object of the planning, not the disruption itself.

Who Should Attend

Small & medium sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs that want to learn business continuity methodology to help prepare for and manage disruptive events. Anyone interested in Business Continuity

Location – Online (Webex) 

Registration –

Pre-registration is required.  Webex login instructions and link will be provided by email prior to this event.  Contact the MBEC events team if you have any questions – / 905-615-4460

Guest Speaker:

Abraham Binder, MA, ABCP, CEMC (he/him)

Emergency Management Specialist, Business Continuity

City of Mississauga | Community Services Department | Office of Emergency

Abraham Binder acts as the City of Mississauga’s Business Continuity Lead, developing and implementing the Business Continuity and Continuity of Operations program. He has worked in private sector Business Continuity in various roles for RBC, TD Bank, Sun Life, Canadian Tire, Manulife, and other companies. He has work with developing Business Continuity Programs and IT departments on their Disaster Recovery programs. He has an MA in Disaster and Emergency Management and an MA in History. He has taught Business Continuity at York University in the BA and MA programs in Disaster and Emergency Management since 2011.


Cynthia Weeden

Founder & President, FutureShield |

Cynthia Weeden is a strategic business leader with over 30 years of experience with leading technology companies. For over 15 years, as President and Founder of FutureShield Inc., Cynthia has worked directly with key players in public safety technology and building strong partnerships in Canada and the best software solutions from around the world.

FutureShield Inc. is a technology solution and consulting practice for physical & IT security, emergency management, and continuity specializing in critical infrastructure protection.


Ryan Lim

IT Manager, Service Management, at the City of Mississauga, offers his expertise in the area of technology and cyber security management.

Event Organizer:

This event is hosted by the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) in partnership with the City of Mississauga’s Office of Emergency Management, to provide business continuity awareness and support for the local business community.


Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC), Economic Development, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Division, City of Mississauga, is your central source for small business information, resources and guidance.  905-615-4460 @MississaugaEDO – Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook  | Instagram

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for ensuring the City of Mississauga is prepared for large emergencies, disasters, and business disruptions by establishing robust emergency plans, staff and stakeholder training, emergency preparedness public education & outreach, and through the implementation of a comprehensive organization wide business continuity management program.

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