What is important in the sustainable handling of opportunities and risks?

Corporate resilience seems to be the buzzword of our decade. Whether business continuity, emergency and crisis management, or classical security management – when it comes to increasing corporate resilience, experts agree: In order to be able to react to possible changes in the environment, organizations must establish suitable structures and processes. Resilience can by no means be limited to one management discipline only, but must be considered at all levels.

Strategic farsightedness and continuous exchange

Derived from Latin, resilience in the actual sense means the ability to skilfully fend off external influences. However, this original interpretation does not meet the context of corporate resilience in any way. Rather it means a balanced interaction between the organization and its environment, which aims at a long-term equilibrium condition under anticipation of risks and chances between both. This equilibrium can be generated only if all relevant functions and specialist areas are included on all management levels. This is the pitfall for resilience management in large and medium-sized companies. Strategic foresight is just as important as a continuous exchange of the company’s risks.

BRS 2019: Focus on current developments and trends

This is where the concept of the Business Risks Summit of ASIS Germany e. V. and ACFE Germany e. V. comes in: It is intended to provide an appropriate forum for the exchange of information between different specialist groups from the fields of security, fraud prevention, business continuity, emergency and crisis management and other relevant management disciplines. Speakers at the event will include experts from renowned companies such as Deutsche Post DHL, Kasperky, Deutsche Bahn, Volkswagen, Deutsche Bank and many others. The aim is to inform about current developments and trends and to share proven approaches from business practice. The Business Risks Summit 2019 thus offers an ideal platform for identifying potential for improvement and sustainably improving the resilience of one's own organization.