HEBCoN Conference 2023
HEBCoN is coming to Cardiff 9th and 10th March 2023

About Us

HEBCoN is a network of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK and Ireland who are committed to sharing and promoting good practice in Business Continuity Management (BCM), risk management and emergency planning.

HEBCoN became a professional body in 2007 and has since grown from strength to strength.  Led by an Executive Committee and Regional Chairs, we offer expertise and support to our members in all aspects of business continuity.

Our work is continually developing and our network continually expanding, changing the face of business continuity across Higher Education.

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Why Join HEBCon

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is important to the HEI sector as it ensures the continuity of teaching and research programmes and gives confidence to funding bodies that HEIs take managing risk seriously.

Being a member of HEBCoN allows your institution to tap into a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Business Continuity Management.   Our members are able to access a wide range of benefits, from networking with professionals to attendance at training events and being able to access a library of resources.For more information on joining HEBCoN and membership benefits please click here.

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The HEBCoN Conference is coming to Cardiff on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th March 2023

Staying at the Parkgate Hotel, Cardiff with a special visit to the Principality Stadium for the Awards Dinner.

Put the dates in your diary, more details will follow soon.

Feedback from this years conference:

“An insightful and interesting conference with an excellent programme of speakers addressing important and timely issues facing HE today. Well-organised with plenty of opportunity for networking and the venue was outstanding. Looking forward to next year!”

“.  I have come away from the conference with some really useful knowledge and am looking forward to integrating it into my day-to-day Business Continuity work ”

“An extremely worthwhile conference. As a first-time attendee I was welcomed into the group and had ample time for networking. The content was relevant and extremely useful answering questions but also posing some challenges which is exactly what I was looking for”

The HEBCoN 2022 conference, sponsored by Critical Arc, R3S Global, ISARR and Callmy, was a resounding success.





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Webinar – Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience

Webinar – Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience


Covid 19 struck HE organisations like a hammer blow from which many are only just recovering. It was also perhaps the greatest catalyst of change in educational practices in the last half century.

Dr Chris Needham-Bennett is the MD of Needhams 1834 Ltd and a Visiting Professor at University College London. He has worked with several universities on their resilience plans. He was commissioned by one major university to review their covid response from the perspective of the students and staff. He had unfettered access to anyone from the Dean of a faculty, PhD students, undergraduates, and administrative staff. His report to the strategic team was surprising in that the results were wholly unexpected, and have great utility for future planning.

In his presentation Chris will also compare and contrast the results of this Covid inquiry with one he completed for a major European lending bank so as to ... Read more