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Business continuity briefs:
7th March 2008

'Business continuity briefs' provides a summary of new product and services press releases and other useful resources published in the last 24 hours.

International SOS and Control Risks form joint venture
International SOS and Control Risks have announced the formation of a strategic alliance. The two companies will create a joint operating unit to provide clients with an enhanced portfolio of travel and expatriate security services, which will be progressively introduced from July 2008.
www.internationalsos.com www.control-risks.com

3rd Annual Infrastructure Protection and Security Forum
Advancing your emergency and business continuity plans towards dynamic business resilience, May 22-23, 2008 Melbourne, Australia. Features a keynote address by The Hon Philip Ruddock MP, Member for Berowra, Parliament House Future of Australia - protecting and securing your key critical infrastructure. More details

Economic impacts of fires in the US
NFPA has published a report ‘The Total Cost of Fire in the United States’
which states that for 2005, the total cost of fires to the US economy is estimated at $267-294 billion, or roughly 2 to 2.5% of US gross domestic product. Property loss – reported or unreported, direct or indirect – represents only $12.7 billion of this total. Get the report

Recovery support for flood-affected Queensland businesses
Tourism, Regional Development and Industry Minister Desley Boyle said the Queensland Government would provide a business support program to aid businesses in Emerald and Charleville with flood recovery. Ms Boyle said the new business support program aimed to help eligible small businesses manage the impacts of flooding on their business operations, plan recovery activities and become more resilient for the future. For more information or to apply, contact the Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry on 4938 4979. Applications close Thursday 12 March 2008.

Current environmental stories with business continuity implications:

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