The Center of Excellence for Crisis Management Professionals

What is the ICMC

The International Crisis Management Conference (ICMC) was created to help support the demand for regionalized education and training for preparedness professionals. ICMC is managed by a team from PreparedEx, the leading crisis, business continuity, emergency management, and security management firm. The demand for a variety of preparedness skills and a thirst for knowledge with respect to scenario-based training and exercises is at an all-time high. ICMC provides a range of professional speakers that deliver current and interesting topics that are often themed (scenario) based. ICMC welcomes you to its growing family of preparedness professionals and hopes that you will join us for one of our conferences soon.

Who Should Attend?

During an emergency, large or small, your organization and those internal partners as well as external stakeholders from the surrounding community will have to work together in order to respond to a crisis. If your organization and its partners are prepared, the damage to the operation of the business should be minimal, the impact to the reputation of the brand reduced, and less chaos to the surrounding community and its residents. ICMC brings together a good mix of crisis, emergency, business continuity and security professionals from both the private and public sectors. Our attendees learn from each other and share their own experience which ultimately creates stronger relationships within the wider preparedness community. At an ICMC conference you’ll get the opportunity to meet and form relationships with:

  • Crisis and Incident Management Professionals
  • Business Continuity Management Professionals
  • Crisis Communications and Public Relations Professionals
  • Cyber-Security Professionals
  • IT Disaster Recovery Professionals
  • Emergency Management Professionals
  • First Responders – Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Services
  • Security Management Professionals
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • As well as many more industry experts


Jessica Buchanan

Humanitarian Aid Worker; New York Times Best-Selling Co-Author Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue By SEAL Team Six

On October 25, 2011, Jessica Buchanan and a colleague were kidnapped at gunpoint by Somali land pirates and held for 93 days, enduring the most harrowing and painful experience of her life. On the day of her kidnapping, she silently said to herself, “Some do come out alive, the numbers are small but they do exist.” During her captivity, she was terrorized by her captors, held outdoors in a scrub desert and kept on a starvation diet. With her health steadily deteriorating her husband, Erik Landemalm, was furiously working behind the scenes with the FBI, professional hostage negotiators, and the United States government in negotiating her release. Finally after fruitless negotiations with her captors and her medical state becoming a life-or-death issue, President Barack Obama ordered Navy SEAL Team Six to attempt a rescue. On January 25, 2012 members of SEAL Team Six attacked the heavily-armed captors killing all and airlifting Buchanan and her colleague to safety. Through this experience, Buchanan learned that the human spirit is indomitable. Today she shares with audiences the tools she quickly learned to find strength to face any situation no matter how large or small the challenges or obstacles. She learned first-hand how to remain hopeful, dig deep even when you feel completely empty of any resources and trust your instincts as all can find the inner strength to face any situation. She chronicled the story in the New York Times best-seller and 2013 USA Best Book Award/Autobiography, Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six (2013).

Susan Armstrong

Vice President, Business Continuity & Data Privacy – SSGA

Michael Barrow

Global Resiliency Crisis Lead – eBay

Michael Bouchard

Chief Security Officer – Janus Global Operations

Bob Connors

Director, Preparedness and Crisis Management – Raytheon

Pete Dowling

Special Advisor – Centrallo

David Kalson

Principal – Kalson Communications, LLC

Leanne Metz, PMP, MBCI

Associate Director – Mead Johnson Nutrition

Daniel Gortze

Security Systems Sr. Manager – SecureWorks


ICMC exceeded my expectations. The number of crisis topics covered in a single day was great. From cyber security to active shooter training, ICMC covered the key topics relevant in today’s business world. I would recommend the conference to anyone in the crisis management area

Rob Runchey

The International Crisis Management Conference provided attendees a unique opportunity to meet and network with leaders of other organizations encountering similar challenges with contemporary issues such as incident response & recovery, managing cyber security threats, developing response teams and other hot topics. The conference speakers were phenomenal and all were top-tier subject matter experts within their respective fields.

Cal Mathis

Director, Global Crisis Management, McGraw Hill Financial

I was surprised to see just how varied were the primary competences of the attendees at this year’s  inaugural ICMC Boston, sponsored by PreparedEx.  Unlike the majority of conferences in this field that approach incident response from a single focus (such as Emergency Management or Business Continuity or Risk Management…or other), this event included all of the relevant sub-fields.  The speakers were uniformly riveting, and the attendees were leaders in their specific fields. An extraordinarily beneficial conference.  I hope to see it extended to 2 days next year

Kathleen Lucey

FBCI, President, Montague Risk Management

The Venue

Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel

401-403 D Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 (617) 530-1600

ICMC Spring 2016 Venue

Aloft Hotel Boston 401-403 D Street, Boston, MA 02210


Spending the night? Book your room at the Aloft before March 7, 2017 to receive the group rate discount. Discounted rooms are limited so the rate is subject to availability.

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