Intertek and the Australian Risk Policy Institute Begin Strategic Leadership Conference Series

Sofia, Bulgaria, October 19, 2012 --( Intertek, (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world launched the first conference in a five part series on Strategic Leadership in the 21st Century at the beginning of October.

Experts from around the world delivered presentations on the global approaches and policies surrounding risk management and Business Continuity Management (BCM). High profile companies within Bulgaria also shared their experience on the implementation of both systems, as well as their approaches on global risk policy models, BCM best practices within critical infrastructures, and an introduction to ISO 22301:2012 – the new International Standard for BCM.

BCM and Business Resilience are key components of the Global Risk Policy Model. The global systemic risk development requires a new network-centric thinking and a proactive approach for effective Business Resilience Building. Reducing the vulnerabilities and minimizing the contemporary threats’ impact have a critical role in providing more sustainable and safer business environments, and continual business improvements. The new trends in BCM provide opportunities for enhancing Leadership capabilities to manage the systemic risk.

“The Strategic Leadership Conference Series gives professionals the opportunity to explore new options for minimizing risk and creating strategic approaches for handling risk in the future,” said Ivan Savov, Regional Director of Intertek’s Business Assurance group.

The upcoming conferences will include, Integrity Management and Anti-Corruption, New Leadership, Innovation, Energy Efficiency in an Uncertain World, and Corporate Social Responsibility.


For further information, please contact:

For Conference Inquiries:
Vyara Stankova
Regional Deputy Director Business Assurance – EE, CIS, Turkey
Direct: +359 (2) 950 11 90
Mobile: +359 88 2032273

For Market Inquiries:
Lauren Reidy
Marketing Manager
Direct +1 978.929.2111

About Intertek’s Business Assurance services

The Business Assurance group of Intertek provides a full range of business process audit and support services, including accredited third-party management systems auditing and certification, second-party supplier auditing, sustainability data verification, process performance analysis, and IRCA-registered auditor training. Through sharing best practices and new industry requirements, to assessing your performance against your own objectives, our team gives you the means to evaluate and enhance your business while meeting both external and internal customer expectations. Our global network of expert auditors works with our clients to help them improve operations, meet regulatory requirements, reduce environmental impact, and achieve business objectives.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek helps its clients to meet end users’ expectations across increasingly diverse quality, health, environmental, safety and social accountability aspects in virtually any market around the world. Visit
Lauren Reidy - Marketing Manager, Business Assurance
+1 978 929 2111