Noted Crisis Expert Melissa Agnes to Keynote at Third Annual International Crisis Management Conference, April 24 - 25, in Boston

Middletown, RI, February 02, 2018 --( Rob Burton, Managing Director of the International Crisis Management Conference (ICMC), today announced that Melissa Agnes, a distinguished authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management and brand protection will be the keynote speaker on day-two of the third annual (ICMC) conference in Boston April 24 - 25, 2018.

Ms. Agnes is an acclaimed speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of the world’s most prominent organizations faced with the greatest risks, and she is the author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World. She has worked with NATO, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, financial firms, technology companies, healthcare organizations, cities and municipalities, law enforcement agencies and global non-profits.

She is also the editor of the Crisis Ready Blog, a contributor to Forbes, and a go-to source for the press, with recent coverage including the Wall Street Journal, VIBE Magazine, USA Today, and many others. As a university guest lecturer, Agnes teaches crisis management in university courses around the world, including at NYU and McGill.

“ICMC is proud to welcome Melissa as our keynoter because she is one of the most sought-after crisis authorities in the field. ICMC members, who come from all business sectors and non-profit organizations, are certain to benefit from her insights,” said Rob Burton.

"Becoming crisis ready is essential, not just for business continuity in the event of a crisis, but for preparing organizations and their teams to be prepared for anything life may throw at them, whether it’s catastrophic crises or just the everyday issues that impact the sustainability of your brand’s reputation. Events like ICMC 2018 are great, as they provide organizations with best-practice knowledge into building brand invincibility - and I’m thrilled to be joining the ranks of the other brilliant professionals who will be speaking at this year’s event," Ms. Agnes said.

Other noted speakers at the conference include:

Vincent B. Davis, CEM, Corporate Workplace Resilience Manager for Amazon LLC in Seattle, and former Senior Preparedness Manager for Sony PlayStation.

Dr. Marisa Randazzo, Managing Partner of SIGMA Threat Management Associates and an international expert on threat assessment, targeted violence, and violence prevention. 

Edward Davis, founder and CEO of the business strategy and security agency, Edward Davis, LLC. He is also the former Police Commissioner of the Boston Police Department and was at the forefront of the emergency response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

See full list of speakers at

About ICMC

The International Crisis Management Conference (ICMC) is the Center of Excellence for crisis preparedness professional. ICMC was created to help support the demand for regionalized education and training for preparedness professionals. 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 from crisis management, incident management, business continuity and resiliency.
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