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Dealing with Disruptions

In an era characterized by growing uncertainty, associations, much like all other organizations, are facing the challenge of navigating business operations amidst a multitude of uncertainties, including geopolitics, climate change and adaptation, shifts in employer-employee dynamics, leadership paradigms, and many more. It appears that a significant portion of our traditional management and organizational models have become outdated simultaneously. How can associations enhance their resilience in this evolving landscape? What strategies and tools can you incorporate into your protocols and governance to ensure the seamless continuity of your daily operations?


27 February 2024


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm


  • Danny Tinga
    Danny Tinga
    Partner - Resilience, Crisis and Reputation

    Originally having a law enforcement background Danny worked for the Amsterdam city Police and the Dutch National Crime Squad (organized crime and war crimes division) for a total of 14 years. In 2006 Danny moved to the banking sector where he worked in different managerial roles but always with a security- and crisis focus. Working for a large international bank Danny led the integrated Security & Resilience function for the EMEA region but was responsible for supply chain management and real estate. The present age asks for new ways of looking at security, continuity and leadership capabilities triggering Danny to move to Deloitte in 2018. Currently he is one of the Resilience and Crisis leaders for Deloitte. He and his team help clients in the public- and private sector to deal with the challenges around becoming resilient to high impact events and disruptions. The Resilience, Crisis and Reputation does so by focusing on three strategic pillars being Safety & Security, Societal Resilience & Critical Infrastructure and Reputation & Trust. Next to his work for Deloitte Danny is a frequent speaker at conferences and is lecturer at different universities on the topics of crisis- and business continuity management. He holds and MBA and followed the Harvard leadership in Crisis program.

  • Martin Sirk
    Martin Sirk
    Sirk Serendipity

    Martin Sirk founded the strategic consultancy Sirk Serendipity in 2019. His areas of expertise and interest include meeting design, association strategy and development, social and economic impact of meetings, destination marketing, networking theory, and the future evolution of the meetings industry. He is a frequent media commentator, event designer and moderator on these topics. Major clients include Global Association Hubs Partnership, (advising Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC how to assist international associations in achieving their strategic goals), tech start-ups and international associations and meetings industry companies including IMEX, Destinations International, International Association for the Study of Pain, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, SITE, UFI, and AI-driven interpretation company Wordly. From 2002 to 2018, Martin was CEO of ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association. Prior to that he held senior positions with Hilton International and the British Tourist Authority, working and organising meetings in all regions of the world.

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