Annual DRI Conference
Attendance Growth

– Held every year since 2012 (except 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic)
– Audience of experienced practitioners and decision-makers across industries and sectors
– Approximately 60% of attendees hold managerial positions and above within their organization (~40% are Director/VP/C-suite level)

Registration for the 2024 DRI Conference & Expo in New Orleans, LA was 500+, representing 150+ organizations from 44 states and 20 countries.

Size of Organization

64%

Are over 1000 employees

Types of
Organizations

Financial Svcs/Banking/Insurance 22%
Professional Svcs/Consulting 20%
Computer/IT 13%
Government 7%
Healthcare/Pharma 8%
Utilities/Energy 6%
Nonprofit/NGO 5%
Education 4%
Retail 3%
Transportation/Aviation 4%
Manufacturing 3%
Comm/Ent/Media 2%
Other 4%

Job
Function

Business Continuity Management 32%
Business Resiliency 13%
Business Continuity Planning 10%
Emergency Planning / Preparedness 7%
Information Security/IT Services 7%
Disaster Recovery 7%
Operations 5%
Business Development/Sales 3%
Marketing 3%
Corporate Security 3%
Other 10%

Buying Influence

60%

Look to either recommend, specify or make the final purchasing decision on DR Products / Services

Types of BC/DR
Products

BC & Recovery Training
BC Planning Services
BC Planning Software
Communication Technology
Consulting
IT Security
Recovery/Restoration Services
Overall BC/DR Product Suite

WHO WILL YOU MEET AT DRI CONFERENCES?

Business Continuity & Resilience Professionals

  • Program Leads/Managers
  • Emergency Preparedness Managers
  • BC & Disaster Recovery Analysts/Specialists
  • Coordinators/Planners

Information Technology Professionals

  • IT Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Engineers
  • IT Analysts

Risk Management Professionals

  • Risk Management Leads
  • Risk Evaluation Program Leads
  • Risk Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Risk Analysts

Senior Management & Executives

  • CEO/COO/CSO/CROs
  • Presidents & VPs
  • Principals
  • Directors
  • Department Heads