Build Business Resilience


Emergency situations may arise due to a fire, power outage, heatwave, flood, storm, bush fire or cyber-attack. Preparing for these situations is simply good business. A pre-prepared plan will help your business reduce losses and recover sooner.

Learn from General Manager of Risk Frontiers, Andrew Gissing.

Don’t miss this workshop if you are running a business or thinking of starting one.

About Andrew Gissing - General Manager, Risk Frontiers

Andrew is a community resilience and engagement expert with over 20 years of resilience building experience including in executive management positions.

He previously held the position of Deputy Chief Officer / Director Community Resilience with the Victoria State Emergency Service.

Andrew has led the delivery of more than 70 climate risk and resilience projects. He is an expert facilitator. He has undertaken extensive research on the preparedness of small businesses for flooding and led the development of the Business FloodSafeprogram for the NSW and Victorian State Emergency Services.

About the organisers

Local councils are working with Resilient Sydney, state government and other stakeholders to build community resilience in the face of increasing shocks and stresses in the 21st century ranging from extreme weather and global pandemics to transport stress, employment security and cyber-threats.

The Resilient Business Seminar series is one of several exciting initiatives jointly presented by City of Ryde, Lane Cove and Willoughby City Council to help local communities and businesses prepare for and overcome emergencies.

You can find out more about the councils’ resilience-building programs via the following links:

City of Ryde - Resilient Ryde

Lane Cove Council - Emergency Management Plan

Willoughby City Council - Resilient Willoughby

This event will be run live digitally via MS teams.



  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Friday, 24 June 2022 | 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM


This event will be run live virtually via MS Teams.