Global RM conference Sydney-bound

Global RM conference Sydney-bound

The unheralded role that records and documents play in keeping the world in balance will be the primary focus of PRISM International’s (Professional Records & Information Services Management) first “Business Across Borders-Asia” commercial records management conference, taking place in Sydney from February 18 - 20.

Growing publicity about the vulnerability of documents frequently sparks heated public debates about global security, harsher corporate governance laws, and stricter rules about healthcare information management and the privacy rights of individuals. Coupled with U.S. events like Enron and HIH in Australia, governments and businesses need protection, access, retention, storage and disposal of their vital information. Conference speakers will address many of these issues.

“The global importance of records management makes this very much a vital industry," said Brad McDonell, CEO of Australian facilities management company, Tape Management Services, and Chairman, PRISM International’s Asian Membership Committee. “Following ‘Business Across Borders- Asia,’ we will get closer to a needed consensus about setting goals for the future.”

According to McDonell, Sydney is the perfect place to launch discussions about best practices in records and information management because of Australia’s quick adaptation of technology, its location as the doorstep to Asia, and its traditional ability to prove and implement ideas quickly. 

John Fitzgerald, legendary Davis Cup tennis player and 2003 Australian team captain, will be the keynote speaker for the conference, which will be held at the Hotel Intercontinental. Representatives from the RMAA (Records Management Association of Australia) will also be speaking at the vent, together with a host of PRISM member enterprises.

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