The Security Institute’s tenth Annual Conference “set to be best one held to date”

The Security Institute’s Annual Conference for 2017 promises to be the most exciting yet, with initial bookings already having exceeded last year’s numbers. The event is being held on Tuesday 3 October at Armoury House in the City of London and will include the premier of the ITN production ‘Creating a Security Culture’ – a collaboration between The Security Institute and ITN Productions featuring the work of security professionals.

Running under the heading ‘Security Culture in a World of Emerging Threats’, this year’s Annual Conference is being chaired by Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI (director of Perpetuity Research). After an opening address by The Security Institute’s President Baroness Ruth Henig CBE, the first speaker will be Ian Dyson QPM, Commissioner of the City of London Police, who’ll be talking about recent developments in the sphere of ‘Emerging Threats’.

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI

Conference speakers that follow on the day include Matthew Drew MSyI (group security director at Rolls-Royce), Allan Burnett QPM (operations director for SecuriGroup) and Dr Andrew Glazzard OBE, director of national security and resilience at the Royal United Services Institute.

Further presentations in the wake of the lunchtime break will be given by Peter Spindler MSyI (director of Soter Protective Services), who’ll be focusing on safeguarding and vulnerability, while Dominic Cockram (partner at Deloitte) is set to discuss the growing challenges of managing a corporate crisis.

The conference programme ends with a special presentation by Detective Chief Superintendent Clarke Jarrett from Counter-Terrorism Command.

Andrew Nicholls

Andrew Nicholls

Andrew Nicholls, deputy chairman of The Security Institute and the individual responsible for organising this year’s event, said: “This conference has become the ‘must attend’ event for security professionals and is specifically designed to update delegates’ knowledge in the fast-moving world of security management. We’ve been exceptionally fortunate in attracting a great line-up of speakers this year, all of whom are experts in their specialist fields.”

*Ticket prices include the cost of the aforementioned buffet luncheon and refreshments throughout the day as well as admission to the after-conference networking drinks reception. All delegates will receive a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate as a result of their attendance at conference

**Full booking details about the conference are available at www.security-institute.org

**Further information about the event is available by contacting The Security Institute’s headquarters on (telephone) 08453 707717

About the Author

Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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