Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley to deliver Keynote Address at ASIS Europe 2016

ASIS International’s UK Chapter is pleased to announce that Mark Rowley – Assistant Commissioner with direct responsibility for specialist operations at the Metropolitan Police Service – will be one of the Keynote Speakers at the 15th European Security Conference and Exhibition (otherwise known as ASIS Europe 2016), which runs from 6 to 8 April in central London.

Assistant Commissioner Rowley joins an educational programme that has been expanded to cover more than 50 sessions running across five separate tracks. Key topics being addressed include the terrorism outlook for Europe, ‘The Insider Threat’, cyber security issues, ‘The Business Value of Security’, The Internet of Things and ‘Security Technology and Solutions’.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley

The conference sessions will be supplemented by professional tours on the day before the main conference. These tours afford delegates a somewhat unique ‘behind the scenes’ look at some prestigious locations facing particular security challenges. They include The British Museum, the soon-to-be opened biomedical research centre for The Francis Crick Institute and The Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

ASIS International’s renowned networking events will be a key feature of the 2016 conference. This year, there will be three receptions: the President’s Welcome Party (powered by Nedap) at the Leadenhall Building, the President’s Reception (sponsored by Tyco Fire & Security, and to be held in the iconic setting offered by the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery of The British Museum) and a closing reception hosted by the ASIS UK Chapter at the House of Lords.

*Full information on the event (for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner) is available online at:

ASIS International’s 8th Middle East Security Conference and Exhibition

ASIS International has announced that its 8th Middle East Security Conference and Exhibition will take place from 5-7 November 2017 in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The organisation has decided to move its flagship event in the Middle East from the late February timing of recent years in order to better accommodate its expanding portfolio of global educational offerings.

The 2017 event in Bahrain will serve ASIS International members and stakeholders from across the region with a diverse programme aimed at security professionals from a wide variety of key economic sectors.

Peter O’Neil, ASIS International’s executive vice-president and CEO, explained: “One of ASIS’ unique values to security professionals operating at the global level is our ability to offer insight and education tailored to those organisations resident in a variety of key business regions. There’s considerable interest from our members, delegates and exhibitors in attending multiple events each year in order to address the full scope of their needs.”

O’Neil went on to state: “With this change of timing and a new location for ASIS Middle East 2017, we hope to better serve our community and those stakeholders seeking to maximise their event participation. We thank Dubai for being a great host to ASIS International. We’re very excited by the opportunity to run next year’s event in Bahrain.”

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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 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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