ASC unveils programme for CONSEC 2015: ‘Knowing The Threats, Managing The Risks’

2015 sees the 21st edition of CONSEC, the annual conference and exhibition organised by the Association of Security Consultants

2015 sees the 21st edition of CONSEC, the annual conference and exhibition organised by the Association of Security Consultants

The Association of Security Consultants has announced that Bill Butler, former CEO of the Security Industry Authority, has accepted an invitation to chair CONSEC, the organisation’s annual international conference and exhibition which, in 2015, will be held on Thursday 15 October at the Marriot Hotel, Heathrow.

The theme for this year’s event will be ‘Knowing The Threats, Managing The Risks’. As event chairman, Bill Butler will introduce a number of eminent speakers, including a Keynote address from Phil Gormley, deputy director general of the National Crime Agency.

Other speakers at the event include Chris Greany (Commander of the National Police Co-ordination Centre) talking about the UK’s response to managing major crises, eminent academic Professor Peter Neumann of Kings College London on the latest developments regarding ISIS and the next wave of terrorism and Donald Macintyre from the Intelligence Corps who’ll be focusing on countering the cyber insider threat.

Two experts from the commercial arena will be talking on designing safer buildings and cities. They are Andrew Sieradzki, director at Buro Happold, and Andy Williams, senior partner at the TEMI Group.

Bill Butler: chairing CONSEC 2015

Bill Butler: chairing CONSEC 2015

Major sponsor for the conference is Xtralis, who will be joined by other exhibitors including Canon, IndigoVision, Lenel, BT Redcare, Stentofon, Davantis, Jackson Fencing, Plan, Davantis, CEM Systems, Inner Range and Honeywell (to name but a few).

The result of the ‘Associations’ Prize’ awarded to the most outstanding contribution by a security professional to the security industry during 2015 will also be announced during the 21st annual edition of CONSEC.

CONSEC 2015 will be of interest not only to security professionals but also leaders in the arenas of Government, industry and commerce.

*To obtain more details on CONSEC 2015 or to register your attendance, contact the Secretary at the Association of Security Consultants via e-mail:

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 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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