ASIS and Johnson Controls confirm long-term partnership for ASIS Europe 2018 and beyond

ASIS International and Johnson Controls have once more confirmed their long-term partnership covering the annual ASIS Europe events, with an intention to maintain this arrangement until 2020. This year’s edition of ASIS Europe – for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner – will take place on 18-20 April in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Tyco, a brand of Johnson Controls, has supported the event as the top sponsor every year since 2007.

“Our participation at ASIS Europe allows us to interact with key decision-makers and thought leaders in the region,” explained John Flanderhijn, Johnson Controls’ director of strategy for marketing and business development in the Benelux region. “The event’s re-design last year, with its emphasis on securing organisations in the era of the Internet of Things, makes it an ideal strategic fit with Johnson Controls’ focus on smarter and safer buildings, campuses and cities.”

ASIS Europe is designed by security practitioners for security professionals. The ‘From Risk to Resilience’ event format – with its mix of conference content, training, technology and solutions, an exhibition, a dedicated careers centre and exclusive networking – supports established and aspiring security leaders requiring a broad understanding of both physical and cyber threats.

ASIS’ CEO Peter O’Neil observed: “I see this long-term partnership as an important endorsement of ASIS’ decision to embrace Enterprise Security Risk Management as a strategic priority such that we can better serve security professionals dealing with increasingly complex and interconnected risks. The support of industry partners like Johnson Controls is key when it comes to developing our programmes and education that advance the profession all year long, all over the world.”

This year’s conference in Rotterdam is themed ‘Blurred Boundaries: Clear Risks’ and will include tackling the impacts of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

Johnson Controls will present on ‘Smart Buildings: Fundamentals for Security Professionals’ as part of the Technology and Solutions track at conference.

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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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