The ASIS China 2016 Conference took place successfully in Shanghai on 14 and 15 November. Over 150 attendees registered, with many leading global and regional organisations represented. In addition to China, participants came from across the Asia Pacific region including Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Australia in addition to several delegates from the US and Europe.
ASIS International’s president David Davis CPP set the scene with an overview of the present state of security, touching on the evolving risk landscape including terrorism and Internet of Things security. He also recognised the winner of the ASIS Dan Grove APAC Regional Scholarship, namely Suraj Shankhpal of Goldman Sachs in India.
Davis’ presentation was followed by a lively panel debate on ‘Low Margins in the Security Guarding Sector’ and how this affects customers, security officers themselves and even the image of the security profession as a whole.
ASIS International’s China 2016 Conference provided a unique platform bringing together contrasting perspectives from local and regional guarding service providers and senior practitioners tasked with sourcing and selecting such solutions for their own companies.
ASIS CEO Peter O’Neil spoke about the changes ASIS International is going through to deliver more value for its members globally. Other topics on the agenda included Jihadist strategies, cyber threat management, creating a practical Emergency Action Plan, Duty of Care to members of staff, social media Best Practice and the convergence of physical and cyber security risks.
The ASIS China 2016 Conference was sponsored by Tyco and China City Guard.
The next ASIS International global conference will be ASIS Europe 2017, taking place in Milan, Italy from 29-31 March next year. The event, for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner, will focus on cyber-physical threats in multinational connected enterprises. For more information visit www.asiseurope.org