Bookings now open for The Security Institute’s tenth Annual Conference in London

The Security Institute’s deputy chairman Andrew Nicholls has unveiled plans for the organisation’s tenth Annual Conference, which is due to be held on Tuesday 3 October in central London.

Building on the sell-out success of the 2016 event, the Institute has moved the venue for this year with the 2017 gathering taking place at The Prince Consort Rooms at Armoury House in the City of London, the prestigious home of the oldest regiment in the British Army. This magnificent Georgian house is set in a five-acre garden hidden away in a quiet location just a couple of minutes’ walk from Moorgate and plays host to a state-of-the-art £6.5 million conference facility.

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI is returning as conference chairman, with this year’s event themed around the subject of ‘Security Culture in a World of Emerging Threats’.

Conference speakers confirmed thus far include former Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Lord John Stevens QPM KStJ DL FRSA, City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson QPM, Allan Burnett QPM FSyI (operations director at SecuriGroup), Peter Spindler (company director at Peter Spindler Associates LLP), Dr Rachel Carter MSyI (managing director of Carter Insurance Innovations), Baroness Ruth Henig CBE (president of The Security Institute), Dr Andrew Glazzard OBE (director of national security and resilience at RUSI) and Matthew Drew MSyI, group security director for Rolls-Royce plc.

The Institute welcomes both members and non-members to its annual conference. Anyone booking in July can benefit from early bird booking fees by visiting Ticket prices have been held at the 2016 rates. The ticket cost includes refreshments on arrival and throughout the conference as well as a buffet luncheon with networking drinks once the event concludes.

Andrew Nicholls

Andrew Nicholls

A range of sponsorship packages are also available, allowing companies to meet delegates and promote their companies and their solutions to high-level practising professionals.

The event will be used to premier the ITN programme ‘Creating a Security Culture’, a collaboration between The Security Institute and ITN Productions featuring the work of security professionals.

Further information about the event is available by telephoning The Security Institute’s headquarters on 08453 707717.

The Security Institute is the UK’s largest professional membership body for security professionals. Since 2000, the Institute has been working to promote the highest possible standards of integrity and professional competence in the business of security.

Membership of The Security Institute affords individual professionals credibility, enhances their career prospects, provides a network of excellent contacts and offers Continuing Professional Development as well as a wide range of networking opportunities.

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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