British Security Industry Association confirms Chris Moon as Keynote Speaker for 2016 Annual Luncheon

The BSIA's 2016 Annual Luncheon takes place in London on Tuesday 12 July

The BSIA’s 2016 Annual Luncheon takes place in London on Tuesday 12 July

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has confirmed that Chris Moon will be the Keynote Speaker at the organisation’s flagship Annual Luncheon, which takes place on Tuesday 12 July 2016 at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

Chris Moon is a former British Army officer with three years’ operational experience. He left to work for a charity clearing landmines in Asia and Africa and survived being taken prisoner in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge. Moon successfully negotiated his own release – and that of two colleagues – from threatened execution.

In 1995, Moon was in a supposedly safe area of a minefield in remote East Africa, but an explosion caused him to lose an arm and a leg. He initially survived this ordeal by treating himself, before arriving in South Africa some 14 hours later to receive treatment.

Within a year of leaving hospital, and to his great credit, Moon ran the London Marathon and raised significant sums of money to help disabled people across the developing world.

Moon became the world’s first amputee ultra-distance runner and completed the gruelling Marathon Des Sables in 1997. Since then, he has run the world’s toughest ultra-marathons, among them the 135-mile Badwater Death Valley Ultra and the 95-mile West Highland Way Race.

As a Keynote Speaker, Moon delivers humour, passion and inspiration in his words, covering a wide range of topics from motivation right through to strategic leadership.

Moon will appear at the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon on 12 July, where he will present the annual Security Personnel Awards, the Apprentice Installer Awards and the SaferCash CVIT Special Awards.

The event itself is an ideal opportunity for anyone involved in the private security industry to join forces and celebrate the business sector’s achievements of the past year, while also networking with industry peers and VIPs emanating from Government and the police service alike.

The Annual Luncheon also features a formal address by incoming BSIA chairman Phil Wright, who will present his personally-selected Chairman’s Awards to those individuals who have made significant or lifelong contributions to the private security industry.

Tickets for the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon are available at a cost of £135 +VAT per person for BSIA members or £150 +VAT per person for non-members. Tickets can be booked via the Association’s website at or by contacting the events team on (telephone) 0203 585 1447. Alternatively, send an e-mail to:

The BSIA would like to thank this year’s event sponsors for their tremendous support. Sponsors in 2016 are:

*Annual Luncheon: TSS Security UK in association with Regency Security Group Ltd
*Security Personnel Awards: Camberford Law plc
*Apprentice Installer Awards: Eaton Security
*CVIT Special Awards: SaferCash
*Event Security: Executive Management Security Ltd
*VIP Drinks Reception: Contract Security Services Ltd

More information about Chris Moon can be obtained from his website:

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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