Full programme unveiled for 2020 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit

The third Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate, takes place on Wednesday 26 February at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London. Details of the full programme have now been released by the organisers.

The line-up of high-profile speakers is set to provide a platform to debate and challenge matters that affect the whole security community.

A representative from Madrid Police, namely Inspector Angel Martinez Sendino, will share the Madrid story of reducing false alarms. This presents a challenge to the established methodology here in the UK. Inspector Sendino’s talk will examine this success story, and why the losers are UK businesses and the British public.

“It’s claimed that the Madrid approach delivers savings and provides for improved performance, but it’s well recognised as being non-compliant with UK standards,” commented Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI, director of Perpetuity Research and founder of the OSPAs. “Following this talk from Inspector Sendino, key influencers from the police, the security inspectorates and Trade Associations will examine the pros and cons of the Spanish concept and debate as to whether anything can be done to reap the benefits on home shores.”

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI

Other topics to be covered include ‘Why pay a Real Living Wage?’, the role of a Regulator in promoting Best Practice in employment, ‘Security Guarding’: the race to the bottom and innovation in the future and ‘Woman in Security’: their experiences and key areas for industry development.

The full OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit programme can be viewed here.

With only a limited number of places remaining, those wishing to attend should book without delay.

Doors to the Thought Leadership Summit will open at 11.15 am. Luncheon will be provided. An exhibition of products and services will be on display for the benefit of delegates. The event will finish at 5.00 pm and the OSPAs Dinner and Awards Ceremony will follow at 6.45 pm.

*Delegate places for the 2020 Thought Leadership Summit are priced at £45 +VAT. This cost includes luncheon, entrance to the exhibition and afternoon refreshments. Book online at https://uk.theospas.com/summit2020/

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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