This year, InSec was hosted by the Insafe Private Client Services team in the Old Library within the modern Lloyds of London building. The event is designed to support the insurance industry by bringing together high net worth insurers, brokers and underwriters with the best in security. The forum allowed all the attendees a chance to network and discuss their fields with each other in what are often seen as separate industries. With a full capacity, the event hosted by Jenny Cooper from Insafe International, had some interesting and informative key speakers offering expertise and knowledge from their various sectors including insurance, risk and security. The Association of Insurance Surveyors, the body of individual risk control and reduction experts discussed risk engineering and protection against insurable risks. And, to compliment the afternoon two members of the Metropolitan Police Service Flying Squad finished up by presenting the Forum with the latest crime trends, figures, helpful Q&As and insights into the criminal mind. The Forum gave everyone attending a chance to further discuss business at an evening event held in the” Vault” (an old converted bank vault; its walls lined with safety deposit boxes and an original strongroom door well over two feet thick). The evening also held a charity auction hosted by an ex-Sotheby’s auctioneer. The lucky bidders found their winnings stashed away in the safety deposit boxes around the Vault. Well over
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.