London set to host 2016 ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition

ASIS International will hold its 15th European Security Conference and Exhibition in London on 6-8 April 2016

ASIS International will hold its 15th European Security Conference and Exhibition in London on 6-8 April 2016

ASIS International, the global organisation for security professionals, has announced that it will hold its 15th European Security Conference and Exhibition in the city of London on 6-8 April 2016.

The 15th ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition (or ASIS Europe 2016) is a unique business security summit that’s expected to attract around 600 senior security professionals from all over Europe and beyond.

Participants will be able to share and learn effective strategies and solutions for securing their organisations’ people, property and information in today’s challenging global security environment.

The event will be organised around three days of educational sessions, keynote speakers, professional visits to leading organisations in the Greater London area, a Summit for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Round Table of ASIS International and a trade exhibition featuring cutting-edge security technology and solutions developed by a select group of leading companies.

A significant element of the event will be the various networking opportunities offered such as the traditional Welcome Party, the President’s Reception, lunches and professional networking breaks.

Global exchange of Best Practice

Speaking to Risk UK about the announcement, Sir Edward Lister – the Deputy Mayor of London – said: “We’re delighted that ASIS International has chosen London as the destination for its 2016 European gathering. We look forward to welcoming back this world class event for security professionals.”

Dave Tyson CPP, president of ASIS International, commented: “We look forward to returning to London with our 2016 European Security Conference and Exhibition. London is one of the world’s leading hubs of culture, business and finance with its own unique security challenges. ASIS Europe 2016 will be an excellent occasion for a global exchange of Best Practice and experience regarding those challenges.”

ASIS UK Chairman Andy Williams CPP

ASIS UK Chairman Andy Williams CPP

Andy Williams CPP, chairman of ASIS International’s UK Chapter, added: “The security profession in Britain is one of the most developed around the world, and we believe that the decision of ASIS International to return to London reflects that fact. We look forward to working with all like-minded organisations on making this extremely important annual event a great success.”

ASIS International has invited subject matter experts to participate in the conference programme by submitting proposals for a presentation. The organisation will accept proposals on all security-related topics, including supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security, intellectual property, maritime piracy, terrorism, executive protection, internal theft and fraud, competitive intelligence, brand protection, physical security, cyber security and convergence, investigations, due diligence and global business issues.

*Abstracts for papers can be submitted until Tuesday 15 September 2015. More details about the Call for Presentations and the event itself are available online at:

**For more information about the 15th ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition please visit or contact the ASIS EMEA Bureau at: or via telephone: +32 (0)2 645 26 74

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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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