On Thursday 28 February, attending professionals from the UK’s security business sector will once again be given the opportunity to listen to the views aired by a line-up of first class speakers and contribute to matters affecting the industry at the Thought Leadership Summit which runs on the afternoon of the 2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).
Katy Bourne, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, will speak about how businesses and the private security sector can better engage to complement the work of the police. In addition, Dr Glen Kitteringham is set to discuss new global research that invites a rethink on the way in which security officers are managed.
Chief Superintendent Nick Aldworth, counter-terrorism national co-ordinator for Protect and Prepare, will present an overview of counter-terrorist activity and outline the development to date of public/private sector collaboration designed to combat the terrorist threat.
The event will close with a debate involving well-known thought leaders Stuart Lowden and Geoff Zeidler. Discussion will take place under the heading: ‘Is the Security Industry Authority stifling the development of the security sector?’
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI, director of Perpetuity Research and founder of the OSPAs, informed Risk Xtra: “The Thought Leadership Summit is about inspiring new insights and rethinking concepts and ideas that we have for too long left unchallenged. The closing debate involving Stuart and Geoff promises to be lively and thought provoking, and I urge everyone to consider attending and be ready to challenge and pose questions.”
The Thought Leadership Summit takes place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London and will be supported by a comprehensive exhibition of products and services. Doors will open at midday and luncheon will be provided.
The Summit is set to conclude at 4.40 pm, with the UK OSPAs Ceremony following on at 6.45 pm.