ASIS International, the association for security professionals, has announced that Ivo Willem Opstelten, Security and Justice Minister of The Netherlands will give a keynote presentation during the opening plenary on 2 April at ASIS Europe 2014. Now on its 13th edition, ASIS 13th European Security Conference & Exhibition will take place in The Hague, Netherlands on 1-3 April 2014. Godfried Hendriks, CPP, Member of the Board of Directors of ASIS International says,” ASIS International is honoured by the participation of Minister Opstelten in ASIS Europe 2014. Such high-level participation can be seen as recognition of the leading role that ASIS has in developing the security profession in the Netherlands and Europe. ASIS believes that a continuous dialogue between practitioners and the public sector is critical to making the world a more secure place.”
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.