International Security Expo, the market leading security event, has today unveiled its CPD-certified thought leadership programme ahead of its return to Olympia, London from 27-28 September.
The highly popular, free-of-charge educational programme is sure to pull in the crowds once again, as it delivers the latest insights and analysis from world-leading security, law enforcement and risk and resilience experts who will come together to discuss mitigation strategies, best practices and high-level policy. This year’s programme has been meticulously curated with guidance from the event’s 70-person strong expert Advisory Council, comprising the most credible Government, industry and leading academic stakeholders, to ensure it accurately reflects the industry’s ever-changing threats, challenges and debates.
This year, security professionals can learn from world-renowned speakers who will deliver thought-provoking talks across three theatres: Global Counter Terror & Serious and Organised Crime Summit, International Security Conference and International Risk and Resilience Conference.
Strategic insights from influential industry leaders
The Global Counter Terror & Serious and Organised Crime Summit, sponsored by Skopenow, is renowned for delivering strategic insights and policy updates from heads of Government departments and agencies, alongside keynote sessions presented by those leading the way in combating terrorism and serious and organised crime. With a strong focus on the upcoming Protect Duty legislation, a transformative piece of legislation set to forever change how the UK protect its citizens in public spaces. Attendees will be able to hear from the key drivers of the landmark legislation, including the tireless campaigner, Figen Murray, whose son Martyn was tragically killed at the Manchester arena terror attacks in 2017; Shaun Hipgrave, Director of Protect and Prepare, Homeland Security Group (HSG), UK Government Home Office; and a senior member of the Publicly Accessible Locations (PALs) team, also part of the HSG.
Other key topics set to be discussed include international counter terror priorities. Speakers include Lina Kolesnikova, Security Expert, ICPEM, who will discuss key trends and developments following terror attacks in the EU. Fellow speakers include a Senior Agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who will discuss the US’s role overseas, and a Senior Counter Terror Police Officer who will offer a UK perspective.
The popular ‘Realities of Terror’ thread also returns this year, where attendees will hear from those who have had to live with the consequences of terrorism. This includes Ann Travers, Advocacy Support Worker, South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF), a prominent victims’ campaigner whose sister Mary was killed by the IRA. Ann is credited with successfully campaigning to ban anyone convicted of a serious criminal offence from holding the position of a Special Adviser. She will be joined at the Summit by Basheer Ahmad Omarzai, a refugee from Kabul who worked as a Senior Interpreter with The British Forces in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, Security Portfolio
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