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Optional Professional and Sightseeing Tours (User-pay)

Sightseeing Tours

In collaboration with our DMC Jibe! , ASIS offers the possibility to discover The Hague and The Netherlands through specially
designed tours.

  • 1 April 2014 – Discover The Hague Walking Tour
  • 2 April 2014 – Day Tour Discover Amsterdam
  • 3 April 2014 – Day Tour Discover Delft
  • 4 April 2014 – Day Tour Leiden and Tulips

To register, please click here.

A minimum number of participants will be requested for these tours to be confirmed. In case of cancellation, your registration fee will be refunded. See all information on the tours registration website.

Professional Tours

Special professional tours to the Europol Headquarters, OPCW HQ and the campus of The Hague Security Delta (HSD) Campus will be organised on Tuesday 1 April.

Tour of the OPCW HQ - 1 April, 9.30 – 11.30am

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which entered into force in 1997. As of today the OPCW has 190 Member States, who are working together to achieve a world free from chemical weapons. They share the collective goal of preventing chemistry from ever again being used for warfare, thereby strengthening international security. The OPCW was the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Peace prize "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons".

Tour details:

  1. General brief of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and its core activities including photo opportunity with the Nobel Peace Prize.
  2. Brief by Mr. Chris Stretton, Head of the Office of Confidentiality and Security, OPCW
    • Securing International Organisations like the OPCW
    • The role and adaptation of a Security Organisation to support Missions in High Risk Areas

Followed by coffee and informal discussions

Capacity: 30 people (first come, first serve)
Cost: Free of charge
Venue: OPCW HQ (located next to the World Forum)

Tour of The Hague Security Delta Campus – 1 April, 10.30-12.00

In the Dutch security cluster, also known as The Hague Security Delta (HSD), companies, governments, and research institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics. They have a shared ambition: a secure world and economic development.

The region of The Hague is the core of this cluster. In this region alone, some 400 companies and institutions are directly involved in security. They provide 13,400 jobs, realise a turnover of almost 1.7 billion euros and an added value of 820 million euros. Despite the economic crisis, these companies grew with an average annual growth figure of 4.1% (2006-2012). Recent research indicates that the security cluster in The Hague region will double its turnover to 2.5 billion euros by 2020. The number of jobs has the potential to increase by 25%. Forensics and cyber security will be the two main areas of growth.

In February 2014, the Dutch Minister of Security & Justice opened the HSD Campus, the national innovation centre of the security cluster, with state-of-the-art labs for serious gaming , real-time intelligence and (cyber) incident experience, education and training facilities, flexible office space and meeting rooms. Minister Opstelten: "Security issues are becoming increasingly important and complex. Thus, cooperation between government, industry and science is very important. The new HSD Campus offers plenty of space for these public- private partnerships and encourages innovations in the security domain."

Registered visitors of the 13th European Security Conference & Exhibition are cordially invited for a meet & greet with and presentations by the management of The Hague Security Delta as well as a guided tour around the brand new innovation centre.

Program:

10.30 – 10.45 Arrival at the HSD Campus
10.45 – 11.30 Presentations The Hague Security Delta (Dutch national security cluster)
  • Introduction to The Hague Security Delta
  • The importance and potential of public-private partnerships in security
  • Joint Innovation programs by partners in The Hague Security Delta
11.30 – 12.00 Tour around the HSD Campus (new national innovation centre for security)

Capacity: 50 (first come, first serve)
Cost: Free of charge
Location: HSD Campus, Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104, 2595 AN The Hague
Note: To be able to offer this tour free of charge, participants are kindly asked to make their own way to the location of the tour. Transportation options include public transport or taxi.

Directions from the World Forum:
Take Tram 1 from the stop World Forum in the Direction Delft Tanthof
Get off at stop Centrum
Walk to stop Spui (3 minutes)
Take tram 3 in the direction Zoetermeer Centrum-West
Get off at stop Laan van NOI, Den Haag
When you arrive at The Hague Laan van NOI station walk towards the Ministry of SZW. At the exit, turn left immediately and follow the path for 200 meters until you arrive at the Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg.
You can find the HSD Campus in the first silver coloured building (named Headquarter) on your left hand.

Resources:
www.thehaguesecuritydelta.com
Policy Research Corporation Report: The Hague Security Delta
HSD Campus Officially Opened by Minister of Security & Justice

Europol Headquarters Tour – 1 April – 15:45–18:00 SOLD OUT

Europol is at the heart of the European Union Member State’s law enforcement major operations to combat international crime and terrorism. The agency supports investigations through the provision of unique intelligence and operational support capabilities. The core business of Europol is analysis of criminal intelligence.

Europol’s new headquarters was officially opened 01 July 2011. The state-of-the-art building offers cutting edge facilities including forensic labs and excellent meeting facilities purpose built for Europol as a law enforcement intelligence agency. The building has a surface area of 32 000 m2 and is situated in the international zone of The Hague, with neighbours including the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the World Forum Convention Center.

Europol is engaging in several public/private partnerships via its outreach programme. The reason for this is to connect with specialists, institutions and companies outside law enforcement in order to aggregate knowledge. Partners are among others banks, credit card companies, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, internet providers, think thanks, NGO’s and leading practitioners.

Tour details:

  • 15:45 – check- in at Europol HQ (passport required)
  • Tour of the building with focus on security
  • 16.30 – Presentation : A general introduction to Europol (Soren Pedersen, Chief of Media and PR)
  • 17.00 – Presentation: Europol and public/private partnerships
  • 17.30 – 18.00 Networking, drinks offered by Europol

In order to register:

  • If you have not registered for the conference: please click here to register for the conference and the tour will be in the available options
  • If you have registered already for the conference, please click here to access your registration in the BCOM system, login and select the Europol HQ Tour in the services list.
  • Participation is limited to 45 individuals and only open to full conference delegates. Places are given out on a first-come-first-serve basis Book early to avoid disappointment.