CSO Roundtable Summit

The CSO Roundtable-a members-only forum of senior security executives from the world's largest organizations-will hold its regional summit at the ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition on 29-31 March 2015.

The CSO Roundtable Summit is held in parallel with the main educational sessions and will cover a range of business and risk topics tailored to top security executives. The full program will be announced soon.

The summit is open only to paid CSO Roundtable members and those who are eligible to join the CSO Roundtable. Eligibility criteria are outlined at the CSO Roundtable website.

If you are interested in attending these sessions, please RSVP to Michela Robinson, Strategic Operations assistant at ASIS: michela.robinson@asisonline.org (with copy to europe@asisonline.org).

The CSO Roundtable Summit is sponsored by

Monday, 30 March


Western Europe: Has the Threat of Extremist Violence Increased?

The implications for Western nations of the dramatic rise of Islamic State as an independent jihadist group and rival to al-Qaeda were brought into sharp focus by the Paris attacks in January. This session will examine historic examples of jihadist attacks and plots in the West, the tactics and technology that were employed, the emerging risks, and how companies might respond to an evolving threat. Members of the CSO Roundtable and invited experts will lead an interactive discussion on how the threats have changed from the CSO’s perspective, and what’s changed in terms of creating a strategic security plan.

  • Moderator: Damien Martinez, Secrétaire Général, Centre d’Analyse du Terrorisme (France)
  • Panelists: Tim Williams, Managing Director, Stirling Assynt (Europe) Ltd (UK)
  • Michael Croll, Head of Field Security, European Union (Belgium)
  • Bernard Galea, Chief Strategic Intelligence & Security Officer, FM Logistics (France)
  • Dr. Nicolas Le Saux, CPP, CEO, ATAO Consulting (France)
  • Eric Davoine, Security Manager, Natixis (France)
Tuesday, 31 March


Doing Business in Russia: Strategies for CSOs

Multinational companies that seek to do business in Russia have great expectations and opportunities; but they also face some significant challenges. This discussion will provide strategic-level ideas and information for senior security executives whose companies are doing (or considering) business in Russia. Much of the session will be open for audience questions.

  • Moderator: Pierre Tramier, Conseiller du Directeur Général, Auchan Russie
  • Oleg Popov, Chairman, Elite Security Holding Co.
  • Dmitry Budanov, CEO, Elite Security Holding Co. 
Tuesday, 31 March


Does Security Add Value?

Security departments protect people, property, and other assets; but do they provide value to their organizations in other ways? Is security a market differentiator for your company? Does your security force play a role in building or enhancing your company's reputation? Is your team marketing- and PR-savvy? Join this CSO Roundtable discussion and share your perspective and experience.

  • Moderator: Prof. Martin Gill, Managing Director, Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International
  • Panelists: Stuart Hughes CPP, Senior Director Profit Protection, Global Finance, Adidas Group, (UK)​
  • Frank Ewald CPP, Head of Corporate Security, Deutsche Post DHL (Germany) 
  •  Paul Moxness, VP, Corporate Safety & Security, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Belgium)
  • Malcolm Smith, CPP, Head: Group Security & Safety Services, Nedbank Group Ltd. (South Africa)
  • Roy Stranden, CPP, Director of Security/CSO, Schibsted Media Group (Norway)