Professional Tours

Professional tours are available for conference delegates only on the basis of one tour per delegate while spaces are available. Demand for these tours is high and availability is limited so we recommend to book early. ASIS charges an administration fee of 10 GBP + VAT per tour in addition to the applicable registration fee. Registration is made through the event registration system (click here). 

Securing the Nation’s Treasures: Security at the British Museum

Wednsday 6 April, 10:30 - 12:00

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is the UK’s leading visitor attraction, welcoming over 6 million visitors a year to the remarkable collection that spans over two million years of human history across the entire world. David Bilson CPP, Head of Security and Visitor Services, will present some of the challenges of providing security in the museum and cultural sector. As an organisation that operates internationally, an enterprise-wide approach to mitigation is required, whether to protect staff working around the globe or to ensure the safe transit of collection objects between major museums.

Pre-opening Visit to The Francis Crick Institute

Wednesday 6 April, 10:00 - 11:00 (group 1) and 11:30 - 12:30 (group 2)

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the scientific mechanisms of living things. It aims at understanding why diseases develop and finding new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses. By bringing together scientists from many disciplines, the Crick will help improve people’s lives and keep the UK at the forefront of innovation in medical research, attracting high-value investment and strengthening the economy. Exclusive opportunity to view this spectacular building and learn about its security needs and features, before it opens fully in May 2016!

Behind-the Scenes Security Tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Wednesday 6 April, 14:45 - 16:00

The story of today's Royal Hospital Chelsea begins in 1681 during the reign of King Charles II, whose vision for a home for veteran soldiers was brought to life by Sir Christopher Wren who redesigned St Pauls after the Great Fire of London in 1666.

But it's not just the buildings that have survived into modern times. King Charles II's understanding that the country owes a debt of gratitude to its old soldiers informs the spirit of the Royal Hospital today. The residents of the Royal Hospital, known the world over as Chelsea Pensioners, have all served as ordinary soldiers in the Armed Forces at some point in their lives, and now, in their later years, find a warm welcome amidst the camaraderie of their fellow veterans.

You will be guided by our hosts Wilson James behind the scenes of this iconic institution where you see the Grand Hall, Wren Chapel, State Apartments, Figure Court and the grounds where the world renowned Chelsea Flower show takes part each year.  Securing such vast treasures, whilst being a home, has many complexities but the hosts will with share these with you over tea & coffee.  At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to visit the grave of former Prime Minister Margret Thatcher.

British Arab Commercial Bank: Insider Threat, Trends in Fraud and PPP (under Chatham House rules)

Wednesday 6 April, 15:00

The British Arab Commercial Bank was established in London in June 1972 as a wholesale bank and an established provider of services to Africa and the Middle East. The premises are near the Bank of England and Mansion House, the home of the Lord Mayor of London. Commander Chris Greany, the UK National Coordinator for Economic Crime based in the City of London Police, has been invited to speak to tour participants under the Chatham House rule. Chris will look at current and future trends in fraud and how the public and private sectors should / should increasingly work together in an interconnected criminal world. 

Guests are invited by our hosts Wilson James to be at the BACB for 15.00 for refreshments. The programme commences at 15.30. Afterwards, guests are invited to retire to one of the many City hostelries to sample some of the London pride ales.