April 2008
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 44th edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage you to submit any updates or articles you wish to share with the ASIS International members in Europe!

Copy deadlines for the next issues have been fixed at the third Monday of every month. The deadline for the next issue is 19 May 2008.

ASIS Delivers 7th European Security Conference

The ASIS International 7th European Security Conference - Security: The Essential Corporate Asset took place on 13-16 April at the Catalonia Palace of Congresses in Barcelona, Spain. ASIS International’s annual European conference which was first held in 2002 in Amsterdam is now firmly established as one of Europe’s foremost security conferences

 Professor Fernando Reinares, the opening keynote speaker   Almost 500 security professionals, corporate executives, consultants, and officials from 49 different countries attended 33 high-level educational sessions on topics ranging from supply chain security and intellectual property protection to terrorism prevention and Iran’s 50 year plan to export its revolution.

 Mr. Barrie Millett, Security & Crisis Management Lead at GE CP&SO EMEA commented:

"The Barcelona ASIS International European Conference is the fifth one that I have attended and overall the event was a huge success from my professional standpoint. This event epitomises what ASIS International is all about, bringing international security professionals together to discuss common issues, in diverse environments with common goals in a truly international arena."

 The exhibition   Don Randall receives the European Person of the Year Award 

Keynote speakers included Professor Fernando Reinares, Spain’s leading expert on violent radicalisation, Mr. John Newton, manager of INTERPOL’s intellectual property rights project and Mr. Gijs de Vries, Chairman of the European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) and formerly the European Union’s Counter Terrorism Coordinator. Other speakers included Mr. Bruce Blythe of Crisis Management International on crisis decision making and Mr. Bernard Geiben of Carrefour on optimising retail security in an international and multicultural environment.

New this year was the CSO Roundtable luncheon, open to Chief Security officers and their deputies at which Mr. Laurent Giezendanner, Head of Group Security at Merck KGaA, spoke on how to integrate security into a company’s business strategy.  

ASIS Announces Security Standards Training on 9 and 10 June, in Partnership with the Lithuanian Standards Board

ASIS International is pleased to announce its European Security Standards Training,  which will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 9 and 10 June 2008, in partnership with the Lithuanian Standards Board. The training is targeted towards security managers and directors as well as professionals with an interest in management systems standards and auditing.

Standards are an industry's common language of performance and acceptability. Standards help build the 'soft infrastructure' of modern, innovative economies. They provide certainty, references, best practices and benchmarks for designers, engineers and service providers. Standardisation diminishes trade barriers, promotes safety, allows interoperability of products, systems and services, and promotes common technical understanding. Core principles of standardisation include openness, due process, transparency, and consensus. The development of standards needs active participation to make them work.

Participants are expected to take away the following:

- Understanding of the concepts of management systems standards and the underlying concepts
- Understanding of management systems standards specific for security
- Insights into how security professionals and organisations can successfully add this tool to the services they provide to enhance preparedness and resilience
- Understanding of what standards are, how they are made and how you and your company can help develop them
- Practical hands-on experience of benchmarking and certification
- How to pass auditing and how to become an auditor

The training will be conducted by following speakers:

Dr. Marc Siegel is Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University and the security management systems consultant heading the ASIS International Global Standards Initiative. He represents ASIS at the ISO and other international forums. He is a highly experienced trainer on the implementation of standards.

Roger D. Warwick CPP is a qualified Lead Auditor ISO27001, and sits on ISO, CEN and UNI committees. He is Regional Secretary of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy and Managing Director of PYRAMID International. Roger is licensed as an investigator by the Italian Government for both civil and penal matters. He currently serves as Regional Vice President for ASIS International Region 27A and is a regular speaker at conferences.

Sign up before 2 May and take advantage of the early bird rate and save EUR 100.

For more information, see http://www.asisonline.eu/index.html?page=32

Gun Control Strengthened after EU Ministers Approve Commission Proposal

With the adoption of the European Commission's proposal for compulsory and complete marking of firearms, the EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs have given the green light to reinforce the fight against organised crime and firearms trafficking.

The new measures will extend the duration for record-keeping for data on firearms and ban the purchase of firearms by persons under the age of eighteen. This directive will ensure that traceability for all firearms is strengthened and rules for the acquisition and possession of them will be more rigorous. These requirements will also apply to converted weapons. The measures will align the pre-existing directive 91/477 on firearms with the so-called “United Nations Firearms Protocol” to which the Community acceded in 2001, opening the way towards its ratification. The Directive will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal. Member States will need to adapt their relevant national legislation within two years following this publication.

 Source: European Commission DG Enterprise & Industry

ASIS Europe in the Press

ASIS Launches Security Standards Training - Security Systems News Europe

European security standards training to be held in Vilnius - Security World Hotel

Continental View: ASIS lands in Barcelona - Security Systems News Europe

Barcelona readies for ASIS International - Security Systems News Europe

ASIS International lands in Barcelona - Security Director News

Don Randall gets recognition from ASIS International - Security World Hotel

Project Griffin Chair wins ASIS award - Security Systems Management

Terrorist threat report presented at ASIS 2008 - Pro Security Zone

ASIS International Security Standards Training 9-10 June 2008 - Vilnius, Lithuania - ASIS UK

ASIS International finalises 7th International European Security Conference Programme - Security Management Today

Joint CBRA - ASIS Study on EU AEO 

Since January 1st, 2008, a European supply chain security management program called European Union Authorized Economic Operator (EU AEO) is in place. The goal of the program is to enhance security for import, transit and export supply chains in Europe and beyond. However, the application rate has been slower than originally expected, one reason being that the benefits for joining the EU AEO program are not that obvious.

The new study by CBRA and ASIS International will bring insight into which benefits companies are expecting when joining EU AEO; how do these benefits differ per industry sector, company size; etc. The study will be launched in Spring 2008, and we welcome all ASIS membersto join. In return, you will get the non-confidential study report, free.

  • Study goal: to explore and identify the preferred strategic and operational benefits European companies are expecting / appreciating while planning their possible participation in the EU AEO program
  • Method: we use a stated preference analysis (Conjoint) as the main scientific approach in this study
  • Invited participants: all manufacturing, trading and logistics companies who have legal entities in the EU, and who participate in international supply chains (i.e. are EU AEO eligible)
  • Study partners: the study is prepared by CBRA and ASIS International; other trade and logistics organizations may join later in the study, tbd.
  • Schedule: the trial version of the study will be launched with a small group of companies by the end of April 2008 and with the full target audience during May 2008. The study will close in August 2008.
  • Study media: initially the study questionnaire will be sent by email as an excel-file; later we will convert it into a web-based questionnaire, at www.cross-border.org
  • Dissemination plan: The results of the study will be presented and published in multiple conferences and journals; the first scheduled presentations are in TranSec Conference, Amsterdam, 25-26 June, 2008, and in ESCI Conference, Wels, Austria, 2-3 July, 2008.
  • Confidentiality: no individual answers or data connected to the single reply will be revealed in the study reports (= CBRA follows standard academic confidentiality practices)

Main contact person for the study: Ms. Tamanna Khan, CBRA, email: tamanna@cross-border.org

Study questionnaire, four sections:
1. General profiling information on company and person answering; industry sector; company size etc,
2. Preferred benefits for EU AEO participation; choose preferred options from around 16 potential benefits
3. Identify three most attractive benefits to join EU AEO; reason why; estimate the likelihood of achieving
4. Estimate the costs for EU AEO certification process, and for any anticipated investments

ASIS  Supports TranSec World Expo - Special Offer to Members

TranSec World Expo enters its sixth year as the only international conference and exhibition dedicated to the aviation, maritime, rail and supply chain security sectors. The 2008 event will run over two days; 25 – 26 June at the PTA – Amsterdam.

The exhibition features over 100 companies supply dedicated security solutions for the transportation industry including: Access Control, Biometrics, Baggage, Cargo and Passenger Screening Equipment, CCTV, RFID Tracking, Security Seals, Perimeter & Intrusion Detection, Blast Containment, Training & Consultancy Services.

Exhibitors include: L-3 Security & Detection, ARINC, Rapiscan Systems, Smiths Detection, Brijiot, Brooks Markitwise, Genetec, Flir Systems, Astra, iOmniscient, BQT Solutions, Mercian Labels and Appian Technology to name a few.

Register for the exhibition in advance and save 30 EUROS at www.blaxx.net/2008/trans08/reg/  

At the centre of TranSec World Expo 2008 are a series of conferences and 30 free-to-attend workshops sessions offering a wide range of educational content. The workshops will focus on CCTV & Intrusion Detection, Biometrics & Access Control, and Passenger Screening & Baggage & Cargo Screening.

The conferences for 2008 will be focused on maritime & supply chain security in conjunction with the (IMO) International Maritime Organisation and a 1-day Aviation security conference.

Full programmes for the conference and workshops can be reviewed at www.transec.com/files/twe08_conf_prog_lores.pdf   

Prices start from EUR 395 and all ASIS International members are entitled to a 10% discount on the advertised prices, to claim your discount please enter DISC10 at time of booking at www.blaxx.net/2008/trans08/reg/  

For 2008 themes and speakers include:

• The Security of Air Cargo - Mr. John Edwards - Head of Cargo Security – IATA
• Illegal Maritime Activities: Piracy & Stowaways – Mr Giles Noakes – BIMCO
• Secure Freight – Mr Mike Weeding – Senior Adviser – Supply Chain Security – HM Revenue & Customs
• Transportation Success in Europe: Facing New Challenges – Mr. Jan Busstra – Head of Civil Aviation Safety & Security Department – Ministry of Transport – The Netherlands
• The Future of Secure Air Transport - Mr. Robert Missen - Deputy Head of Aviation Security - European Commission
• The Nature of the Threat & Logical Threat Migration - Mr. Mike Woodall - Head of Threats - Intelligence & Contingencies Branch - TRANSEC - Department for Transport UK
• Global Maritime Security Issues - Mr. Kim E Petersen – Maritime Security Council
• Inter-agency Co-operation at a National Level – Mr John Mairs – Maritime & Ports Security (Policy) – TRANSEC, UK Department for Transport

If you require any further details on the TranSec World Expo please contact Nicola Greenaway on + 44 (0) 208 542 9090 or email ngreenaway@niche-events.com  

New Croatia Chapter Hosts Conference in Zagreb

Roger Warwick CPP
RVP Region 27A

On 3rd April 2008 the newly formed Croatian Chapter, together with the Croatian Employers Association, hosted a conference in Zagreb on Corporate Security. This was the first time the matter had been addressed in Croatia and the conference attracted a crowd of over 200 persons from various business sectors.

Founder member of the chapter, Petar Curcovic, opened the conference with a welcoming speech presenting ASIS International and the Croatian chapter. Regional Vice President Roger Warwick, CPP was keynote speaker and gave a presentation on "Globalisation, The Impact on Business Security ".

The Croatian Chapter counts 30 members and is growing rapidly.

Global Agenda

12-15 May 2008 - IFSEC 2008 - NEC, Birmingham, UK. The ASIS European Bureau will be exhibiting. Visit us in Hall 6, stand 8084.

9-10 June 2008 - Security Standards Training - Vilnius, Lithuania. Click here for more information

25-26 June 2008 - TranSec World Expo - Amsterdam, Netherlands. Click here for more information. 10% discount for ASIS members. To claim your discount please enter DISC10 at time of booking at www.blaxx.net/2008/trans08/reg/. The ASIS European Bureau and the Benelux Chapter will be present with a booth. 

Chapter and Certification Events

For the latest details visit the European agenda

2 June 2008 in Vienna (2 ½ hours meeting)
17 November in Vienna (a full day event)

2 May 2008 - Exam training CPP- 11, Corsendonk (Belgium)
3 May 2008 - Exam CPP/PSP/ PCI, Corsendonk (Belgium)
14 May 2008 - Spring meeting (full day) at ICC, The Hague, NL
13 June 2008 - Coaching CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
11 & 12 September 2008 - Review CPP/PSP/PCI, Corsendonk (Belgium)
9 September 2008 - Business meeting (afternoon) at MacTwin, Heteren, NL
12 September 2008 - Coaching CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
31 October 2008 - Exam training CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
31 October 2008 - Coaching CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
1 November 2008 - Exam CPP/PSP/ PCI, Corsendonk (Belgium)
20/21 November 2008 - Fall meeting (full day) at Corsendonk, B

All ASIS Benelux certification events take place at the Priory of Corsendonk, Oud Turnhout, Belgium. Training sessions are organised by the Security College, contact: Mr Joop Verdonk CPP.


12 June 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact asis@postkasse.org  
26 August 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact asis@postkasse.org  
9 October 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact asis@postkasse.org  
26 November 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact asis@postkasse.org


5 February 2009 - General assembly and members meeting, location tbd - contact asis@postkasse.org


3 May 2008 - PSP exams - Paris (unique site in front of the Eiffel Tower! Contact Sylvan Ravinet, PSP, certifications VP: sylvan.ravinet@gmail.com)
16 May 2008 - chapter meeting
4 July 2008 - chapter meeting
5 September 2008 - chapter meeting
31 October 2008 - chapter meeting
1 November 2008 - CPP, PSP exams - Paris (unique site in front of the Eiffel Tower! Contact Sylvan Ravinet, PSP, certifications VP: sylvan.ravinet@gmail.com)
19 December 2008 - chapter meeting

To attend a chapter meeting and meet us when visiting Paris: contact:  asis_france@yahoo.fr  (both French and English presentations are given) All meetings take place in the Paris region

April 2008 - Chapter meeting, Halle/Westfalen, Germany - contact ewaldfrank@johndeere.com  
July 2008 - Chapter meeting, location tbd - contact ewaldfrank@johndeere.com  
November 2008 - Chaptermeeting, location tbd - contact ewaldfrank@johndeere.com

28 May 2008 - ASIS Action, Location TBD - www.asis.no  
1 September 2008 - ASIS dagene, location TBD - www.asis.no  
2 September 2008 - ASIS dagene, Location TBD - www.asis.no  
27 November 2008 - Christmas meeting with Lutefisk, Location TBD - www.asis.no

3 May 2008 - CPP,PSP,PCI Exam, Stockholm - contact klas.nilsson@asis.se  
22 May 2008 - Weapons and bombs used by terrorists and criminals, Stockholm - contact sten.orrling@asis.se  
12 June 2008 - Club evening networking, Stockholm - contact jan-ove.nilsson@asis.se 1 and 2 September 2008 - ASIS days Norway
2 October 2008 - Recruiting security, Stockholm - contact per.lundkvist@asis.se  
23 October 2008 - Transport security, Gothenburg
1 November 2008 - CPP,PSP,PCI Exam, Stockholm - contact klas.nilsson@asis.se  
22 November 2008 - Investigation, skills and tools, Stockholm - contact klas.nilsson@asis.se
4 December 2008 - Pub evening networking, Stockholm - contact lars.zetterstrom@asis.se

Exams will take place at the Företagsuniversitetet, Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please contact Mr Klas Nilsson CPP PSP PCI klas.nilsson@asis.se  

4 June 2008 - Fachmeeting III/08, Zurich - Hotel Widder, Salon Erzberg - www.asisonline.ch  
7 June 2008 - Workshop, The Web as Source for Investigations, Gloria Reyes, Reyes Consulting - www.asisonline.ch  
3 September 2008 - Celebrating 25 years of chapter 160 with Pius Segmüller, Zürich - Hotel Widder, Salon Erzberg www.asisonline.ch  
5 November 2008 - Fachmeeting V/08, Zürich - Hotel Sofitel - www.asisonline.ch

United Kingdom
3 May 2008 - CPP Certification Exam, Streatley, Berks - davidcresswell@arc-tc.com
mid June 2008 - CPP/PSP Study Programmes Begin (Distance Learning) Contact davidcresswell@arc-tc.com  
26 June 2008 - Summer Seminar, Barings Bank, London - Contact asis@awdry.demon.co.uk  
24 September 2008 - Autumn Seminar, Linklater, Silk St, London - Contact asis@awdry.demon.co.uk  
1 November 2008 - CPP and PSP Certification Exams, Streatley, Berks - Contact davidcresswell@arc-tc.com  
20 November 2008 - Winter Seminar and AGM, BAT HQ, London - contact asis@awdry.demon.co.uk

2007 UK certification events take place at The Swan at Streatley Hotel, Streatley on Thames, Berkshire. Training sessions are organised by ARC Training International Ltd. For more information contact Mr David Cresswell CPP or Ms Janet Ward  


Be a sponsor of the Vilnius Security Standards Training

Contact the European Bureau for more information or download the sponsorship and exhibition sheet here.


Updated links and resources page on www.asisonline.eu

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