ASIS International held its 10th European Security Conference & Exhibition, 3-6 April 2011 at the Messe Wien in Vienna, Austria. The event attracted 360 senior security managers from 44 countries.
The conference was opened by Michal Moroz, Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic, who outlined the Czech Government’s plans to combat corruption.
On the second day, Hugh McLeod, MBE, Chief Operating Officer of Stirling Assynt explained the geopolitics and game changers regarding the Arab uprisings.
The conference was closed by Brigadier Ian Abbott, OBE (ret.), Independent Member of the Thames Valley Police Authority, who elaborated on the need for public-private partnerships in protecting critical infrastructure.
The conference featured 36 high-level educational sessions provided by speakers that included Rolf Rosenvinge Chief Security Officer, GE Global Banking Nordics, on industrial espionage; Dr Christoph Rojahn, Senior Manager, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte AG, on organised crime; and Dr. Henriette Haas, Associate Professor, Forensic Psychology, at the University of Zurich on improving de-escalation skills.
In addition, sessions designed especially for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) were organised by the CSO Roundtable, the ASIS forum for the most senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organisations in the world.
Commenting on the conference, Volker Wagner, Senior Vice President Group Business Security at Deutsche Telekom said “This was a real dynamic event. With the power and energy of the ASIS network we are able to develop security to a level which has even the potential to improve the competitiveness of our economies”
Matthias Ernst, Vice President Global Accounts of ADT Worldwide said: “ADT was proud to be a Platinum sponsor for the 10th ASIS International European Security Conference & Exhibition in Vienna. It presented a great networking opportunity with stimulating and interesting presentations; the quality of delegates was high with senior level decision makers from across the globe. For ADT we were able to meet with old friends and contacts as well as having the opportunity to meet new ones.
The conference featured an exhibition where 26 sponsors, exhibitors, media and supporting organisations presented their products and services to security professionals.