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Influential Criminologist to Keynote at ASIS Middle East 2014

Brussels 2014-02-10

​ASIS International, the world’s premier association for security professionals, has announced that Professor Martin Gill, Criminologist and Managing Director of Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International (UK) will be a keynote speaker at the ASIS 5th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition.

ASIS Middle East 2014 will be held on 16-18 February 2014 in Dubai, UAE at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City.

Professor Martin Gill has been actively involved in a range of studies relating to different aspects of business crime including, the causes of false burglar alarms, why fraudsters steal, the effectiveness of CCTV, the victims of identity fraud, how companies protect their brand image, the generators of illicit markets and stolen goods, to name but a few. Martin has been extensively involved with evaluation research and with the offender’s perspective looking at how they target certain people and premises and aim to circumvent security measures. He has published widely (13 books and over 100 articles including ‘Managing Security’ and ‘CCTV’ published in 2003, and the 'Handbook' of Security' published in 2006).

Martin is a member and a Trustee of the ASIS Foundation Board, he was also formerly Chair of the ASIS Research Council and remains a member, as well as an overseas representative on the ASIS International Academic and Training Programs Committee. In 2010, he was recognised by the BSIA with a special award for ‘outstanding service to the security sector’. In 2013 IFSEC placed him in the top 40 most influential fire and security experts in the world.

Professor Gill is expected to present on how offenders get around security measures.

ASIS Middle East 2014 will cover a full spectrum of topics in security management such as: supply chain security, loss prevention, maritime piracy, physical security, and cyber security.

The conference will also feature:

  • 4 high-level keynote presentations
  • Dedicated sessions for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and their deputies organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International;
  • An enlarged exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and solutions;
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities at the President’s Reception, business lunches and networking breaks. 
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