ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, today unveiled a sample selection of the globally relevant education sessions and programs that will be held at the 63rd ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), taking place 25-28 September in Dallas. Presented by subject matter experts from around the world, this event focuses on enhancing a shared global security perspective, promoting greater international collaboration and increasing peer-to-peer information sharing. ASIS 2017 builds off the successes of last year's event in Orlando, which was attended by representatives from over 109 countries.
"Threats against our communities cannot be handled in a vacuum. From Paris to Saint Petersburg, from Manchester to Marawi—the increasingly global nature of security risks is painfully evident. These myriad threats pose a shared risk to governments, citizens and security professionals in every country," said Godfried Hendriks, CPP, Managing Consultant, GOING Consultancy BV and Secretary, ASIS International Board of Directors. "Now more than ever, security professionals need a peer network to turn to for support, best practices and information sharing to address these challenges. ASIS provides that community, both at ASIS 2017 and year-round through its reinvestment in the profession."
A new addition to the globally-focused content includes Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Barnard, City of London Police as part of the powerful Wednesday keynote lineup. Barnard will share his perspective on the current threat landscape and his experience from the recent attacks in London, as part of the "Global Responses to Global Threats" general session.
"Sharing information, enhancing collaboration and comprehensively understanding the nature of cross-disciplinary threats is vital for every security professional worldwide," said Thomas J. Langer, CPP, 2017 president of ASIS International. "The Wednesday panel will delve into recent terror attacks and how public and private sector collaboration is essential in combating the global terror threat."
A sample of "ripped from the headlines" education featured at ASIS 2017 includes:
Lessons Learned From a Paris Armed Robbery, Parts 1 and 2, presented by Robert Oatman, President, R.L. Oatman & Associates, Inc. (Towson, Maryland, USA)
Managing Terrorist Incidents at Cultural and Hospitality Venues, Parts 1 and 2, presented by Robert Carotenuto, Associate Vice President for Security, New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, New York, USA); and Andy Davis, Managing Director, Trident Manor, Newton Aycliffe (United Kingdom)
Security Risk Assessment After Charlie Hebdo, presented by Roy Stranden, Director of Security, Schibsted Media Group (Oslo, Norway)
Security Risk in the European Migrant Crisis, presented by Ivica Zvonko Miljak, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Brioni (Zagreb, Croatia); Eduard Stor, Specialist for Special Networks Management, Croatian Telecom (Zagreb, Croatia); and Marko Sukilovic, Business Development Director, G4S Secure Solutions (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro)
The Evolving Threat to Global Soft Targets, presented by James Weston, Chief, Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) (Arlington, Virginia, USA)
Top Global Threats Affecting the Security Profession: ASIS International Board of Directors Perspective, Parts 1 and 2, presented by the ASIS International Board of Directors
International Perspectives on Security Challenges, presented by Phillip Banks (moderator), Director, The Banks (Risk Mitigation) Group, Inc. (Vancouver, Canada); Grace Li, Vice President, Global Accounts APAC, Convergint Technologies (Carrollton, Texas, USA); James Morris, Regional Security Manager, EMEA, Aon UK (London, UK); and Berndt Rif, Senior Policy Advisor Security Operations, De Nederlandsche Bank NV (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
The Risks of Taking Espionage out of Cyber Espionage, presented by Scott Stewart, Vice President, Tactical Analysis, Stratfor (Austin, Texas, USA)
Additionally, security professionals who are unable to travel to Dallas for ASIS 2017 can register for Global Access LIVE!, which includes livestreaming of the Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes and eight education sessions, thereby extending the education to those who cannot attend in-person.
"At ASIS 2017 we provide the education and peer network security professionals need to step back onto the front lines, both in their communities and companies," notes Langer. "The diversity of countries, industries and perspectives represented ensures attendees will be armed with a wide selection of best practices, as well as valuable career connections from across the globe."
As a premier venue for debuting cutting-edge products, unveiling new initiatives and engaging with global market influencers, ASIS 2017 also offers attendees the opportunity to network and engage with a wide-range of exhibitors, featuring leading global brands such as Apple, ASSA ABLOY, Hanwha Techwin, Hitachi, Honeywell International, Panasonic and Toshiba America Consumer.
ASIS is also proud to be a part of the United States Department of Commerce's International Buyer Program (IBP), a joint government-industry effort that brings thousands of international buyers to the United States for business-to-business matchmaking with U.S. firms. When joining a delegation through a local U.S. Consulate or Embassy, members can take advantage of special registration prices—50% off the ASIS member rate—and benefits available only to IBP participants.
To receive IBP rates, attendees must register with an official delegation through a local U.S. Embassy or Consulate. To find the appropriate commercial specialist, visit www.securityexpo.org/ibp.