Conference tackles issues of security

For the first time IFSEC will be presenting the IFSEC Conference 2008, a high-level three-day conference programme covering the most cutting-edge issues for the security industry.

May 8, 2008
By Paul Jacques

For the first time IFSEC will be presenting the IFSEC Conference 2008, a high-level three-day conference programme covering the most cutting-edge issues for the security industry.

IFSEC, the annual security exhibition, takes place from May 12-15 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Michael Taylor, detective chief superintendent and senior investigating officer of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, will present the keynote address on the first day, focusing on how to deliver an intelligence-led approach to combat the terror threat.

And Ian Mansfield, counter terrorism security adviser at City of London Police, will deliver a presentation about Project Griffin, the joint initiative between the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police, providing advice and training to managers, security officers and workers from large organisations across London on security and counter terrorism issues.

The conference programme will tackle the issues of border, port and transportation security, surveillance and protection and major incident management and response.

There are over 75 expert speakers, including Don Randall, MBE, Senior Vice President at JP Morgan, Chris Patzelt, General Secretary of the Football Safety Officers Association, Geoff Dunmore, operational security manager for London Underground, David Evans, project director 2012 for the British Security Industry Association and Iain Jack, senior security adviser at the The International Air Transport Association. Terry Scallan, Governor of the South African Security Institute, will discuss the security training preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

IFSEC event director, James Blue said: “The conference will deal with the issues facing security professionals, engaging them in debate about important matters facing the profession over the coming years.”

For further information visit www.ifsec.co.uk/ conference, email conferences@cmpi.biz or call 020 7921 8039.

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