Global Security Summit London Announces Inaugural Education Programme With High-Level Security Sector Speakers

LONDON, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - With big names from the world of security, finance, Government and policing in attendance, Global Security Summit London ( organisers UBM Live and Pro-Activ Publications have announced the inaugural show's two-day, sector-driven education programme for 10-11 October 2012.


This bespoke event for end users with security management and converged project responsibilities features a two-day educational programme that will focus on both logical and physical security solutions, addressing convergence, interoperability and infrastructure capabilities along the way.

Following on from the current security debate surrounding security for the 2012 London Olympics, Day One of the Global Security Summit London education programme centres on the post-Olympics legacy, the impending security implications and the future of public-private sector partnerships.

Day Two will be more IT-focused, examining the subject of convergence and encompassing the increasing integration of physical and cyber security - both now and in the future.

In many organisations physical security and information security are managed by two separate departments. However, in this day and age businesses are increasingly vulnerable to blended threats. Therefore, it's vital to be able to prioritise risks and respond effectively to a wide variety of threats.

James Willison (of Unified Security, and vice-chairman ASIS International's European Advisory Council Security Convergence Sub-Committee) and Sarb Sembhi (director of consulting services at Incoming Thought) have worked together on a variety of projects which identify these converged issues and developed integrated solutions. Both are delighted to be introducing the key aspects of their work at Global Security Summit London this coming October.

Each day of the new show will be divided into two individual themes with 'Creating Safer Cities: The Role of Partnerships' scheduled for the morning of Day One and 'Security Challenges for Global Organisations' in the afternoon.

Senior speakers will address topics such as Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC), the ever-expanding role of the private sector in security provision across the public realm and global counter-terrorism issues.

Maximising business resilience, securing London's' transport infrastructure and guidelines on how to embed security into your organisation from the top down will also be explored.

Confirmed speakers for Day One include Andy Trotter (chief constable, British Transport Police), Don Randall MBE (head of security at the Bank of England), Charles Farr (director general of the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office) and Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI , chairman of The Security Institute.

Commenting on Global Security Summit London, Mike Bluestone said: "I'm delighted that The Security Institute is supporting Global Security Summit London. This important event will attract a serious audience of security professionals who, along with members of The Security Institute, share a common desire to raise professional standards in the security sector."

Bluestone continued: "I'm grateful to have the opportunity to speak at the first Global Security Summit on the topic of Best Practice in Security. None of us has a monopoly on good ideas, and I look forward to not only speaking but also hearing delegates' own thoughts and comments on sustaining and enhancing the embedding of good security practice, at all levels, in both the private and public sectors."

Day Two's themes incorporate 'The Role of Technology and Smarter Working in Corporate Security' in the morning, and 'Security Convergence, Integration and Interoperability' in the afternoon.

High-level speakers will offer innovative and forward-thinking presentations on topical issues such as 'E-Crime Prevention and Policing Cyberspace', 'Radicalisation and the Internet' and 'Future Security Threats'.

'The Security Convergence Movement - A holistic approach to security', 'How to enhance your Security Integration Capability' and 'Global Security: A challenge for the Modern CSO' will also be discussed.

Confirmed speakers include deputy chief constable Stuart Hyde (the ACPO lead on e-crime prevention and president of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace), Hagai Segal (lecturer at New York University in London), Ian Pearson (futurologist at Futurizon GmbH) and Balaji Srimoolanathan, the principal consultant on Aerospace, Defence & Security at Frost & Sullivan.

Balaji Srimoolanathan explained: "As a speaker at Global Security Summit London, I regard this event to be a unique platform for end users and members of the wider security community to come together and share their thoughts, discuss Best Practice and address critical security challenges and strategic issues around integration, interoperability and infrastructure capabilities."

For further information on Global Security Summit London, the full education programme and speaker line-up please visit, follow us on Twitter (@GSS_London) or join the LinkedIn Group.

Companies interested in exhibiting should contact event manager Tracy Bebbington on tel: +44(0)207-921-8065 or e-mail: or Paul Amura (business development director at Pro-Activ Publications) on tel: +44(0)20-8295-8307 or e-mail:

About Global Security Summit London

Global Security Summit London is the unique event for end users with security management and converged project responsibilities. Run by UBM Live, organisers of IFSEC International and Firex International; and Pro-Activ, publishers of RISK UK magazine, Global Security Summit London is part of the Working Buildings Series which includes the FM event (, the UK's longest running facilities event, Building Services - The CIBSE Conference & Exhibition ( and Energy Solutions the UK's leading energy management event.

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About Pro-Activ Publications

Pro-Activ Publishing is the leading independent publisher of security magazines in the UK. Established industry titles such as PSI, Risk UK and Benchmark keep end users, installers, consultants and trade associations up to date with new product launches, case studies and in-depth articles. All three magazines produce weekly e-newsletters and have websites featuring exclusive content. Unique in the market, Benchmark magazine is dedicated to independent testing of CCTV, intruder alarms and other security systems. Risk UK magazine is the ideal partner for the Global Security Summit with its readership of 7000 buyers and specifiers of security, fire, IT and business continuity products and services.

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