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ASIS International holds its 6th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition in Hong Kong
Chris is a Steering Group Member of the Asia Crisis and Security Group and a member of ASIS International
The event gathered 243 senior security professionals from 28 countries

ASIS International held its 6th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition on 3-5 December 2012 at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong.

The event gathered 243 senior security professionals from 28 countries.

The event was officially opened by Eduard Emde, CPP, President of ASIS International. 

The conference kicked off with Dr. Richard Weixing Hu, Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong who spoke about China and the Changing Security Environment in the Asia-Pacific. 

On the second day, Chris Smith, Head of Security & Fraud Risk of HSBC (Asia Pacific) presented information security threats to banking. 

The conference was closed by Max Boon, a victim of the 2009 Marriott Jakarta terrorist bomb attack and an Associate Fellow of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT). Mr. Boon presented the ICCT's Victims' Voices Project and explained how victims of terrorism could play a role in preventing and countering violent extremism. 

The conference featured 22 high-level educational sessions provided by speakers that included Michael Foynes, Senior Director Global Operations of Microsoft (Singapore) on What's Next in the Cloud?; John Philippi, CPP, PSP, Global Head of Physical Security Risk of HSBC (India) on Trends in Electronic Security Systems - Moving to IP; as well as Torsten Wolf, Group Head of Crime and Fraud Prevention of Zurich Financial Services (Switzerland) - Managing the Risk of Economic Crime. 

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 organizations in the world. 

The event also featured an exhibition where 20 sponsors, exhibitors, media and supporting organisations presented their products and services to security professionals. 

Eduard Emde, CPP, President of ASIS said: “I was pleased and proud to feel the professional atmosphere and see so many contacts being made and educational sessions being absorbed. With my personal drive to turn up the volume for ASIS, the whole event was truly a celebration of our activities in the Asia-Pacific region.”

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