6th Annual Tackling Kidnapping, Hijack and Hostage Taking

  • Type: Conferences / seminars
  • 13 - 14 May, 2015
  • London, United Kingdom (UK)
  • Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ, United Kingdom (UK)
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Event Overview:

Quaynote’s 6th annual ‘Tackling Kidnapping, Hostage Taking and Hijacking’ conference

Quaynote’s 6th annual ‘Tackling Kidnapping, Hostage Taking and Hijacking’ conference aims to update delegates on this persistent and ever-changing threat by highlighting the current hotspots, both those publicized and lesser known and discussing how the threat of kidnapping and hijack is evolving in those areas where employees could be most at risk.

The conference will identify and assess those criminal gangs and terrorist groups who are operating in each of the hot spots and to demonstrate how effective crisis management strategies and risk assessment can be used to mitigate the effects of these events. Organisations will learn how to assess their own vulnerability to the risk of kidnapping and learn how to adopt good practices for kidnap avoidance from key thought leaders in this area. The conference will explore the vicious cycle of ransom payouts and the preventative measures that companies should take when considering the personal security of staff working in at risk areas.

Why attend this conference?
Kidnap and hostage-taking involving foreign workers is rarely out of the news as public executions continue to generate global media coverage. These same headlines create a global awareness and further the agenda of new terrorist groups who are using mainstream and social media to gain notoriety and further their cause.

Factors such as the growing chasm between the world’s richest and poorest, religious/ ethnic differences, fragile states weakened by political instability and corrupt law enforcement all go towards creating a fertile breeding ground for criminals, terrorists and political ideologists who use the kidnapping and detention of hostages as their chief fund raising tool.


Visitor Demographics:

  • Visitor Origin:
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • Visitor demographic:
    • Security Managers
    • Security Professionals

Event organiser:

  • Organiser:
  • Quaynote Communications
  • Address:
  • 30 Fairfield Road, London, United Kingdom (UK)
  • +44 (0) 230 650 8154

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