PROTECT 2018

  • Type: Regional security
  • 12 - 13 Mar, 2018
  • Manila, Philippines
  • New World Makati Hotel, Manila, Philippines
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Event Overview:

PROTECT 2018 - Leveraging science and technology for a secure and safe future

PROTECT is the only government-private sector partnership for security and safety in the Philippines.  It is a high-level gathering of stakeholders of security for government, business and the community.

Organized in 2005 in partnership with the Anti-Terrorism Council under the Office of the President, PROTECT was initially devoted to overcoming terrorist threats. Over the years, focus of the annual gathering expanded to cover other prevailing serious threats from global economic crisis, natural disasters, pandemics, cybercrimes and other physical threats that affect business. For PROTECT 2018, the theme of the event is “Science and Technology: The Key to a More Secure and Safe Tomorrow”. Strong focus will be on cyber security including internet of things (IOT), information warfare and terrorism.

PROTECT consists of a specialized exhibition, a business conference and a networking cocktail. It is attended by decision makers and CEOs, senior officials of government agencies, Security Specialists and Consultants, IT and Cyber Security Professionals, Strategic Planners, Risk Managers, Terrorism Experts, Construction Managers, Architects, Systems Integrators, Operators of Critical Infrastructures, Academics, and everyone concerned with security and safety.

In 2017, the conference on ‘Doing Business Amidst New Threats’ was attended by 200 CEOs and senior level officers, two-thirds (2/3) of whom came from the private sector and one-third (1/3) from the government.  The specialized exhibit was visited by some 3,000 visitors including senior government officials and senior level management of private companies. PROTECT 2017 was opened by Hon. Hermogenes Esperon, the National Security Adviser, who delivered the Keynote Address, and closed by subject-matter international experts including Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, Head of International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.

Speakers will come from Fireye, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Booz Allen Hamilton, Google, National Resilience Council, Stephen Zuellig School of Development Management, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang University), Bangko Sentral, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of National Defense and the Philippine Constabulary.

To keynote the event will be Commissioner Raymund Liboro of the National Privacy Commission.

PROTECT 2018, will be featuring robots in the exhibit area as PROTECT delves into the future of security and safety through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning during the conference.


Visitor Demographics:

  • Visitor Origin:
  • Philippines
  • Visitor demographic:
    • Academe
    • Agents, wholesalers and distributors
    • Architectural practice
    • Construction and engineering
    • Financial services
    • Foreign embassies
    • Government services
    • Anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering council members

Event organiser:

  • Organiser:
  • Leverage International (Consultants) Inc.
  • Address:
  • 8/F Legaspi Suites, 178 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
  • +63 28 10 13 89

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