Industry professionals were set to participate at the IACSP ASEAN Security Symposium & Awards: Trends & Forecasts – Non-Traditional Security Threats Conference organised by IACSP and co-organised by Fleming at the InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
With more than 22 distinguished counter-terrorism experts from all over the globe, this two-day conference featured a special address by Datuk Ayob Khan. Principal Assistant Director - Counter Terrorism Division, a special unit of the Royal Malaysian Police.
Furthermore, the conference included exclusive keynote presentations, four focused panel discussions, advanced workshops and the first ever IACSP Security Awards.
Launch of ASEAN Counter Terrorism Network & CATP
This IACSP Security Awards and Gala Dinner for the ASEAN Region marked the first launching of the Certified Anti-Terrorism Practitioner (CATP). Together, the event also presented the very first launch of the ASEAN Counter Terrorism Network, spearheaded by the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals -Centre for Security Studies, Counter-Terrorism Security and Research Foundation.
Also not to be missed were the esteemed speakers: Mr. Christopher Ankersen from the United Nations Department of Safety and Security, Irina Koulatchenko from Interpol's General Secretariat and more.
The aim of the conference was to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack and establish effective collaboration in trans-border security issues.
Security awards and nominations
Last but not least, the IACSP ASEAN Security Symposium & Awards brought four nominations from deserving security agencies in ASEAN countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos. This event also paid tribute to and presented special awards in honour of Superintendent Ibrahim Lebar of the Royal Malaysian Police and Private Ahmad Hurairah Bin Ismail of the Malaysian Army, who sacrificed their lives for Malaysia during the Sabah insurgency of the terrorist attacks in 2013.
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Event reviews from industry specialists
“The event is highly logistic and nicely organised. Terrorism has become a real threat in our world. The more we can learn about it, the more knowledge and practices we can share on how to deal with it better.”
Interpol General Secretariat | Project Manager Maritime Security Sub-Directorate
“This event brought all international experts on technology, cybercrime, and international fraud together. It's good exposure for people in the industry. I think terrorists have improved their tactics and procedure. We need to learn all these tactics in order to know how to deal with them.”
IACSP | Director
“The event was spectacular. A very nice assortment of regional experts here, individuals who are directly involved in the subject matter, as well as outside experts. I think it's very important to bring together the represented stakeholders within the region for annuals. It's important for networking, it's important for new ideas, etc.”
Terrorism Research Institute | President
“The event was excellent,; it has been really well put together. Public-private partnerships between government, military and the private sector really have to happen through organisations like this one. Because it takes people coming together and creating these venues where we can network with each other and build relationships. So you can bring innovation and the government, and in doing, so even build capacity for the government.”
The Intelligence Community | CEO
“It is a very nice event. Very informative. Gives the opportunity both to learn about modern challenges and threats in the terrorism area and also is a good opportunity to get to know colleagues from other places around the world. It's time for us to collaborate, cooperate, work together, gain new knowledge and tackle new challenges.”
Royal Thai Police | Inspector