The organisers of the Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 2018 (3CDSE) have announced 40 leading expert speakers from the fields of military, law enforcement and the defence and security industry WHO will be presenting at the region’s largest Expo for the defence industry. The event will be held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern on 31st May 2018. Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 2018 The 3CDSE Speaker Programme hosts a wealth of diverse, knowledgeable and experienced presenters, affording delegates the opportunity to hear from those who are at the forefront of innovation within the industry. The Programme encompasses a Networking breakfast, Innovation Theatre and Business Development Theatre and includes individual speakers as well as panels of experts. The Keynote speaker for the Innovation Theatre will be Brigadier Robin Sergeant, Head of Future Force Development of the British Army Brett Lovegrove, Chief Executive of the City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN), Managing Director of Valentis Bridge Ltd and co-founder and director at Anquan and TriTectus Ltd, will present his perceptions of the current status of the British Armed Forces within the context of a global economy in his role as Keynote Speaker at the Networking Breakfast, which is open to all, and takes place prior to the main Expo opening. Changing technological, vehicle and hardware needs The Keynote speaker for the Innovation Theatre will be Brigadier Robin Sergeant, Head of Future Force Development of the British Army, who will discuss the changing technological, vehicle and hardware needs of the MoD and how continual advances in requirements may be best met by industry. Further speakers in the Innovation Theatre will include Dr Alex Tarter, head of Cyber Consulting, Thales whose presentation theme will be trust in the Cyber Age. Dr Tarter questions, from a technology perspective, whether we operate with same level of trust and, more importantly, should we? He said; ‘We [businesses] have good HR practices in place to protect on a human level who we employ and how they perform, but we’re starting to swap out people for technology, integrating more and more without necessarily realising that the same rules do not apply.” MoD Data Security He will also be talking about the specific new procurement requirement for the defence sector – DEFCON 658 - which relates to MoD data security throughout the supply chain. Of 3CDSE, Dr. Tarter said; “I’m looking forward to catching up with a few old colleagues and meeting other people from outside the Greater London area. Sometimes at other shows you don’t get a lot of time to collaborate, so I’m really looking forward to 3CDSE – to hear from other companies about the innovative and practical things they’re doing in their respective fields.” Internet of Things There’s been quite a high-profile issue raised recently with military personnel wearing fitness tech, publicising their routes and bases being identified because of that" Other Innovation Theatre speakers include Richard Newbould of Vodafone, Dr Octavia Frota of the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG) as well as Mivy James from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, who will be looking at the Internet of Things (IoT). Mivy commented; “There’s been quite a high-profile issue raised recently with military personnel wearing fitness tech, publicising their routes and bases being identified because of that. How do we avoid this sort of thing? I will be presenting a compelling story about data privacy, artificial intelligence and consumer wearable tech.” Cyber Security Each speaker will present and discuss the latest technologies and ideas from within their sphere of industry. There will also be two panels of experts from the Defence & Security Industry and from Cyber Security Crime and Prevention. The Business Development Theatre presentations will be interactive, allowing delegates to access commercial opportunities and information directly relevant to their own business needs. Defence Accelerator Delegates will hear from businesses who have been successful in trading in international markets as well as experts from the ‘Doing Business with the Defence’ team, the Department of International Trade, UK Export Finance, UK Export Licensing, Defence Accelerator and the Defence Protection Partnership. Utilising knowledge from the racetrack, Stuart Olden, Business Development Manager, will show how Williams F1 Advanced Engineering applied innovative techniques developed to advance F1 motoring to the future requirements of the defence industry. The organisers have also announced that the event’s 145 exhibitor stands have sold out Hereford Defence and Security Expo The organisers have also announced that the event’s 145 exhibitor stands have sold out, proving the popularity and desire for such an Exhibition in the Three Counties region. The popularity of the unique event, which is organised by Harrison Clark Rickerbys, follows the success of the first Hereford Defence and Security Expo in 2017, which was also organised by the leading ‘Top 100’ law firm. Richard Morgan, Partner, Head of Litigation and Head of the Defence & Security Sector, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, said: “The regional dynamic and still relatively intimate scale of 3CDSE offers business-to-business networking opportunities between contributors to the Defence and Security sector in the Three Counties area as well as with Prime contractors and the military. This means that unlike larger Expos, delegates have the opportunity to meet with decision makers.” 3CDSE 3CDSE will be run in partnership with The Manufacturers’ Organisation (EEF) and its dedicated defence sub-group, National Defence Industries (NDI). Local business groups and government bodies, including the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, Worcestershire Business Central, Hereford Enterprise Zone/Skylon Park, Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and the West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association have also partnered with Harrison Clark Rickerbys to support the event. Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, commented; “Worcestershire boasts some of the UK’s most innovative cyber businesses, and events like the Three Counties Defence and Security Expo go a long way to profile just how forward thinking our local companies are. I am excited to meet with these businesses at the event taking place on 31 May.”
Bill Fox is a leading specialist in the prevention and management of conflict and violence Security Institute Deputy Chairman Andrew Nicholls MSyI announced today that Bill Fox has joined the list of big name speakers at the Security Institute 2016 Annual Conference at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch on Thursday 22nd September. Bill Fox, Maybo Founder & Executive Chairman, is a leading specialist in the prevention and management of conflict and violence. For over 20 years Bill has helped organisations assess and reduce risks to staff and the people they serve, and contributed to the development of national standards and qualifications. Understanding of challenges Bill understands the challenges faced by security professionals and has advised the SIA, NHS and Awarding Organisations on competencies, qualifications and employer guidance. He has worked extensively in the most challenging of areas including licensed retail, events, hospitals and retail settings. Nicholls said "We are absolutely thrilled that Bill is joining our already strong line-up of speakers for this year's conference. Delegates are going to enjoy a truly informative, topical and interesting day with some of the leading lights of the security world." Strong speaker line-up Bill joins previously announced speakers Major General Chip Chapman CB a terrorism analyst/commentator; Sean Cunningham OBE Group Operations Manager for the Inkerman Group; Lord Evans of Weardale KCB DL Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute; Sue Fish OBE QPM Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police; Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI Director of Perpetuity Research; Baroness Ruth Henig CBE President of the Security Institute; Dr Karin von Hippel Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute; Brett Lovegrove FSyI Chief Executive of the City Security and Resilience Network (CSARN); Neil Robertson Group Head of Security at Unilever; Sir David Veness CBE formerly Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police. Save Save
Baroness Ruth Henig has considerable experience of the regulatory regime within the UK Security Institute President Ruth Henig joins previously announced speakers Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI; Sir David Veness CBE QPM; Major General Chip Chapman CB who is a regular analyst/commentator on terrorism, radicalisation, government Counter-Terrorist policies and Middle East strategies; Brett Lovegrove MSyI the Chief Executive of CSARN - the City Security and Resilience Network - and Sean Cunningham former Head of the New Scotland Yard Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit who is now Group Operations Manager for the Inkerman Group. Security industry experience Baroness Ruth is former Chair of the Security Industry Authority. Whilst at the SIA she was instrumental in overseeing a regulatory overhaul and the introduction of a new and modern, fit-for-purpose regulatory regime. Previous high profile roles Baroness Henig has held in the Security sector include Chair of the Association of Police Authorities from 1997 to 2005, after which she became the Association's president. She was also a member of the National Criminal Justice Board from 2003 to 2005. Lady Henig was awarded a CBE for services to policing in 2000. Garry Evanson, Security Institute Chairman said "It's a real pleasure for me to be able to announce that our new President is taking an active role in the life of the Security institute. With her vast insight and considerable experience of the regulatory regime within the UK she will be a significant addition to this new-style conference".
The conference will be titled "The State of Security 2016" and will look at real world security issues in real time The Security Institute recently announced the launch of its 2016 Conference with a new format from its previous conferences. Introducing the changes, Andrew Nicholls, Deputy Chair of the Institute explains: "With past conferences we have always selected a theme and chosen speakers to deliver presentations that supported those themes. But the security situation is a fast-evolving set of circumstances and events can suddenly become hugely important. In the past we have not had the flexibility to include them in our flagship event. "This year we are putting the emphasis on securing authoritative speakers and acknowledged experts who will present on the up-to-the-minute issues that affect the security situation. This allows us enormous content flexibility and means that attendees can be guaranteed insights into what are the live issues of the moment." The State of Security 2016 The conference will be titled "The State of Security 2016" and the list of speakers at the launch reflects a significant level of expertise and authority. The conference will be chaired by Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI, one of the leading researchers into security and related issues introducing a line-up of speakers that already includes Sir David Veness CBE QPM, former Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police and UN Under Secretary-General for Safety and Security. Sir David will be joined on the platform by former Head of Counter Terrorism for the Ministry of Defence, Major General Chip Chapman CB who is a regular analyst/commentator on terrorism, radicalisation, government Counter-Terrorist policies and Middle East strategies, Brett Lovegrove SyI the Chief Executive of CSARN - the City Security and Resilience Network - and Sean Cunningham former Head of the New Scotland Yard Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit who is now Group Operations Manager for the Inkerman Group. More speakers will be announced shortly. Nicholls added "We really do have a stellar line up for The State of Security 2016 and I can promise attendees an illuminating series of presentations and discussion focusing on matters of direct concern current on the day of the conference. To my knowledge no other conference will have this degree of flexibility in tailoring the content to real world events in real time."
Servest Group joined CSARN to have the opportunity to access and share current industry knowledge and best practice Facilities manager provider, Servest Group has become a member partner of CSARN (City Security and Resilience Networks), the UK’s largest resilience and business security network. CSARN provides an award-winning business security and staff safety advisory service for its membership, which includes public and private sector leaders. This is achieved through providing business intelligence, educational networking events, training and specialist project management. Michael Lamoureaux, Managing Director of Security at Servest Group, said: “Servest Group is delighted to join CSARN to have the opportunity to access and share current industry knowledge and best practice.” Brett Lovegrove, CEO of CSARN said: "Servest Group has an excellent international reputation in facilities management and our global membership will undoubtedly welcome the new ideas and products Servest will deliver. We are looking forward to working closely with Servest.”