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BSIA’s Scotland: Secure for Business event returns this November
This year’s event delivers seminar programme and exhibition, allowing Scottish businesses to discover more about the security market
The event provides Scottish-based businesses with information, advice and guidance on the latest security issues

Following the success of last year’s Scotland: Secure for Business event, the conference and exhibition will be returning to the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh again this year on Tuesday 26th November.

The free-to-attend event, organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and supported by Scottish Enterprise, provides Scottish-based businesses with information, advice and guidance on the latest security issues.

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism will formally be opening the event and will be followed by an informative seminar. Speakers for this year’s conference programme have been confirmed as:

  • Shane Grennan, Regional Manager for Fortinet – a worldwide provider of network security appliances – discussing the threat of cyber-crime from a practical case study perspective.
  • Chief Superintendent Paul Main of Police Scotland and Johanna Buchanan, Project Manager for CSSC Scotland, speaking about the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) Scotland Project, providing a Police perspective on the Commonwealth Games and how the CSSC is able to help businesses.
  • Luke Simmons, Director of Security and Christian Donelan, General Manager of Security – Glasgow 2014, presenting on the security planning for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
  • Bill Matthews, Chairman of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), who will be delivering a presentation, entitled ‘Business Licencing’, an update on working towards a new regulatory regime.

Scotland: Secure for Business is open to delegates from businesses and organisations from both private and public sectors, and provides attendees with the opportunity to pose questions to each of the speakers, enabling delegates to gain tangible benefits for their individual organisations.

This year, a free workshop is also planned to provide companies specifically interested in exporting with guidance and advice on the challenges and benefits of international trade.

Alongside the conference, delegates will also have the opportunity to attend an exhibition where a diverse range of security companies will be promoting their products and services.  

Willie Clark, Scottish Representative at the BSIA, comments: “Last year’s event proved extremely popular, with over 180 delegates in attendance, representing a wide range of sectors. This year’s event promises to deliver another varied seminar programme and exhibition, allowing Scottish businesses to discover more about the security market and gain further insight into the risks and opportunities that their own businesses may face. Completely free to attend, it is certainly one not to be missed.”

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