2024 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit speakers announced

Dec 7, 2023News

The sixth OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), takes place on Thursday, 22nd February 2024 at the Royal Lancaster London and the event organisers have today unveiled prominent influencers who will be part of the distinguished line-up of speakers.

Jenni Jetzer, Group People Director – Lodge Service will address Mental health and well-being at work: how is security responding to the challenges?  1 in 4 people experience a mental health condition each year and for those working within the security industry the threats to wellbeing are increased, due to the potential to witness or be involved within a traumatic event, and the increased risk of being subject to verbal or physical abuse. Jenni will examine how do we effectively ensure wellbeing is on the business agenda?  How do we support and maintain the wellbeing of security professionals?  And how do we engage security professionals in recognising the importance of their own wellbeing?

Adam Ratcliffe, Operations Director – Safer Business Network will discuss Using data and intelligence to fight (organised) crime.In the modern age we are all familiar with the need to collect good intelligence and generate accurate data, but research has shown there is a skill to doing that well.  Adam’s presentation will seek to understandwhat approaches work and don’t work, what the role of technology is and can be, and ask what the future of data management may look like.

And the popular annual session ‘What the bosses say’ will feature Neill Catton, MD of CIS Security and Tim Kendall, MD of G4S Secure Solutions (UK) who will talk about the challenges they face, and those they feel the sector faces in improving the security sector and the environment in which it operates. What do they see as the main obstacles to progress, and how might these be overcome? What needs to change and how?

Additional speakers will be added to the programme in due course, but those wishing to help shape the future of the industry are urged not to delay in booking as the event was a sell-out last year:  https://uk.theospas.com/ospas-thought-leadership-summit/

Summit delegate places are £99 + VAT including lunch, entrance to the exhibition and afternoon refreshments.

Doors open to the event at 11:30 am. There will be an exhibition of security products and services, lunch will be provided, and the event will end around 17:00.  If you would like to take the opportunity to promote your products and services at the event, contact Christine Brooks: c.brooks@theospas.com.

About the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs):
The Outstanding Security Performance Awards is an independent global awards scheme currently running in thirteen countries to recognise and reward companies and individuals across the security sector.  The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers to be recognised and their success to be celebrated.

About the National Security Inspectorate:
The National Security Inspectorate is recognised as the UK’s leading security sector specialist Certification Body with reach across the four nations of the UK and Eire. It counts premium local providers as well as the UK’s premier national security and fire safety providers amongst its clients.

NSI delivers a robust continuous audit regime of approved companies through a dedicated team of in-house experts to verify compliance with relevant British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and Certification schemes developed by Industry Bodies and Associations.

End users who choose to contract with NSI approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the highest standards by businesses committed to quality and continual improvement. 

Press Enquiries:

Christine Brooks, Events Manager – OSPAs
T: +44 (0)7785 569719 E: c.brooks@theospas.com W: www.theospas.com
Twitter:  @theOSPAs
LinkedIn: Search ‘The Outstanding Security Performance Awards’

Dianne Gettinby, Head of Marketing Communications – NSI
T: +44 (0)1628 764869 E: Dianne.Gettinby@nsi.org.uk W: www.nsi.org.uk
Twitter:  @NSI_Approved 
LinkedIn: Search ‘NSI – National Security Inspectorate’

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