OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit
working towards security excellence
Thursday, 1st March 2018 at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel
New for 2018, the UK OSPAs will be running a thought leadership summit in London on the afternoon of our awards ceremony. The event will generate debate about how the security industry should go forward. It will facilitate discussion among security experts, while hearing perspectives from outside the security sector. In a sure to be popular session, we also will be hosting a group of ex-offenders in a unique and frank debate.
From the 2014 Security Research Initiative report ‘Aspiring to Excellence’, we identified that the varied nature of security and the many differing interpretations of excellence, mean that the concept of ‘security excellence’ is challenging to define and to achieve. Our thought leadership summit will, like the OSPAs themselves, take an active role in discussing and articulating that excellence.Delegates will leave the summit with ideas about what constitutes best practice and an appreciation of ways to move the industry forward into the future.
The full programme is yet to be released but will include:
- The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP – Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Ian Dyson QPM – Commissioner, City of London Police
- Andrew Thomson, Director of Property Management, Real Estate Management (UK) Ltd
- Craig Robb – Chief Commercial Officer, Securitas UK
- Tony – a former armed robber and drug dealer
The event is open to all stakeholders in the security sector and will encourage questions to the panel of influential speakers.
Doors will open to the event at 11.45am, lunch will be provided, and an exhibition of products and services will be on display. The event will finish at 17.15 and the OSPAs awards dinner will follow at 18.45.
Delegate place £100 + VAT
Exhibition stand space £450 + VAT (includes 1 delegate place)
Various other promotional opportunities are available
Professor Martin Gill, founder and director of the OSPAs comments:
“The OSPAs are about recognising excellence. The aim of this summit is to bring different thought leaders together – people who can offer their own insights for debate. It will provide the opportunity to listen to what opinion formers think, while contributing to the discussion around what security does and how it is perceived. The quality of what we have in the future will depend on the quality of debate we have now.”
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