ASIS International has announced that Ivo Willem Opstelten, Security and Justice Minister of The Netherlands, will give a Keynote presentation during the opening plenary of ASIS Europe 2014, which takes place on 2 April.
The 13th ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition runs at The Hague in the Netherlands from 1-3 April.
Ivo Opstelten was appointed Security and Justice Minister on 14 October 2010. First, in the Rutte-Verhagen Government, then from 5 November 2012 in its successor, namely the Rutte-Asscher Government.
After graduating, Opstelten worked for the municipality of Vlaardingen between 1970 and 1972. He was then, successively, Mayor of Dalen (from 1972-1977), Doorn (1977-1980) and Delfzijl (1980-1987).
In 1987, Opstelten was appointed director general for public order and safety at the Ministry of the Interior. From 1992 he was Mayor of Utrecht, and then Mayor of Rotterdam between 1999 and 2008. Finally, Opstelten was acting Mayor of Tilburg from 2009 to 2010.
Formation of the Rutte-Verhagen Government
In 2010, from 4 August to 4 September and then again from 13 September to 7 October, Opstelten was the mediator in the negotiations that resulted in the formation of the Rutte-Verhagen Government. He joined that Ggovernment from 14 October 2010 as Security and Justice Minister.
Godfried Hendriks CPP, Member of the Board of Directors of ASIS International, said: “ASIS International is honoured by the participation of Minister Opstelten at ASIS Europe 2014. Such high-level participation can be seen as recognition of the leading role that ASIS holds in developing the security profession in the Netherlands and across Europe. ASIS believes that a continuous dialogue between practitioners and the public sector is critical to making the world a more secure place.”
Details on the conference
The 13th ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition will cover a wide range of security issues in 44 high-level educational sessions divided over four parallel tracks.
The conference will also feature the following elements:
• Chief Security Officers (CSOs) Round Table Summit organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International
• CEE Workshop focusing on security issues in Central and Eastern Europe
• Technology and Solutions Theatre specifically created for exhibitors to showcase their products, services and expertise
• Unrivalled networking opportunities at the Welcome Reception and at the President’s Reception, business lunches and networking breaks