ASIS International has announced that Europol is partnering with ASIS Europe 2014.
Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency whose main goal is to help achieve a safer Europe for the benefit of all EU citizens.
For its part, the 13th ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition is a unique end user-focused educational event that’s expected to attract around 500 senior decision-makers – including Chief Security Officers – from all over Europe.
The event will be held on 1-3 April 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands at The World Forum.
Specifics of the agreement
Under the agreement reached between Europol and ASIS, Rob Wainwright (Europol’s director) will be a keynote speaker at ASIS Europe 2014 on Thursday 3 April.
Europol will also give a presentation in the main educational programme focused on counterfeit product and will hold an exhibit space in the exhibition area.
Finally, a professional visit to Europol headquarters will be organised.
Rob Wainwright was appointed director of Europol in April 2009. He’s also currently an active member of the World Economic Forum, primarily on cyber issues.
Prior to joining Europol, Wainwright graduated from the London School of Economics, University of London with a BSc in 1989. He quickly became an intelligence analyst in the UK in the fields of counter-terrorism and organised crime, where he remained for the following ten years.
Since then he has honed his skills in those areas of expertise and, from 2000 to 2009, he has held such key positions as head of the UK Liaison Bureau at Europol, international director of the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) and chief of the International Department of the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).
Wainwright is credited with establishing the international strategy and operational capabilities of the newly-formed agency.
Wide range of security issues
Talking about the event, Radek Havlis CPP (senior regional vice-president of ASIS) said: “ASIS International is delighted with the support a renowned institution such as Europol is lending to ASIS Europe 2014. For many years, ASIS has been the voice of the security profession in Europe, encouraging private-public sectordialogue. We believe that this co-operation will further reinforce our aims.”
The 13th ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition will cover a wide range of security issues in 33 high-level educational sessions divided over three parallel tracks.
The conference will also feature:
• a Chief Security Officers (CSOs) Round Table Summit organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International
• a Technology and Solutions Theatre specially created for exhibitors to showcase their products, services and expertise to delegates
• unrivalled networking opportunities at the Welcome Reception and at the President’s Reception as well as business lunches and networking breaks