ASIS Europe 2024 reports successful conference

ASIS Europe 2024 Security Leaders Networking Dinner

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The 2024 edition of ASIS Europe – From Risk to Resilience has announced its remarkable success with a sold out event held in Vienna, Austria on 20-22 March.

This gathering of international security leaders marked a significant milestone in the industry, showcasing the critical role of security in today’s complex global landscape.

“The best attended ASIS Europe conference so far”

Vienna’s reputation as the city of great composers drew parallels to the complex responsibilities of today’s security leaders, as noted by Inge Huijbrechts, Conference Co-Chair, Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications, Radisson Hotel Group during the opening plenary.

Huijbrechts expressed: “Just as Mozart or Strauss would bring all their instruments together in harmony, at this event we are bringing together the various parts of the security profession to create ‘security in symphony’ and go from Risk to Resilience.”

Fellow Co-Chair Gavin Henderson, Vice President/Chief Security Officer, Regional Security, Mastercard underscored the broad support for the event, with 922 registrants from 57 countries participating.

“We are immensely proud to see the event and our community going from strength to strength”.

Henderson added: “To make a symphony we need lots of players with different skills and expertise to contribute – and we certainly have that here – this will be the best attended ASIS Europe conference so far.

Immediate security and business risks

ASIS Europe addressed immediate security and business risks alongside strategic matters for both established and aspiring security leaders.

Sessions explored solutions beyond short term crisis response to address long term challenges such as extremism along supply chains, globalisation, compliance and climate change.

Keynote speaker General (ret.) Tom Middendorp highlighted the intersection of climate change risk and security concerns, emphasising innovation, collaboration and dynamic management models.

Ambassador Julianne Smith, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, discussed geopolitics, NATO expansion, cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns.

Networking opportunities and security solutions

ASIS Europe solidified its position as Europe’s premier gathering for security leaders, hosting over fifty educational sessions across two days, with diverse session formats for an interactive learning experience.

ASIS showcased its commitment to the profession’s future and security talent pipeline through involvement from NextGen and Women in Security communities, focusing on engaging professionals of different generations and advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives.

The event provided ample networking opportunities, with a bustling exhibition area featuring 48 exhibitors, including headline sponsors Nedap, Genetec and Securitas.

Exhibited solutions ranged from crisis management and business continuity to geopolitical risk intelligence, executive protection, video surveillance, cybersecurity, drones and background screening.

The next ASIS Europe is scheduled for 4-6 March 2025 in Dublin, Ireland.

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