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UK Security Expo announce new 1-day conference to focus on counter terrorism advice for FMs, supported by BIFM

Counter Terrorism for Buildings & Facilities Management Conference, 29 November, London Olympia

Businesses across the west are facing a prolonged period of terrorist threat but many FMs are not given the help they need to evaluate the risks to their buildings and then understand what they should do about them.

UK Security Expo (29 – 30 Nov, London Olympia) provides a key focus on building and facilities management with a free to attend 1-day conference, supported by BIFM, covering everything FMs need to know to protect their business.

Chris Phillips, former Head of NaCTSO and MD, The International Protect & Prepare Security Office (IPPSO), who is chairing the conference comments “It’s a fact that FMs often come into their role without a security background but make important security decisions and purchases. The conference addresses the security measures FMs need to add to a business to reduce vulnerability to terrorism. Looking at a variety of sectors, including commercial buildings, religious buildings, visitor attractions and hotels, the conference will increase the understanding of the security and terrorism issues faced by those with responsibility for providing a safe and secure work-place.” 

A panel of expert speakers include Dr Rachel Anne Carter, Co-Founder Journal of Terrorism & Cyber Insurance & Catastrophe; Alaric Bonthron, Head of Security, Kings College London; Paul Moxness, VP Corporate Safety & Security, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; Chris Tsikolis, Police & Security Manager, Victoria Business District. Topics on the agenda include how to make a building terrorism resistant, communicating in a crisis and the importance of building links with safety and security. Visitors will benefit from best practice case studies and practical advice from different sectors as well as a focus on the latest innovations, technologies and solutions on offer to FMs.

Peter Brogan, Content Manager at BIFM commented “Security and counter terror is high on the agenda for FMs and the conference programme at UK Security Expo offers expert advice from an excellent speaker line up. We will also be producing a new BIFM Guidance Paper for FMs produced jointly with UK Security Expo which will be available in the run up to the event.” 

Peter Jones, Chief Executive, Nineteen Events added “FMs, along with security and safety managers, are part of the frontline when dealing with a terrorist threat. We are delighted to announce the support of the leading FM association, BIFM, for this new 1-day conference taking place at UK Security Expo, which will provide FMs with the tools they need to deal with the challenges ahead.”

To view the full conference agenda visit the website at www.uksecurityexpo.com/counter-terrorism-for-building–facilities-management



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