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29/10/2014 13:12
South East Business Crime Conference: Empowering Businesses to Reduce Crime

sebcc-2013Empowering businesses to reduce their risk from crime is the aim of a popular annual event set to return to the South East this November. 

Free to attend, the South East Business Crime Conference is taking place at Westminster’s Church House Conference Centre in central London on Thursday 27th November, giving businesses from across the region the opportunity to learn more about reducing their security risk while meeting security suppliers and experiencing live demonstrations of the latest security technology.

Due to be formally opened by a representative from the Mayor of London's office, event speakers include:

• Crime reduction specialist, Neil Henson, who will be speaking on the Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014 and its implications for community safety.

• Simon Letchford, of the Metropolitan Police, who will be speaking about the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime’s (MOPAC) Business Crime Strategy.

• DS Chris Felton from the City of London Police, who will be discussing Cyber Crime.

• Ken Meanwell, from the Association of Chief Police Officers, Crime Prevention Initiatives, who will be speaking about Community Safety Accreditation Schemes.

• Event sponsors, DISC, will be speaking about Business Crime Reporting Systems.

Kindly sponsored by DISC and Facewatch, the event is organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the trade body representing the UK’s private security industry, alongside the Metropolitan Police and neighbouring forces from Thames Valley, City of London, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and Essex.

The event makes the move to central London in 2014 to enable easy access to delegates from across the South East region. Feedback from delegates attending last year’s event was positive, with 100% leaving the day feeling better informed about the security market place and positive that the event had been of benefit to them.

Last year’s attendees included representatives from a range of business sectors and sizes in both public and private sectors, including Waterstones Booksellers Ltd, the University of Portsmouth and the Bank of England.

Alongside the informative conference programme at 2014’s event, a range of exhibitors will also be on hand to provide advice and guidance on the very latest in security services and technology that can help businesses reduce crime.

James Kelly, Chief Executive at the BSIA, comments: “With businesses facing a number of emerging threats such as cyber crime and fraud, the issue of business crime remains at the top of the corporate agenda. Working together with Police forces and other local organisations can help organisations to reduce the risk they face from crime and anti-social behaviour.

“Our event aims to bring together the South East business community to provide a wealth of expert advice and facilitate useful networking opportunities for business owners looking to source an effective solution to their security challenges.”

Those wishing to attend this year’s South East Business Crime Conference can register to attend by downloading a booking form from the BSIA’s website:

Those wishing to exhibit at this year’s South East Business Crime Conference can downloading a booking form from the BSIA’s website: