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ASIS China 2016

Shanghai was the venue for the ASIS China 2016 conference on November 14 and 15. Over 150 attendees registered, with many global and regional organizations represented. Visitors came from across the Asia-Pacific region including Singapore, Hong Kong, India, and Australia plus several from the United States and Europe, the organisers report. The conference was sponsored by Tyco and China City Guard.

ASIS President David C Davis CPP, set the scene with an overview of the state of security touching on the evolving risk landscape including terrorism and IoT security. He also recognised the winner of the ASIS Dan Grove APAC Regional Scholarship: Suraj Shankhpal, of Goldman Sachs in India.

He was followed by a panel debate on “Low Margins in the Manned Guarding Sector” and how this affects customers, guarding companies guards and even the image of the security profession. Contrasting perspectives came from local and regional guarding service providers and practitioners tasked with sourcing and selecting such services for their companies.

The ASIS CEO, Peter J O’Neil spoke about the changes the US-based society is going through to deliver more value to members globally. Other topics on the agenda included: Jihadist strategy, cyber threat management, creating a practical emergency action plan, duty of care, social media and convergence of physical and cyber security risks.

The next ASIS global conference will be ASIS Europe 2017, in Milan, from March 29 to 31, 2017. The event will focus on cyber-physical threats in multinational, connected enterprises. For more on the event, visit


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