Events

Projects and Partnerships:

  •  London Bridges. A factsheet that provides businesses with a short and focused overview of security-oriented organisations and agencies in and around London.
  • Safer Spaces Self-Assessment Scheme for Small Businesses. A survey tool to improve the security of buildings and spaces through a MOPAC-endorsed scheme. 
  • B2B Engagement for Better Security. A nine-step guide to help businesses appreciate the best practices when co-ordinating action with neighbours.
  • Business Community Resilience. A project that has resulted in a guide and an aide memoire to help improve resilience to local communities. An associated app (Application for Resilient Communities) will be launched in mid-2017.
  • Guidelines for Business: Responses to a Major Terrorist Attack. A guide approved, by NaCTSO, on what to do before and during the announcement of a ‘Critical’ threat level. A separate aide memoire lists the key security measures to be taken in the face of potential terrorist attack.
  • Joint London First / PwC Report on ‘Enterprise Resilience: A business imperative in an era of change’. See attached.
  • Tackling Cyber Crime. An initiative that helps business connect with the various police and law-enforcement agencies in tackling cyber-enabled crime.
  • Improved Information Sharing. An initiative to help improve information exchange between the public and private sectors.
  • Commissioner’s Informal Business Advisory Group. A regular meeting of leading business leaders with the MPS Deputy Commissioner on common issues that affect the capital.
  • Membership of Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communication (CSSC) hub, London Resilience Business Sector Panel (LRBSP), and London Climate Change Partnership (LCCP).

 

Programme

2017

 

7 June Brexit: One Year On. The Challenge of Securing UK’s Borders
Breakfast briefing. This briefing will launch the second of our reports on the post-Brexit situation. The report considers the issues of border security in 2019. It, and the briefing, will examine border challenges, border control and identity management, the implications of the government’s White Paper on border arrangements, legal implications and obligations, and the future of border and immigration management. The conclusions and recommendations will be offered as a prelude to the new ‘Borders and Infrastructure’ Expo at IFSEC 2017 (20-22 June).
Chairman: James Kelly, Chairman BSIA
Speakers:
John Vine CBE QPM, former Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
Joe Connell, Director, Praemunitus Ltd Intelligence & Risk Consultants & Chairman of Association of Security Consultants
Dr Alison Wakefield, Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth
Claire Bradley, European Law Monitor Organisation, University of Portsmouth
Sponsor: IFSEC2017

4 July Mervyn Davies, Lord Davies of Abersoch, former Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Small Business, former Chairman Standard Chartered, Chairman of the Garden Bridge Trust and Chairman of the Royal Academy Development Trust, will be talking about the priorities for leaders in the new Brexit era.
Venue: Central London
Reception at end of briefing

7 July Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Lone-Actor Extremism 
Breakfast briefing. After terrorist incidents in Nice, Berlin, Stockholm and more recently London and Manchester, attention has been refocused on attacks by so called lone-actor extremists. Based on findings from an EU-funded academic project, this briefing will look at the patterns of lone-actor radicalisation and how the phenomenon can be prevented or mitigated. Speakers will discuss the importance of public-private-academic collaboration in order to bring evidence to practice, the assumptions that critical national organisations make about the willingness and ability of staff to work during major terrorist incidents, the positive impacts of communicating through general messages like Run-Hide-Tell , and provide examples of instances where communication or human behaviour programmes have created more secure and resilient organisations.
Chairman: Hagai Segal, Senior Lecturer, New York University (London)
Speakers:
Richard H, Head of NaCTSO
Dr Brooke Rogers, Reader in Risk and Terror, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
Dr Julia Pearce, Research Fellow, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
CPNI (tbc)
Sponsor: NBC Universal

21 September Water Scarcity and Security in London 
Breakfast briefing. With a growing population, London is expected to require an extra 200 million litres per day of potable water by 2025. This has to be found from a variety of resources, as well as from savings or reuse. Furthermore, to meet the most severe droughts, longer drought permits and orders, and water restrictions lasting nine months or more, may be required. A six-month drought order could cost businesses between £750 million and £1.7 billion. This means that water security is a priority issue that must be tackled if London is to be secure for the future. The briefing will look at the challenges and what businesses can do in resilience planning.
Chair: Professor Chris Rapley CBE, Chair, London Climate Change Partnership
Speakers:
Alex Nickson, Water Resources and Growth Lead, Thames Water
Ian Lane, Head of Sustainability, Estates Department, University of the Arts London

18 October (tbc) Social Challenges and Technology Futures. Roundtable with East-West Institute (invitation only).