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Now in its 7th year, Tackling Kidnapping, Hostage-taking and Hijack will now be a one-day conference taking place in London just before the Security and Counter-Terror Expo on 19th & 20th April in Olympia. The timing of the conference is planned to allow delegates the opportunity to attend both events, with the one-day format offering a more concentrated programme of presentations and networking, as well as minimal disruption to busy schedules.

Tackling Kidnapping, Hostage-taking and Hijack will once again look at the key issues of concern to security directors, risk managers, responders, K&R insurers, specialist lawyers, academics and associations. The conference has a strong emphasis on discussion and debate, giving delegates the opportunity to update their knowledge and interact with industry leaders on a variety of topics.

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08.00Refreshments, registration and exhibition
09.00Conference organiser`s opening remarks
09.05Welcome from the Chair: Sue Williams, Independent Kidnap Expert, QPM
Session One: Middle East and North Africa
09.15Terrorism trends in North Africa

  • Focus on Libya, Tunisia and Algeria
  • Linkages between terrorism in these countries and the wider region
  • The success of counter-measures and likely future trends
    Philip Stack – Principal Analyst, MENA, Verisk Maplecroft
09.40Security challenges in Latin America
Paul Crespo, CPP, CEO/President, Spectre Global Risk Solutions
10.05Developing counter-abduction strategies amongst Humanitarian and Development Workers

  • Comparing the approach of the non-profit sector with the commercial and government sectors
  • Examining the reasons for this disparity
  • What can and is being done to address shortfalls in counter-abduction strategies in the non-profit sector?
    Lawrence Gardiner-Tucker, Director of Communications and Strategy at Global Constantinople and the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS),
10.30Questions and Discussion
10.50Refreshments
Session Two: Key stakeholder perspectives
11.20Governments: The UK FCO position on kidnap, hostage-taking and hijack
Impact of sanctions
Neil Kavanagh, Terrorism Response Team Leader,
Counter Terrorism Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
11.35National Crime Agency: the organisation`s role in the UK and internationally

  • The role of the NCA in tackling kidnapping and related issues
  • Working in partnership with international agencies and private organisations
  • Extortion, blackmail and cybercrime
    David Jones, Head of the Anti-Kidnap and Extortion Unit (AKEU),
    National Crime Agency
12.00Understanding the Duties and Responsibilities of the Corporate Crisis Management
Team
T. Lee Humphrey, Global Security Advisor, Corporate Security Department,
Louis Berger
12.25Intelligence: Connecting with and making use of ground information and contacts.
Kenneth C. Klothe, Trident Star Global
12.50Questions and Discussion
13.00Lunch
Session Three: Crisis Management Case-study
14.00How different organisations respond to a kidnapping crisis

  • Using PR representatives and handling the press
  • Managing contact with families
    Terra Firma Adviser
Session Four: Post-incident Recovery strategies
14.30Questions and Discussion
14.40Preparing and coping in a crisis
Table top exercises and/or instructions is one thing. Implementation in a serious incident is quite another. Security Surveillance Solutions’ presentation focuses on lessons learned in how to exert more control over one’s reactions, mental conditioning, and successfully coping in high stress encounters, especially when help may not be readily at hand, dealing with fear, and other related areas, linked to traumatic events.
Mike Cannon DCM, FSyl, CPP, CMAS, Founder/Managing Director, Security Surveillance Solutions
15.00Psychological Recovery following crisis

  • In the aftermath of a crisis the brain/body system strives to return to a balanced, relaxed state. We want life back to normal again as quickly as possible.After the recent attacks in Paris on 13th November, there was deep grief and fear but people were out in the streets the following morning and
    shops were open; in Brussels under lock-down whilst the police hunted dangerous criminals people tweeted photos of cats. What lessons can we learn about psychological recovery from such collective responses to trauma? And how can these lessons be applied?
    Dr. Leslie Perman-Kerr CPsychol AFBPsS
15.20Questions
15.45Refreshments
Session Five: Round table sessions
16.15Round-table sessions will take place simultaneously, each lasting 50 minutes. These interactive sessions are designed to encourage discussion in smaller groups on a range of topics, including:

  • K&R Claims – the role of the response consultant
    Melanie Simpson-Mills, Travelers and Mark Harris, Olive Group
  • Security Training & Public / Private Partnerships
    Kenneth C. Klothe, Trident Star Global
  • Kidnapping prevention techniques for tourists and business travellers
    Lloyd Figgins, CEO and Founder, LFL Global Risk Mitigation
  • Managing psychological impacts on family, organisations and colleagues, pre-, during
    and post-incident
    Clint Miles, Director, DHSC & Roger Cartwright MBE, Advisor, DHSC
  • Reviewing a real-life hostage situation: What did the company do well and
    what was lacking?
    Peter Moore, former hostage
17.05Feedback from roundtables
17.30Chair`s closing remarks and end of Conference

Sue Williams

Kidnap Consultant

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Philip Stack

Principal Analyst, MENA, Verisk Maplecroft

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Paul Crespo

CEO/President, Spectre Global Risk Solutions

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Lawrence Gardiner-Tucker,

Director of Communications and Strategy at Global Constantinople and the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS),

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Neil Kavanagh

Terrorism Response Team Leader, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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David Jones

Head of the Anti-Kidnap and Extortion Unit (AKEU), National Crime Agency

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T. Lee Humphrey

Global Security Advisor, Corporate Security Department, Louis Berger

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Kenneth Klothe

Trident Star Global

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Dr. Leslie Perman-Kerr CPsychol AFBPsS

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Mike Cannon DCM, FSyl, CPP, CMAS,

Founder/Managing Director, Security Surveillance Solutions

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Melanie Simpson-Mills

Travelers

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Mark Harris

Olive Group

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LloydFiggins

founder and CEO, LFL Global Risk Mitigation

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Peter Moore

former Hostage

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Clint Miles, CSC, MSyI

Director, Dignity Hostage Survival Consultancy

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Roger Cartwright MBE

Corporate Advisor, Dignity Hostage Survival Consultancy

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