International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum



The programme has been especially designed to maximise the learning experiences of the delegates. The Forum has, and continues to attract world class international speakers with a wealth of expertise, across a wide range of subjects. This enables the maximisation of the delegates learning experiences and ability to better protect the assets they are responsible for.  

The format of the programme takes the delegates through a journey where the threats and risks that exist within the sectors, are identified and discussed before highlighting international best practices. Finally, the different supporting services and products are demonstrated and show the breadth of services that are readily available to protect the sector.

The IAASF continues to seek the best speakers from around the world and is always happy to receive speaking requests for this and future years to come. Anybody interested in speaking should email and mark it for the attention of Andy Davis, Chair of the IAASF.

Programme Format 2017

29 November 2017

Schedule Topical Subject
1200-1250 Registration & networking
1300 Welcome introduction  Andy Davis – Chair IAASF
1315 Keynote Speaker 1 – Robert Carotenuto – AVP New York Botanical Gardens and Chair ASIS      Cultural Properties Council
1330 Criminal Threat to the Arts, Antiquities and Cultural Heritage Sectors – TBA
1410 Terrorist Threats and Activities Against the Historical and Cultural Sites  – TBA
1450 Break & exhibition review
1520 Adversarial Risks to Places of Worship and other Historical Sites – Alistair Calton, Head of Security  – Westminster Catherdral
1600 Importance of Planned Protection – Meeting GIS Standards – William Brown, National Security Advisor, Arts council England
1640 Keynote Speaker 2 – TBA
1655 Review and Look Ahead – Andy Davis
1700 Drinks Reception – (Main Exhibition floor)
1900 End of Day 1
30th November 2017
0900 Door open & networking
O930 Welcome introduction – Andy Davis
0940 Keynote Speaker 3 – TBA
1000 Effective Use of Security Personnel in Protecting Cultural Venues – Dr Declan Garrett, Museums of Ireland
1040 Break & exhibition review
1110 Physical Security – Target Hardening Cultural Venues Stuart Williams, Harnser Group, Head of Special Projects
1150 Technical Security – Applications to Protect Cultural Venues – TBA
1230 Lunch
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1400 Protecting Cultural Venues from Fire _Stewart Kidd, MD Loss Prevention Consultancy Ltd.
1440  The Importance of Emergency Planning – Garry Evanson, Head of Security & Emergency Planning, Westminster Abbey
1520 Break & exhibition review
1540 The Criticality of Insurance – David Scully, Specialist Independant Insurance Consultant.
1620 Closing Address TBA
1645 End of Forum 2017


International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum

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