ASIS Europe 2019 Breaks Records in Rotterdam

ASIS Europe 2019—From Risk to Resilience attracted more than 900 attendees and 45 vendors from 60+ countries – the most attendees and exhibitors of any ASIS European conference to date. ASIS Europe was held in the lively port town of Rotterdam, Netherlands on 27-29 March and provided a scenic backdrop for security industry leaders to discuss the management of security initiatives and future industry trends.

Framed by plenary sessions addressing community resilience and digital transformation, the conference delivered a broad range of germane security, business, and leadership topics. ASIS President Christina Duffey, CPP, and conference chair Eduard Emde, CPP, presided over the proceedings.

The conference kicked off with keynote addresses by Amsterdam’s Innovation Program Manager Theo Veltman and Rotterdam Chief Resilience Officer Arnoud Molenaar, who discussed how these municipalities strive to create safe and resilient digital cities through climate resilience, sustainable power, and water quality.



No matter what size of event you’re organising, the safety of your guests, staff and speakers has to be one of your key considerations.

While the idea of a terrorist attack may seem farfetched to some, Danny Baade, director at CorpSec International, spoke to the audience at The Business of Events conference 2019 about some simple steps that each event organiser and venue owner can take to minimise risk.

One of the key resources he mentioned to help you with your planning is the government’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places hub.


Drones and Surveillance at MetLife Stadium

How is MetLife Stadium Security keeping players, fans, high-profile guests and employees safe from unmanned drones?


Many Vendors, Many Decisions: How Safeguarding your Vendor Selection Practices Can Help Reap Rewards for your Security Enterprise

As a security director, I’d like my security vendor to:

  • “Send me ‘out of the box’ ideas.”
  • “Learn my business.”
  • “Save me time and money.”
  • “Stay in touch with me on a monthly basis.”
  • “Only send representatives to my facility who are familiar with our system.”


As a security manufacturer, I’d like my security director to:

  • “Focus less on the technology itself, but instead, on the desired results.”
  • “Want to have a long-term partnership with us.”
  • “Let us know how we’re doing so we can fix any problems.”