Security industry opinion-formers coming together for our Stakeholder Conference

14 February 2018

We have opened the booking for our annual Stakeholder Conference, which takes place at the Oval cricket ground on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

The conference will bring together private security businesses, the regulator, and members of law enforcement agencies to discuss the big questions affecting the industry. This year’s themes will be Protecting the Public and Labour Supply in the Private Security Industry.  

Elizabeth France, Chair of the SIA, said:

"We’re really looking forward to meeting the industry, listening to their concerns, and discussing the hot topics around security at the moment. For example, how does the private security industry attract and keep people? What more can businesses do to encourage staff to remain in the industry?"
"We’re particularly interested in discussing aspects of public protection, including violence reduction, safeguarding, child protection, and counter-terrorism. What can the SIA do, as the regulator, to help businesses to reduce the levels of violence faced by the public and SIA licence holders? How can the private security industry work effectively with other bodies to tackle threats?"

Confirmed speakers at this year’s event include Cecilia French (Director of Public Protection at the Home Office), Darryl Dixon (Director of Strategy at the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority) and Rick Mounfield (Chief Executive of the Security Institute).

Our speakers will be reporting back about their recent work against criminals within the private security industry, and the use of Proceeds of Crime legislation to prevent them from profiting from their actions.

The conference will include interactive workshop sessions based on the themes of the conference, which will allow delegates to express their views directly to the SIA.

Peter Selwyn-Smith, SIA Stakeholder Manager, said:

"Following the success of last year’s event, we’ve deliberately planned the conference as a chance to meet and network informally, as well as to take part in planned discussions and workshops. It’s rare to have such a wide range of industry opinion-formers in one room, so we want delegates to take advantage of the opportunity."

We have held prices down to £50 (including VAT) per ticket in order to encourage as many people as possible from the industry to take part.  The ticket price includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

You can buy tickets here:

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA's main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
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