Our Annual Conferences

The SIA annual stakeholder conference is an important part of our stakeholder engagement strategy.

2015

18 November 2015, London

The conference opened with a speech from Professor Martin Gill. He set out several characteristics of an excellent private security business, and explained how security is an essential business function that enables businesses to function, prosper, and follow good practice.

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The event included presentations from: our Chief Executive, Alan Clamp; our Chair, Elizabeth France; Commander Simon Letchford from the Metropolitan Police; Tony Holyland, SIA Head of Quality and Standards; Ed Bateman (SIA Deputy Director of Partnerships & Interventions) and Nathan Salmon (Head of Formal Investigations).

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2014

16 October 2014, London

The conference opened with a speech from our Chair, Elizabeth France CBE, in which she introduced the three themes that would run throughout the day: supporting business, delivering effectively and international perspectives.

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The event included presentations from: the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; the National Crime Agency; France's National Council for Private Security Regulation; Baroness Angela Smith; Police Scotland; Brazil's Federation of Security and Cash in Transit Industries (FENAVIST) and Ireland's Private Security Authority.

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2013

'Partners in Protecting Society', 20 November 2013, London

This event included presentations on serious and organised crime, physical intervention, the private investigations sector and planned service improvements.

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2012

'Standards, Professionalism, Accountability', 1 November 2012, London

This event focused on the on-going changes to the way the SIA works, the role of our Compliance and Investigation team, what needs to happen in order for private security personnel to be seen as professionals and the lessons learned from the London Olympics and Paralympic Games 2012.

We published a special edition of our e-mail newsletter SIA Update that concentrated specifically on the conference. Read the SIA Update, Conference Special- this link opens in a new window.

In 2011 we held two conferences instead of the usual annual event. This was to ensure adequate opportunity for consultation and discussion as plans for a new regulatory regime were developed.

2011

'Commitment to Regulation', 12 October 2011, Sheffield

This event focused on the developing proposals for the new regulatory regime, outlined our progress since the last conference, and discussed the security requirements for the London Olympics and Paralympics Games 2012.

We published a special edition of our e-mail newsletter SIA Update that focused specifically on the conference. Read the SIA Update, Conference Special- this link opens in a new window.

We also published a notes document that summarises the events of the day and captures the points discussed during the breakout sessions (download size: 116kb).

'Phased Transition to a New Regulatory Regime', 30 March 2011, London

Our fifth stakeholder conference followed the Cabinet Office announcement last year that there should be a "phased transition to a new regulatory regime" for the private security industry. The conference considered plans and timescales for this transition, as well as examining security requirements for the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.

We published a special edition of our e-mail newsletter SIA Update that focused specifically on the conference. Read the SIA Update, Conference Special- this link opens in a new window.

We also published a notes document that summarises the events of the day and captures the points discussed during the breakout sessions (download size: 135kb).

2010

'A Common Purpose: Raising Standards in the Private Security Industry', 15 June 2010, London

Our fourth stakeholder conference opened with a keynote speech from SIA Chair Ruth Henig (download size: 36kb). The conference aimed to encourage further development and progress by the industry, including examples of business best practice and the latest news from the SIA.

We have published a notes document that summarises the events of the day and captures what was said during the Q&A sessions (download size: 141kb).

2009

'The SIA Journey: have we gone far enough?', 21 May 2009, Manchester

Our third stakeholder conference opened with a keynote speech from SIA Chair Ruth Henig (download size: 70kb). The day concentrated on our experience of regulation so far and how to take regulation of the industry forward. It also focused on how we can learn from and work with the private security industry to raise standards and improve public safety.

We have published a notes document that summarises the events of the day and captures what was said during the Q&A session (download size: 124kb).

2008

'Security Talks', 16 May 2008, Leeds

Our second stakeholder conference opened with keynote speeches from SIA Chair Ruth Henig (download size: 58kb) and CEO Mike Wilson (download size: 58kb). The event covered two main themes:

  1. Review and interpretation of the application of the Private Security Industry Act 2001
  2. Raising quality and standards in the private security industry

2007

'SIA: The Changing Agenda', 9 May 2007, Leicester

Our first stakeholder conference launched our refreshed Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (download size: 166kb). The event opened with a keynote speech from SIA Chair Ruth Henig (download size: 106kb).