Planning for crisis should be a key part of the organisation's work. When crisis strikes there is rarely time to write the plans. Sadly this area is often overlooked by businesses. Security staff are key people in formulating plans and implementing them when required. This conference is a must attend with high profile speakers and incredible learning which only comes from experience. Find out what it's like to be ‘in the thick of it’. The aims of this conference are to identify learning from incidents, events and best practice to improve the understanding of delegates on managing a Crisis and Business Continuity.

The key themes this year will be;

  • The steps required in preparing organisations and the need to plan for crisis and how those who have responsibility for Iconic sites are managing this issue
  • A mix of real-life and high profile crisis such as the attempted assassinations in Salisbury using Novicok nerve agent to demonstrate by those who have ‘been in the thick of it’
  • Expect a lively debate and learn from good and bad practice. There will be experts from one of the world of media on the best ways to handle them before, during and after a crisis
  • There will also be thought-provoking talks on how Crisis Management and Business Continuity is changing and how you can improve communications during a crisis. If you are using Whatsapp for your crisis comes you will almost certainly fail
  • Specific advice from experts in Business Continuity


Day 2

4th December

TimeSession TitleSpeaker
10:05 - 10:05

Introduction & Welcome from the Chair

Richard Stephenson Owner and founder of YUDU Sentinel

10:05 - 10:25

Keynote case study of the case study of the Salisbury Poisoning- a case study on resilience

Laurie Bell as Director of Communities and Comms for Wiltshire

10:25 - 10:50

Active Shootings: It’s Never Going to Happen to Me …

Dr Rachel Bolton-King

10:50 - 11:05

Exposed Leadership – What happens when the crisis plan fails?

Robin Hamilton

11:25 - 11:30

Questions and answers

11:30 - 12:00

Break and exhibition brea

12:00 - 12:20

Red teaming military history: Lessons for Crisis Management.

Dr Gary Buck MSc PhD CBCI C.Psychol. AFBPsS MCiiSCM

12:20 - 12:40

Communication technology for resilience

Richard Stephenson YUDU Sentinel

12:40 - 13:00

Bringing Crisis exercising to life

Brian Mitchel CrisisCast

13:00 - 14:00

Break and exhibition visit

14:00 - 14:20


Michael Thwaites, Director of Security, UK and Ireland Region, Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

14:20 - 14:00

Dealing with the media in a crisis

Adam Kirtley, BBC journalist

14:40 - 15:00

Building a resilient London; Victoria BID

Christos Tsikolis Head of security for Victoria & Westminster Business Improvement District.

15:00 - 15:20

Dr Paul Robertson To follow

15:20 - 15:40

Break for networking and exhibition visit

15:40 - 16:20

The Crisis in Crisis Management’

Dr Michael McDonagh DProf, MA, CMgr, F.ISRM, FSyI,
Global Risk and Security Consultant & Managing Director of 6E Consulting Limited

16:20 - 16:50

Panel and round-table discussion

David Clark CSO and Head of Logistics, Francis Crick Institute and Chair of ASIS UK.