2024 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit speakers announced.

ospaslogoThe sixth OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), takes place on Thursday, 22nd February 2024 at the Royal Lancaster London and the event organisers have today unveiled prominent influencers who will be part of the distinguished line-up of speakers.

Jenni Jetzer, Group People Director – Lodge Service will address Mental health and well-being at work: how is security responding to the challenges?  1 in 4 people experience a mental health condition each year and for those working within the security industry the threats to wellbeing are increased, due to the potential to witness or be involved within a traumatic event, and the increased risk of being subject to verbal or physical abuse. Jenni will examine how do we effectively ensure wellbeing is on the business agenda?  How do we support and maintain the wellbeing of security professionals?  And how do we engage security professionals in recognising the importance of their own wellbeing?

Adam Ratcliffe, Operations Director – Safer Business Network will discuss Using data and intelligence to fight (organised) crime. In the modern age we are all familiar with the need to collect good intelligence and generate accurate data, but research has shown there is a skill to doing that well.  Adam’s presentation will seek to understand what approaches work and don’t work, what the role of technology is and can be, and ask what the future of data management may look like.

And the popular annual session ‘What the bosses say’ will feature Neill Catton, MD of CIS Security and Tim Kendall, MD of G4S Secure Solutions (UK) who will talk about the challenges they face, and those they feel the sector faces in improving the security sector and the environment in which it operates. What do they see as the main obstacles to progress, and how might these be overcome? What needs to change and how?

Additional speakers will be added to the programme in due course, but those wishing to help shape the future of the industry are urged not to delay in booking as the event was a sell-out last year:  https://uk.theospas.com/ospas-thought-leadership-summit/