Popular BSIA Information Destruction event to return in 2012

Anthony Pearlgood, Chairman of the BSIA's ID section
Anthony Pearlgood, Chairman of the BSIA's ID section

Following the great success of the BSIA’s event in June 2011, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is pleased to announce the return of its Information Destruction Exhibition and Conference, on the 30th May 2012, at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. Early bird delegate rates are available until the 29th February 2012, so interested parties are encouraged to book soon to make the most of the discounted prices!

This one-day event, aimed at key decision makers in organisations that carry out the secure destruction of confidential material, will feature a stimulating conference programme and a comprehensive exhibition, which will give delegates an opportunity to see a host of products and services related to their industry.

Speakers confirmed so far include accomplished sales trainer Mark Wormald, from the Sandler Sales Institute, and Martin Hutchins, from Cambridge Professional Academy. Martin will return to the event to build upon last year’s popular session on marketing techniques to cover ‘Modern Media Marketing’, including discussions on social networking, social media and offline networking. Other presentations will provide delegates with a perspective from a number of representatives from the sector’s supply-chain, including the view from a representative of a paper mill and an end-user.

The event will then conclude with a Q&A session by four industry experts, and a drinks reception. On the same evening, a networking dinner will be organised for delegates and exhibitors wishing to attend, providing a further opportunity to connect. Requests for more information on the networking dinner can be made at the time of booking.

Anthony Pearlgood, Chairman of the BSIA’s Information Destruction section, said about the event: “Every year the BSIA and the Information Destruction section work very hard to further build the success and quality of this event, which has grown to become an important highlight in the calendar of many industry professionals. For 2012, we have listened to the feedback from last year’s delegates and exhibitors, and have adjusted the format to better reflect their wishes, extending the duration of the event and providing more opportunities to network.

“At a time when data breaches and effective disposal of information are becoming increasingly newsworthy, it is important for the whole of our industry to stay one step ahead of developments in technologies and processes, and understand the requirements and concerns affecting our supply chain. I look forward to welcoming both BSIA members and non-members at the event” concluded Anthony.

Moreover, Darren Brown, who attended last year’s event as a non-member, and recently joined the BSIA’s Information Destruction section, said: “The 2011 ID conference and exhibition provided me with a unique opportunity to network and exchange experiences with a number of key industry players, as well as learn about what the rest of the sector is doing to ensure the continuous development of our industry. It also allowed me to find out more about the work of the BSIA, further consolidating my interest in joining the Association. Now six months into my membership, I am really looking forward to attending this year’s event too, and, longer term, to continue being involved in the activity of the Information Destruction section.”

The BSIA would like to thank this year’s headline sponsors, Global Recycling T/A Shred-Tech UK and Vecoplan Ltd, for their support.

Limited number of exhibitor spaces are also available. For more information about the event, delegate rates, or to book a delegate or exhibition space , visit the BSIA’s information Destruction exhibition and conference page on the Association’s website.

To find out about the work of the Information Destruction section visit their website www.bsia.co.uk/information-destruction

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