About Securing Asia

Secur­ing Asia 2012 is a first of its kind ini­tia­tive. A unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for the Asian Secu­ri­ty sec­tor to inter­act in a neu­tral forum with West­ern solu­tion providers of all sizes from prime con­trac­tors to SMEs, Secur­ing Asia 2012 will host Gov­ern­ment del­e­gates, renowned aca­d­e­mics and lead­ing busi­ness­men for a unique three day intel­li­gence, tech­nol­o­gy and trade Sum­mit.

Venue: Queen Eliz­a­beth II Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, Lon­don
Dates: 25th ‑27th June, 2012 

The mar­ket for ser­vice providers in Home­land Secu­ri­ty has become one of the largest busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties in recent times. The Wash­ing­ton Post in 2010 esti­mat­ed ‘The Home­land Secu­ri­ty busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties over the next decade in India alone are in excess of $1 tril­lion’. For Asia over­all that assess­ment can eas­i­ly be tripled. As the dri­ver of the world econ­o­my, Asia has new and com­plex secu­ri­ty require­ments, which bring with them fresh chal­lenges, as well as fresh opportunities. 

Asian Home­land Secu­ri­ty is a cur­rent and imper­a­tive issue being dis­cussed glob­al­ly by gov­ern­ments, aca­d­e­mics and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties alike. This exclu­sive 3 day Sum­mit, host­ed in Lon­don, will offer atten­dees a unique insight into the var­ied needs and chal­lenges faced by the Indi­an Sub­con­ti­nent, Rus­sia and Cen­tral Asian states, the Gulf and Mid­dle East, and South East and East Asia, in the area of home­land secu­ri­ty and counter ter­ror­ism. It will address their indi­vid­ual and dis­tinct mind-sets and cultural/political and com­mer­cial con­cerns, and place them with­in a glob­al perspective. 

Asia is emerg­ing as the cen­tre for growth in the 21st cen­tu­ry and in its wake this brings dis­par­i­ty, as the under­de­vel­oped world pro­gress­es into a devel­oped econ­o­my. This requires a huge tran­si­tion in the home­land secu­ri­ty space, from mere polic­ing through to law enforce­ment and counter ter­ror operations. 

Secur­ing Asia 2012 will see over 600 sup­pli­ers and buy­ers come togeth­er to par­tic­i­pate in a high lev­el Con­fer­ence and Exhi­bi­tion with bespoke match­mak­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and facil­i­tat­ed one-to-one meet­ings, ded­i­cat­ed to con­nect­ing West­ern Secu­ri­ty tech­nol­o­gy providers with senior Gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives, indus­try, con­sul­tants and dis­trib­u­tors from across Asia. 

The event will serve as the meet­ing ground for inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies and some of the world’s lead­ing secu­ri­ty experts. With a focus towards the tough and demand­ing Asian mar­ket, this Sum­mit will give an in-depth insight into the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion and emerg­ing secu­ri­ty needs of Asian coun­tries. Under­stand­ing the pro­cure­ment process is key to doing suc­cess­ful busi­ness in this nascent mar­ket, and will be a key theme of Secur­ing Asia 2012. 

Pro­cure­ment in the Asian Home­land Secu­ri­ty sec­tor can be com­plex, often involv­ing a labyrinth of frag­ment­ed fed­er­al and provin­cial agen­cies split across police, para­mil­i­tary, gov­ern­ment, pri­vate and pub­lic infra­struc­ture stake­hold­er groups. There­fore Secur­ing Asia 2012 will host var­i­ous provin­cial and fed­er­al agen­cies from across Asia con­cerned with home­land secu­ri­ty in order to clar­i­fy the process and assist in an under­stand­ing of legal­ly and eth­i­cal­ly com­pli­ant practices. 

In all areas, polit­i­cal, aca­d­e­m­ic and com­mer­cial, Secur­ing Asia will pro­vide an are­na for a com­pre­hen­sive expert dis­sec­tion of Asia’s Home­land Secu­ri­ty and Counter Ter­ror chal­lenges, needs, and oppor­tu­ni­ties in the new age. 

Inter­view and Com­ment: Major Chris Hunter QGM, who retired from the army as the MOD’s senior IED intel­li­gence ana­lyst, and was award­ed the Queen’s Gal­lantry Medal by HM Queen Eliz­a­beth II for his actions in Iraq, is a Fel­low of Secu­ri­ty Watch UK, and is avail­able for com­ment and inter­views regard­ing Secur­ing Asia 2012. 

“The threat to peo­ple and busi­ness­es from ter­ror­ism is pal­pa­ble. An attack – par­tic­u­lar­ly by inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ist groups — can take place at any time and any busi­ness – irre­spec­tive of size or scope can be affect­ed. And the threat isn’t just from bombs and bul­lets: Busi­ness­es face a range of secu­ri­ty risks that have the poten­tial to cause sig­nif­i­cant dis­rup­tion and rep­u­ta­tion­al dam­age: activist groups dri­ven by polit­i­cal, eco­nom­ic or social issues; organ­ised crime; for­eign intel­li­gence agen­cies; dis­grun­tled employ­ees and com­peti­tors seek­ing a com­mer­cial edge…all of them can present a seri­ous risk to an organ­i­sa­tion. And even if the like­li­hood of being direct­ly tar­get­ed is remote, the reper­cus­sions of an attack else­where can impact on the entire econ­o­my. Key sup­pli­ers can be affect­ed, tele­phone lines and pow­er sup­plies may go down, and what if deliv­er­ies could not be made or pay­ments com­plet­ed? In an age of uncer­tain finan­cial mar­kets and glob­al ter­ror­ism, busi­ness­es need to be more pre­pared than ever.”
Chris Hunter QGM, Fel­low of Secu­ri­ty Watch UK

Author, Tele­vi­sion Pre­sen­ter, Counter Ter­ror­ism Con­sul­tant and For­mer British Army Bomb Dis­pos­al Oper­a­tor


Speak­ers include, but are not lim­it­ed to:

  • Rt. Hon. Jack Straw MP Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment (UK), For­mer Home and For­eign Sec­re­tary UK
  • Pro­fes­sor Sir Lawrence Freed­man Pro­fes­sor of War Stud­ies and Vice Prin­ci­pal King’s Col­lege London

  • Pro­fes­sor Ana­tol Lieven Pro­fes­sor of War Stud­ies, King’s Col­lege Lon­don, renowned jour­nal­ist and author
  • Mr. Stephen P Cohen Senior Fel­low, For­eign Pol­i­cy, 21st Cen­tu­ry Defence Ini­tia­tive, The Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion, Washington
  • Mr. Patrick Mer­cer OBE MP Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment (UK), For­mer Colonel. Author & Media Columnist
  • Mr. S R Mehra, IPS (Retd.) For­mer Sec­re­tary, Secu­ri­ty, Gov­ern­ment of India
  • Prof. Sunil Khilnani, Direc­tor of the King’s Col­lege London’s India Insti­tute and Pro­fes­sor of Politics

  • Hagai M. Segal, UK-based aca­d­e­m­ic, consultant/analyst and com­men­ta­tor, spe­cial­is­ing in the Mid­dle East and relat­ed affairs, geo-strate­gic issues, terrorism;
  • Mr. Maroof Raza, Men­tor, Secu­ri­ty Watch India,Author & Media Commentator
  • Lina Kolesniko­va, Asso­ciate of CS&A, Risk and Cri­sis Man­age­ment Consultancy
  • Maj. Chris Hunter QGM, CEO, Kratos Enter­pris­es Lim­it­ed UK, IED & Bomb Dis­pos­al Expert
  • Mr Tarique Ghaf­fur, QPM, CBE, For­mer Assis­tant Com­mis­sion­er, Met­ro­pol­i­tan Police Force, London
  • Dr. Stephen J Blank, Expert on Sovi­et Block, Strate­gic Stud­ies Institute
  • Dr. Dev­dutt Pat­tanaik, Chief Belief Offi­cer, Future Group
  • Dr. Ami­tav Acharya, Pro­fes­sor of Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions at the School of Inter­na­tion­al Ser­vice, Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ty, Wash­ing­ton, DC.
  • Mr. Kumar Ramakr­ish­na, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor – Head of Cen­tre of Excel­lence for Nation­al Secu­ri­ty (CENS) at the S. Rajarat­nam School of Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies (RSIS), Singapore
  • Mr. Wajid Sham­sul Hasan, Pakistan’s High Com­mis­sion­er to the UK, pre­vi­ous­ly advi­sor to PM Benazir Bhut­to, and renowned journalist.


  • Anti-pira­cy, Avi­a­tion Secu­ri­ty, Build­ing & Facil­i­ties Pro­tec­tion, Bor­der Secu­ri­ty, CBRNe, City & Com­mu­ni­ty Secu­ri­ty, Counter Ter­ror Solu­tions, Cyber Secu­ri­ty, Emergency/ Dis­as­ter Management/Response, Fraud Pre­ven­tion, Mar­itime Secu­ri­ty Solu­tions, MOD/ Intelligence/Armed Forces, Police & Law Enforce­ment, Pro­tec­tion of Crit­i­cal Nation­al Infra­struc­ture, Sur­veil­lance, Train­ing & Con­sul­tan­cy, Trans­porta­tion Secu­ri­ty Solutions
  • Secu­ri­ty Advi­so­ry and Con­sul­tan­cy Companies

About the Organisers

Secur­ing Asia 2012 is organ­ised and host­ed by SWUK , part­ner of Secu­ri­ty Watch India (SWI) a lead­ing glob­al, non-par­ti­san, research based organ­i­sa­tion and busi­ness facil­i­ta­tor, with offices in Lon­don, Wash­ing­ton DC and across India. SWI’s work active­ly pro­motes and enables inter­na­tion­al part­ner­ships to com­bat the threat of ter­ror­ism and improve Asian Home­land Security.

SWUK aims to improve and facil­i­tate secu­ri­ty con­scious­ness among cit­i­zens, indus­try and gov­ern­ments globally. 

Secur­ing Asia 2012 Steer­ing Com­mit­tee

  • Patrick Mer­cer OBEMP
  • Richard Kemp CBE
  • Tarique Ghaf­fur QPMCBE
  • Maj. Chris Hunter QGM
  • John Pendle­bury, Green TD
  • Maroof Raza
  • Mick Han­ley



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