Las Vegas, NV

Tuscany Hotel & Casino

December 5-7

This year, of course.

8 Speakers

Amazing Insight

Limited Seats

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2014 Presentations


Filippo Marino Director, Intelligence & Executive Protection Global Safety & Security
McDonald’s Corporation

"The landscape of risks and vulnerabilities affecting corporate executives continues to evolve at a rapid paste, along with the skills and competencies required of protection professionals. While physical and violent threats have largely been on the decline in Western and highly industrialized nations, pockets of instability, small conflicts and terrorism have increased in several developing and emerging markets where multinational organization must often operate. Information-based incidents have grown exponentially, along with the complexity and speed of executive travel and events, which may expose them to a multitude of cultural, geographical and risk domains within the course of one work week.

  • The presentation will explore the challenges and opportunities protection professionals will increasingly face in staying relevant in an increasingly cross-cultural and information-driven world. The session will address:
  • The Executive Threats, Risks and Vulnerabilities Landscape: Exploring data sources and trends to overcome bias and anecdotes.
  • Executive or Brand Protection? How EP and Corporate Security converge.
  • The EP Value Proposition: How to demonstrate ROI with operations metrics and analytics. Protective Intelligence and Situational Awareness: What is it, and why it defines the new EP.
  • Skills & Competencies of Next-Generation Protection-Professionals: What will get you hired (or keep you employed) in 2020.



In OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN, The Coming Age of Urban Guerrilla, David Kilcullen projects that in the coming decades almost all urban communities will witness a “Competition for Control” by insurgent criminal or terrorist groups in global megacities as well as local high crime neighborhoods.

In their presentation at the Conference, KC Poulin and Craig Gundry will address this issue directly on the experience of twenty years of building a community based security company. As founders of a Florida security company, Critical Intervention Services (CIS) they have evolved a unique strategy for crime prevention. They call it the PREVENTION AGENCY, A Public Safety Model for High Crime Communities in the 21st Century.

CIS is not the run of the mill security that operates on “Observe and Report”. Poulin and Gundry advocate community policing that embraces the formation of relationships with its citizenry. “The goal of a Prevention Agency is to protect the vulnerable and enhance the lives of the community members through providing crime prevention and protective services.” This is a long ways from Observe and Report.

It is a concept that is close to what General Petraeus said was critical to winning the population of Iraq and Afghanistan away from Al Qaeda .

P. S. The first 50 registrants who register for the conference before October 1st will receive a copy of KC Poulin and Charles Nemeth’s book “THE PREVENTION AGENCY”.


Richard Woods Senior Intelligence, Operations Manager Microsoft

The world is changing. Governments are failing, the gaps between the haves and have not’s is widening, creating an increasingly threatening operational environment. Large corporations and the wealthy are targeted by different groups with varying motives. Ideological differences whether economic, political, religious or environmental all play into the new global landscape, increasing the threat profile of many clients. This presentation will focus on:

  • Increasing threat of civil unrest at home and abroad
  • The growing militancy of extremist groups and their willingness to use violence in accomplishing their mission
  • Large scale regional instability and its effect on the role of the protector
  • The role of intelligence in the protection model and the value it brings to operating in this asymmetrical environment


Ivor Terret AS Solutions

Understanding tabletop drills for contingency planning. This lecture will touch firstly on Risk, Threat and Vulnerability considerations when designing business continuity based contingency plans. Key factors to consider when designing a region wide contingency plan to both keep your Principals safe as well as allow business continuity will be covered and will include a case study or two depending on time. The second part to this will be considerations when planning training for this in the form of tabletop exercises and will then be implemented in the breakout session.

Breakout During the breakout session attendees will need to design contingency plans for set scenarios and then select groups will present these to all the attendees in the breakout. This is not limited to Executive Protection and is more focused on risk management considerations regardless if securing a person, or group of persons and will examine both the tactical and management side.

The primary value add of this will be the thought process of the complexities of real world contingency planning and introducing some key guidelines when training for this.


Joe Autera Past is Prologue; Managing & Mitigating Security Risks in the Megacities of Today and Tomorrow

"With a focus on protecting key personnel and preserving human capital, this interactive discussion will examine past and recent events that provide insights into the evolutionary nature of security risks in feral urban environments – whole cities, or sections of cities, where government controls and influence have waned. Through an examination and comparison of trends seen throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s in cities around the world to the present day safety and security risks evident in cities around the globe, including some in the U.S., participants will have the opportunity to improve upon their understanding of near term and over-the-horizon security risks associated with conducting business in both legacy and emerging markets around the globe and developing effective strategies for mitigating and managing those risks." Joe Autera, President Vehicle Dynamics Institute


Marilyn Knight, MSW Kenneth Wolf, Ph.D. Incident Management Team

Crisis Management after Workplace Emergencies, Terrorist, Violent and Catastrophic Events

Today's headiness are prognosticators of how terrorist, natural disasters and mass casualty events will impact a company's people, operations, litigation exposures, reputation and bottom line. The Internet, social media and global communications require that corporations have immediate crisis management plans and responses to address and resolve incidents that can go viral. This program will discuss types of crisis events, the deployment of trained "Crisis -Go Teams", site logistics, recovery objectives and protocols to manage incidents nationally and globally. Crisis Team functions in terms of training, trauma reduction strategies, organization stabilization, crisis communications, Team protection, liaison with other governmental and private crisis resources and command and control will be defined.