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28 - 29 November 2018 Grand Hall, Olympia, London 

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28 - 29 November 2018
Grand Hall, Olympia, London

IAASFThe International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum (IAASF) is the only conference dedicated to the protection of arts, antiquities and cultural heritage. Providing delegates, and others involved in the protection and safe custody of buildings, artefacts and cultural events with an understanding of existing and emerging threats that the sectors face.

The IAASF programme was especially designed to maximise the learning experiences of the delegates. The Forum attracts world class international speakers on a wide range of specialist, but relevant subjects; all designed to aid the delegates in protecting their assets.


2017 theme was 'Protecting Cultural Venues from Adversarial Risks'  which included discussions and presentations in the following key areas:

  • Threats facing the arts, antiquities and cultural heritage sectors.

  • Protection of cultural and heritage sites.

  • Operational best practises and standards

  • Adopting a risk based approach to securing cultural and historical sites.

  • Support services for the arts, historical and cultural sectors.

The format of the programme took delegates through a journey where the threats and risks that exist within the sector were discussed and highlighted. This was followed by international best practices and experiences with regards to security and risk management disciplines and finally the different support services and product were highlighted to demonstrate the broadness of the protective services that are available.

The IAASF continues to look for the best speakers from around the world and if you believe you have something positive to share with delegates working within the sector then please feel free to contact IAASF@tridentmanor.com and mark it for the attention of Andy Davis, Chair of the IAASF.

Day 1- 29th November 2017

Timings                     Subject
12:00-12:50             Registration & networking
13:00-13:15 Welcome introduction
13:15-13:30 Keynote Speaker 1
13:30-14:10 Criminal Threat to the Arts, Antiquities and Cultural Heritage Sectors
14:10-14:50 Terrorist Threats and Activities Against the Historical and Cultural Sites
14:50-15:20 Break & exhibition review
15:20-16:00 Adversarial Risks to Places of Worship and other Historical Sites
16:00-16:40 Importance of Planned Protection – Meeting GIS Standards
16:40-16:55 Keynote Speaker 2
16:55-17:00 Review and Look Ahead
17:00-19:00 Drinks Reception – (Main Exhibition floor)
19:00 End of Day 1


Day 2- 30th November 2017

Timings                Subject
09:00-09:30         Registration & Networking
09:30-09:40 Welcome Introduction
09:40-10:00 Keynote Speaker 3
10:00-10:40 Effective Use of Security Personnel in Protecting Cultural Venues
10:40-11:10 Break & exhibition review
11:10-11:40 Physical Security – Target Hardening Cultural Venues
11:50-12:30 Technical Security – Applications to Protect Cultural Venues
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-13:55 Sponsored Event
14:00-14:40 Protecting Cultural Venues from Fire
14:40-15:20 The Importance of Emergency Planning
15:20-15:40 Break & exhibition review
15:40-16:20 The Criticality of Insurance
16:20-16:45 Closing Address – Speech
16:45 End of Forum 2017


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