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IFSEC and FIREX unveil speaker line-up for Protection and Management Series 2016 in London

Published on 27 March 2016
IFSEC International and FIREX International are part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series
Headlining programme of 300+ speakers will be Colonel Tim Collins OBE, Kate Adie OBE and James Cracknell OBE

IFSEC International and FIREX International, organised by UBM EMEA, have recently unveiled the speaker line-up for the Protection and Management Series 2016, Europe’s leading events for security, fire, safety, facilities and service management, taking place at London’s ExCel from 21-23 June 2016.

Headlining a programme of more than 300 speakers will be keynote addresses from Colonel Tim Collins OBE, Kate Adie OBE and James Cracknell OBE, truly inspirational speakers who have shown grit and determination in the face of adversity. Further speakers will cover sector specific case studies, best practice, training and legislative updates.

Commenting on the line up, Charlotte Wright, Senior Content Manager for Protection & Management, said “A wealth of 18 month research with the security, fire, safety, facilities and service management communities has resulted in the most focused programme that the Protection & Management Series has ever seen. Stages this year will welcome a mix of inspirational stories from our headline speakers with practical and insightful sessions from top speakers and trainers. We can’t wait until June!”

IFSEC International and FIREX International are part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series, the UK’s largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information.

The series incorporates major events Safety & Health Expo, IFSEC International, FIREX International, Facilities Show along with Service Management Expo and attracts more than 40,000 attendees annually over three days to ExCeL London. The series of events will run from 21-23 June in 2016 at ExCeL London.

Colonel Tim Collins OBE will speak on Tuesday 21st June from 11.30 – 12.30, Kate Adie OBE will speak on Wednesday 22nd June from 11.30 – 12.30 and James Cracknell OBE will speak on Thursday 23rd June at 11.30 – 12.30. The Inspirational Speaker Series will be hosted in the Keynote Theatre at ExCel London.

About the keynotes

Colonel Tim Collins OBE will be speaking 21st June, 11.30 – 12.30

Colonel Tim Collins attracted attention on both sides of the Atlantic for his rousing speech to the troops before going into battle in Iraq. His autobiography, Rules of Engagement, subsequently went straight into the bestseller lists and he is now CEO of a security company.

Tim is a naturally inspiring speaker, combining extensive experience of active service with broad knowledge of military and political history. An authority on teamwork, leadership and motivation, his speeches show a clear parallel between military problem solving and the challenges faced by leaders in any walk of life.

Kate Adie OBE will be speaking 22nd June, 11.30 – 12.30

It used to be said that if you found yourself in the same place as Kate, you should leave straight away. She became a household name as BBC Chief News Reporter, covering the Gulf War, the demise of the Soviet Union, the protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and NATO’s campaign in Kosovo.

Aside from her autobiography, The Kindness of Strangers, Kate has published Corsets to Camouflage and Nobody’s Child. She has won the Royal Television Society Journalism Award and the Monte Carlo International Golden Nymph. Kate has also received BAFTA’s Richard Dimbleby Award.

James Cracknell OBE will be speaking 23rd June, 11.30 – 12.30

James Cracknell is one of Britain’s greatest ever oarsmen. After victory alongside Redgrave and Pinsent in the coxless four in Sydney, he went on to achieve another Olympic gold in Athens.

James will talk about his adventures, the build-up to both Olympics and how they were nowhere near as straightforward as the public seemed to think. He reveals the highs and lows of his training regime, the different characters that make a successful team and what drives him to seek out new challenges.

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