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We are delighted to announce that at this year’s Retail Risk – Leicester conference, we will feature keynote presentations from some very influential individuals.

An introduction from our Chair: Corin Dennison, Director Legal & Compliance (Global Investigations), adidas Group
Welcome to Retail Risk – Leicester 2017.

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as this year’s Chair for a very special conference indeed, because we will be co-hosting the conference with the launch of Retail Risk – Leicester this year.

More about Corin…

With over 24 yrs experience within the law enforcement / security arena, Corin served for 19 yrs within the UK Police Service as a Detective, specializing in all areas of major crime including Counter Terrorism, with secondments to the National Football Intelligence Unit and the Foreign Office training Iraqi Police Personnel in the Middle East. Corin held the position of Global Corporate Investigations Manager for Burberry Ltd moving to adidas Group in 2013 taking up the position of Senior Manager Global Investigations. Corin has responsibility for all aspects of investigation management within the adidas Group, overseeing a retail estate of 2800 stores and corporate locations and supporting the Compliance Framework within the Group. Corin regularly presents as a subject matter expert on corporate security and holds the CPP qualification from ASIS International.

Crisis management – dealing with a terrorist attack: Daniel Müller, Senior Manager Security, McDonald's Deutschland

In this presentation Daniel will show how structured crisis management of a large retailer enables a company  to survive the challenges, impacts and consequences of a potential terrorist attack in public areas. He will look at the challenges the Security Department had to face during the Munich active shooter incident in 2016,  and present the lessons identified and lessons learned from this experience.

Retail Risk – Global Survey: introduced by Corin Dennison of adidas Group and hosted by Paul Bessant, Founder of Retail Risk

Be among the first to take part – and benefit from – the Retail Risk – Global Survey. Since 2011 Retail Knowledge’s surveys of retailers primarily in the US, UK and Australia have become an indispensable tool for the industry to benchmark operations and find practical ways to beat fraudsters. Now the survey is going global, real time and widening its remit to cover the risk arena – to produce the most timely, accurate and relevant material ever available on all aspects of retail risk.

Using latest polling technology, the survey canvasses information from delegates at the conference and publishes the results in real time at the event. The material is then compiled into a detailed report.

What fraudsters are up to and what you can do about it: Brook Pietsch, Sales Director EMEA, International Sales, Kount, Inc.

Fraudsters are always changing their tactics, networking with new criminals, spreading across the globe and developing new tools to steal from online merchants. We’ll look at what fraudsters are up to and how you can detect, deter and prevent fraud from hurting your business.

Implementing Counter Terrorism security advice across our shopping centres: Ian Pugh, Group Head of Security, Intu

In this presentation Ian will explain the relationships that intu have with the Police and intelligence community. He will explain how intu have transferred their advice and guidance into detailed policies and procedures. He will cover the company’s approach to training and Multi Agency exercising across its centres. He will also highlight learnings from these exercises and how they continue to implement these learnings in to their day to day security regime. Finally he will confirm intu’s plans for continual review and improvement.

More about Ian…

As Group Head of Security for intu Ian is responsible for the security strategy across their UK shopping centre portfolio and also our centres and new developments in Spain.

Intu receive over 400 million customer visits per year to their 15 directly owned centres in the UK and three joint venture owned centres at St David’s Cardiff, Cribbs Causeway and Manchester Arndale.

Ian sits on the REVO Security and Safer Shopping Committee (Formerly British Council of Shopping Centres) and also on the European Security Group for the International Council of Shopping Centres.

He is a member of the Crowded Places Information Exchange group chaired by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office ( NaCTSO) bringing together key crowded places partners to share best practice.

He also sits on the Counter Terrorism Awareness Working Group chaired by NaCTSO.

He is a Non-Executive Director of the National Business Crime Solutions.  National Business Crime Solutions (NBCS) is a ‘Not for Profit’ Initiative that provides a collaborative solution to more effectively tackle cross border, serious and organised crime affecting business.

Ian’s security career began in 1985. During his career he has worked within both traditional manned guarding and facilities management companies in a range of senior management positions covering various sectors.

He is a member of the International Professional Security Association where he represented IPSA on the Security Alliance which is a coalition of representative security organisations formed to consult with Government and the Security Industry Authority on the future regulation of the security industry.

Through his membership of IPSA Ian has represented (IPSA) at security conferences across Europe delivering various security lectures on topics such as Industry regulation and integration of technology solutions into the retail security arena.

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