Monday, 22 December 2014

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) Newsletter - Security Professional

The latest issue of Security Professional, ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)'s newsletter has just been published! Have a look back at events organised in the year to date, filled with site visits and quarterly networking events. Take time to also welcome our new International Members to date, and learn from our fellow industry peers through their article submissions.

You can download your copy by clicking on this link.

Friday, 19 December 2014

AP Dynamics - December Issue


ASIS International's AP Dynamics, the newsletter for ASIS members in the Asia-Pacific region covering ASIS news, chapter news, and important Asia-Pacific headlines, has just published its December 2014 edition. You can access it here.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Honorary Chairman Year End Message

Dear Fellow Members,

On behalf of the Management Committee 2013-2014, I would like to extend season’s greetings. It is the time of the year to spend with loved ones before getting busy with new challenges in 2015.

The Chapter conducted its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 9 November, with over 30 members in attendance. In addition to the Honorary Chairman and Honorary Treasurer reports, elections for a new Management Committee 2015-2016 took place. I am pleased to see that there will be renewal of leadership as well as within the management committee. We can look forward to new ideas and energy from the incoming management committee.

I am also delighted to introduce Mr. James Toh, CPP as the Honorary Chairman-elect. He will start in the new role on 1st January 2015 for a term of 2 years. Please look forward for his address in January with the composition of new MC members.

2014 has been a busy year for the chapter. In summary, a total of 138 educational hours were created for members and the public. This comes from 4 review courses, 4 site visits, 4 seminars, and 1 conference.   Financially, the chapter has booked a surplus of S$18,159 for the past financial year. The year ends with two events: 1) A special Q4 networking dinner with ASIS International Chairman, Board member, volunteer leaders and staff present; 2) Crisis Management & BCM Masterclass that attracted 100 registrations.

Please join me in thanking the 2013-2014 Management Committee for the hard work in the past two years. You’d be pleased to know that many of the familiar committee members continue to serve in upcoming term.

Lastly, I would welcome the new members to the Chapter.

Regards,
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

ASIS 2015 Call for Presentations Open

Call for Presentations Header
Wanted: Security Subject Matter Experts
Share your expertise. Submit your education session proposal(s) for the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015).
The world's most influential global security conference heads to Anaheim, California on September 28–October 1, 2015. The ASIS program offers high quality and timely content on managing the complex issues and emerging challenges facing today's security management practitioners.
Submission deadline: February 9, 2015
What will catch the selection committee's eye?
  • Security-related content that will challenge and inspire
  • Programs directed towards the industry practitioner
  • Abstracts at the intermediate to advanced-levels are particularly desired
  • Case studies and benchmarks are always sought
  • Actionable takeaways that will motivate peers to elevate their performance
  • Proposals developed by security end-users are preferred
Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration on the day of their
presentation(s), plus free admission to the Exhibit Hall for all three days.
Submit your proposal NOW!

Stay tuned. The call for presentations will open soon for these ASIS global conferences.
ASIS 9th Asia-Pacific Security Forum and Exhibition
December 68, 2015 | Singapore
  • Opens: December 2014
  • Submission deadline: May 2015
ASIS 7th Middle East Security Conference and Exhibition
February 1416, 2016 | Dubai
  • Opens: February 2015
  • Submission deadline: July 2015

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Honorary Chairman Message - Nov 2014

Dear Esteemed Members,

As the 2013-2014 Management Committee term draws to an end, I am pleased to share updates since my last message in August.

1. Security Industry Conference 2014
The conference took place on 27-29 August with over 400 registrations received. The expanded program to 3 days and meticulous selection of both international & local speakers had attracted great interest this year. The Chapter’s role in co-organising the conference has shown excellent results. The conference was supported by Workforce Development Authority of Singapore (WDA).

2. Site Visit to Sentosa Joint Command Centre
In 2014, the Chapter organized 4 site visits. Following the visit to SATS Catering Centre 1 in July, members visited the Sentosa Joint Command Centre. The site visit was over-subscribed, and attendees had the rare opportunity to learn about security management of Sentosa island.

3. Q3 Networking Dinner
Over 50 members and guests attended the dinner. Steve Surfaro, Chairman of the Physical Security Council, presented at the event and shared his insights around the future of surveillance. Lucky members walked away with vouchers and ASIS International's CD containing Standards and other publications.

4. Women in Security
The initiative is gaining momentum. With the self-defense workshop conducted successfully, more events are being planned specially for women in security. I am pleased to note that Ms. Yong Hwee-Fong has been featured in the latest ASIS Dynamics (Pg. 14) for her role in leading WiS in the Singapore Chapter.  

5. PCB Award
I am pleased to announce that Mr. James Toh, CPP and myself have been recognized as Professional Certification Board (PCB) Regional Award Winners.  The PCB Award is given to individuals who have played a significant role in advocating ASIS International's certification and education programs.

6. Triple Certification
ASIS International recognizes individuals who have achieved all three certifications namely CPP, PCI, and PSP.  Please join me to congratulate Mr. Stefan Shih, CPP, PCI, PSP.  He is the first in Singapore who has attained all three certifications. Mr. Shih is serving as the Chapter’s Honorary Secretary in the current term.

7. Renewal
As the current Management Committee term ends soon, members will elect 12 Management Committee members for the 2015-2016 term. As in the previous years, I encourage and fully support renewal of ideas and leadership. If you have the passion to serve and are eligible to be nominated, I encourage you to step up.

8.  Upcoming events
Please join us at the remaining events of 2014
a. Annual General Meeting – 9 December 2014Register here
b. Year-End (Q4) Networking dinner – 9 December 2014Register here
c. Crisis Management & BCM Masterclass – 10 December 2014Register here

On behalf of the 2013-2014 Management Committee, I will like to express our sincere gratitude for your continuing support.  

Regards,
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Monday, 24 November 2014

Q4 Networking Dinner

Dear ASIS International and Singapore Chapter Members,

Join us for a fun filled evening with music, games, and a lucky draw, as we celebrate the close to an enriching year of activities, reinforcing the strong bonds amongst members of the security community, reflecting upon the activities of the past year, and hopeful of better things in the next.

Our Q4 Networking Dinner will be held on 9 December 2014 (Tuesday) at Begonia 3001A/B-3003 Function Room, Level 3, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, and registration begins at 1900hrs.

The program for the evening is as follows:

1900hrs  - Registration
1930hrs  - Networking Dinner
               - ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) 2013-4 Chairman's Address
               - Introduction to ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) Management Committee 2015-6
               - ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) 2015-6 Chairman-Elect's Address

Fee:
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) Paid Up members - Complimentary
ASIS International members - S$99
Spouses - S$99
Public - S$120

Important Notes

1. Singapore Chapter paid-up members who are attending the AGM prior to this Q4 Networking Dinner event need not RSVP, as you would have already done so through the AGM Notice.

2. Members who have renewed their ASIS International membership for 2015, are invited to renew their ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up membership at S$100 during the Q4 event. Do note that validity of the Singapore Chapter paid-up membership for 2015 is incumbent on the renewal of ASIS International membership for 2015.

3. Singapore Chapter paid-up membership dues is payable by cash / cheque made payable to "ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)". Those who wish to pay through Paypal will be sent the renewal details after the Q4 event.

You may RSVP your attendance using the form below.

Best Regards
Member Services
memberservices@asis-singapore.org.sg


Registration is Closed

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Dear Members of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Notice is hereby given that the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be held at Begonia 3001A/B-3003 Function Room, Level 3, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, on Tuesday 9 December 2014 at 1800hrs.

This is a significant members-only meeting, to update on the achievements and events the Singapore Chapter has organized in 2014.

The Chairman of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be presenting his report during the AGM, and we will be electing a new Management Committee (MC) for the term 2015-2016.

Annual General Meeting

1730 - 1800hrs - Registration
1800 - 1930hrs - Annual General Meeting
  • Adoption of the AGM minutes held on 6 November 2013 (Together with the Financial Statement for 2013)
  • Adoption of the EOGM minutes held on 28 August 2014
  • Honorary Chairman's Report
  • Honorary Treasurer's Financial Report for the year ending 30 September 2014 (The report will be presented during AGM)
  • Management Committee Election
  • Any other matters of which notice in writing has been given to the Honorary Secretary (secretary@asis-singapore.org.sg) at least seven (7) days before the AGM.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  1. Only Singapore Chapter Paid-up Active and Life Members in good standing (as at 9 December 2014) are eligible to attend the AGM, including the right to vote for office bearers at AGM.
  2. If you wish to serve in the MC, you will have the opportunity to do so at the AGM. Elections will follow the Chapter's Constitution and ASIS International's Policies & Procedures.
  3. All AGM attendees are invited to stay on for Q4 Networking Dinner event after AGM, at the same venue. Details of the Q4 Networking dinner event will be announced separately.

RSVP

Please confirm your attendance (through the form located at the bottom of this Notice) by 5 December 2014, in order to aid the MC in finalizing logistics for the AGM.


DOCUMENTS
  1. Minutes of AGM held on 6 November 2013
  2. Financial Statement for 2013
  3. Minutes of EOGM held on 28 August 2014
  4. Appendix A to Minutes of EOGM


Warmest Regards,
Stefan Shih, CPP, PCI
Honorary Secretary
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)
email: secretary@asis-singapore.org.sg


Online Registration is Closed

Thursday, 20 November 2014

AP Dynamics - November Issue


ASIS International's AP Dynamics, the newsletter for ASIS members in the Asia-Pacific region covering ASIS news, chapter news, and important Asia-Pacific headlines, has just published its November 2014 edition. You can access it here.