Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Honorary Chairman Message and Chapter Library Launch

Dear Members,

Security industry has never been busier with increasing risks and challenges that we are faced with. ASIS Singapore continues to foster closely knit security community and develop its members through various education programs.  In the third year since we started the transformation, we have seen continuing increase in quality and attendance of events.

Here are some updates since this year:

1) Certification Review
Two run of CPP and PSP reviews were conducted this year.  We have seen around 25 security professional trained this year.  Some has successfully achieved highly regarded  Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP).

2) Site Visits
There visits were organised this year including National University of Singapore (NUS)Parliament House of Singapore and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS).   Valuable knowledge sharing by the hosts have been well received by the members.  We are getting requests to conduct more visits from members

3) Quarterly Dinner and Networking
Following the tradition of hosting Lunar new year dinner for Q1 event, The chapter organised a private blockbuster movie screening 'Edge of Tomorrow', The private screening was attended over 60 delegates.  The next event will be late this month during Security Industry Conference and Q4 will be on 9 December along with our Annual General Meeting.

4) Conferences
The Chapter co-organises Security Industry Conference 2014 which is a high profile conference in Singapore.  Not only we have expanded the program from 2 to 3 days, we have invited various speakers from overseas and from public sector.  One of the keynote speaker is Steve Surfaro, ASIS Int'l Physical Security Council Chair.  Both conference and masterclass are complimentary,  members are encouraged to register soon as seats are limited.
We are working very closely with ASIS International to ensure success of Asia Pacific Conference taking place on 7-9 December 2014.  Your participation in the conference will be anticipated as the conference has not been held in Singapore since 2008.

5) Chapter Library
I am delighted to announce that our chapter library is now open.  Singapore Chapter members may borrow growing collection of books from our library.  Some notable collection includes: Protection Asset Manual (for reference only), Certification Study guides and other subject specific books.  Please refer here for current titles available and rules.  The Chapter welcomes donation of security-related books in good condition.



6) Women in Security
The Chapter is proud to be one of the first in region to have Women-in-Security initiative.  With specialised program to suit women working in security industry, the Chapter is accessible by everyone.  Members are encouraged to refer their colleagues to join us.  The upcoming event is all-women exclusive travel security and self defense workshop.

Your continuing support is the key to our Chapter success. I look forward for your support in Chapter's membership and participation at events.  As always, I value your feedbacks and you are welcome to write to me directly at chairman@asis-singapore.org.sg

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