ASIS Europe 2018

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 18 — 20 April 2018

Call for Presentations

About the event

ASIS Europe 2018 (18-20 April 2018) provides an established platform for education and business exchange. The event addresses the key trends and issues facing professionals in the region dealing with physical and cyber security, risk, compliance, investigations, crisis management, safety and disaster response.

The event is known for consistently gathering senior professionals, especially those with cross border, multi-site and multi-disciplinary responsibilities. Every key economic sector is represented, from critical infrastructure to manufacturing, from finance to hospitality. Exhibition attendance combines delegates from across Europe and beyond attending the full educational programme, and exhibition only visitors, primarily coming from the local market.

ASIS is inviting articulate subject matter experts to share opinions, analysis, strategic frameworks and practical experience at ASIS Europe 2018.

How speakers are selected

Abstracts will be accepted for presentation based on topic relevance to the event theme, how well they complement and / or contrast the topics already confirmed (see, relevance to current issues and trends, and expertise of the speakers. There will be a heavy emphasis on content that clearly relates security and risk topics to business / organizational impacts and business / organizational objectives. Speakers will be expected to address matters appealing to senior executives whose roles require dealing with a complex mix of physical security, cybersecurity and management issues.

Our multiple day, multiple track format offers a self-directed, facilitated learning environment with education sessions, interactive forums, and an exhibition. Education sessions, designed to transcend industry sectors, focus on current and emerging issues, best practices, and challenges facing security practitioners and others who are responsible for security.

Abstracts on all security related topics are welcome. Particular topics of interest, in no particular order are:

  • Security as a business enabler
  • Internet of Things and cyber-physical security
  • Social engineering and the human factor
  • Supply chain
  • Loss prevention
  • Soft targets
  • Intellectual property and brand protection
  • Terrorism
  • Executive protection and travel security
  • Investigations
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Physical security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Due diligence
  • Compliance
  • Global business issues

General Submission Guidelines

  • Proposals must be in English.
  • Proposals should describe original work.
  • All proposals must be non-sales or marketing orientated.
  • Presentation slots are 45 or 20 minutes and should include time for Q&A – ASIS will decide on the programme structure later in 2017, so preference will be shown to speakers who can address their topic within both timeframes.
  • All speakers will be expected to work with the ASIS appointed moderator / chair of their session before and during the event to ensure relevance and interactivity with the audience.

Terms & Conditions

  • ASIS International does not pay per diem, honoraria, or expenses.
  • ASIS International grants a one-day registration for the conference. If multiple speakers submitted an abstract together, a one-day pass is granted to up to two speakers per session, if they submitted the abstract together. Speakers added after the abstract selection are not provided with a complimentary one-day registration and need to pay for their participation. Upgrade from speaker one-day pass to the full event registration is possible at a special rate of 350 EUR + VAT.
  • There are no fees required to submit a proposal.
  • The presenter agrees to allow ASIS International to audiotape, videotape, and/or transcribe the presentation. Presenters also release all rights to the duplication and distribution of tapes and transcribed material for publication in conjunction with the ASIS International event, and share copyrights with ASIS for distribution of information in the conference related materials and activities.

Submission Steps and Requirements

STEP 1 - please fill out/choose from the headings listed below:

  • Title of Proposal*
  • Educational level (intermediate, advanced)*
  • Speaker Bio (limited to 100 words)*
  • Summary (limited to 30 words)*
  • Abstract text (limited to 100 words - No images, charts, or tables are allowed)*
    No names or titles should be included in the abstract text. Names will be automatically hidden during the abstract review process and will be automatically inserted and properly formatted upon publication.
  • Equipment needed for presentation (choose from the list or/and enter in "other")
  • Subject Matter (choose up to 3 from the list)*
  • References – needed for submission from consultants and industry vendors, not mandatory for practitioners.

* - required fields


  • The submitter is strongly encouraged to compose the abstract text in his/her own word processor before submitting it online. Be sure to check spelling, word count, and conformance with the guidelines given below.
  • Abstract and summary should highlight the business output of the presentation and the learning outcomes.

STEP 2 - For each speaker please provide:

  • name, degrees, company or institution, job title and full mailing address, email address, phone number,
  • biographical sketch,
  • references – needed for submission from consultants and industry vendors, not mandatory for practitioners.

STEP 3 - Confirmation:

  • Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.

Closed for New Submissions on Wednesday, 20 September 2017