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29 November 2012
09:00 - 15:00

Lancaster House
Stable Yard
St James's,


Bucks New University

FREE to CSARN Members and Members Guests only

+44 (0) 1737 249 989

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CSARN : Foreign & Commonwealth Office /
Overseas Business Risk, Lancaster House

CSARN Members and Members Guests only

The protection and resilience of our people, assets and critical information poses various challenges for business and employers who a responsible for sending staff overseas, managing complex supply chains and also those engaging in 'emerging markets'.

CSARN's annual Overseas Business Risk briefing, in partnership with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, spends a day examining and evaluating the spectrum of opportunities and risks for UK companies and employers engaging in low, medium and higher risk overseas markets. With modern and multi-national regulations and compliance, how prepared is your team, and your business to professionally support and exploit business operations? And what can we, within UK Plc, learn throughout the day which will give us 'competitive advantage'?


Please note all CSARN events are held under the Chatham House Rule.

Confirmed speakers and Agenda

08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Brett Lovegrove / Chair of the day
09:05 Andrew Mitchell / Director, Prosperity, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
09:15 Toby Relf / Desk Officer for Overseas Business Risk, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Overview of the FCO OBR service
09:30 Jon Davies / Additional Director, MENAD, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Middle East and North Africa – Risks and Opportunities
09:55 Karl Barclay / Founder and Chairman of Stirling Assynt International Group Ltd
Managing Business Risks in China
10:20 Q & A
10:25 Coffee Break and networking
10:45 Damian Taylor / Regional Security Director – Travel Security Services
Travel Risk Management - Best Practice Guidelines in protecting your mobile and expatriate employees
11:10 Emma Shaw / Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd
11:35 Ian Nunn QGM / Head of Crisis Management Consulting, Aon Risk Solutions
Strategic travel risk mitigation for multinational business organisations
12:00 Q & A
12:05 Lunch and Networking
13:00 Nick Shah / Anti-Kidnap & Extortion Unit, SOCA
Kidnap & Ransom
13:25 Simon Imbert / Executive Director, Inkerman Group Ltd
Reduce the Risk: Track and Respond
13:50 Phil Campion /
Anti Piracy and the private circuit
14:15 Q & A
14:20 Coffee Break and networking
14:35 Justin Crump / CSARN / The Monitor editor and Security Intelligence and Management Process Consultant
Media and Intelligence in Crisis Situations
15:00 Lisa Reilly / Executive Coordinator at the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)
An NGO approach to travel security
15:25 Robert Hall / Director of Resilience, G4S Risk Management
Resilience & Security – Compatibilities and Conflict
15:50 Q & A / Close / Networking