Internationally renowned security specialist Hill and Associates will be conducting a special morning security briefing on Thursday, September 25, 2003 for selected leaders in Bali's tourism industry. The briefing, titled "Emerging Security Paradigms for the Hospitality Industry" will be conducted by Craig Foster, the Regional Operations Director for Hill Associate's Singapore Office.
Among the topics to be covered in the 2 hour briefing, prior to a hosted lunch, are an update on current security risks in the region; a report on the JW Marriott bombing; appropriate responses from corporate clients and international tour operators, airlines and major hotel brands; and a review of the benchmark initiative from the Singapore "COPE" case study.
The briefing will be held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) commencing at 10:00 a.m. and concluding with lunch. Participation is limited and free-of-charge open by invitation only to chief operating officers of major hotel brands, destination management companies, professional conference operators, attraction operators, international schools, and airlines.
Applications to participate should be sent to [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Craig Foster of Hill & Associates
A University of London graduate, Mr. Foster served for 12 years in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force (RHKP), specializing in diplomatic security and risk assessments with his final years as a Superintendent commanding the VIP protection Unit of Special Branch. Whilst with the RHKP, Mr. Foster was responsible for the planning, preparation and implementation of all special security measures during the hand over of Hong Kong's sovereignty to China in 1997, in addition to other key events including Annual Meetings of the Boards of Directors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Since joining Hill & Associates in October 1997, Mr. Foster has traveled extensively throughout Asia addressing client needs in the areas of protective security, risk analysis and risk management. In 1999, he coordinated the safety and security arrangements for over 500 multinational CEO's attending Time Warner's Fortune Global Forum in Shanghai. In 2000, Mr. Foster held the same responsibilities at The Global Forum in Hong Kong.
Mr. Foster recently completed 2.5 years as the Country Manager of H&A's Indonesian operation and has extensive contingency planning experience, particularly in the oil and gas sector. Mr. Foster is a member of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and is also a Certified Protection Professional and co-chairs Singapore's AMCHAM Security Committee.
Mr. Foster was a featured speaker at the Hotel Asia-Pacific Hotel Security Seminars held in Bali and Jakarta in late 2002 and early 2003.
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