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Diplomatic World_nummer 56.

ECSA NEW YEAR'S SECURITY

ECSA NEW YEAR'S SECURITY CONFERENCE On January 29th, the European Corporate Security Association — ECSA — invited the Security Community at the Egmont Palace in Brussels for its yearly conference on the evolving security threats. After a warm welcome by ECSA Secretary general ir. Yvan De Mesmaeker, Mr. Adam Meyers — Vice President Intelligence at CrowdStrike and the Honorable Andrew C. Weber — former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, lectured on the threat and on the expected developments. Mr. Paul Van Tigchelt — Director of the BE Coordination Unit for the Threat Analysis, provided additional comments. After the presentations, all participants had the opportunity to talk to the speakers and to liaise with their counterparts during the ECSA New Year’s Reception. This yearly event was organised with the kind support of: Adam Meyers - Vice President Intelligence at CrowdStrike ir. Yvan De Mesmaeker - Secretary general of the European Corporate Security Association - ECSA, Honorable Andrew C. Weber - former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs 58

Chris Bombeke - Director Internal Security BELUX - Securitas, Chief Commissioner Eddy Baelemans - Office of the Minister of Interior & Security Chief Commissioner Michel Goovaerts - Chief of Police of Brussels Capital Mr. Paul Van Tigchelt - Director of the BE Coordination Unit for the Threat Analysis, prof. dr. Willy Bruggeman - Chairman of the BE Federal Police Council ir. Yvan De Mesmaeker - Secretary general of the European Corporate Security Association - ECSA Honorable Andrew C. Weber - former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, Ms. Barbara Dietrich - CEO of Diplomatic World, Mr. Peter Tulkens - CEO Politics Matters, Mr. Chris Frech - Senior Vice President Government Affairs of Emergent Biosolutions Maj. Gen. ir. Albert Husniaux - Chairman Royal High Institute for Defense Mr. Wayne J. Bush - Assistant Secretary General NATO, H.E. Ambassador Peter Martin - Chairman Interministerial Committee for Host Nation Policy Mr. Gilles de Kerchove - EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Mr. Frédéric Van Leeuw - Federal Prosecutor, Mr. Guy Rapaille - Chairman Standing Intelligence Agencies Review Committee Mr. Rony Dresselaers - Director for Security and Transport of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, ir. Yvan De Mesmaeker - Secretary general of the European Corporate Security Association - ECSA, Ms. Wendy Bashnan - Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Security and Director of the NATO Office of Security Mr. Chris Frech - Senior Vice President Government Affairs of Emergent Biosolutions, Mr. Wayne J. Bush - Assistant Secretary General NATO Maj. Gen. ir. Albert Husniaux - Chairman Royal High Institute for Defense 59