The industry must find ways to recognise suspicious activities, understand the latest threats, and keep up with evolving concealment techniques. They must constantly amend and improve network systems, security checkpoints, and internal processes. All while maintaining the delicate balance between operational efficiency and safety for passengers and staff.
Bringing together key stakeholders from across the industry, including airports, airlines, regulators, security agencies and solution providers, the APAC Airport Security Summit will showcase examples of best practice and provide a forum to address the challenges that the industry faces.
- Discuss effective incident response with all the relevant stakeholders
- Assess how regional airports will meet security screening requirements with limited funding
- Unpack how to mitigate the likelihood of insider attack
- Hear about the latest trends in drones and anti-drone technology
- Evaluate the overlap between physical and cyber security, and overcome barriers to change
- Understand how to keep staff engaged in technology that needs less human intervention
Who will attend?
Airports, Airlines, Local Councils, Police & Emergency Services, Border Protection and Customs officials with roles including:
- COO / CSO / CEO / CIO
- Heads of Security
- Security Officers
- General Managers
- Heads of Operation
- Heads of Aviation
- Emergency Response
- Crisis Management
Attend to learn:
- Identify, respond & prevent physical security threats
- Embed a security first culture to improve passenger experience
- Maximise the benefits of new trends & technologies & unpack their implications
- Bridge the gap between physical and cyber security
Former Deputy Executive Director & Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) USA
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Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminology from Griffith University. She commenced employment with Probation & Parole – Queensland Corrective Services in 1997. Vanessa worked in a variety of Probation & Parole Offices over the following 13 years and progressed to the District Manager level.
After 15 years in Probation and Parole, Vanessa transitioned in to the Custodial arm of Queensland Corrective Services as the General Manager of Sentence Management Services. Vanessa’s responsibilities included supervising 140 staff across the state in nine (9) different correctional centres.
In October 2015, Vanessa was successful in obtaining a direct appointment to the rank of Superintendent in the Australian Border Force. Vanessa was responsible for Detention, Field Compliance and Removals Operations for QLD. She then temporarily moved to Canberra to relieve in the role of Commander Detention Operations in June 2016. Vanessa was permanently appointed to the role of Commander Detention Operations in November 2016.
Vanessa was then promoted to Assistant Commissioner, Detention and Offshore Operations Command in February 2018. This role is responsible for the onshore immigration detention network, regional processing and offshore operations in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
Vanessa is a keen sportswoman having previously represented Queensland in water polo and netball and has completed full and half Marathons. Vanessa continues to use running as a means to keep fit and healthy. Vanessa is married with a step son.
Tamworth Regional Airport