The Annual Hotel Security Conference which was jointly organised by the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) was held on 6 October 2011 at Concorde Hotel Singapore.
Th event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Masagos Zukifli, Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs.
Themed “Leveraging Security for Better Tourism Experience”, the following four papers were shared at the conference:
- Paper 1 – “Overview and Analysis of Crime Situation in Hotels in Singapore” by ASP Seah May Chern, Community Involvement Division, Singapore Police Force
- Paper 2 – “Ideological Profile on Radicalization” by Mr Neo Loo Seng, Behavioural Sciences Unit, Ministry of Home Affairs
- Paper 3 – “Security as a Competitive Edge for the Singapore Hotel Industry” by Mr Dominic Chester, Regional Director (Crisis & Security Consulting), Control Risk South East Asia
Paper 4 – “Occupier’s Liability” by Mr Mathew Kurian, Trainer, Security Industry Institute/Managing Director, Regent Law LLC
In addition, participants had the opportunity to tour a mini-exhibition which showcased the latest security technologies and training solutions for hotel industry.
Held in conjunction with the conference was the presentation of the 16th Annual Hotel Security Awards. The award was jointly presented by SHA, SPF, NCPC to hotels which have upheld safety and security as a top priority.
A total of 67 hotels qualified for the hotel security award, of which 30 hotels were presented with the “Hotel Security Excellence Award” for achieving the SS545 standard. Another 37 hotels received the “Hotel Security Award” for establishing good security measures based on SS545.
In addition, a total of 223 individuals were acknowledged for their exemplary act with certificates of commendation under the categories of Honesty, Bravery and Vigilance.
Kudos to all the winners.