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MINUTES of the XVII. European Congress of the IBSSA, and the 2nd International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA – IAPA with Award Ceremony

12th May 2012, Zlaté Moravce / SLOVAKIA

On the 12th May 2012 at 09.30 am – for the first time in Zlaté Moravce city, Slovakia – the 17th European Congress of IBSSA was held at the Conference room of the City Hall with the participation of nearly 60 members from 13 countries, representing 12 national and international organisations. Numerous security companies of the region delegated their representatives to the Congress, for example: the Slovenian DELTA Security, the Macedonian BRAZMI d.o.o., the Serbian M-PROTEKT d.o.o., the Hungarian POWER SHIELD Co., and PIEDRA Security, and of course companies from Slovakia, such as: KSBS, Sector 7, SBS and GSP Security.

Ing. Peter LEDNÁR, CSc. (Slovakia) – Mayor of the city Zlaté Moravce welcomed all delegates, representatives of our association, honorary guests, high-ranking leaders of IPA, IAPA and other law enforcement agencies, then wholeheartedly greeted Prof. George POPPER (Hungary) – President of IBSSA and finally opened the IBSSA Congress officially.

The President of IBSSA announced that high-ranking leaders and officials, VIPs and IBSSA representatives were sending greetings and good wishes for the event, such as:

- His Most Eminent Highness Prince José Manuel Costa da Veiga COSMELLI (Portugal) – Grand Master of the “Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories” (KMFAP)
- Dr. Rony KLUGER (Israel) – General Secretary of IBSSA The Report can be read by clicking here...
- Dr. Frank PHILIPOOM (Netherlands) – Country Representative of IBSSA for the Netherlands
- Mr. Andrey SHISHOV (Latvia) – Country Representative of IBSSA for Latvia
The report can be found here: http://www.ibssa.org/index.php?article_id=711

Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA expressed his gratitude to everyone for their continuous support and attendance at this extraordinary and significant event, with special thanks to Ing. Peter LEDNÁR, CSc. – Mayor of the city Zlaté Moravce for hosting the event and thanks to Dr. Peter LEDNÁR jr., to Mr. Róbert BODOR as well as their team for organising the Congress and the Joint Conference and giving great assistance and support during the event. The IBSSA President used this special occasion to hand over the IBSSA Honorary Membership Certificate and ID-card with leather holder to the mayor, Ing. Peter LEDNÁR.

After the welcoming speeches Prof. George POPPER reported thoroughly on the activities and results of IBSSA since the last Congress,

Address by the President – ANNEX 1 can be found here: http://www.ibssa.org/index.php?article_id=712

then the President reported about the change in the structure of IBSSA and introduced the 2 newly organised fields of the association:

- IBSSA – IBSF (International Bomb Safety Federation)
- IBSSA Private Investigation Department – with the collaboration of DetInf (Detectives Global Information Network)

On this occasion Prof. Popper handed over the Official Letter of Appointment together with the IBSSA Certificate of Membership and ID-card to Mr. Lajos TITKOVICS, ret. ltg. gen. (Hungary), general manager of DetInf – who became full member of the IBSSA and was also appointed to Chairman of the reorganised Investigation Department.

The next event was signing of the Cooperation Agreement between IBSSA and Detectives Global Information Network (DETINF). Prof. George POPPER called upon Mr. László BERCSÉNYI (Hungary) – CEO of DetInf to sign the agreement with him.

“DetInf is a new organisation, which was established last year in order to help the actors of criminology to communicate with each other and find partner and support in other countries. The idea was born in the head of the retired Hungarian lieutenant general Lajos Titkovics, who had recognized the necessity of such a network in the course of his professional activities. He had made the experience that private detectives were confronted with problems of missing or unreliable information while investigating beyond the border of their country. Or they had to pay a high amount of money for such information. Detectives Global Information Network was established first of all for them, providing legal help in their data collecting, investigation and control activities. Of course, the system is useful also for other actors of criminology or similar professions.”

Finally the President of IBSSA stated that he could itemize through pages what IBSSA has done in nearly 120 countries of the world in various fields of security, but it is not necessary, because on the Internet, at the International as well as at numerous national sites of IBSSA hundreds of detailed news and reports of our official events can be found every year, and for 3 years now, using Facebook, our articles reach more and more places and people.

 

So this time Prof. Popper emphasized only the better cooperation between the civil security sphere and the law enforcement agencies and reported briefly on the developments and successes of the „Partnership” program, which was announced a few years ago:

  • one of the priority areas of the IBSSA – IPA – IAPA cooperation is the “child-family-city Safety”, in which subject joint events were already organised in many countries several years ago, and now again a number of events is being prepared, which belongs to this topic and the number of cooperating organizations is increasing
  • the IBSSA cooperation with EFUS (European Forum for Urban Safety) has strengthened throughout the years
  • IBSSA has numerous international and national partner organisations from the security field, knight orders in humanitarian activities as well as in rescue operations. Most of these federations were also represented at the European Congress and / or the International Joint Conference afterwards.
  • Just to mention some of them: INEOA (International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association), DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), EDDKE (European Drug Prevention Centre Union), KMFAP (Knights of Malta), Sovereign Order of Cyprus, Ordo Hungariae, Union of the Saint Lazarus Order, Corps St. Lazarus International (CSLI) and the Holland Priory of the International St. George Order, FEMERAID (Federation of Medical Rescue and Aid), International Federation of Family Organisations (IFFO), IBA (International Budo Academy), PRO DEO State University
  • the IBSSA has recently signed cooperation agreement with NATEA (International Narcotic and Anti-terrorist Enforcement Officers and Civil Association)

Lastly the IBSSA President gave some information about the forthcoming official events of the association:

  • 8-9 June 2012 will take place the 5th IBSSA Annual Conference for the Balkan region. The event will be organised in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • 23rd June 2012 will be organised the 15th Ball for Bodyguards and Knights in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1st July in Amsterdam, Holland the 2nd Conference of the IBSSA Benelux region will be held
  • 17-22 September 2012 the XI. “SEC-tember” International Special Security Advanced Training will be organised in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1st Bodyguard World Challenge in Charlotte, North Carolina / USA is planned to take place in April 2014

After the reports and comments Prof. George POPPER officially closed the Congress and informed all attendees about the Clay-pigeon Shooting Championships and lunch, which will start at 1.00 pm on a private shooting range in the outskirts of Zlaté Moravce, and also about the 2nd International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA – IAPA together with Award Ceremony, which will start in the afternoon at 4.30 pm in the City Hall.

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On the 12th May 2012 at 4.30 pm – right after the XVII. European Congress of the IBSSA – the 2nd International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA (International Police Association) – IAPA (International Auxiliary Police Association) together with Award Ceremony took place in Zlaté Moravce at the Theater of the City Hall. Motto: “Partnership for Security”

Since many delegations and representatives of IBSSA arrived also to the 17th European Congress of the IBSSA – which was held the same day in the morning – the International Joint Conference had a wide international attendance – from about 20 countries nearly 100 participants, representing 20 international and national organisations were present.

Ing. Peter LEDNÁR, CSc. – Mayor of the city Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia welcomed all delegates, high-ranking leaders and representatives of IBSSA, IPA and IAPA, honorary guests, and delegates of other law enforcement agencies, and then officially opened the Conference.

Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA introduced and wholeheartedly greeted the present VIP guests and high-ranking official, who accepted the invitation and honoured our event with their participation:

- Sir Dr. István FODROS (STP) – Honorary Consul for Sao Tomé and Príncipe, Editor of Diplomatic Magazine
- Ph.Dr. Marian TAKAČ (Slovakia) – Police Chief of Zlaté Moravce
- Sir Ján CULKA, general – President of FEMERAID Europe, Commander of the Slovakian Disaster Response Unit (Komplexná Centrálna Záchranná Služba)
- Mr. Vendelín HORVÁTH – General Secretary of the Slovakian Volunteer Fire-fighter Association (DPO SR)
- Sir Dr. Alexander CZELLÁRIK – KMFAP Prior of Slovakia
- Mr. András STEFÁN (Malta) – Union of the Saint Lazarus Order
- Ing. Teodor HALÁS (Slovakia) – Director of Europolice Federation

Following the introductions the President of IBSSA announced that high-ranking leaders and officials, VIPs and representatives of IBSSA, IPA, IAPA were sending greetings and good wishes for the event, such as:

- His Most Eminent Highness Prince José Manuel Costa da Veiga COSMELLI (Portugal) – Grand Master of the “Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories” (KMFAP)
- Dr. Rony KLUGER (Israel) – General Secretary of IBSSA
- Dr. Béla DANIELISZ (Hungary) – President of Corps Saint Lazare International Hungary (CSLIH)
- Police Academy of Rome / Italy
- the American Sections of IBSSA and IAPA

After the welcoming speeches Prof. George POPPER summarized briefly the happenings of the morning event, which was the 17th European Congress of the IBSSA and gave a detailed report on the forthcoming activities and official programs of IBSSA.

Then the Conference participants listened the following presentations:

- Detectives Global Information Network by Ms. Mária BARANYI – International Relations
The report can be found here:
- IBSSA – IBSF (International Bomb Safety Federation)
- Hungarian Section of IPA by Mr. Attila SZILÁGYI – General Secretary
- Introduction of IAPA by Mr. Zoltán HOSSÓ – Vice President
The presentation can be read by clicking here ...
- FEMERAID Europe by Sir Ján CULKA - President
- Introduction of International Budo Academy and PRO DEO State University – with their linkage to the educational system of IBSSA – by Sir Ferenc KERTÉSZ-BAKOS

 After the professional presentations the Ceremony of International Budo Academy (IBA – the official institute of IBSSA) and PRO DEO State University took place – with the assistance of the following PRO DEO State University professors, representing also IBA: Lady Dr. Anna POPPER, Chair of Protocol in the Diplomatic Academy of the Faculty of Political and Entrepreneurial Sciences, Lady Dr. Mária CZELLÁRIKOVA, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Sir Dr. Ferenc KERTÉSZ-BAKOS, Faculty of Political and Entrepreneurial Sciences – by giving Ph.D. Honoris causa diplomas to the next people:

- Mr. Zoltán VARGA received PRO DEO Ph.D. h.c. Diploma from the Faculty of Security and Safety Sciences. Title of his thesis: “The issue of National Security in Prison Service”

- Mr. Zsolt PIPICZ received IBA Ph.D. h.c. Diploma from the Faculty of Security Sciences. Title of his thesis: “Training of Close Protection professionals in the civil sphere”

With this ceremony both universities intended to show and demonstrate their participation in security. The mission of these universities and also of IBSSA, IPA, IAPA and all our partner organisations is the same!

In appreciation of their support, successful cooperation, remarkable and outstanding work, IBSSA Medal of Merit – Gold decorations and certificates were handed over to:

  • Mr. Attila SZILÁGYI – General Secretary of IPA
  • Sir Ján CULKA, general – President of FEMERAID Europe
  • Mr. Vendelín HORVÁTH – General Secretary of the Slovakian Volunteer Fire-fighter Association (DPO SR)

  

Based on his past activities in the security industry and working steadily and persistently for IBSSA, Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA received the following decorations:

  • Certificate of merit from International Police Association (IPA)
  • Honorary membership of the Chamber of Private Security Services (KSBS)

Thereafter Mr. Pál KARDOS (Hungary), President of the IAPA welcomed officially and introduced the new members of the International Auxiliary Police Association and handed over the membership certificates and cards to:

  • Mr. Raduz SEDLAR – Honorary Member of IAPA Slovakia
  • Dr. Marian TAKAČ, Police Chief of Zlaté Moravce – Honorary Member of IAPA Slovakia
  • Sir Zsolt PIPICZ, Member of IAPA Hungary

 

Sir Ján CULKA, general – Commander of the Slovakian Disaster Response Unit (Komplexná Centrálna Záchranná Služba) awarded with the “Bronze Medal of KCZS” the following people – for the first time a non-Slovakian person is also receiving this decoration:

  • Prof. George POPPER (Hungary), President of IBSSA
  • Dr. Peter LEDNÁR jr. (Slovakia), Member of the IBSSA Diplomatic Department, Special Envoy at large of IBSSA

On behalf of the Corps Saint Lazare International (CSLI) – one of the most powerful humanitarian federations of the world, Prof. George Popper and Gen. Ján Culka handed over the Grand Cross decoration of CSLI to:

  • Mr. Vendelín HORVÁTH – General Secretary of the Slovakian Volunteer Fire-fighter Association (DPO SR)

The next moment was the announcement of the clay-pigeon shooting championships' result, which was held in day-time, right after the 17th European Congress of IBSSA. Prof. Popper notified the outcome of the shooting contest, congratulated all participants and handed over the IBSSA Certificate of Recognition and Medal of Merit – Gold to the winner, the best shooter:

  • Mr. Nenad MILIKIC – CEO of Delta Security, Slovenia

Finally His Grace Prof. George Popper – President of IBSSA, Executive Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Cyprus, Prime Minister of KMFAP with the assistance of Sir Dr. Alexander CZELLÁRIK – Slovakian Prior of KMFAP decorated officially

  • Sir Róbert BODOR – Director of the Humanitarian Affairs of KMFAP in Slovakia
  • Sir dr. Peter LEDNÁR jr. - Deputy Minister of KMFAP Home Office

with the Knight Commander's Cross and Diploma of the Sovereign Order of Cyprus for their continuous outstanding services, professional work and kind support. Sir Robert and Sir Peter both are members of IBSSA, knights of Malta, members of IPA and IAPA as well! They organised this event with great expertise, high responsibility, sparing no time, money, nor pains!

After the reports and the award ceremony Prof. George POPPER officially closed the Conference and expressed his special thanks, gratitude and appreciation to the Organising Committee for the great hospitality as well as to the supporters and patrons of this significant and extremely successful event.

16th May 2012, Budapest

Minutes were taken by:
Ms. Erika MACSÁRI
Head of the Central Administration Office
 
 

Approved by:
Prof. George POPPER, ltg.
President

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