Minutes of the 4th Annual Conference of IBSSA for the Balkan Region
On the 11th June 2011 at 10.30 am – for the first time in Arad city, Romania – the 4th IBSSA Balkan Conference was held, which was part of the so-called “Partnership” program: the joint meeting of IBSSA – IPA (International Police Association) – IAPA (International Auxiliary Police Association) members.
Report on the joint meeting of IBSSA – IAPA – IPA can be found here: http://www.ibssa.org/index.php?article_id=656
Dr. Constantin BUZATU (ROM) – Country Representative of IBSSA for Romania welcomed all delegates, representatives of our association, honorary guests, high-ranking leaders of IPA, IAPA and other law enforcement agencies, and wholeheartedly greeted Prof. George POPPER (HUN) – President of IBSSA.
The conference had a wide international attendance – from 6 countries about 40 participants. Numerous security companies of the region delegated their representatives to the event, for example: the Slovenian SAVOY SECURITY, the Bosnian SECTOR SECURITY, the Serbian VIP SL, and the Romanian ARCONS SECURITY. Of course some companies from Hungary also came to attend the conference: the POWER SHIELD SECURITY CO., the PAJZS VEHICLE PROTECTION CO., and the PIEDRA SECURITY COMPANY.
Prof. George POPPER
Mr. Bogdan VUKOSAVLJEVIC
Keeper of the Minutes: Ms. Erika MACSÁRI
Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA expressed his gratitude to everyone for their continuous support and attendance at this significant event, with special thanks to Mr. Bogdan VUKOSAVLJEVIC (SVN) – International Coordinator of IBSSA for the Balkan Region and also to Dr. Constantin BUZATU for hosting the event. The President of IBSSA also welcomed the special Guests of the meeting:
Maj. Gen. Dr. Sasa VUJKO (SRB) – governmental expert
Mr. Zoran STANISLJEVIC (BIH) – Head of the Public Security Centre at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Srpska
Mr. Nicolae BATRIN – Chief Commissioner of Arad County Police Department
Colonel Adrian BICLESANU – Commander of Arad Gendarmerie
The Conference has continued with the report of Mr. Bogdan VUKOSAVLJEVIC – Chairman of the Conference, who has evaluated the successful co-operation and dynamic growing of IBSSA in the Balkan Region. Mr. Vukosavljevic emphasized the better cooperation between the civil security sphere and the law enforcement agencies, than it was years before in the region. The Conference Chairman also heightened our influence in the security profession and stated that the quality can be enhanced by the organization of professional trainings. He also mentioned that because security business is risky and dangerous – it is important to be among others, to be part of an international association, and great to know that we are not alone! Mr. Bogdan VUKOSAVLJEVIC informed the participants in detail about the benefits of IBSSA, such as:
After all the reports and comments Prof. George POPPER officially closed the Balkan Conference and informed all attendees about the IBSSA European Meeting and Award Ceremony, which will start after lunch at 2.30 pm.
4th July 2011, Budapest
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Report about the IBSSA Balkan and European Special Conference on Education, Human Trafficking and Terrorism
The European Centre for Peace and Development (ECPD) in Belgrade, Serbia is the sole University, which was established by a UN resolution, and has extraterritorial diplomatic status – recognised worldwide. Dr. Bogdan Vukosavljevic, member of the IBSSA Executive Committee, Docent of the Field Security and Terrorism at the University, hosted the meeting in this prestigious Institute. Participants of the Conference: Prof. dr. Ljubiša Adamović Prof. dr. George Popper IBSSA (Hungary) H.E. Prof. dr. Djordje Lopčić ECPD Mr. Miklos Andrási IBSSA (Hungary) Mr Boris Vukosavljević SEBA (Slovenia) Mr. Attila Farkas SEBA (Hungary) Mr. Orlando Mardner IBSSA, SEBA (UK / Jamaica) Mr. Igor Bralo IBSSA, SEBA (Holland) Mr. Zijad Poljo IBSSA (Germany) Mr. Dalibor Višić IBSSA (Germany) Mr. Zoran Stanišljević SEBA (Bosnia-Herzegovina) Mr. Ilias Kontis IBSSA, SEBA (Greece) Dr. Bogdan Vukosavljević IBSSA, SEBA (Serbia) Mr. Rade Marković IBSSA (Serbia) Mr. Zeljko Gajic IBSSA (Serbia) Mr. Strahinja Lazarevic (Serbia) Mr. Vojislav Milošević (Serbia) Prof. Dr. Vladimir Jorga (Serbia) – President of the European Traditional Karate Federation
Executive Protection is perceived very exciting, not for the faint hearted, full of thrills and all the action one would expect from a Tom Cruise movie, but nothing could be further from the truth, since it is demanded of EPs to be at the job 120% (they’re there before the principal, and leave after he has left), long hours and very little shut-eye, did we mention a very high risk environment? EPs are all that stand between threats and their principal most of the time.
The lack of a standard in the industry has led to a very poor image of EPs, and the proliferation of Mikey Mouse (Rambo) companies that promise to have Super Men at the service of their protected, which turn out to be nothing more than a great show.
Members of the IBSSA Anti-Human Trafficking Project (AHTP), under the direction of Mr. Fernando Figueroa – Bureau Chief in the Dominican Republic, conduct a community outreach program in the village of Batey La Canada, a suburb of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.