MINUTES of the XIX. Congress of the IBSSA, 4th International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA – IAPA, and Award Ceremony


MINUTES of the XIX. Congress of the IBSSA,
4th International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA – IAPA,
and Award Ceremony
10th October 2015, Budapest / HUNGARY

On the 10th October 2015 the XIX. Congress of IBSSA, the 4th International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA (International Police Association) – IAPA (International Auxiliary Police Association) together with the Award Ceremony were held at the Conference room of Best Western Hotel Budapest, in Hungary with the participation of appr. 130 members from 30 countries, representing 50 national and international organisations. Numerous security companies of the region also delegated their representatives to the Annual Meeting.

Session 1 – the XIX. Congress of IBSSA

At 9.00 am Prof. George POPPER (Hungary) – President of IBSSA welcomed all delegates, representatives of our association, wholeheartedly greeted the present honorary guests and officially opened the IBSSA Congress.

Then asked Dr. Rony KLUGER (Israel) – General Secretary of IBSSA for Roll Call. It was announced, that according to the list of participants 30 countries were present, representing 50 national and international organisations.

After the roll call the Congress unanimously adopted the following proposals:

  • Chairmen of the congress Prof. George POPPER (Hungary) and Dr. Paul HÖGLUND (Sweden)
  • Keepers of the minutes Ms. Erika MACSÁRI (Hungary) and Ms. Éva REICHENBERGER (Hungary)
  • Attesters of the minutes Mr. Antal KOLLÁR (Hungary) and Dr. Olivér RÓZSA (USA)

After the administrative formalities Dr. Rony KLUGER called upon Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA – as chairman of the congress, who first of all greeted all delegates and expressed his thanks to everyone for their continuous support and attendance at this significant event, with special thanks to the Organising Committee for the great help and professional assistance, as well as to the Sponsors for all kind of cooperation. The President of IBSSA gave a short report about the Congress itself, that the first part would be an internal meeting, while the Conference afterwards is open for all guests, associated organisations, observers and the press.

After the roll call and welcoming Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA, Chairman of the Congress gave a thorough report on behalf of the Board of Directors about the activities of IBSSA since the last Congress with special regard to new initiatives, establishing of new training centres, renewal of the educational policy, and also about the future goals, and programs to do an even more diverse and more efficient operation of the association. Prof. Popper informed the participants that all congress related materials, significant documents and previous reports on IBSSA as well as on IBSSA – ISF were uploaded to our Website: www.ibssa.org and also distributed worldwide. (President’s Report is enclosed – ANNEX 1)

Dr. Rony KLUGER (Israel) – General Secretary of IBSSA and President of IBSSA-ISF provided information on the activities and work of the International Sport Federation. (ISF Report is enclosed – ANNEX 2)

Prof. George POPPER – Chairman of the Congress reported shortly about the auditing, which took place on the 7th September, then called Dr. Olivér RÓZSA (USA) – member of the Auditing Committee and experienced auditor in several national and international organisations to provide official information on the pecuniary situation of the association. (Audit report is enclosed – ANNEX 4/1, ANNEX 4/2)

After the Audit Report the President of IBSSA gave a detailed report about the budget for the future, which was unchanged compared to the previous years. (Budget of 2016 – ANNEX 5)

Then Prof. George POPPER asked the Congress to approve the above reports. The Congress unanimously adopted all the reports including the report of the President, the General Secretary, as well as the Audit Report and the Budget of 2016. The President of IBSSA announced that high-ranking leaders and officials, VIPs and IBSSA representatives – who could not be present – were sending greetings and good wishes for the event, such as:

  • His Most Eminent Highness Prince José COSMELLI (Portugal) – Patron of IBSSA, Grand Master of the “Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories” (KMFAP) The Greeting letter can be read by clicking here ...
  • Embassy of the USA in Budapest
  • Mr. Andrey SHISHOV (Latvia) – Country Representative for Latvia (Latvian Report is enclosed – ANNEX 3)

Introduction of the following events:

  • XX. Congress of IBSSA, and the 5th International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA – IAPA is planned to take place in the USA in February 2017
  • Balkan Conference is planned to take place in Montenegro during the summer of 2016
  • XV. SEC-tember, the official international qualification and re-qualification seminar of IBSSA Instructors and Teachers is planned in Budapest, Hungary in September 2016
  • II. International Bodyguard Championships
  • Open Board Meetings and Other events – WKC, International Ju-Jitsu and Karate Federation

When all the reports and comments were finished, Prof. George POPPER officially closed the Congress and informed all attendees about the forthcoming programs, which start at 11.00 am in the Conference room.

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Session 2 – the 4th International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA – IAPA

At 11.00 am – right after the XIX. Congress of the IBSSA – the 4th International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA – IAPA on “Partnership for Security” with the main topic: “Education, Training and Qualification in Security”, together with the Award Ceremony took place in the Conference room of Best Western Hotel Budapest.

This year the Conference was organised with the assistance of the National Transport Authority (NKH), the active participation of HungaroControl – Hungarian Air Navigation Services, and the financial support of Sir Sebastien BIROVA (Switzerland). Nearly 130 members from 30 countries, representing 50 national and international organisations were present at the Conference!

- Chairman of the Conference: Dr. Zoltán SCHVÁB (Hungary) – Chairman of the IBSSA Traffic Safety Department

- Opening of the Conference: Prof. George POPPER (Hungary) – President of IBSSA

- Address: Mr. Gyula GYŐRI (Hungary) – President of the National Transport Authority (NKH)

- Keynote Speaker: Pol. Brig. General Gábor BUCSEK (Hungary) – Chief of Budapest Police (BRFK)

Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA welcomed all delegates, representatives of our association, high-ranking leaders of IPA, IAPA, NKH, HungaroControl and other law enforcement agencies, wholeheartedly greeted the present VIP guests, who accepted the invitation and honoured our event with their participation, then officially opened the Conference.

He highlighted the importance of the partnership between the police and the auxiliary services, and informed the delegates that the topic this year is about education and information. Prof. Popper announced that high-ranking leaders and officials, VIPs – who could not be present – were sending greetings and good wishes for the event, such as:

  • His Most Eminent Highness Prince José COSMELLI (Portugal) – Patron of IBSSA, Grand Master of KMFAP
  • Mr. János HAJDU police major-general (Hungary) – Director of the Counter Terrorism Centre in Hungary
  • Embassy of the USA in Budapest

Mr. Gyula GYŐRI – President of the National Transport Authority and Main Patron of the Conference welcomed the attendees and emphasised that NKH not only supports the activities of the “Partnership for Security” program, but also makes all efforts to improve education and safety.

Pol. Brig. General Gábor BUCSEK – Chief of Budapest Police underlined the importance of cooperation, the fight against criminals and the importance of prevention. The BRFK has 2 targets: to bring closer the police to the families, and to answer to the questions related to children and old people. Within the education teachers and parents are targeted in the cooperation.

After the welcoming speeches the Chairman of the Conference announced that a short Award Ceremony would take place, because some of the high-ranking leaders have to leave earlier due to their other obligations. The following decorations were handed over:

  • Pol. Brig. General Gábor BUCSEK – Chief of Budapest Police received the IAPA Gold Diploma
  • Pol. Brig. General László GARAMVÖLGYI received the Order of Security – Gold Star with Diamonds decoration
  • Mr. Gyula GYŐRI – President of the NKH received the Order of Security – Gold Star with Diamonds decoration
  • Mr. Sakir FAKILI (Turkey) – Ambassador of Turkey in Budapest received the IAPA Honorary Member Diploma
  • Mr. Ali ACHOUI (Algeria) – Deputy Chief of Mission in Budapest received the Honorary Membership of IBSSA
  • Mr. Kornél SZEPESSY – CEO of HungaroControl received the IAPA Gold Diploma

The Conference participants listened to the presentations and briefings of the following officials:

  • Dr. Rony KLUGER (Israel) – General Secretary of IBSSA, Dean of the International Budo Academy - Krav Maga in security training
  • Mr. Kornél SZEPESSY – CEO of HungaroControl - Protection and Air traffic safety trainings of HungaroControl
  • Mr. Orlando MARDNER (Jamaica / GB) – member of the European Operative Section of the EQ Department of IBSSA - Introducing the Security Industry Authority (SIA), The IBSSA Quality Assured Security Training Program
  • Mr. Bogdan VUKOSAVLJEVIC (Slovenia) – Chairman of the European Operative Section of the EQ Dept. of IBSSA - New regulations and standards in the CPO-related educational system of IBSSA
  • Mr. Zoltán HOSSÓ – President of IAPA - IAPA, the bonds of friendship
  • Dr. Paul G. HÖGLUND (Sweden) – Vice President of UPKL - Introducing UPKL of EU
  • Mr. Kristóf BAKAI – ÖPVE – FEMERAID - First Aid and Fire fighting can not be left out from security trainings
  • Mr. Karl DELAGUERRA (USA) – Country Representative of IBSSA for the USA (by Video message) - Security training in America
  • Dr. Tamás PAUKERT – Regional President of IPA Hungary - Fruitful cooperation between IPA and IBSSA, lectures on crime-prevention in schools
  • Mr. Ronan CHATELLIER (France) – Country Representative of IBSSA for France - Introducing the French security training system
  • Dr. Károly SZŐCS – CEO of E-Educatio Information Technology Ltd. - E-learning promoting traffic safety
  • Dr. Valér DÁNOS ret. police major-general – General Director of the Directorate-General for Personnel Development of Public Service of the Hungarian Ministry of Interior (BM-KSZF) - Introducing the Directorate-General for Personnel Development of Public Service and its trainings

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Session 3 – the AWARD CEREMONY

After the lunch break at 3.30 pm the AWARD CEREMONY of the IBSSA, IAPA, IPA, the XIV. “SEC-tember” International Special Security Advanced EP Training, the Order of Security and other partners started.

Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA welcomed everybody, and reported shortly about the different decorations, awards and announced officially the new international award system for the professionals working in the field of security and law enforcement.

DECORATIONS OF THE ORDER OF SECURITY

Grand Cross Knight of Security

  • Col. Gen. (National Guard) Zoltán DÖMÖTÖR
  • Ret. Pol. Major General Valér DÁNOS
  • Mr. Zoltán HOSSÓ

Gold Star with Diamonds

  • Ret. Pol. Major General Béla BLASKÓ
  • Pol. Col. Ernő KRAUZER Brig. Gen. (National Guard)
  • Zoltán SCHVÁB

Silver Star with Diamonds

  • Mr. Viktor SCHVÁB
  • Mr. Tamás PAUKERT
  • Mr. Erik GALOVTSIK
  • Mr. László TÍMÁR
  • Brig. Gen. Attila RIBA
  • Mr. Orlando MARDNER (UK)

Star of Security – Level GOLD

  • Mr. Borivoj MUCAJ (Serbia)
  • Mr. Attila BUDAHÁZI
  • MG. András CZAPÁRY MARTINCSEVICS
  • Mr. Antal KOLLÁR

Star of Security – Level SILVER

  • Mr. Aleksandar RAJNOVIC (Serbia)
  • Mr. Miklós FISCHLI

Commander Shield of Security

  • Ms. Erika MACSÁRI
  • Mrs. Éva NAGYNÉ BALOGH

DECORATIONS OF PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

Hungarian National Guard – Advancements

(handed over by Zoltán Dömötör, national guard col. general, Chief Commander)

  • Mr. Dragan NIKOLIC – Hungarian National Guard for Major General
  • Brig. Gen. (National Guard) Zsolt SZENDREI – Hungarian National Guard for Major General

IAPA

(handed over by Zoltán Hossó, President)

  • Prof. George POPPER – IAPA Gold Diploma
  • Major Gen. (National Guard) Zsolt SZENDREI – IAPA Honorary Member
  • Ms. Diana HADARICS – IAPA Charity Gold Angel

Sovereign Order of Cyprus

(handed over by HG George Popper, Executive Grand Chancellor)

  • Chev. András STEFÁN (Malta) – Knight of Sword and Silence

Pannon Province of the Order of the Roman Eagle

(handed over by János Nagy, Pontifex Maximus)

  • Prof. Rony KLUGER (Israel) – Order of Merit
  • Dr. Paul G. HÖGLUND (Sweden) – Order of Merit
  • Mr. Ronan CHATELLIER (France) – Order of Merit
  • Mr. Dragan NIKOLIC (Montenegro) – Honorary Legionnaire
  • Mr. János BOKOTEY (Ukraine) – Honorary Legionnaire
  • Mr. Branislav JOVCHEVSKI (Macedonia) – Honorary Legionnaire
  • Mr. Ilias KONTIS (Greece) – Honorary Legionnaire

IBSSA decorations and awards

The President of IBSSA handed over the following IBSSA Awards, Recognitions, and other decorations to numerous people for their continuous, professional and dedicated work: -

  • “Award for International Bodyguard Services” Mr. Attila KOTLÁR
  • “Bodyguard of the Year” Mr. János HÜLBER (Austria) -
  • “Instructor of the Year” Mr. Ilias KONTIS (Greece) -
  • “Company of the Year” HORI-ZONE Kft. -
  • “Member Country of the Year” Macedonia / leader: Mr. Branislav JOVCHEVSKI

Honorary IBSSA membership:

  • Mr. Attila KARACS (Hungary – CTC)

New Individual IBSSA members:

  • Mr. Ziya KORKUT (Turkey)
  • Mr. Mehmet Selim BAKIR (Turkey)
  • Mr. Tibor TAR
  • Mr. Dusko KONJEVIC (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
  • Mr. Slavisa STEVKOVIC (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
  • Mr. Tripo KRSTOVIC (Montenegro)
  • Mr. Stefan NINKOVIC (Serbia)
  • Mr. Ferenc Attila SZÖLLŐSI

The XIV. “SEC-tember” International Special Security Advanced Training on Executive Protection – organised by the IBSSA HQ – for high-level and skilled security professionals together with the I. Open International Bodyguard Championships were held between 4 – 9 October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary with the support of the Directorate-General for Personnel Development of Public Service of the Hungarian Ministry of Interior (BM-KSZF), the International Training Centre of the Ministry of Interior (FBI Academy), and also well-known and highly qualified international experts, police trainers, Master Teachers and Instructors of our association.

The IBSSA Board of Directors and the Organising Committee of the “SEC-tember” decided to organise the Closing Ceremony and Sayonara Party of the training and the championship within the Award Ceremony of the IBSSA Congress and Conference.

The following diplomas were handed over in connection with the training and the cup:

- Certificates of Participation

- Winners of the I. OPEN INTERNATIONAL BODYGUARD CHAMPIONSHIP

Detailed report on the XIV. “SEC-tember” with results of the Championship can be found here: http://www.ibssa.org/index.php?article_id=819

- Commemorative plaques for contributing to the success of the XIV. “SEC-tember” were handed over to the following teachers:

  • Mr. Denis LEVSHOV (Russia)
  • Mr. György RÓZSÁS
  • Mr. László HIDEG

After 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 work and hospitality as well as to the supporters and patrons of this significant and extremely successful whole day event, and then invited all participants for the Gala Dinner.

7th November 2015, Budapest

Minutes were taken by: Ms. Erika MACSÁRI – Chief of the Central Administration Office of IBSSA
Approved by: Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA
Certified by: Mr. Antal KOLLÁR Dr. Olivér RÓZSA

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On the 24th April 2018, the Commissioner of the Mexico Federal Protection Service, in association with ASIS International and the IBSSA, signed into policy the formal adoption of the IBSSA standards and training program for all licensed bodyguards in Mexico.

The following IBSSA officials were present at the signing ceremony:

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