IISSM for striving tirelessly towards the cause of security, safety, fire and loss prevention for last 28 years. He stressed the need for the government and private sector to work together for greater efficiency and advancement of the sector. He said that there is a need for sending out the right signal to the world regarding safety and security in India.
There was a thought provoking and inspiring address to the participants by Jayant Sinha, MoS, Civil Aviation who appreciated IISSM for bringing together such a distinguished gathering from across the country as well as the world, and apprised all the participants of the latest technology being used in aviation sector which will usher it in a new era.
The other ministers who addressed the conclave were Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of Labour & Employment; Giriraj Singh, MoS, MSME; and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Science & Technology, Environment, Forests & Climate Change. Mrs. Aruna Sundararajan, IAS, Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary, Dept of Telecommunications, Govt. of India, also addressed the audience.
This year IISSM Conclave organized five panel discussions whereby the policy makers, innovators, and experts from various domains shared their views and the audience got to come across the technology aspects, their plans, and processes which are yet to come and become the integral part of their life in 3 to 5 years down the line.
The topics of panel Discussions were HSSE – Sustainable Growth and Development in Healthcare, Hospitality and Retail; Social Media and Data Privacy – Opportunities and Threats in a Cyber Environment; Challenges and Opportunities in Corporate Security and Property Conservation Programmes; Security, Safety, Vigilance and Responses in a Smart City; and Road Safety – An Operational Risk and Collaborative Solutions.
All panel discussion were very lucid and informative and they evinced excellent question-answer sessions, thus making them very interactive.
IISSM Security and Safety Excellence Awards 2018
The much coveted awards in security/ safety sector – IISSM Security and Safety Excellence Awards 2018 were awarded to those organizations that have set an example for others to follow and contributed immensely to the sector. There was individual excellence awards for those who think out of the box, and execute it on the ground – thus contributing a great deal to the society. The awards were given by various ministers including Suresh Prabhu, K.J. Alphons, Santosh Gangawar, Jayant Sinha, Giriraj Singh, and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, after their address to the participants.
Apart from these Awards, there were special awards for professionals whose contributions have been remarkable in spreading the brand IISSM in various parts of the country.
Fellowship Awards 2018
Dr. Harsh Vardhan presented IISSM the Fellowship Awards in appreciation and recognition of their contribution for enhancing the standards and ethical practices in the profession of security, safety, fire prevention, introduction of technology, and to make the loss prevention as the key management practices for improvement of the profitability.
In his valedictory address Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Culture stressed the need to have frequent deliberations on such topics. He said in spite of being a minister he was an entrepreneur, and from his own experience he knew if security and safety gaps are left open, it can cause irreparable damage to the growth. He also stressed the need for preservation, maintenance and security of heritage monuments.
The conclave was concluded with a vote of thanks. The participants dispersed to their places with an enriched experience and looked forward to attending the next IISSM conclave in 2019. The next IISSM Global Conclave is likely to be held in Bangalore in the month of November 2019.