The theme of PROTECT 2018 is “Science and Technology: The Key to a More Secure and Safe Tomorrow.” The PROTECT event consists of a select international exhibit, a business conference, technical presentations, new product demos, and a networking cocktail.
Our times have us facing global upheavals that have the great potential to disrupt our way of life, including business operations that have become the bedrock of modern living. Alongside the security risks that confront rapidly developing digital technologies, social media and climate change are among the new realities posing new types of threats to businesses that rely heavily on strong and trustworthy cybersecurity systems.
At PROTECT 2018—to be held on 12 – 13 March 2018 at the New World Makati Hotel in Philippines—stakeholders from the private sector and from the government will gather to discuss four main subjects: 1) what every businessman should know about global upheavals that will affect their business; 2) the greatest business risks facing them via cybersecurity threats; 3) insights into how safe one’s business is; and 4) security and conflict in this new age.
First organized in 2005 in partnership with the Anti-Terrorism Council of the Office of the President, PROTECT was initially devoted to overcoming terrorist threats. Over the years, the focus of the annual gathering has expanded to cover other prevailing threats to businesses, arising from global economic crises, natural disasters, cybercrimes, and physical threats.
The theme of PROTECT 2018 is “Science and Technology: The Key to a More Secure and Safe Tomorrow.” There will be a strong focus on cybersecurity, resiliency in facing natural disasters, the internet of things (IOT), social media, and terrorism.
PROTECT consists of a select international exhibit, a business conference, technical presentations, new product demos, and a networking cocktail. It is attended by decision-makers and CEOs across different industries of the business sector, senior officials of government agencies, security specialists and consultants, IT and cybersecurity professionals, strategic planners, risk managers, terrorism experts, construction managers, architects, systems integrators, operators of critical infrastructures, academics, and everyone concerned with security and safety.
In 2017, the PROTECT conference on “Doing Business Amidst New Threats” was attended by 200 delegates, two-thirds of whom came from the private sector and one-third from the government. The specialized exhibit was visited by some 3,000 visitors, including senior government officials and senior level management of private companies. The event was opened by Hon. Hermogenes Esperon, the National Security Adviser, who also delivered the Keynote Address; and was closed by subject-matter international experts including Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, Head of International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.
While you deal with present threats to business, we invite you to gear up with us at PROTECT 2018 for future risks which are almost here. We hope to see you at PROTECT 2018.