International Security for Miners - March 8, 2017

International Security for Miners: Are you prepared to manage and respond to a kidnapping and ransom, security, travel or terrorism event?

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Natural resources companies and travelers abroad have increasingly become targets for kidnapping, bribery, terrorist acts, vandalism and theft. A proactive, planned approach to preventing and dealing with these threats has become an absolute necessity. This practical, hands-on, interactive one-day course led by international security expert Alan Bell will provide you with an overview on assessing security threats, developing a corporate crisis management plan and how to respond.

Learn how to protect yourself, your employees and your assets at this expert and timely international security seminar for natural resource and related companies and business travellers.

We also this course in-house, customized to meet the specific needs of your company or organization. For more information contact Wayne Floreani at or 416.533.3998.

Course Outline:
  • International Security and Travel Awareness
  • Kidnap and Ransom: The Process
  • The Development of a Corporate Crisis Management Plan

  • Recent Headlines
  • Attack on Mine Prompts Emergency Decree in Ecuador - Associated Press - December 15, 2016
  • Mali hotel attack: Gunmen 'storm EU military training base in Bamako' - The Telegraph - March 21, 2016
  • Côte d'Ivoire: UN officials condemn beach resort attacks - UN News Centre - March 13, 2016
  • Burkina Faso hotel attack: 18 nationalities among dead..." - The Guardian - January 16, 2016
  • Mexican gold mines beset by robberies, kidnappings - Globe and Mail - April 8, 2015
  • Three Canadian hostages safe after Mali hotel attack - CBC News,Nov 20, 2015
  • US State Department issues global travel warning - Fox News - January 13, 2015
  • Terrorism Rises in Africa - The New Yorker - April 3, 2015
  • Eritrea government opposition attacks foreign mining companies - Mining Review Africa - April 14, 2015
  • No resolve for Burkina Faso kidnapping at manganese mine - Mining Review Africa - April 13, 2015
  • ISIS urges jihadists to attack Canadians - National Post - September 21, 2014

  • What You Will Learn
  • The scope and range of global terrorism, current high risk regions, how to mitigate the threats
  • personal security and travel awareness while traveling, working or conducting business in potentially hostile environments including potential threats, general travel awareness precautions, security of possessions, airport security, bribery, extortion, blackmail and assault
  • Kidnap and ransom; the characteristics, phases, media and legal issues, negotiation and resolution
  • Developing a Corporate Crisis Management Plan; contingency planning and response, threat profiles, the team, legal responsibilities, protecting assets, medical and emergency evacuations, and communications strategies

  • Your Course Leader
    Alan W. Bell is the president of Globe Risk International Inc., an internationally renowned security-consulting firm, providing specialized consulting services and training to companies and individuals operating both domestically and internationally. An expert in international terrorism, Mr. Bell's distinguished career comprises more than twenty-two years of Special Forces experience, including twelve years with Britain's elite commando unit, the Special Air Service (SAS), the world's foremost Special Forces unit. He has spent many years assisting natural resource companies plan, prepare and respond to security and terrorist related activities.

    Mr. Bell approaches the threat of a terrorist attack or kidnapping from a unique perspective - that of the terrorist; during his career he has not only rescued hostages from kidnappers, but has also kidnapped international criminals and delivered them to International Human Rights Courts to face justice. By understanding the strategies utilized by terrorist and kidnapping groups, he is able to better design counter-measures to prevent an attack or kidnapping. There are very few individuals who could deliver such a presentation, drawing from years of front line experience. He has participated in counter terrorist operations worldwide and can offer a first-hand, unique and interesting perspective on the subject of both terrorism and kidnap and ransom.

    As a professional resource on international security and terrorism, Mr. Bell is called to comment on kidnapping, terrorist and international security related events by both International and Canadian media (TV, radio, newspaper, magazines) and regularly appears on US, UK and Canadian national networks.

    Registration is C$395. (C$325 for multiple participants from the same organization. The seminar may count towards Professional Development continuing education credits for professional designations.

    Register online.

    For more information contact Wayne Floreani or 416.533.3998.