The 2017 Conference



The International Protective Security Board (IPSB) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting the protection industry's interests and professionalization.

The mission of the International Protective Security Board (IPSB) is to facilitate the development and awareness and best practices for the Protective Security industry; offer and facilitate protective security professional development and continuing education, and to research and educate the protective security industry and its practices.

Focusing on with all sectors in the protective security industry including executive/corporate, high-threat, faith-based organizations, high net-worth, celebrity, government or dignitary, and protective intelligence.

Please join us for the 2017 Close Protection Conference, hosted by the IPSB, will be from November 30 through December 2, 2017 at the Westgate Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.



Program Features for our 2017 Close Protection Conference



The Global Intelligence Briefing
Our opening function, the briefing will take stock of current trends and provide an overview of the issues and concerns facing the security industry.

Panel Discussions (Topics include);
International Operations
Protective Security Details (PSD)
Business and Close Protection
Supplementary Protective Activities

Tactical Talks(Topics include);
Defensive Tactics
"Go-bag" Management
Digital Concerns for Protection Agents
Operational Planning and Command
Control and Communication (C3) Issues

Lessons Learned
Protection practitioners will candidly discuss specific situations with the audience and offer realities of what happened and how they dealt with difficult situations.

The IPSB Speaker Series
The following speakers will be participating in this year's series;

Patrick Van Horne (CEO of the CP Journal)
Steve Bernard (Executive Vice President - SEHS Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Louis Vega (President and Managing Director for DOW Chemical - Australia and New Zealand Operations)


For media and distribution purposes, please consult the following Press Release.