Our 12th ISS event is on the 27 March 2019, it may be of interest to some members. The panel will discuss the issue of kidnap and hostage situations.
Chubb estimate that approximately 8000 kidnappings occur worldwide annually, resulting in global takings of $500m. Given such figures, kidnappings are often perceived to relate largely to high value individuals and high risk locations. However, while acknowledging that there has been an increase in kidnapping over the last six years in some of the world’s most dangerous territories, the rest of the world is not immune. For example, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland, 1318 kidnappings and related incidents occurred between 2007 and 2017, peaking in 2015 with 153 incidents. That said, official statistics are not always accurate given that many kidnapping incidents are managed privately with no official interventions. Our panel will discuss this issue looking at aspects such as managing incidents, responses and negotiations. Book your seat at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-security-series-12-managing-kidnap-and-hostage-situations-tickets-57713181680?aff=erelexpmlt