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A key benefit of participation in Security & Policing is to gain insight and help contribute to thinking and driving change in Government and Law Enforcement on the three top level themes of this year’s event: Protecting People, Places and Prosperity.

Security & Policing attendees can access an extensive programme of online senior keynotes led by senior UK Government officials, policing officials and industry speakers.

View last year’s Keynote Briefings Schedule 2021:

Tuesday 9 March 2021
10:00-10:10 KEYNOTE
The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department
14:00-14:30 KEYNOTE
Paul Lincoln OBE, Director General Border Force, UK Home Office
16:30-17:20 EVENING ‘AUDIENCE WITH’ (Invitation only)
Lord Sedwill, G7 Envoy for Economic Resilience
1-2- 1 interview hosted by Richard Johnstone (Acting Editor of Civil Service World), followed by live Q&A
Presented by Angela Essel, Head of JSaRC and Paul Everitt, CEO ADS
Announcement of the winner of the ADS Security Innovation Award 2021




Wednesday 10 March 2021
11:00-11:10 KEYNOTE
Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State (Minister for Crime and Policing)
14:00-14:30 KEYNOTE
Neil Basu QPM, Assistant Commissioner Specialist Operations of the Metropolitan Police Service, and the National Police Chiefs Council lead for Counter Terrorism Policing
17:00-18:00 EVENING THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PANEL (Invitation only)
The Future of Resilience

  • Beth Sizeland (Deputy National Security Adviser and the Prime Minister’s Adviser of National Resilience and Security)
  • Martin Hewitt (Chair of the National Police Chief’s Council)
  • James Willis (Managing Director for Cyber, Information and Training, QinetiQ)
  • Professor Deeph Chana, Co-director Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College
  • CHAIR: Matthew Rycroft (Home Office Permanent Secretary)


Thursday 11 March 2021
11:00-11:30 KEYNOTE
Graham Stuart MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Exports