By: Eddie Sorrells CPP, PSP, PCI

As I return from ASIS Europe – From Risk to Resilience, I am invigorated by the profound insights, connections, and advancements I experienced during this paramount event. The conference, renowned for its comprehensive exploration of security trends and innovations, surpassed my expectations, offering an unparalleled platform for industry leaders and professionals to converge, collaborate, and catalyze change.

Embracing Innovation:

One of the key themes resonating throughout ASIS Europe 2024 was the indispensable role of innovation in shaping the future of security. From cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to advanced risk management strategies, the conference showcased the transformative power of innovation in safeguarding assets, information, and people.

Knowledge Exchange:

At ASIS Europe 2024, I had the privilege of engaging in dynamic discussions with thought leaders, practitioners, and fellow enthusiasts who share my passion for security excellence. The exchange of ideas, best practices, and lessons learned were invaluable, enriching my understanding of emerging threats and equipping me with actionable insights to enhance security resilience in an ever-evolving landscape.

One of the highlights was spending some time with student leaders from European Universities about how to succeed in the security profession. Their passion, commitment, and desire to make this a safer world was inspiring.

Networking Opportunities:

Networking lies at the heart of ASIS Europe, and this year was no exception. I had the honor of connecting with professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries, forging meaningful relationships that extend beyond the confines of the conference. These connections not only broaden my professional network but also foster collaboration and collective problem-solving—a testament to the spirit of community embedded within the security industry.

Thought Leadership and Inspiration:

The lineup of speakers at ASIS Europe 2024 was truly exceptional, offering thought-provoking perspectives and inspiring narratives that challenged conventional thinking and sparked innovation. From visionary keynotes to interactive workshops, each session left an indelible impression, motivating me to push the boundaries of what’s possible and drive positive change in my role at DSI Security Services and beyond.

Looking Ahead:

As I reflect on my experience at ASIS Europe 2024, I am filled with a renewed sense of purpose and determination to elevate security standards and redefine industry norms. The knowledge gained, connections made, and inspiration gleaned from this transformative event will undoubtedly shape my approach to security leadership in the years to come.

I would also be remiss if I did not give a HUGE thank you to the many volunteers at ASIS Europe – From Risk to Resilience and leadership from Exempla Management & Consulting and our outstanding ASIS International HQ staff from the US who made the trip.

In conclusion, ASIS Europe 2024 was not just a conference—it was a catalyst for growth, innovation, and collaboration. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this extraordinary gathering and eagerly anticipate the impact it will have on my professional journey and the broader security community. Until we meet again at ASIS Europe, let us continue to strive for excellence and uphold the highest standards of security integrity.