The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Chapter 278 is holding their annual Africa Security Conference from July 27th-29th in Accra, Ghana. Capitol Tech Professor of Practice Dr. Ron Martin is in attendance virtually to present two lectures, one on ASIS Chapter leadership, and one on Government and Private Security Partnerships (U.S. Critical Infrastructure). Dr. Martin’s lectures during the 2022 conference serve as follow-up presentations from security talks he gave in Nigeria in 2016 and 2017. The theme of the 2022 conference is “Private Security and its Role in Government and Business in Africa.”
More than 34,000 security practitioners from industries in the public and private sectors are members of ASIS International. Though headquartered in the USA, ASIS has chapters around the world, three of them in Ghana. Along with the Accra chapter, there are also chapters in the Ghanaian cities of Takoradi and Kumasi.
Dr. Martin has a long history with the organization, having served as an ASIS Physical Security Council member from 2012-2021, and Regional Vice President for Louisiana and Mississippi from 2015-2020. He also spoke at ASIS Africa conferences in Nigeria in 2016 and 2017.
This year’s conference in Ghana aims to converge groups of security professionals from across the continent. The event is designed to be broad and promote a wide range of tools, techniques, and trends from throughout the industry, and to serve the diverse membership population of ASIS. A showcase of security products and services is on exhibit, and attendees have the opportunity to grow their skills through various workshops and lectures, such as the talks given by Dr. Martin.
Dr. Martin has already been invited back to speak at the 2023 ASIS conference, and plans to assist with the program development in September while attending ASIS’s Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference in Atlanta, Georgia