Retail Risk 2008 agenda

December 2007 Conferences & Events

The Consumer Goods Council South Africa and Technews Publishing will jointly host a conference on Retail Security, Retail Risk 2008, in February and March 2008. The event will take place in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

The Consumer Goods Council has initiated the Crime Prevention Programme (CPP), a concerted industry effort to reduce crime and losses in the wider retail industry, and is instrumental in the development of best practices and setting industry standards for retail crime prevention. Technews is the publisher of Hi-Tech Security Solutions, South Africa's leading security publication.


26 February 2008: Cape Town - Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton

28 February 2008: Durban - The Hilton Hotel

4 March 2008: Johannesburg - The Forum, Bryanston


Registration will begin at 7:30 am, with the seminar itself scheduled to start promptly at 8:30 am.

Mid-morning tea will be served at 10:15, lunch from 12:15-1:30, and the mid-afternoon break at 15:00.

Cocktail party 17:00 to 19:00




Michael Broughton, CEO: Consumer Goods Council Crime Prevention Programme

Session 1: Trends and best practice


Susan Potgieter,Commercial Crime Office, South African Banking Information Centre (SABRIC)

5 min Q&A


Jenni Irish Qhobosheane, Business Against Crime South Africa, project manager: Shopping Centre Security Initiative

5 min Q&A

9:45-10:15 Cash handling in South Africa’s ever changing landscape

Richard Phillips, managing director: Cash Connect Management Solutions

5 min Q&A

Tea break


Session 2: Integrated solutions

10:45-11:15 Centralised Security Control

Rene Meyer-Scott, international business development manager, Retail: Siemens Electronic Solutions, Switzerland

5 min Q&A

11:15-11:45 Major retail systems integration

Richard Pople, executive sales and marketing: i to i technologies

5 min Q&A


Biometrics in retail

Gary Jones, managing director: Ideco Biometric Security Solutions

5 min Q&A



Session 3: CCTV and IP trends

13:30-14:00 CCTV as a business tool, security and more

Konrad Weinert, sales leader Africa: Honeywell Systems Group

5 min Q&A

14:00-14:30 Advantages of IP

Roy Alves, country manager Africa region: Axis Communications SA

5 min Q&A

14:30-15:00 Implementation of IP in retail and distribution

Kevin Monk, managing sirector: Technisec Security Solutions

5 min Q&A

Afternoon refreshments


Session 4: Alarm management

15:30-16:00 IP-based alarm management

Michael Brett, new business manager: Elvey Security Technologies

5 min Q&A


Q&As - Ask the panel

This is your chance to quiz the experts

Kirsten Halcrow, managing director: Employers’ Mutual Protection Service

Rene Meyer-Scott, international business development manager, Retail: Siemens Electronic Solutions, Switzerland

Keith Alexander, risk manager, Retail Operations: Spar

Registration information and administration:


Contact: Liz Vrijenhoek, +27 (0)11 469 3825,

Sponsorship details:

Hi-Tech Security Solutions

Contact: Vivienne Dorrington, +27 (0)11 886 3640,

For more information contact Vivienne Dorrington on +27 (0)11 886 3640 or or visit


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