ICD’s Rex Lam was a featured speaker at Corenet’s “Real Estate and Security” event hosted last month at the Hong Kong club in Hong Kong. The event focused on the security goals of businesses and how real estate decisions can help or hinder these goals. Corenet is the world’s leading association for corporate real estate and workplace professionals with over 7000 members from nearly have of the Forbes Global 2000.
Rex, who is ICD’s Sales Manager for Hong Kong and Macau, commented: “ICD wants end users and project stakeholders to be as knowledgeable about security as we are. It is easier to provide an effective security service that creates value for our customers if end users and stakeholders are able to make informed decisions on security matters. We were delighted that Corenet were able to give us this opportunity to educate the market on key security issues.”
Rex’s talk focused on practical tips for companies in Hong Kong to help them ensure that their premises were secure. Highlights included an overview of security project implementation steps, typical security budget breakdown, emerging security technology trends and their benefits to business, and examples of how “good products in badly designed systems”, which demonstrated the importance of a correctly designed solution to ensuring effective security management.
The event was also attended by Tim Davis of the Prudential Corporation in Asia who spoke about how real estate decisions impact safety in daily business operations, and Mark Hayman from Arup’s Resilience, Security & Risk consulting practice, who spoke about issues related to security planning and design.