Whistleblowers partner with AfriSecure Confex

We are just shy of a month out from one of the most educational events in the risk and security industry in Southern Africa. Hosted at Vodacom World in Johannesburg on the 11th and 12th October 2016, the AfriSecure Confex looks to take the industry by storm by bringing together some of the top minds in ERM and security at the moment. The event sets itself aside from others in the industry by offering attendees the chance of hearing keynotes, engaging in panel discussions and learning from technical demonstrations.

With a key focus on the four tracks, the AfriSecure Confex event looks to cover the broad spectrum that Heads of Risk and Security face in this day and age. The four tracks break down the two days and within each, presenters will cover keynotes, panel discussions and masterclasses. The four tracks are: Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Security, Fraud and Theft Management and IT Security.

Security tops the priority list of all organisations with Southern Africa as well as the rest of the world. With the constant evolution of technology, processes and systems in the digital age, organisations are at constant risk of security threats to their organisation. As threats become more sophisticated, the devastation on the organisation is increased.

With a background covering information security, disaster recovery planning, due diligence, criminal investigations, fraud prevention, property protection and security systems engineering, the event will meet the needs of all organisations within South Africa as well as the rest of Africa. It will include a specific focus on conference as well as expo and therefore set itself apart from any other event within the region. The key aspects of the event shall guide organisations in helping the company mitigate risks, as well as meet compliance needs and ultimately controlling overall operational business costs.

With a unique focus, the event shall have a solid focus on providing organisations with security should they be working in areas across the border, from physical human protection, to risk assessment, this VIP service shall play a large role in the events unique perspective.

The Advisory Panel, who has been specifically chosen to assist in the development of the agenda and streamlining of the topics is made up of eight well respected individuals in the Risk and Security industry. The Advisory Panel is made up of:

  • Vernon Fryer, Chief Technology Security Officer, Vodacom
  • Ian Keller, Chief Information Security Officer, Discovery Limited
  • Alkesh Patel, Director, Forethought Advisory
  • Hester Hickey Director and Audit Committee Chairman, Omnia
  • Anne-Lize De Beer, Head of Enterprise Risk and Compliance, Santam
  • Len Konar, Chairman of Exxaro Resources Limited
  • Sathie Gounden, Director & Audit Committee member, IoDSA
  • Riaan Kruger, Head of Security, Nedbank

Top Speakers to look forward to include Anton Conradie, Group Physical Security Head Conformance and Systems Control at Standard Bank Group who will be discussing the protection of your most valuable assets: A look into securing your organization. The renowned Steven Powell, Forensic Director of ENS will be delving into the mind of the criminal. Covering the topic Using Continuous Monitoring and Auditing to Move Toward a Fraud Prevention Mindset is Lynne Tromp, Group Forensic Manager, Risk and Compliance of PetroSA.

Whistle Blowers (Pty) Ltd, being the leading independently owned whistleblowing service provider has partnered in this project with AfriSecure as it believes it can add value to the fight against crime and corruption. This is supported by the recent 2016 ACFE Report to the Nations Global Study, where the findings show that whistleblowing is the number 1 initial identifier of Occupational Fraud and Abuse.

For more information on the AfriSecure Confex 2016 please contact:

marcia@kineticevents.net +27 (0) 21 180 4700 or visit


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