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January 23, 2024


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AUCSO reveals theme of ‘Unveiling the Added Value of Security Services’ for its 40th Annual Conference 2024

Unveiling the Added Value of Security Services has been announced as this year’s theme at the forthcoming AUCSO (Association of University Chief Security Officers) Conference 2024 – the organisation’s 40th annual conference.

Registration is now open for the Conference, for AUSCO members, which will take place from Monday 8 April to Wednesday 10 April 2024 is be held at the University of Liverpool and hosted by Andrew Molloy, AUCSO member and Head of Campus Support Services.

Last year the Conference saw record attendance of over 250 worldwide delegates from Australia, USA, Europe and South Africa to name a few, alongside AUCSO members and guests and 45 industry exhibitors.

This year, new suppliers and AUSCO partners will be supporting the Conference with an exhibition of products and services. Suppliers and AUSCO partners are encouraged to sign up early if they would like to exhibit at the Conference this year. Delegates are said to be able to visit the exhibition in between workshops and talks.

AUSCO also added that the programme of keynote speakers is currently being finalised and will be announced soon.

“Celebrate the amazing work security teams have achieved”

There will be a Welcome Reception and Exhibitors Fayre on the Monday evening in the Conference Centre and a Networking Evening is planned for the Tuesday evening to be held at Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club. The evening will include a tour of this iconic stadium and the opportunity for delegates to have their photograph taken with a winning trophy and enjoy a visit from a football legend.

The Black Tie Gala Dinner and Awards Evening will take place on the Wednesday evening at The Lutyens Crypt and Treasury at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The winners of the AUCSO Awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner.

Commenting on the Conference, AUCSO Chief Operating Officer, Julie Barker, says: “We are very much looking forward to our 40th Annual Conference –  it will be great to see colleagues and friends – and meet new ones too. We are excited to announce our detailed programme in due course which focuses on our theme on the added value our security services deliver to our communities.

“We are excited to offer the Early Bird Discount, which is available until the end of the month, and so do please register, for what we promise to be a highly thought-provoking and fascinating Conference.

“We are also keen to hear from businesses and charities who would be interested in exhibiting at the Conference as it’s a great way to promote your products or services to a targeted audience of university and security specialists.

“We particularly look forward to the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening on the Wednesday evening when we will announce the winners of the 2024 AUCSO Awards. It will be wonderful to see delegates, business partners, shortlisted colleagues and special guests come together to celebrate the amazing work security teams have achieved within their institutions during 2023.”

Conference, exhibition and networking opportunities

The Conference is open to AUCSO members and costs £625 per person (£550 for Early Bird Registration).

Registration includes:

  • Attendance at all Conference sessions, refreshments, and lunches.
  • Attendance at all social events including:
    • Monday 8 April: Welcome Reception with refreshments at the conference centre.
    • Tuesday 9 April: Networking Evening with refreshments which will take place at Anfield – the home of Liverpool Football Club.
    • Wednesday 10 April: Gala Dinner and Awards Evening which will take place at The Lutyens Crypt and Treasury at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
  • Accommodation at the Conference hotel (Check in on Monday 8 April and check out on Thursday 11 April).

Registration for this year’s Conference closes on Friday 4 March 2024.

Delegates can take advantage of the Early Bird Rate up until the end of this month (31 January 2024) by clicking here.

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