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ISMA-OSAC Asia Regional Conference
15 - 17 March 2020
Seoul, South Korea

As the 30th ISMA-OSAC joint conference, its objective is to inform organizations by addressing a broad range of security issues that impact businesses, non-government organizations, faith-based organizations, and academic institutions with interests in Asia. This program is open to ISMA members and their staff as well as OSAC constituents.

Registration Information

Conference Registration Fee
: $600 USD

Registration deadline: Registrations will not be allowed after 2 March. Please register early!

Click Here to Register

Cancellation Policy: Conference cancellations received prior to 30 days before the meeting commences will be refunded in full. Cancellations received after 14 February 2020 will not be refunded, but you may transfer your registration to a colleague.

For registration questions, please contact [email protected] 

Hotel Information

30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
Phone: +82-2-771-1000

Group rate: SKW 220,000 (approx. $190.00 USD) per night.

Make your online reservation by following these instructions:

  1. Click this link
  2. Select "Lotte Hotel Seoul"
  3. Click "do you have a promotion code?" Select "Travel Agency" from the drop-down menu and enter code "202003"
  4. Select your dates and then click "Check"
  5. Click "Search" to find available rooms in the ISMA/OSAC block

The rate is available until 1 March 2020 or until the block is full.

Unparalleled Connections and Education

  • Two days of networking and education with actionable takeaways for key security issues faced in the region
  • ISMA member CSOs on hand to discuss their companies’ security strategies and regional experiences
  • Senior government officials will provide relevant briefings
  • Regional RSOs will answer your most pressing questions



Please see below for the current agenda. Note agenda is subject to change.

Sunday, March 15

Join your fellow attendees and speakers at a Welcome Reception from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m

Monday, March 16

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.       

Welcome Remarks
Senior Government Official

9:20 – 10:30 a.m. Opening Keynote
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Regional Geopolitical Topical Block

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Major Event Security Topical Block
This session block will discuss lessons learned from previous regional major events and offer strategic insights from a private sector company planning for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Regional Security Officer Panel

This interactive panel discussion will examine the most frequently asked questions constituents have on operating in East Asia. OSAC’s Regional Analyst will moderate the session and structure the discussion around prevalent themes raised in OSAC constituent inquiries.

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Networking Reception


Tuesday, March 17

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.       

Travel Security Topical Block

This session block will feature sessions discussing travel related to and from China and regional geopolitics affecting travelers.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Security Risks and Opportunities from the CSO’s Perspective Topical Block

  • Managing Cyber Risk At A Global Scale 
    • David Mahon, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
  • What Keeps a CSO up at Night 
    • Moderated by Liz Chamberlin, ISMA Executive Director

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

RSO Knowledge Cafe

This session is intended to encourage networking and sharing of information between participants and RSOs.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Terrorism in Southeast Asia

4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks