ISMA-OSAC Asia Regional Conference

Due to the uncertainty and travel issues created by the coronavirus outbreak, ISMA and OSAC have jointly made the decision to cancel the regional meeting scheduled to be held in Seoul, 15-17 March 2020. All registrations will be refunded and hotel reservations automatically cancelled. ISMA and OSAC are considering options to hold a joint meeting later in the year, and we will keep our constituents apprised. This is an unfortunate situation, and we appreciate your understanding. Do not hesitate to reach out to the ISMA or OSAC offices with questions.

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

Registration is closed.

Hotel Information

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