In addition to the many benefits for the communities where it takes place, tourism carries many risks both for the local community and tourists, as well as for the preservation of valuable historical legacies.
Such risks require answers – how to protect people and their property, how to preserve heritage, and how to enable sustainable development of the community labouring under tourism exploitation conditions, as well as those issues concerning the specific conditions of cities with an historical heritage.
Experts and practitioners from different countries and cultures of Europe and America, with a profound and wide experience, will discuss these very issues at the Conference on Security of Historic Cities in 2018.
Best Partnership for Security Project – Initiative of the Year
The 2017 Big Security Award given by the Croatian Association of Security Managers in the category of “Partnership for Security, the Initiative of the Year,“ was awarded by an expert jury for the best rated project – the 1st International Conference on “Security of Historic Cities,” held in March in Split.
The award was received by the representatives of the Croatian Association of Historical Cities and the Regional Club of IPA Split-Dalmatia, who were also the co-organizers of the conference.
The topic announced for the conference on the Security of Historic Cities in March 2018 is: the Challenges of Tourism.
What are the modern security challenges, especially in terms of the risk pertaining to the cultural and historical heritage of old cities affected by tourism expansion, large crowds of citizens and guests, and the various activities in city centres, and the like?
What are the professional and local community responses to these challenges, and which practices actually bring success? How to plan, organize and manage events pertaining to venues, to the economic development and meaningful use of resources in safe conditions?
Which partnerships at the local level help ensure the coexistence of history and contemporary challenges, and in what way?
Dr. Peter E. Tarlow is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and economic development. Since 1990, Tarlow has been teaching courses on tourism, crime & terrorism to police forces and security and tourism professionals throughout the world.
Chief police advisor, Master of Laws, Lecturer of the course "The purview of cyberspace security" at the National High School of Telecommunications (ENST) in Paris. Decorated with the Medal of Honor of the National Police and the title Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour
As an inspector, he carried out a multitude of roles, including security response at the Communications Centre before working to implement the Safer Detention Initiative for the Lincolnshire Police. Upon promotion to Chief Inspector, worked as the Criminal Justice liaison, implementing electronic case files and streamlining the process for prosecutions. Moved to Operations, with responsibility for Armed Policing, Roads Policing, Public Order and Firearms within the Lincolnshire Police Department. In 2014 moved to the District Chief Inspector role for Lincoln, managing both response and neighbourhood policing within the city.
Trained Tactical Firearms Commander and also served as a Silver Public Order Commander and has managed large-scale events such as the Lincoln Christmas Market, football matches and protest marches for a number of years.
Saša Kuhar, M.A., is a Researcher and Assistant in Criminology at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia. She is a PhD student. The topic of her doctoral dissertation is art crime.
Responsible for operational planning and management, emergency and operational support and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risks in Police Service in Quebec. He also served as Director of the Reform and Restructuring Plan for the Haitian National Police and as Commanding Officer of the Southeast Department during a United Nations peacekeeping mission.
Architect and project manager whose focus is on economic development through cultural heritage. He managed a variety of projects for the United Nations Development Programme, European Union and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has extensive international teaching experience and currently is writing doctoral dissertation on local economic development through the management of cultural Heritage at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Dr. Unal is Secretary General of ICOMOS ICORP International Council on Monuments and Sites/International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparednes, Secretary General of COMOS Turkey and founding chairperson ICORP Turkey.
Professor Dr. Zeynep Gül Unal has been a faculty member in Yildiz Technical University Faculty of Architecture Restoration Department since 1988. She focuses her studies on natural and human induced disasters management towards cultural heritage, protection of historical environment and sustainable develpoment.
Head of the Security Management Program at the Faculty of Political Science of Zagreb University. Author and co-author of 10 professional manuals in the field of corporate, private and urban security. The initiator, founder and president in the third term of office of the Croatian Association of Security Managers. The president of the Council of Urban Security of Zagreb, as well as a representative at the City Assembly of the City of Zagreb.
Slobodan Marendić, chief police advisor, at various positions in the Police Department of Split-Dalmatia since 1991. Participated in several professional conferences in Croatia and abroad (Security of cities, Tourism safety, Management and security, the Partnership for a safer everyday life, European Forum for Urban Safety in Paris, Crime prevention in the EU in Ireland, etc.). Author of several professional and scientific articles in the annual Management and Security Conference Journal, with the topic of crime prevention and community policing. President of the International Police Association Regional Club Split-Dalmatia since 2012.
A police officer since 1995. Among other positions, worked as the Assistant Chief of Police in the department of Makarska, a police officer for crime prevention in PD Split - Dalmatia and the Chief of Police in the Trogir Police Department. Founder and member of numerous prevention councils in Dalmatia and author of several preventive projects in the field of social and situational prevention.
Novinar s gotovo 20 godina iskustva, dugogodišnji urednik jedinog hrvatskog časopisa o sigurnosti, pokretač i autor istraživanja o sigurnosti najvećih hrvatskih gradova te pokretač više sigurnosnih konferencija, sudionik brojnih stručnih skupova u zemlji i inozemstvu, već dvije godine radi za uglednu međunarodnu korporaciju Hikvision, najvećeg svjetskog proizvođača videonadzornih kamera, gdje povezuje prikupljeno znanje s najsuvremenijim tehnologijama.
Ugrina Paško rođ.1966. godine u Splitu. Policijski savjetnik - Voditelj Odjela prevencije, PU Splitsko-dalmatinske. Djelatnik MUP-a RH od 1992. godine. Član je Vijeća za prevenciju kriminaliteta grada Splita. Nositelj većeg broja projektnih aktivnosti iz područja prevencije ciljanih KD, asocijalnog ponašanja, osobne sigurnosti, situacijske prevencije i sigurnosti u turizmu. Dionik je znanstvenih istraživanja te autor programskih strategija iz područja sigurnosti u zajednici te je sudjelovao u međunarodnoj razmjeni prenošenja pozitivne prakse i upoznavanja sa standardima postupanja u kriminalističkoj prevenciji i prevenciji sigurnosnih rizika.