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The First Close Protection Conference in the South of France.

In the program : - Intervention of active and retired protection professionals from all over the world. - Practical workshops and self-defense demonstration - Professional speed-dating recruitment space - Corner of innovative companies and applications related to the profession - Latest generation of shooting simulator (Laser Shot) ➡️Speakers: • ATON (Author: Confession of an OPS and ex member of the GIGN) • Henri PETRY (FTPA President and former member of the GSPR) • Fred FEMENIAS (APR and ex GDC trainer at the 1st RPIMa) * Executives of Close Protection Companies * Karaté Bushido Magazine

Yesterday, Sunday 20th September in the south of France I attended the first security conference dedicated to French Close Protection or “Protection Rapprochée”.

It was organised by Paul-henri virgal, director of a security training agency in Cannes called ASP Bodyguard. It was a full day with presentations from people in the industry, security agencies, and plenty of chances for networking.

The FFPR (Fédération Française de la Protection Rapprochée) the equivalent of the British Bodyguard association attended and I was able to talk to the president Regis-Albert Blanchard about some very interesting projects they are planning in the near future (more to come soon).

Arthur Bury, CEO Globe Infinite Ltd, share companys vision on security & luxury service market for the coming years, as well as MyGlobe (International Platform for Professionals) project itself.

ASP Bodyguard showcased a new EDC survival tool called the Self Defender which is advertised as a “versatile, powerful, efficient, ambidextrous Survival Tool. Windows breaker, seatbelt cutter, and can be used as a tourniquet.”

By Nigel Wright Bilingual (English & French) Security Logistic Coordinator on the French Riviera

21 September 2020

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