Visit by George Arnold

13 October 2005

International security expert shares solutions in New Zealand

Dr George Arnold

  • Chair of ISO Advisory Group on Security
  • Chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Presentation: Monday, November 14, 4pm, Wellington

Catastrophic world events such as 9/11, the Bali bombings, and other terror attacks and natural disasters place international security and safety high on the global agenda.

International Security Expert and Chair of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) Advisory Group on Security, Dr George Arnold, is visiting Wellington to raise awareness about working together for a safer world.

Standards New Zealand is privileged to be hosting Dr Arnold’s visit.  “It’s an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about international security solutions,” says Grant Thomas, General Manager Marketing for Standards New Zealand.
“Clearly, an integrated international approach to security is required, and it is essential that New Zealand participates in international developments to ensure our interests are looked after.”  

To mark Dr Arnold’s visit, Standards New Zealand is holding a presentation Security for Travel and Trade on 14 November, 4pm in Wellington.

As keynote speaker, Dr Arnold will be joined by John Secker, New Zealand Customs Service and Don Huse, Chief Executive, Auckland International Airport.

International Standards make an essential contribution to worldwide safety and security, and the ISO advisory group covers a wide range of security issues including monitoring illicit trafficking, biometrics issues and protecting access to restricted areas. 

ISO has expanded its security focus to support high-priority needs.  One new initiative is to develop Standards relating to global supply chains, including the 30 million intermodal containers used for transporting goods and the maritime ports through which they transit.

Standards New Zealand develops Standards to improve safety, quality, prosperity and trade.  We represent New Zealand as a member of ISO. 

For more information, or to register your interest in the presentation, contact Zoe Priestley, Communications Manager, Standards New Zealand on 04 498 3986.