27 August 2013: Kidnapping Trends and Case Studies from Asia to Africa

16 August 2013 FDI Team


Future Directions International in conjunction with Unity Resources Group are hosting a presentation on:

Kidnapping Trends and Case Studies from Asia to Africa

 27 August 2013

Government House, St Georges Terrace, Perth

The nature of kidnapping risk has changed over the last three to five years and current global kidnap trends point towards a shift from its traditional epicentre in Latin America across to Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

This presentation will outline the changed risks and how they apply to countries from Asia to Africa, and beyond. We will provide an overview of what makes a high risk kidnapping country and outline specific countries of concern and future predictions. The presentation will then give life to some of the complexities families and companies may face if they are drawn into a kidnapping incident, including the provision of specific case examples.

Our team will draw on the experience of leading 1340 kidnapping and extortion cases across 70 countries to enlighten the audience on the key challenges and issues when responding to incidents. Finally, we will focus on what companies and families can do to reduce and deflect the risks of kidnapping.


Future Directions International: Major General John Hartley AO (Retd), FDI Institute Director and CEO

Unity Resources Group: Tim Curtis, Managing Director – International Operations, Simon Baker, Vice President – Crisis Management and Paul Allum, Senior Analyst

HCC Specialty: Veronica Ribeiro, Vice President – Crisis Management Division.

To read about the event in The West Australian, please click here



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