Rules of Protocol of IBSSA
IBSSA is the leading international federation of the world for the private security profession. It is a non- governmental, non-profit organisation with members representing over 100 countries of the 5 continents. The governing body of IBSSA is the Board of Directors:
H.M.E.H. Prince José COSMELLI, KGC (Portugal)
Knight of Grand Collar – Grand Master of the “Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem,
Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP)
H.R.H. Prince Adan CZARTORYSKI-BORBON (Spain)
H.G. George POPPER, KGC (Hungary)
1st Vice President:
Dr. Marko NICOVIC (Serbia)
Mr. Stephen CHEE (Singapore)
Mr. Imtiaz ABDULLA (South Africa)
Earl Jerry L. BRUMLEY (USA)
Dr. Constantin BUZATU (Romania)
Chairman of the Board of Directors:
Dr. Eric Van de WALL (Netherlands)
Chairman of the Executive Committee:
Mr. Bogdan VUKOSAVLJEVIC (Slovenia)
Honorary Vice President for American continent
H.E. Dr. Joey DEMAIO (USA)
Honorary Vice President for African continent
H.E. Alh. Dr. Yahya A.J.J. JAMMEH (Gambia)
According international protocol rules the Board of Directors’ members are the Ministers of the organisation. Based on this fact and also their other titles the official addressing is "His Excellency" of course in case of Honorary Founding President the addressing must be “His Royal Highness”.
The above officers when representing IBSSA in any official event must be handled on the level of "Minister". They must be seated among the top VIP's and must be introduced before the host country's officials and VIP's. In case of inviting the Board members: to assure high-level transportation, accommodation and full program with security is the obligation of the host.
General rules of protocol:
Many other IBSSA officials are Ministers, Generals, Knights of Malta or holders of other high titles. In every concrete case they must receive the honour of their title or rank.
The protocol ranking:
Honorary Founding President
1st Vice President
Honorary founding members
Chairman of BoD
Chairman of the EC, Honorary President of IBSSA ISF, Executive President of IBSSA ISF
Vice-chairmen of the EC, General Secretary of IBSSA ISF, Vice-presidents of IBSSA ISF
EC members, Generals
International position holders
Other position holders
If the above rules are not guaranteed IBSSA officers should refuse their participation at the respective event!
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We wish to inform all our members that Dr. Antonio La SALANDRA - IBSSA Master Teacher of Self Defence will organise the following executive protection trainings, close combat and tactical arrest seminars in 2017 - 2018…
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On the 26th May 2017 in the Sava Centre, Belgrade, Serbia a symposium on “Modern Terrorism and Corporate Security” was held by the Professional Association of the Security Sector (Strukovno Udruženje Sektora Bezbednosti – SUSB), a non-governmental organization. Representatives of the government sector, the private security sector and the academic community gathered and exchanged opinions and ideas during this symposium.
Welcoming the guests and presenting the agenda of the meeting, attendees were first addressed by Mr. Dejan MILUTINOVIĆ – President of SUSB, who pointed out that the collection is dedicated to the current topic and attempt to find a common response to the greatest threat of our time. He briefly introduced the current work of the Association. Among the speakers, and on behalf of IBSSA, Dr. Sasa VUJKO – Counter-terror professional expert of IBSSA in Serbia put emphasis in his speech on the organizational system of security persons and facilities and the cooperation of different teams to fight against the present threat. The role of the intelligence sector is to come to information.
In the past few years we could hear a lot about the cooperation of various civilian security companies, organisations and official law enforcement agencies, which has its peak at “Partnership for Security” international professional conferences. 20 years ago the leaders of IBSSA recognised that the system of well-working clubs of the Western world is very much missing from Hungarian social life.
They could enable the members of the various organisations to have informal meetings and establish relationships. Upon this recognition common monthly club days were organised by IBSSA and the security organisations, such as the IAPA, the IPA and law enforcement organisations. And later with the closely related knightly orders, such as KMFAP (Federation of Autonomous Priories of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta), the Sovereign Order of Cyprus , the International Knightly Order of Saint George the Martyr. The success encouraged family picnics, and a few times the organisation of the Ball of Knights and Bodyguards.