Report about the governmental adoption of the EPS program of IBSSA Mexico

On the 24th April 2018, the Commissioner of the Mexico Federal Protection Service, in association with ASIS International and the IBSSA, signed into policy the formal adoption of the IBSSA standards and training program for all licensed bodyguards in Mexico.

The following IBSSA officials were present at the signing ceremony:
• Mr. Karl de la Guerra (USA), Chairman of the IBSSA Board of Directors 
• Mr. Ivan Ivanovich, Country Representative of IBSSA for Mexico, Instructor of VIP Protection
• Mr. Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio, IBSSA Instructor of High Performance Driving, owner of AS3 Security Driving
• Mr. Gonzalo Senosiain, IBSSA Instructor of Combat Shooting, owner of Combat MF
All these individuals played an intricate role in creating the IBSSA program that has launched to prominence in Mexico.

The ceremony was held at the Mexico City Convention Center during the very popular Security Expo Mexico, at the ASIS Mexico City Chapter monthly breakfast meeting.

Ivan, Pablo and Gonzalo are all successful company owners in Mexico and a few years ago decided to come together and begin a unique collaboration under the banner of IBSSA. This resulted in their creation of the Executive Protection Specialist (EPS) program and training course, which was initially adopted by ASIS Mexico as their organizational standard for executive protection. Then, from that platform, they have now succeeded in having the IBSSA EPS course officially adopted as the first-ever national EP standard in Mexico.

Over the next few weeks, they will begin developing an action plan as to how this program will be implemented in a country that has thousands of licensed bodyguards and is considered as one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

Congratulations to Ivan, Pablo and Gonzalo for bringing together the specialties of personal protection, driving and shooting into a program that is now a national standard requirement for all bodyguards in Mexico!

2nd May 2018

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MINUTES of the XXI. IBSSA Congress and the 6th “Partnership for Security” International Joint Conference

On the 21st March 2018, the XXI. Congress of IBSSA, the 6th “Partnership for Security” International Joint Conference of IBSSA – IPA (International Police Association) – IAPA (International Auxiliary Police Association) together with the Award Ceremony were held at the Conference room of Metropolitan Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel with the participation of appr. 60 members from 4 continents, representing 25 national and international organisations. Numerous security officials of the region also attended the Conference.


IBSSA North American Conference 2018 in Charlotte

During the last part of January 2018, the inaugural meeting of the IBSSA North American Conference took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Specifically convened to provide a networking platform for our representatives and members in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, this two-day event proved the strength and versatility of IBSSA in this significant global region.


Dear IBSSA Members, members of our partner organizations, 

Dear Friends, 

To avoid any misunderstandings, we hereby officially notify everyone that the “European Security and Bodyguard Service Association” is not the European section of IBSSA, they have nothing to do with our association!

They have never asked for the approval of IBSSA to their trainings or other programs! Neither have they cooperation agreement with us! ...