I just came back with some of Global Elite Group’s security executives after visiting three countries in the Middle East in 14 days. I can speak for all of us; we had a very informative and successful visit. Had the opportunity to attend the World Petroleum Congress, in Doha, Qatar the beginning of December and then onto Saudi Arabia and the UAE. We spent time visiting with our clients while also having the opportunity to meet new customers to address the instability in the region and how it impacts each company’s operations. This topic monopolized much of the conversation at the World Petroleum Congress. With the instability in Iran and the influence of Syria, companies doing business in the region have reason to be concerned. At our command and information centers throughout the Middle East, Global Elite Group is monitoring all channels of information to strategize safety measures for clients. We use open and closed private sources of information to accomplish this—the political climate demands this level of information gathering. To share with you, who haven’t been in the region working like we have, security needs can change hourly. Our clients doing business here include government representatives and executives from the energy and transportation sectors so concerns can range from personal protection to emergency contingency planning. Having spent a large portion of my career in both personal protection and business contingency planning, these concerns are very real and change quickly. Being able to shift resources and manpower at will is part of our strategic planning.
Other recent activity includes the rise in crime at the hands of airline employees. While this is not a new phenomenon, it is alarming on many levels because it is increasing and we, meaning security professionals, have the ability to address this. This is our expertise. From stealing goods from passenger luggage to smuggling drugs, a better job could be done, affordably. Global Elite Group has programs to address every aspect including surveillance programs to sting operations.
I recently shared with you some of the new professionals that joined Global Elite Group; well, our VIP Screening and Sports Team Security Management programs managed by some of our new executives are receiving testimonials by very satisfied customers. I just ran into Bryan Davis, Director of Sales and Marketing for our company, in the hallway, who had just spoke with a new client who wanted to pass along that our company’s agents are professional, well dressed and get the job done. I also want to add that this is no accident our agents go through stringent training and also have law enforcement backgrounds. It is a level of professionalism I stand behind.
I am also looking forward to announcing additional locations opening in the states. Once the details are solidified I will report on the information here.