iFacility were chosen to attend the ORIS Forum annual conference and 10th birthday celebration this week. Only companies that are experts in the field of loss prevention were invited to present; the event exists to bring together innovative thinking and help shape future industry developments. The aim is also to share best practice, introduce the latest advances in the industry, and further relationships with the many retailers that attend.
The conference was held in May at Whittlebury Hall, in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, and involved two days of presentations, networking and discussions to help develop industry collaborations, demonstrate new techniques and further knowledge.
Delighted to be able to be part of the Oris Forum which is a significant industry event, iFacility relished the opportunity to share their expertise in this important field, as well as the chance to meet up with clients old and new. Representatives from companies such as McDonalds, SuperDry, Yankee Candle and Greggs were there amongst many others, to discuss the issues that retail businesses are facing now, and those that are likely to pose challenges in the future. All attendees enjoyed talks on beneficial subjects such as ‘Retail and the changing landscape of international terrorism’ and lone working, as well as a number of discussions on such important areas as cyber risks, loss prevention and business continuity.
iFacility were able to share their insights and solutions, demonstrating the benefits of new technologies including ultra low light and 4K IP cctv cameras, video analytics, access control and biometrics for staff protection and health and safety monitoring.
The evening was spent celebrating ORIS’ 10th birthday, with a barbecue and themed events, as well as the opportunity to informally chat with representatives from the many retailers present, and discover more about the specific challenges that those from different sectors face.
The ORIS Retail Loss Prevention Forums have gathered significant traction in recent years. Since the Fashion Forum was formed in February 2006, there are now 9 Forums representing the heads of LP, risk and Health & Safety for Fashion, Café, Dining and Hospitality, Speciality, DIY & Building Trade, Omni-Channel, Supermarket & Grocery, Health & Safety, Brand Protection and Ireland. There are 100 members representing more than £200 billion worth of turnover, one million staff and 35,000 stores.