Meeting/Event Information


May 17, 2017

May Meeting - SAP Americas
May 17, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SAP Americas
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19703
Common Sense and Awareness in Today’s Terrorist Environment

$25.00 Member Ticket

$30.00 Guest Ticket

$0.00 Premium Sponsorship: $5,000 or above

$0.00 Partner Sponsorship: $2,500

$0.00 Friend Sponsorship: $500 or above

Please join the GPC Chapter for our May meeting at SAP Americas for a hosted dinner and educational session.

Topic:  Common Sense and Awareness in Today’s Terrorist Environment

Description:  It is far more likely that you would be involved in a terrorist or active shooter incident while in a public venue, rather than at your place of work.  While the likelihood is still quite slim, if you were to be involved in an active shooter incident, would you know how to react, what to do?  Even better, would you have applied awareness and common sense that reduces your risk of injury, or worse?  This session will be a blend of risk awareness and prevention when in public spaces, and will include travel security, driving tips, kidnap preparedness, and a general level of preparedness that we don’t normally think about, but that can make a difference between life and death in today’s unpredictable world.

Join us as John Philippi, Andrew Gorman and Patrick Rafferty of SAP senior global security team host the Chapter and present this informative session.

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Location: SAP Americas – 3999 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, PA 19073

Time: Cocktail Networking Hour 5:00pm-6:00pm; Dinner / Educational Session 6:00pm-7:00pm

Executive Meeting: 4:00pm

RSVP by: Friday, May 12, 2017

Earn 1 CPE towards certification credits 


A portion of the proceeds will go to SAP charities – Shriners Hospital & the American Red Cross.


Speaker Bio: John Philippi, CPP, PSP, MBA

John began his career as a security professional in 1989, as an independent security consultant.  He spent 18 years as a consultant, working for Sako & Associates, Schiff & Associates, Kroll, and Ross & Baruzzini.  During this 18 year career, he participated in security projects across every sector and geography.  In 2007, John joined the corporate security community when he was hired by HSBC as the regional head of physical security for the Americas.  In 2010, John moved his family to Hyderabad India where he oversaw all of corporate security for HSBCs global resourcing division; spanning from China to Egypt.  In 2012, John was promoted to Global Head of Physical Security Risk with HSBC, and moved to Dubai, where he spent 3 years.  John returned to the United States in July of 2016, and at that time left HSBC and joined SAP as their Global Head of Physical Security. 


John spent three years providing expert security testimony on multiple security liability negligence cases, has published and presented for multiple organizations, including ASIS seminars and Security Management magazine, has been twice featured on FOX news as a security consultant, and once sat on the ASIS Professional Certification Board Test Development Committee.  John has been a member of ASIS for 25 years, has held the CPP for over 20 years, and PSP for 15 years, as well as obtaining a Master’s in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University.

Future Meetings

March 19, 2020

ASIS GPC Security Technology Symposium

March 19, 2020
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

SAP Headquarters
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

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