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ILMC launches Event Safety & Security Summit

E3S, backed by the EAA and NAA, will provide "a forum to share information and best practice…related to security at live events" in London on 10 October

By IQ on 05 Jul 2017

Martin Ingham, NAA, E3S

NAA chairman Martin Ingham, pictured at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) today announced the launch of the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S), a new one-day meeting that will bring together leading international venues, touring/sports professionals and security experts to discuss best practice in security for live events.

Produced in close collaboration with the European Arenas Association (EAA) and the UK’s National Arenas Association (NAA), with input from theatre and venue organisations and live event security companies, the invitation-only event will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel at The O2 in London on 10 October, with around 200 delegates expected to attend.

The format of the day will mix practical presentations with panel discussions and keynote addresses.

“As pan-Europe’s specialised arena association, we share a responsibility to provide our members with access to industry security professionals, technology experts and counter-terrorism specialists,” says EAA president Brian Kabatznick. “The EAA joins the NAA and ILMC in participating in this important E3S conference with the intention of providing our venues, staff, guests and tenants with the appropriate procedures and methods to safeguard our facilities and events.”

“It is imperative that we continually and collectively identify and understand best practice in safety and security, and E3S gives us precisely this opportunity”

ILMC head Greg Parmley comments: “ES3 will be a forum to share information and best practice, as well as the latest concepts and tools related to security at live events. We’re inviting anyone who can contribute to this open, focused dialogue to get in touch via [email protected]

“Developments to improve the safety and security of everyone in our arenas has always been a key priority for the National Arenas Association,” adds NAA chair Martin Ingham. “It is imperative that we continually and collectively identify and understand best practice in these areas and E3S gives us precisely this opportunity alongside other venues and industry experts.”

The full agenda for E3S will be published in August. Full event and contact information is now online at


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