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Conference agenda for first E3S announced

The EAA- and NAA-backed Event Safety & Security Summit has revealed its full programme for the debut event on 10 October

By IQ on 16 Aug 2017

Intercontinental London, The O2, Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S)

image © Intercontinental Hotels Group

The organisers of the new Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) today announced the provisional conference agenda for the inaugural event in October.

The one-day meeting, announced last month, will bring together leading international venues, touring and sport professionals and security experts for a mixture of dedicated presentations, keynote addresses and broader panel discussions.

“With input and active involvement from some of the most renowned security, venue and event experts in the business, E3S is shaping up to be a insightful and pivotal day,” says Greg Parmley, head of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), which is organising the event in close collaboration with the European Arena Association (EAA), the National Arena Association (NAA) and Association of Event Venues (AEV) in the UK and other leading theatre and venue organisations and live event security companies.

Dedicated presentations cover a range of topics from behavioural detection and crowd dynamics to search and screening and advances in festival security.

The four key E3S panels, meanwhile, are structured chronologically through an event. The day kicks off with The 3 Ps: Preparation, Planning & Prevention, which considers terror methodologies, variation in protocols, communication channels and risk assessment.

“E3S is shaping up to be a insightful and pivotal day”

Then, Rings of Steel: Securing Your Event looks at practical operational measures to secure events, new available methods and technology, security perimeters, and internal security measures.

In the afternoon, The 3 Rs: Reaction, Response & Recovery examines the aftermath of an event, timeline for recovery, emergency planning exercises and questions whether there is a shortage of trained personnel and resources.

And finally, The Show Goes On: Moving Forward Together asks what sort of future venues and event organisers should be preparing for, who’s going to pay for it and what shape a collective industry response might take.

Confirmed presents and panel chairs include Simon Ancliffe (Movement Strategies), Roger Gomm (Roger Gomm), Chris Kemp (MOM Consultancy), Ian Kerr (ID Resilience), John Langford (The O2 Arena), Carl A H Martin (cahm.uk) and Andy Palmer (London Gatwick Airport).

The full agenda can be viewed here.

E3 will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel at The O2 (pictured) on 10 October, with around 200 delegates expected to attend.


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