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E3S 2019 reveals first sessions

Counter-terror consultant Peter Dalton and a senior NCSC figure lead the first conference sessions announced for the third Event Safety & Security Summit

By IQ on 12 Jul 2019

A packed Congress Centre for E3S 2018

A packed Congress Centre for E3S 2018

Organisers of the third Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) have revealed the first two conference sessions for the one-day October event.

After a successful sophomore outing in 2018, E3S returns to London’s Congress Centre on 8 October 2019. The event is organised by the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in close collaboration with the the European Arena Association, the UK’s National Arena Association and other leading theatre and venue organisations and security companies, and welcomes delegates from companies including AEG, the BBC, Feld Entertainment, Festival Republic, FKP Scorpio, NEC Group, Roskilde Festival, Showsec, SMG, Wembley Stadium and WWE.

The first tabletop session of E3S 2019, ‘Protective Security (Counter-Terrorism) Considerations at Events’, sees Peter Dalton, counter-terrorism (CT) security coordinator and serving police chief inspector, encourage delegates to consider current CT threats to events, and identify how event organisers can conduct vulnerability assessments and, from this, identify protective security options.

E3S 2019’s first two sessions tackle counter-terrorism considerations and cyber security

Drawing on current event management, incident command and counter-terrorism principles, the session will highlight how all professional event management teams should consider protective security into planning, delivery and ongoing review.

Meanwhile, the workshop ‘Cyber Security at Live Events’ will be run by a senior figure from the British government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), who will outline practical steps that event organisers can take to identify and manage the cyber threats to their event. The second half will focus on NCSC’s ‘Exercise in a Box’ online tool, which helps organisations test their capability to respond to a cyber-attacks.

Further sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.

Discounted summer rate passes are still available for E3S 2019, priced at £150 + VAT. To register click here, or for more information about E3S, visit e3s.world.


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