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AEG security chief to give E3S 2019 welcome address

Matt Bettenhausen will open proceedings at the third Event Safety & Security Summit, following in the footsteps of Lucy D’Orsi and Ben Wallace MP

By IQ on 09 Aug 2019

Matt Bettenhausen is chief security officer for AEG

Matt Bettenhausen is chief security officer for AEG

The Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S), ILMC’s one-day meeting dedicated to safety and security in the live music and events industries, has announced AEG’s senior vice-president and chief security officer as the welcome address for E3S 2019.

Matt Bettenhausen will open proceedings, sharing some thoughts and setting the tone for the third edition of the conference, which returns to London’s Congress Centre on 8 October 2019. Last year’s welcome address was given by Lucy D’Orsi, deputy assistant commissioner for London’s Metropolitan police, while the Rt Hon. Ben Wallace MP, UK secretary of state for defence, gave the inaugural address in 2017.

At AEG, Bettenhausen has overall responsibility for security, safety and preparedness for the company’s domestic and global operations and facilities. Prior to joining the live entertainment/sports giant, he was a member of California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cabinet for nearly six years and also served as chairman of the California Emergency Council.

Additionally, Bettenhausen has held many roles in national US and state security organisations, such as the National Homeland Security Consortium, National Governors Association’s Homeland Security Advisors Council and National Emergency Managers Association.

Matt Bettenhausen has responsibility for security, safety and preparedness for AEG’s domestic and global operations and facilities

After a successful sophomore outing in 2018, the third E3S returns to London’s Congress Centre this autumn. 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 sessions for E3s 2019 were announced earlier this summer.

Discounted summer rate passes are still available for the conference, priced at £150 + VAT (ends 6 September). To register click here, or for more information about E3S, visit e3s.world.


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