2018 Schedule

An outline of the schedule from E3S 2018
Day 1
30 Oct 2018
09:00 – 09:45

Registration & Arrival

As our registration booths open for the second E3S, tea and coffee awaits early arrivers.

Welcome Address

Lucy D’Orsi, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police will conduct the Welcome Address of E3S 2018.

Speaker background: Specialist Operations leading on Protection and Security, including Royalty and Specialist Protection (RaSP), Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection (PaDP), Aviation Policing (AP) and Protective Security Operations (PSO). National lead for Less Lethal Weapons.
Lucy D’Orsi

PANEL: Learning Transferable Lessons

Better information exchange aids development of good practice and helps build comprehensive solutions for perennial challenges. So what is there to exchange, and how can we do it better?

Speaker backgrounds: Ground Control Production (Parklife, Kendal Calling, Blue Dot & more), Broadwick Live, Specialist Tactical Firearms Commander, Specialist Operations (Royal Wedding 2018, President Trump's UK visit), Director of Operations, Scottish Event Campus, Scottish Rugby Union, Operations Director, The O2.
Jeanette Roberts
Eoghan Gill
Jon Drape
Pete Dalton
Mark Laidlaw
Danielle Kennedy-Clark

PRESENTATION: The Crowd as Participatory Threat Sensors

Krowdthink presents Home Office (Office of Counter-Terrorism) sponsored, researched and developed technology that digitally engages the crowd to...

Presenter background: Redefining venue-based digital fan engagement with Home Office sponsored, researched and developed technology, ex-Silicon Valley.
Geoff Revill
11:00 – 11:30

Networking Break

With tea and coffee on tap, alongside smoothies and a selection of cookies, delegates take a short breather before the conference sessions that follow.

PRESENTATION: Working With Group Psychology in Emergencies

University of Sussex's John Drury explains how an understanding of principles of group psychology can contribute to safer events.

Presenter background: Reader in Social Psychology at University of Sussex, published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles on crowd behaviour, inc. Hajj (Mecca), the 2005 London bombings, the Hillsborough disaster, the 2010 Chile earthquake & the 2011 English riots.
John Drury

PRESENTATION: Integrated Safety and Security Planning

Chris Kemp shows how small, proactive changes to key areas can make huge differences to the safety and security of both staff and audience alike.

Presenter background: Published author of 12 books, at forefront of work in developing safer concert environment, CEO of Mind over Matter Consultancy, inspiration behind Yourope Event Safety Group (YES), addressed House of Commons Select Committee for Olympic Security on training for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Chris Kemp

PRESENTATION: The Threat to Crowded Spaces

Presented by Carl Dakin: The threat to crowded space is higher on the anti-terrorism agenda than it has ever been, owing to the way in which such attacks focus on the very fabric of society.

Presenter background: 25 year Military career, supported the national CT exercise programme, trained UK special forces counter terrorism response teams, consulted on security and counter terrorism measures at Canary Wharf.
Carl Dakin

PRESENTATION: The Kerslake Report: A Summary

Chair of the independent review into the preparedness for, and emergency response to, the Manchester Arena bombing, Lord Kerslake presents key findings & recommendations.

Presenter background: The Kerslake Report author, chair of Peabody, London Collective Investment Vehicle (London CIV), and the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), president of Local Government Association, chair of Sheffield Theatres and Sheffield Hallam University Board of Governors.
Lord Kerslake

PRESENTATION: Looking For Trouble: Trends in Behavioural Detection

Quickly becoming one of the leading companies in the space, BDO Security presents the latest strategies for effective behavioural detection.

Presenter background: Dave Perry and Pete Jupp founded BDO Security Ltd after extensive careers as covert law enforcement operatives, specialises in providing event safety by identifying hostile intent through behavioural detection techniques.
BDO Security

PRESENTATION: Cyber Security for Live Events

How should live event operators be better securing themselves against online threats? And with the US, Europe and UK all tightening legislation around cyber security, how can venues, festivals and events stay ahead of the curve? ID Cyber Solutions' Cary Hendricks provides a 15-minute rundown of the key considerations.

Presenter background: 20 years’ working with Government Agencies throughout the world. Specialties include lawful interception, security analysis and strategy, network and security architecture, intelligence management and analysis, systems administration and engineering. Certified Ethical Hacker, qualified Computer Forensic Investigator and a Certified Instructor for both.
Cary Hendricks

PRESENTATION: Crowd & Crisis Communication: The Rise of a New Concept

Daniel Brunsch presents “UNIVERSAL”’s practical findings and explains why current concepts of safety communication need to be rethought.

Presenter background: Specialist in communication processes at major events, “Guardian Angels” concept used at Lollapalooza, Reformation, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park.
Daniel Brunsch
13:00 – 14:15

Complimentary lunch

An extended networking lunch makes use of both the Congress Suite and the main foyer area to allow all delegates time to digest both the morning presentations and topics, and the sumptuous complimentary lunch available to all.

PRESENTATION: Mobile Messaging in Emergency Communication

James Cobb, CEO of Crowd Connected, presents exclusive results of crowd movement data gathered from festival apps over several years.

Presenter background: Crowd Connected is a Colocator location insight platform for live events, used by major music and sporting events and venues across the globe, 20 year career in live events, Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium and Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour.
James Cobb

PANEL: Flexible Solutions to In-Work Training

Chair Chris Kemp investigates how an entire operation in securing live events can sing from the same educated hymn sheet.

Speaker backgrounds: IBIT GmbH, Rheinkultur Festival, Paleo Festival Nyon, YES Group, iSSUE, Mind over Matter Consultancy, House of Commons Select Committee for London 2012 Olympic Security, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Patrick Smith
Mark Harding
Aline Renet
Sabine Funk
Pascal Viot
Chris Kemp

PRESENTATION: Achieving Joint Situational Awareness through Logging

ID Resilience's Ian Kerr explains how all stakeholders can be more closely informed and communicate better during the delivery of an event.

Presenter background: Rugby Word Cup 2015, UK Sport, European Tour, Football Safety Officers Association, English Football League, SEC,National Arenas Association.
Ian Kerr

PRESENTATION: The Green Guide 2018: An E3S exclusive preview

As the new Green Guide launches on the evening of E3S, Sports Grounds Safety Authority's Ken Scott previews its important coverage of areas outside of sports ground (Zone EX).

Presenter background: former chair of the RICS Building Control Professional Group, Core Cities Group, Sunderland Stadium of Light Safety Advisory Group. Now Head of Inspectorate at the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA).
Ken Scott

PRESENTATION: Alternative Approaches to High Footfall Screening

Shaun Hipgrave details how live trials have developed the confidence of venue owners to deploy cutting edge tech, designed to protect crowded places...

Presenter background: 25 years in security sector, head of Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSARC) in OSCT of the Home Office, previously British Army, Northumbria Police, FTS, IBM, APPSS, ADS.
Shaun Hipgrave

PRESENTATION: Improving Security and Engagement with Facial Recognition

From check in to attendance tracking, fielddrive CEO Danny Stevens shares his vision for future use-cases of facial recognition technology.

Presenter background: Event Masters CEO & Founder, managed over 3,000 events, created ‘EventDrive’, fielddrive is his most recent challenge.
Danny Stevens

PRESENTATION: Crowd & Crisis Communication: The details

Following the shorter presentation earlier in the day, Daniel Brunsch expands on the new Guardian Angels concept. 
Daniel Brunsch
15:45 – 16:15

Networking Break

Unlimited tea and coffee, alongside a selection of cakes and snacks, will see all delegates recharged for the final tranche of conference sessions that follow.

PRESENTATION: Prioritising Terrorism Risks to Indoor Venues, Stadia & Festivals

Presenter: Richard Bond. In a dynamic threat environment, venue owners and operators face a challenge to protect their venues & provide a safe and secure environment...

Presenter background: Resilience, Security and Risk team at Arup, specialises in assessing malicious threats to property and infrastructure in urban areas, has assessed terrorism risks to indoor arenas and stadia in the UK and Europe.
Richard Bond

PANEL: Protecting the Future of Live Events

As the session picks out the major themes and solutions raised at E3S, ID Resilience's Ian Kerr asks how we should collaborate to counter the next threats to the business.

Speaker backgrounds: Tour Security Director for U2, Madonna & more, T in the Park, Arup, Notting Hill Carnival, London New Year’s Eve, London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Rugby Word Cup 2015, UK Sport, Football Safety Officers Association, English Football League, National Arenas Association.
Sam Oldham
Phil Atkinson
Ken Scott
Tony Duncan
Eric Stuart
Ian Kerr

WORKSHOP: Dynamic Lockdown Procedures in Complex Event Scenarios

Gary Simpson, security director at SMG Europe leads a 45-minute workshop on developing dynamic lockdown procedures for a variety of different events.

Presenter background: Former Chief Inspector with the Greater Manchester Police Forces and former Deputy Head of Stadium Safety and Security at Manchester United Football Club. Specific expertise in risk management, counter terrorism and crisis management.
Gary Simpson

Closing Remarks

In addition to summarizing the day, this short round up will focus on what tangible next steps should come from the second E3S, and the work ahead in the coming months.
17:40 – 19:30

Networking Drinks

With the formal sessions done for the day, the European Arena Association hosts two hours of drinks and nibbles. A chance to review the key topics of the day, make a final few acquaintances, or catch up with old friends, it’s a relaxed final session of E3S 2018.