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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13:00 – 14:15
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.