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E3S Agenda is Now Live

The E3S agenda is now live online, and with more than twice the number of discussion topics and presentations than last year, it’s a substantial programme with over 25 guest speakers and 20 topics confirmed.

If you’re involved in safety or security at live events, you need to be at E3S. This year, panel sessions in the main conference room include:


Learning Transferrable Lessons, chaired by SEC’s Mark Laidlaw, considers security operations from the World Cup to state visits by US presidents to learn lessons from each situation, and then asks how best practice and information can be better shared across different sectors.



Flexible Solution to In-Work Training, chaired by MOM Consultancy’s Chris Kemp, looks at the development of the industry’s greatest asset – manpower – and asks how professional learning can be harmonized across a whole team or organisation.



Protecting the Future of Live Events, chaired by ID Resilience’s Ian Kerr, asks how the industry can future-proof its activity to make events more safe and secure, and examines what initiatives are helping develop an international safety culture.



Guest speakers include:

Danielle Kennedy Clark (The O2), Sabine Funk (Int. Training Centre for Crowd & Safety Mgmt.), Aline Renet (Prodiss), Pascal Viot (iSSUE), Tony Duncan (U2 Security), Eric Stuart, UKCMA/Gentian Events) & Pete Dalton (Thames Valley Police).


Beyond the panel discussions, the bulk of the E3S agenda is made up of dedicated presentations across two spaces: Congress Hall and the Innovation Suite. Presentations include:


The Kerslake Report: A Summary
Author of the independent enquiry into the Manchester Arena attack in 2017, Lord Kerslake presents the key findings and recommendations of the report.



The Threat to Crowded Spaces
Carl Dakin presents an overview of the threat levels for live events across Europe currently.



From Paris to Manchester: How far have we come?
Andy Smith (West Mids CTU) considers recent changes in security protocols following the attacks in Manchester and Las Vegas.



Crowd & Crisis Communication: The rise of a new concept
Daniel Brunsch (University of Cologne) introduces a new approach to crisis communications, The Guardian Angels.



Alternative Approaches to High Footfall Screening
JSaRC’s Shaun Hipgrave reports on a year of trials of new methods and technology around high footfall screening.



Prioritising Terrorism Risks to Indoor Venues, Stadia & Festivals
ARUP’s Richard Bond suggests techniques to identify, assess and prioritise terrorism risks to venues.



Integrated Safety and Security Planning
Chris Kemp highlights how the integration and consideration of security, safety and crowd management yields stronger results.



The Crowd as Participatory Threat Sensors
Krowdthink’s Geoff Revill presents Home Office (Office of Counter-Terrorism) sponsored, researched and developed technology that digitally engages the crowd.



Working with Group Psychology in Emergencies
University of Sussex’s John Drury explains how an understanding of principles of group psychology, based on the social identity approach, can contribute to safer events.



Looking for trouble: Trends in behavioural detection
BDO Security presents the latest trends and strategies in effective behavioural detection.



Mobile messaging in emergency communication
Crowd Connected’s James Cobb explores the role of mobile messaging in emergency communication andvpresents exclusive results of crowd movement data gathered from festival apps over several years, including evacuations.



Achieving Joint Situational Awareness through Logging
Raven’s Ian Kerr presents how the way that information is logged and shared is currently being revolutionised.



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


All published E3S sessions can now be viewed here on the website (along with speaker biographies) here.