Perhaps the most prestigious spot in the E3S schedule, the annual Welcome Address sees one prestigious individual open proceedings, share some thoughts and set the tone for the day. This year, E3S is honoured that the Welcome Address will be conducted by Matt Bettenhausen, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for AEG, the leading sports and live entertainment company with over 150 venues worldwide.
At AEG, Matt has overall responsibility for security, safety and preparedness for the company’s domestic and global operations and facilities. And prior to joining AEG, he was a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cabinet for nearly six years and served as the Chairman of the California Emergency Council. Additionally, Matt has held many roles in national and state organizations, such as the National Homeland Security Consortium, National Governors Association’s Homeland Security Advisors Council and National Emergency Managers Association.
With the E3S Welcome Address having previously been conducted by The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence; and Lucy D’Orsi, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police Service, expect a high level briefing to start the 2019 edition of the conference.