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Final E3S 2018 agenda and delegate list revealed

With just three weeks to go until the sophomore Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) kicks off in London, we can reveal the final two conference sessions for the event.

The agenda for the second E3S – which takes place on 30 October at the new, larger venue of London’s Congress Centre – is more than twice as large as last year’s debut, with highlights including a welcome address by Met police deputy assistant commissioner Lucy D’Orsi; a presentation by Manchester Arena attack inquiry author Lord Kerslake; and panels including Protecting the Future of Live Events, which examines what initiatives are helping develop an international safety culture, Learning Transferrable Lessons, which considers operations from the World Cup to state visits by US presidents to learn lessons from each scenario.

With the final conference sessions, E3S 2018 now boasts 35 speakers and 22 separate sessions that stretch across the worlds of security and safety.

The new sessions are:

The Green Guide 2018: An E3S exclusive preview
The new Green Guide is launched on the evening of E3S. Ken Scott, head of inspectorate for the Sports Ground Safety Authority, previews the new guide, including its important coverage of areas outside of sports ground (Zone EX). The Green Guide is a fundamental piece of guidance for events taking place in stadia and much of the good practice identified has also been applied to other venues

Improving Security & Engagement with Facial Recognition
With successful trials and some serious investment in the space, facial recognition is moving closer to mainstream adoption. But are there trade-offs between technology and security? And can these fledgling systems deliver value and improve security at the same time? From check in to attendance tracking, fielddrive CEO Danny Stevens shares his vision for future use-cases of this innovative technology

In other E3S news, the list of attending delegates is now online here, and will be updated weekly in the run-up to the conference on 30 October.

More than 300 delegates, including leading international venue, festival, touring, sport and security professionals, are expected to attend this year’s conference.