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Sportpaleis Antwerp: The Review

08 Oct 2019
15:45 – 16:15
Congress Suite

Sportpaleis Antwerp: The Review

Earlier this year, Sportpaleis Antwerp conducted a major simulation of a terrorist attack in the Belgium arena. In partnership with local authorities, well known artists and over 1,000 volunteers, the exercise saw gunmen opening fire inside the venue, while various other scenarios – both inside and outside – were tested.

The simulation was coordinated between police, intervention teams, fire, ambulance and others, and with many lessons learnt, Thijs van Best (Safety & Security Coordinator for the Sportpaleis Group) presents key outcomes and recommendations learned from the exercise that all venues and event operators might benefit from.