E3S conference agenda announced

The organisers of the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) have announced the provisional conference agenda for the inaugural event on 10 October.

The one-day meeting that brings together leading international venues, touring and sport professionals and security experts will see a mixture of dedicated presentations, keynote addresses and broader panel discussions. 

The invitation-only event takes place at the Intercontinental Hotel at The O2 on 10 October, with around 200 delegates expected to attend.

“With input and active involvement from some of the most renowned security, venue and event experts in the business, E3S is shaping up to be a insightful and pivotal day,” says International Live Music Conference head Greg Parmley.

Dedicated presentations cover a range of topics from behavioural detection and crowd dynamics to search and screening and advances in festival security.

The four key E3S panels, meanwhile, are structured chronologically through an event. The day kicks off with The 3 Ps: Preparation, Planning & Prevention which considers terror methodologies, variation in protocols, communication channels and risk assessment.

Then, Rings of Steel: Securing Your Event looks at practical operational measures to secure events, new available methods and technology, security perimeters, and internal security measures. 

In the afternoon, The 3 Rs: Reaction, Response & Recovery examines the aftermath of an event, timeline for recovery, emergency planning exercises and questions whether there is a shortage of trained personnel and resources.

And finally, The Show Goes On: Moving Forward Together asks what sort of future venues and event organisers should be preparing for, who’s going to pay for it, and what shape a collective industry response might take.

Presenters and chairs who’ve stepped up to drive E3S forward include Simon Ancliffe (Movement Strategies), Roger Gomm (Roger Gomm), Chris Kemp (MOM Consultancy), Ian Kerr (ID Resilience), John Langford (The O2 Arena), Carl A H Martin (cahm.uk) & Andy Palmer (Gatwick Airport).

E3S is being produced in close collaboration with the European Arena Association (EAA), and National Arena Association (NAA) and Association of Event Venues (AEV) in the UK with input from other leading theatre and venue organisations and live event security companies.