Final Event Safety and Security Summit (E3S) 2018 agenda unveiled by organiser ILMC

The agenda for the second annual Event Safety and Security Summit (E3S) – which takes place on 30 October at the new and larger venue of London’s Congress Centre – is more than twice as large as last year’s debut outing, with highlights including a Welcome Address by Metropolitan Police Service DAC Lucy D’Orsi and a presentation by Manchester Arena attack inquiry author Lord Kerslake.

Discussion panels including Protecting the Future of Live Events, which examines what initiatives are helping the development of an international safety culture, and Learning Transferrable Lessons (which considers operations from the World Cup to state visits by US Presidents and the lessons learned from such scenarios).

With the final conference sessions now in place, E3S 2018 – for which Risk Xtra is the Official Media Partner – now boasts 35 speakers and 22 separate discussion sessions that stretch across the worlds of both security and safety.

The new sessions added to the agenda are as follows:

The Green Guide 2018: An E3S Exclusive Preview
The new Green Guide is launched at E3S. Ken Scott, head of inspectorate for the Sports Grounds 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 stadiums and much of the good practice identified has also been applied to other venues.

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

Professor Chris Kemp

Professor Chris Kemp

The list of attending delegates is now online, 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.

In addition to the registered delegates, among the guest presenters, speakers and Workshop leaders are Danielle Kennedy Clark (The O2), Jon Drape (Ground Control), Aline Renet (PRODISS), Pascal Viot (Paleo Festival), Sabine Funk (International Training Centre for Crowd and Safety Management), Paul Foster (Foamhand), Gary Simpson (SEC), Ian Kerr (ID Resilience), James Cobb (Crowd Connected), Professor Chris Kemp (Mind Over Matter Consultancy) and Daniel Brunsch (Universität zu Köln).

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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