Organisers of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) have announced The Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S), a one-day meeting bringing together leading international venues, touring and sport professionals and security experts.
E3S is being produced in collaboration with the European Arenas Association (EAA), and National Arenas Association (NAA) in the UK, with input from other leading theatre and venue organisations and live event security companies.
The invitation-only event will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel at The O2 on October 10, with around 200 delegates expected to attend. The format of the day will mix practical presentations with panel discussions and keynote addresses.
“As pan-Europe's specialised arena association we share a responsibility to provide our members with access to industry security professionals, technology experts and counter-terrorism specialists,” said EAA president Brian Kabatznick. “The EAA joins the NAA and the ILMC in participating in this important E3S conference with the intention of providing our venues, staff, guests and tenants with the appropriate procedures and methods to safeguard our facilities and events.”
“ES3 will be a forum to share information and best practice, as well as the latest concepts and tools related to security at live events,” added ILMC head Greg Parmley. “We’re inviting anyone who can contribute to this open, focused dialogue to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.”
“Developments to improve the safety and security of everyone in our arenas has always been a key priority for the National Arenas Association,” said NAA chairman Martin Ingham (pictured). “It is imperative that we continually and collectively identify and understand best practice in these areas and E3S gives us precisely this opportunity alongside other venues and industry experts.”
The full agenda for E3S will be published in August, and full event and contact information is online at www.e3s.world.