About E3S

What is the Event Safety & Security Summit?

Launched in 2017, the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) is an international platform dedicated to safety and security in the live events industry. The conference brings together leading venues; festivals; touring and sport professionals; and security experts from around the world.

E3S is a one-day event that aims to develop best practice and harmonise standards across the industry, while encouraging all delegates to share information and introduce initiatives that will benefit all. Alongside a full schedule of panel and roundtable discussions, security experts and service providers present the latest concepts and tools related to security at live events.

E3S 2022 will take place as a day of panels, workshops and debate within the ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) on Tuesday 26 April in London. IPM is the foremost platform for international production professionals to meet, network and share good practice. Attendees visiting E3S will have access to all IPM sessions on the day, and networking with all 400 delegates across both events

E3S welcomes delegates from companies including AEG Worldwide, BBC, England & Wales Cricket, Feld Entertainment, Festival Republic, FKP Scorpio, Gatwick Airport, G4S, Live Nation, Manchester Arena, NEC Group, Roskilde Festival, Showsec International, The O2, the Walt Disney Company, Wembley Stadium & WWE.

E3S is organised by the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in close collaboration with the European Arena Association, the UK’s National Arena Association, and other leading theatre and venue organisations and live event security companies.

Why E3S? Read what the professionals think.

The quality of the speakers and panels was strong and it enabled me to take a lot of information and viewpoints on board that have influenced some key security and safety related decisions and investments over the past 12 months. E3S is a really insightful day.” – Guy DunstanNEC Group

E3S is invaluable for developing connections to continue sharing knowledge, information and best practice throughout the rest of the year.” – Tim HoganCricket World Cup 2019

E3S is an important platform for the whole live event market and should be in the calendar of anyone who is involved in safety and security of shows and other live events.” – Peter van der VeerEuropean Arena Association chair / The Ahoy, Rotterdam

“An extremely worthwhile day” – Zac FoxKilimanjaro Live (UK)

Very useful and thought provoking presentations. An excellent event and very well organised.” – Harmony BlakeFestival Republic (UK)

The summit was very insightful and informative… panel discussions and expert presentations were really good.” – Ing. Pavel Dřevíkovský, O2 Arena (Prague)

We found the first E3S to be of tremendous benefit and are returning for this year’s event. The calibre of presenters, panelists and, importantly, attendees has made it a must-attend event for us.” – Mark BreenSafe Events (IE)

“E3S is a unique conference providing insights into safety & security issues across the event industry.  Panel discussions are focussed on real-time situations and experience, and the event offers a significant opportunity to network and problem-solve with colleagues from around Europe.” – Coralie BeraelSportpaleis Group (BE)