This year's Welcome Address will be conducted by Matt Bettenhausen, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for AEG, the leading sports and live entertainment company with over 150 venues worldwide.
The tabletop exercise Protective Security Considerations at Events, led by Pete Dalton (MOM Consultancy), will examine how event organisers can conduct vulnerability assessments and, from this, identify protective security options.
11:30 – 12:00
With tea and coffee on tap, alongside smoothies and a selection of cookies, delegates take a short breather before the conference sessions that follow.
A senior figure from the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) discusses Cyber Security at Live Events, running through practical steps that event organisers can take to identify and manage the cyber threat to their event.
Today’s live event industry attracts a wider demographic of audiences, and with it, audience members with a greater range of needs than ever. Sabine Funk invites a line-up of guest speakers to discuss the most current lines of thought.
13:00 – 14:15
An extended networking lunch makes use of both the Congress Suite and the main foyer area to allow all delegates time to digest both the morning presentations and topics, and the sumptuous complimentary lunch available to all.
Until now, crowd management has been decided by seasoned professionals making subjective judgements. But using 35 years of experience, Andrew Tatrai is using technology to replicate the human decision making process.
15:15 – 15:45
Unlimited tea and coffee, alongside a selection of cakes and snacks, will see all delegates recharged for the final tranche of conference sessions that follow.
Earlier this year, Sportpaleis Antwerp conducted a major simulation of a terrorist attack. Thijs van Best presents key outcomes and recommendations learned from the exercise that all venues and event operators might benefit from.
Summarising the key themes and talking points from the day, this year’s E3S Closing Remarks will be conducted by Mark Hamilton, the 40-year veteran of safety, security, and crowd management worldwide.
17:30 – 19:00
With the formal sessions done for the day, the European Arenas Association hosts 90 minutes of drinks and nibbles. A chance to review the key topics of the day, make a final few acquaintances, or catch up with old friends, it’s a relaxed final session of E3S 2019.