Presentations, panels and fresh dialogue
Day 1
08 Oct 2019
09:00 – 09:30

Registration & Arrival

As our registration booths open for the third E3S, tea and coffee awaits early arrivers.

The E3S Welcome Address

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.
Matt Bettenhausen

TABLETOP EXERCISE: Protective Security Considerations at Events

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.
Pete Dalton
11:30 – 12:00

Networking Break

With tea and coffee on tap, alongside smoothies and a selection of cookies, delegates take a short breather before the conference sessions that follow.

Workshop: Cyber Security at Live Events

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.
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

PANEL: Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups at Events

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.
David Boswell
Linda Krawecke
Ed Bateman
Sabine Funk
13:00 – 14:15

Complimentary lunch

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.

The Safe Project: Education in Practice

A network of bodies from within the European live music sector are currently collaborating on an Erasmus+ funded project to improve safety and security training on the continent.
Gerard van Duykeren
Victoria Matthews
Pascal Viot
Chris Kemp

The Solution Showdown

The Solution Showdown will showcase six new solutions or technology fresh on the market, research projects looking for a home, or theories searching for a case study.
Gordon Masson
Richard Hughes & Mark Fower
Rory Cole
Edo Haan
Paul Foster
Matthias Immel
Ian Kerr

Machine Led Crowd Management

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.
Andrew Tatrai
15:15 – 15:45

Networking Break

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.

Human Behaviour Research: A 2019 Update

Pascal Viot from Paleo Festival Nyon, discusses how the risks to mass gatherings and crowded spaces change as constantly as the world around them.
Pascal Viot

Viewpoint: Ofer Grinboim Liron

During this 15 minute Viewpoint session, Regional Manager for the Israel Foreign Affairs Security Department, Ofer Grinboim Liron, will present the unique Israeli approach towards security.
Ofer Grinboim Liron

PANEL: Dealing with High Risk Shows

With incidents of either gun, knife crime or violence rising in many markets internationally, how can the live events space ensure that the show still goes on?
Tom Sutton-Roberts
Stuart Doyle
Noel Painting
Kevin Walker
Lee Davidson
Ofer Grinboim Liron

Sportpaleis Antwerp: The Review

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.
Thijs van Best

Closing Keynote

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.
Mark Hamilton
17:30 – 19:00

Networking Drinks

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.