Andy Palmer, who leads London Gatwick’s border security team, gave the first presentation of E3S, speaking on the airport’s person assessment screening system (PASS) and how it can be applied... Read More
Search and screening measures range from the ‘Gold Standard’ of Airport-Style screening (which is both impractical and inappropriate for most events) to the ‘do nothing’ option. But what options are... Read More
The second panel of E3S was the first to broach a topic that became a theme throughout the day: that of not neglecting crowd and general event safety at all... Read More
13:15 – 14:30
Delegates enjoyed a five-star buffet lunch and some of the finest cuisine offered by the hotel. From hot pan-Asian and Moroccan dishes, to an array of salads, sandwiches and tasty deserts, it was an extended lunch for delegates to refuel and refresh. Pay bar was optional.
Echoing the opinions expressed during the previous panel, MOM Consultancy’s Chris Kemp warned the industry is becoming too concerned with terrorism, to the extent that “we’re starting to lose sight... Read More
Movement Strategies Simon Ancliffe spoke on the risks to safety arising specifically from the presence of high-density crowds, including vehicles, slips and trips and crowd collapses/crushes, and how they can... Read More
The final presentation of E3S came courtesy of Martin Lanni, the CEO of anti-drone specialist Quantum Aviation. He warned that number of drones worldwide is “increasing exponentially”, meaning venues have... Read More
Brian Kabatznick, Martin Ingham and Greg Parmley invited feedback and comments from the floor during the E3S wrap up session.
18:00 – 20:00
Closing Drinks Party
The National Arena Association (NAA) and European Arena Association (EAA) hosted two hours of networking and drinks as E3S drew to a close. It was a chance for delegates to enjoy a cold beer, a glass of wine or something soft while reviewing the findings and discussion from the day. And with The O2 Arena complex right next door, there was plenty of options for afterwards…