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Safety and Security at Events Seminar
Thu 3 November 2016, 09:00 – 16:00 GMT
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Everyone knows that safety at events is of paramount importance. But how do you deliver safe events and minimise the risk for your attendees?
This FREE-to-attend seminar is brought to you by the VisitScotland Events Directorate and EventScotland in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University.
This seminar will share best practice in preparing a safe event. Professor Chris Kemp, Mind over Matter Consultancy and Visiting Professor at Napier University, will share some of the latest thinking in counter terrorism planning for events and crowd movement dynamics. Delegates will also hear about the most effective ways of improving safety at events when engaging with Safety Advisory Groups.
An immersive scenario will provide delegates with a strong insight into event security and practical learnings to take away to events and festivals. This includes an innovative session jointly developed by Professor Chris Kemp and the Police Scotland Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit.
This seminar provides the opportunity for event organisers, partners, suppliers and practitioners to find out more about this important area.
Professor Chris Kemp, Visiting Professor at Napier University
Professor Kemp is known throughout the world for his work on the management of crowds and his ceaseless endeavour to make events safer. His articles are widely publicised in the major music magazines and national press in a range of countries and he is at the forefront or work in the development of a safer concert environment. As a key member of Yourope Event Safety Group (YES) Chris has been asked to speak on many occasions across the globe on aspects of crowd safety. He has addressed the House of Commons Select Committee for Olympic Security on the merits of training for the 2012 Olympic Games as well as the Royal Society of Medicine. Chris was employed by the HSE as their crowd expert for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.