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Marcus Evans Conferences to stage latest public safety and security event series seminar

Marcus Evans Conferences to stage latest public safety and security event series seminar
January 15, 2020

International conference organiser Marcus Evans has announced the return of its successful public safety and security event seminar series, which it describes as “the go-to security and safety event for venue and event operators and professionals in Australasia”.

Being held in Melbourne from 19th to 21st February, Crowded Places 2020 is a risk management and mitigation event designed to provide best practices and frameworks for professionals tasked with ensuring the safety of the public.

The event aims to address issues, that a Marcus Evans spokesperson says relate to “crowded places presenting a considerable public safety risk, due to large number of people in close proximity to one another.”

Key topics to be addressed at Crowded Places include:

• Public Space Digital Systems and Platforms: Limiting Access to Terror-Related or Damaging Material during an Incident
• The Comfortable Point: Devising Conversation Strategies to Meld Together Customer Service and Security Requirements
• Cost Control for Event Security Initiatives: What Corners Can You Cut and What Can’t You Cut
• The Australian Security Environment: Sustaining Incident-Free Operations in the Long-Run
• The Path to Competency: Securing the Best Security Resources to Bolster Your Teams

Speakers will include:

• Nick Sautner, Chief Executive, The Eden Park Trust, Auckland
• Guy Hedderwick, Chief Executive, Arena Stadium Management, Titanium Security Arena and Adelaide Lightning Basketball
• Dwayne Waterman Chief Security Officer, New Zealand Parliamentary Service
• Vicky Lowry, General Manager, Deni Ute Muster
• Graeme Crosson, Security and Customer Care Manager Christchurch Casinos
• Jenny Muldoon, Head of Visitor Services, Sydney Opera House
• Luke Schibeci, Security Professional and Researcher, University of New South Wales and Australian Defence Force Academy

The event will also feature a half-day workshop on Enhancing Personnel Security Management Geared at Preventing Insider Threat as well as a site tour to the Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct.

Explaining the value of the event, the Marcus Evans spokesperson added “by attending this event, you will take back core strategies in intelligence sharing, security agencies liaising and communication, best practices in training and screening staff and contractors, security and safety designs for venues and events, and much more.”

Click here for more information in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

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