On the 21st April 2022, the Protecting People in Crowded Places Conference took place at London’s Olympic Park Stadium. It was a day dedicated to sharing good practice for the crowd safety and event security industry. There was full schedule of expert speakers including our CEO, Professor Chris Kemp.
For this event, Chris explored aspects of leadership qualities and how these can influence projects.
He looked closely into “interoperability”, and provided the five key steps to its growth:
- Create a vision for the organisation
- Create key joint partnerships to share knowledge
- Sustain buy-in by reducing egocentricity
- Provide context and environment
- Deliver agreed changes to enable vision
Other speakers on the day included:
- Miriam Stone, Head of Operations at the AO Arena in Manchester
- Prof. Dr G. Keith Still, Crowd Risk Analysis Ltd
- Eric Stuart, Chair UKCMA and Chair, Global Crowd Management Alliance
- Jason Eglash, London Stadium Safety Officer
Read more about their presentations here: City Security Magazine
The day was a great success and we would like to thank the Security Institute and The UK Crowd Management Association (UKCMA). This is the first of many seminars planned and there will also be further collaboration such as peer reviews, case studies, webinars and integrated research.