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Category: Event Management

BBC London Wireless Festival

Posted: July 15, 2019-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Crowd Management, Event Management, Event Security

Targeting the wrong source of the problem won't help anyone... Last week we witnessed a media storm when fans at North London's Wireless festival raised concerns about overcrowding and safety after a huge turnout to see rap duo D-Block Europe.  Two fans were even filmed climbing a tree trying to escape the crowds quickly forming [...]

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Crisis Response Journal – Risk Mitigation

Posted: June 29, 2019-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Event Management

A risk mitigation platform in crisis response Andrew Brown, world leading hostage negotiation expert and one of the tutors in organisational culture on the new MSc programme in Crowd Design, Management, and Risk Analysis, has written an article in the Journal of Crisis Response on “The murky world of blackmail, extortion, and witchcraft”. Although not [...]

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Crowd Safety Scenario Based Learning Activities

Posted: April 8, 2019-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Crowd Management, Event Management

Tabletop and Scenario-Based Learning Activities for Event Management and Crowd Safety Mind Over Matter (MOM) Consultancy provides world-class simulation, scenarios and dynamic exercises. Find out more about our tabletop and scenario-based learning activities in our latest video. #eventsafety #eventmanagement #venuemanagement #crowdsafety #crowdedspace #tabletopexercises #scenariobasedlearning

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The Butterfly Effect

Posted: January 28, 2019-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Event Management

Clare Young, MOM Office Manager talks about the butterfly effect and why it is relevant to the crowded space industry. You may be wondering why we’re talking about butterflies and how these tiny, elegant and pretty insects could possibly be linked to anything within our industry. Have you ever wondered why you feel good when [...]

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Venues Now: Security’s Magic Formula

Posted: October 19, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: E3S, Event Management, Event Security

Venues Now: Security's Magic Formula - Teamwork Venues Now speak to Greg Parmley, Carl Dakin, and Professor Chris Kemp as they look at the state of event safety ahead of this month’s E3S in London. Read the full article here

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Carl Dakin Q and A: ‘Extremists Do Not Discriminate’

Posted: October 19, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Event Management, Event Security

Pollstar speaks with Carl Dakin, the founder of Dakin Consulting, a company providing security, business continuity, and emergency management services out of London, about safety and security at live events. Dakin looks back on a 25-year career in the British Army (22 Special Air Service Regiment and Parachute Regiment) after which entering the security industry seemed a [...]

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Are Councils really using park events just for commercial gain?

Posted: October 1, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Event Management, Festivals

Are Councils really using park events just for commercial gain: Or is it just another Government failure? I read the Guardian article recently about the use of parks for events with some trepidation, only find that it was a fairly balanced review of both sides of the argument. Having worked on projects with a number [...]

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