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Mass Event Security - Forthcoming Challenges for London
With the global threat from terrorism, large sporting events represent a potential security nightmare. Memories of the Munich Olympics massacre and the Atlanta Olympics bombing still loom large and with the London 2012 team busy making preparations for the first Olympics to be held in the UK for over 60 years, security planning is of paramount importance.
It has been announced that over £200 million will be spent on security at the London games and technologoes including smart cards, automatic number plate recognition, and advanced digital CCTV systems are all expected to receive substantial investment.
With an estimated 100,000 participants and personnel, and nearly half a million spectators expected to attend events every day, ensuring the London Olympic Games operate smoothly and safely will represent a significant opportunity for the security industry.
The RUSI Mass Event Security Workshop aims to examine challenges and issues relating to financing, planning, resilience, and technology in relation to the 2012 games. Speakers will include sports security specialists and representatives from Government and private industry.
Delegates attending this workshop will benefit from a single event covering all areas relating to Olympic security requirements across the public and private sectors. This workshop will offer delegates the chance to interact with key decision makers and security officials.
Please note that the date of this conference is different to that of 14 July as was originally advertised in the RUSI programme of events.
Invited speakers include:
- Nigel Churton, Vice Chairman, Control Risks Group
- Timothy Stone, Chairman, Financing Group, KPMG
- Richard Knowlton, Senior Vice President, Olive Group