International Centre for Crowd Management & Security Studies Conference
18 Apr 2013 - 19 Apr 2013 
Missenden Abbey - Great Missenden
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On April 18th and April 19th, 2013 The International Centre for Crowd Management & Security Studies and the YES (Yourope Event Safety) group are organising the 16th Health & Safety Conference in Great Missenden aimed at events, crowd management and security staff and blue light services.

The event will take place at the beautiful Missenden Abbey in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside.

The programme includes a series of seminars and expert panels on the themes of

  •  Inter-organisational working from a  European perspective
  • The science of crowds and the impact of new technologies
  • Resilience: learning lesson and planning for the future


plus the launch of the new Crowd Management Association (ICMPA) the International Crowd Managers Practitioners Association on Wednesday 17th April.

David Evans, Project Director-2012 at the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and Tony Ball, Managing Director and Chairman of Show and Event Security are confirmed speakers at the Conference. 

David Evans was responsible for liaison with the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Olympic Security Directorate (OSD) on security issues. Tony Ball has been responsible for the V Festivals, Party in the Park, The Golden Jubilee event in London and The Queens Concerts at Buckingham Palace.

More information about sessions and speakers can be found below.

Please contact Alison Derrick alison.derrick@bucks.ac.uk for more information

Register and pay on line via Bucks New University e- store site  http://store.bucks.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=204&deptid=154&catid=53

Find out more about Bucks New University here

Conference Programme

18th April 2013

9.00 Coffee/ tea on arrival

9.30 Introduction:

Chris Kemp, Bucks New University; Henrik Nielsen, Roskilde Festival and Teresa Moore,
Bucks New University

9.45 Keynote speech: The Next Generation
Mark Hamilton ( Head of Centre, SRS International)

Main theme: Inter-organisational working a European Perspective

10.05 An integrated approach to inter-organisational working - Tom O’Brien ( City of Edinburgh Council)
Morten Therkildsen ( Roskilde Festival)

11.00 Break

11.15 The culture of Inter organisational working with the Terror Attack on Norway ( July 22nd 2011) as a backdrop - Jon Jacobsen ( S.O.S.Security Ltd)

11.45 Creating table tops-Best practice, general principles and interpretation - Tony Ball (Show and Event)

12.30 An expert panel chaired by Sabine Funk ( IBIT Germany)Tom O’Brien, Morten Therkildsen, Jon Jacobsen and Tony Ball

1.00 Lunch

Main theme :Resilience : Learning the Lessons and Planning for the Future

2.00 Applying lessons from the 2012 London Olympics
Mark Hamilton (Head of Centre, SRS International), David Evans (IntraVires Training Services Ltd) and David Commins

3.00 Break

3.15 Applying lessons from Roskilde
Morten Thanning Vandloe (Roskilde University)

4.00 Creating the resilient event
Garth West (Counter Terrorism Security Adviser for Thames Valley Police, South East Counter Terrorism Unit)

4.30 An expert panel chaired by Ralf Zimme( Esprit Arena)
Mark Hamilton, David Evans, David Commins, Morten Thanning Vandloe, Garth West

5.15 Research Project
Sabine Funk

7.30 Dinner

19 April 2013

9.00 Coffee/ tea

Main theme :The science of crowds and the impact of new technologies

9.30 The impact of cashless and ticketless events
Paul Pike (Intelligent Venue Solutions)

10.15 Crowd Science TBA

11.00 Break

11.30 Geo-location and Health and Safety Management - Pascal Viot (Health and safety manager at Paleo Festival. Teacher/reasearcher, Swiss Federal School of Technology)

12.15 An expert panel chaired by Andy Metska ( OpenAir St Gallen Festival)
Paul Pike; Crowd science presenter, Pascal Viot

1.00 Lunch

2.00 Summary and Conference close
Chris Kemp


Missenden Abbey   -   Website
London Road
HP16 0BD
Great Missenden


Missenden Abbey has been owned by Bucks New University, since the mid 90’s and as the University continues to increases it commercial relationship locally and internationally, Missenden Abbey prides it to be the centre of choice to deliver the postgraduate and partnerships courses that are now being developed offered, to launch Missenden Abbey as the centre of Training Excellence.

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