Building safe and secure places for community, crowded spaces and for public and private events

Conference | 25-26 November 2019

At a time of heightened awareness for the Australian security community and the community at large, the value of attendee safety is foremost for those organising and facilitating community, public and private events. 
The Venue & Community Safety & Security Forum Sydney is leading the conversation around approaches to safety and security that balances the community’s need to feel safe and minimises the intrusion to their experience at an event, and in public or crowded spaces. This event will bring together key stakeholders and address the safety and security constraints that venues and events must consider and work within. 
Register now to join us from 25 – 26 November 2019 as we highlight some of the best in security, safety and events management, building on years of experience to better understand the latest challenges in security and safety management. Understanding and building on this expertise, attendees will have a clear picture of their responsibilities and relative accountability, in general and in times of crisis. 

Featured Speakers

Michael Hammond

Special Event Consultant/Founder

EMS Medical

Skeeve Stevens


Future Crime Agency

Jenny Hou

Senior Lecturer in Professional Communication


Craig Sheridan

Head of Security

Sheridan Consulting Group

Ross Pinkham

Emergency Services Liaison

Rhythm and Vines (NZ)

Gavriel Schneider


Risk 2 Solution Group

Shanti Korpaal


Future Crime Agency

Simon West

Lead, Protective Security

Security Consulting Group

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Delegates will gain insight into: 
  • Case study incident evaluations and integration with daily operations 
  • Community-first and human-centric security solutions 
  • Emergency evacuation procedures and crowd management 
  • Liaise with emergency services, venue operators and local authorities 
  • Measure, assess and respond to critical incidents and maintain control 
  • Embedded technical security approaches and cyber monitoring 
  • Minimal intrusion with behavioural analysis and analytics 
  • Work within legislative and economic constraints 


  • Heads/Managers of Risk 
  • Health, Safety & Security 
  • Security & Risk Advisors 
  • Managers of Surveillance 
  • Heads/Managers of Operations 
  • Heads of Events 
  • Emergency Preparedness Managers 
  • Business Continuity Managers 


The conference will be held at a Premium Sydney CBD location.  The location will be released a month before the event