Conference Day One: Tuesday, 24 October 2017

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks from the Chair

LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATE

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM NSW Police Perspective: Protecting places for mass gathering

Mark Murdoch APM, Assistant Commissioner, New South Wales Police Force
  • Lessons learned from recent terrorist attacks internationally
  • Open source intelligence on suspects – how this is disseminated to businesses and other stakeholders
  • How venues can respond more quickly to intelligence regarding persons and groups of interest

Mark Murdoch APM

Assistant Commissioner
New South Wales Police Force

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Emergency Services Response to recent attacks offshore (including London and Paris)

Catherine Burn, Public Order Tactical Commander, Major Events and Incident Group, New South Wales Police Force
  • The first 5-10 minutes: How this makes a phenomenal difference to the outcome of an attack
  • What Australian emergency services can learn in terms of inter agency co-ordination
  • The roles that police, counter terrorism, ambulance and hospitals played in minimising impact
  • Interaction with venue owners and the local precinct- emergency management plans could be changed

Catherine Burn

Public Order Tactical Commander, Major Events and Incident Group
New South Wales Police Force

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Thought Leadership Session

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Commonwealth Games Case Study: Hardening Strategies for Existing Venues

Graham Coleman, Superintendent, Program Manager Games Operations, Commonwealth Games Group, Queensland Police
  • Understanding the threat - conducting an appropriate security risk assessment
  • Working with stakeholders in a shared response to emerging threats
  • Thoroughly reviewing emergency management plans including organisational policy and procedures
  • Identifying vulnerability to target harden your venue/event
  • Modelling scenarios: planning to protect an existing venue from attacks
  • Introducing emerging technologies, such as facial recognition and hydraulic bollards
  • Going the extra yard to protect VIP's

Graham Coleman

Superintendent, Program Manager Games Operations, Commonwealth Games Group
Queensland Police

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Speed Networking

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:50 AM - 12:50 PM Interactive Discussion Group

Not only will you hear peer-to-peer led case studies and best practice, you will also receive focused thought leadership and insight into the future of the Public Venue and Soft Target Security Management.

How will the IDGs run?
  • The entire audience will break up and choose IDGs based on which topics are most relevant and interesting to them.
  • Each IDG is set in a roundtable format and will be facilitated by a thought leader in the space
  • Each delegate will have the opportunity to select 2 topics and will rotate between their choices after 30 minutes.
  • Discussion groups are kept small to ensure all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, ensuring a perfectly tailored experience.

Table One

11:50 AM - 12:50 PM Physical Perimeter Hardening to Prevent Vehicle-borne Attacks

Graham Coleman, Superintendent, Program Manager Games Operations, Commonwealth Games Group, Queensland Police
  • How vehicles can access the area – strategies for bollard strengthening
  • Perimeter fencing – what’s a good standard?
  • Modelling the bollards required for weight and speed of the potential vehicle
  • Hardening through landscaping – preventing vehicles approaching the venue
  • How to design the site to separating the crowd from the road and control where vehicles can access
  • Best practice rehearsing lock down situation


Facilitator:

Graham Coleman

Superintendent, Program Manager Games Operations, Commonwealth Games Group
Queensland Police

Table Two

11:50 AM - 12:50 PM How can we Design Venues to Minimise Likelihood of a Terrorist Attack?

  • Architectural considerations to present your venue as a hard target
  • Ensuring your building design complies with the latest regulations in safety security
  • Crowd movements and crowd flows - dos and don’t for safer management of mass gathering
  • Designing the funnel points to ensure control of who enters
  • Improving your emergency training and security threat assessments

Table Three

11:50 AM - 12:50 PM Best Practice Emergency Management Planning and Training

Matthew Elkins, Senior Manager - Events and Operations, Venues Canberra
  • Refining how your emergency management plan integrates with the rest of the organisation
  • Developing a culture within your organisation to make emergency management priority
  • How the plan reaches out across the stadium and into the wider parts if the jurisdiction
  • Integrating and scenario planning with emergency services
  • Ensuring risk assessments are reviewed regularly

Facilitator:

Matthew Elkins

Senior Manager - Events and Operations
Venues Canberra

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM LUNCH

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM ASIO Perspective: Domestic security environment and key investigative targets

Al, Director, Business Liaison Unit, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

Al

Director, Business Liaison Unit
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Thought Leader Session

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Victoria Police Perspective: Mitigating the Security Risk at Crowded Places – How Public and Private Sector Stakeholders can Improve Public Safety

Ross Guenther APM, Assistant Commissioner, Counter Terrorism Command, Victoria Police
  • Gaining a better understanding of the risk environment and options for preventing and dealing with security incidents at crowded places
  • How private sector stakeholders can use an intelligence-led, risk management approach to reduce the security risks posed at crowded places
  • What prevention, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements should look like - how to improve responses to active shooter or high risk security situations
  • How public venues can increase chances of a quick resolution
  • Developing contingency plans that can supplement existing emergency response plans and arrangements at facilities and venues
  • Communicating with the public in terms of personal protection

Ross Guenther APM

Assistant Commissioner, Counter Terrorism Command
Victoria Police

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

PREVENTION STRATEGIES – MINIMISING THE RISK OF SECURITY INCIDENTS

Vivid Sydney 2017 attracted 2.3 million people in an open environment. Based in the open streets of Sydney, it’s a challenging event to harden against attack.

This case study will examine:
  • Strategies for managing the safe and smooth flow of people in an open space
  • Target hardening intersection and installations
  • How commercial business leaders, artists, and agencies were involved in planning
  • Planning for worst case scenario - crisis and emergency response procedures review

Craig Sheridan APM

Lead Security and Risk Advisor, Virgin Supercars Events, Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Lead Security and Risk Advisor
Vivid Sydney 2017, 2018, Destination NSW

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM AFP Counter Terrorism Perspective: Protecting Public Venues

David Sharpe, Assistant Commissioner, Protection Operations, Australian Federal Police
  • Lessons learned from recent terrorist attacks internationally
  • Open source intelligence on suspects – how this is disseminated to businesses and other stakeholders
  • How venues can respond more quickly to intelligence regarding persons and groups of interest

David Sharpe

Assistant Commissioner, Protection Operations
Australian Federal Police
The threat environment for security has changed as we know it. This discussion will examine in broad terms how key stakeholders are now responding to the changing nature of security incidents:

  • Comparing the counter-terrorism mandates across venues in Europe and the US - what can Australia learn?
  • Analysing intelligence sharing between all stakeholders – how can this be improved?
  • In terms of protecting public venues, how is the level of police presence decided?
  • Should the community or the venue pay for police presence?
  • Defining active security responding capability
  • How this drives the strategy for venue owners
  • Security at Major Events - Where does a Venue’s Protection of the Public Stop?

Luke Schibeci

Manager – Security, Risk and Emergency Management
Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust

Sue Wilkinson

Director of Emergency Management, Security and Safety
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Michael Dalton

Cluster Director Security and Risk
Marriott Hotels

Craig Sheridan APM

Lead Security and Risk Advisor, Virgin Supercars Events, Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Lead Security and Risk Advisor
Vivid Sydney 2017, 2018, Destination NSW

6:00 PM - 6:00 PM END OF DAY ONE & NETWORKING DRINKS