24 - 25 October, 2017 | Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia

Craig Sheridan APM

Lead Security and Risk Advisor, Vivid Sydney 2018, Destination NSW and Security Lead,
Vivid Sydney 2017, 2018, Destination NSW, Star Entertainment Group

Craig is an expert resource in the field of risk management and operational response planning and has led the NSWPF operational response for over 100 major operations both statewide, interstate and abroad. Craig’s expertise has also led to numerous important working group roles both within NSW and interstate, these include G20 planning and response in NSW and Australia 2014, Asian Football Cup 2015 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.



2:30 PM Target Hardening for Mass Gatherings

This workshop will cover:
  • Ensuring a Culture of Security while Managing the fan Experience
  • Best Practice Emergency Management Planning and Training
  • Hardening Strategies for Existing Venues
  • Precinct Security Emergency Management Planning
  • Protecting your Venue through Access Control Technologies


Workshop leader:

4:00 PM Vivid Festival Case Study: 2017 Lessons Learned

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


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Craig.

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