Police counter terror speaker for AEV conference in June

A police counter terror expert will speak at this year’s Association of Event Venues (AEV) conference at the Islington Business Design Centre on 2 June.

The association has announced its full list of speakers and key content streams for the conference, which will open with a welcome address from AEV chair Graham Stephenson.

The keynote address will come from Be World Class founder Simon Hartley. Newham Police Counter Terrorism Unit will then give a presentation entitled ‘Stay Safe’.

Afternoon breakout sessions will include Murray Dickson, head of business relationships at Birmingham’s NEC, speaking on ‘Tomorrow’s Technology for Today, and James Mark, executive director of ExCeL London, who will examine the role of food in venues.

NEC Live Productions’ MD, John Probyn, will deliver a talk on the importance of understanding your customer, audience and team. The conference’s afternoon speaker schedule will come to a close with Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre chairman Will Whitehorn discussing the impact of change on brand and business.

AEV director Rachel Parker says she is “thrilled with the quality and range of speakers in the conference programme”.
“I am sure that there is content here that will be of interest to many people working across the spectrum of venues, and to organisers and suppliers as well,” she adds.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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