- Published: 25 November 2016
William Angliss Institute hosted a new event management seminar “The Threat of Terrorism at Major Events in Melbourne: Are We Ready?” to stimulate discussion for events professionals around security.
Four industry experts explored issues and challenges related to the threat of terrorism and the need for industry practitioners to be aware of the implications of those threats, and respond accordingly.
Detective Inspector Ian Milner from the Victoria Police Force discussed ways to make public events more accessible for emergency services.
Risk and emergency management consultant Bill Coleby from Coleby Consulting highlighted the importance of managing events professionally with careful attention to basic safety procedures to ensure being in the correct starting place to manage a terrorism situation in the best way possible if it were to occur.
Emergency services consultant Lucinda Nolan explained the cycle of terrorism and covered implications for police, the public and event organisers.
Paul McCarthy director at PBM Safety, explored some key factors that have led to the changing face of terrorism in Australia and some possible future trends. He also covered how event management courses could reflect emerging trends.
Attendee director I Need Helpers Alex Rixon-Booth said the event was a great success.
“It was the perfect combination of speakers who were able to provide an informative insight for those who attended,” Alex said.
Lecturer Phillip Tubb said the seminar was enlightening and his students said they learned some new insights into the industry and were pleased to have attended.
The seminar was the first event of a series of event symposiums to be held at William Angliss with current topics and trends from industry.