The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has announced an addition of a counter-terror update to its programme at the 2017 AEV Conference, The Vox, Birmingham, on 29 June.
Representatives from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) have agreed to address the conference with a recent counter-terror update and information about other counter-terror and security related topics. The announcement comes in the wake of recent terror attacks at Manchester Arena on 22 May and more recently at London Bridge on 3 June.
Rachel Parker, AEV director, welcomed the addition to the conference programme, saying “Terrorism is a prime focus for the venue sector at the moment and this will be a critical session for all to learn more about what we can do to prevent terrorism and mitigate its impact. NaCTSO has sent its representatives to join us on the AEV security working group several times now, and its contributions have been extremely informative and helpful.
“By addressing the AEV conference on 29 June, NaCTSO will bring vital counter-terror advice and insight to an audience of venue event teams, and I’m very grateful for their participation.”