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Securing public venues, spaces & hubs to keep communities safe

25 - 26 May 2021 | Melbourne Cricket Ground

In 2021, the challenge for venue operators, sport organisers, sport bodies, hosting entities, and large-scale organisers is to ensure they adapt to a changing public health and safety environment – while complying with the more stringent guidelines.

This “new normal” highlights the need to balance economic growth with the health and safety guidelines – forcing operators to think outside the box, identify new revenue streams, and ensure the safety and security of venues.

The fall-out from Covid-19 has adversely affected a massively-profitable sector that traditionally relied on high-volume attendees, corporate sponsorship, and funding to retain market share in a fiercely competitive space.

The added layer of public health and safety places pressures to redefine how public places are managed, together with ensuring crowd control, surveillance and monitoring, and risk management.

With public health and safety in mind, Akolade has invited venue safety, security and emergency management professionals to share their front-line experiences to keep patrons, staff and industry partners safe.

Attend this forum and learn how to:

Improve the playbook for
venue safety and security

Tackle a public health crisis
through resilience

Balance revitalisation with health
and safety at the forefront

Reassess emergency management
and venue safety

Strengthen the tactical responses
in an emergency

Keep communities safe across major hubs,
venue and public events

Protect frontline staff from
occupational violence

Support a safe and fully-activated city


Peter King
Chief Executive
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Martine Letts
Chief Executive Officer
Committee for Melbourne

David Clarke
Chief Executive Officer,
Australian Institute of Health
and Safety & Member
Victorian Healthcare Worker Taskforce


Viaheslav Alekseev
Head of Project Management Division
FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Russia 2022 Local Organising Committee (Moscow)

Cassandra Heredia
Chief of Operations II, Emergency Management
Los Angeles World Airports – Los Angeles INT’L Airport (Los Angeles)

Michael Roberts
Director Security, Safety and Precinct Operations
Melbourne Cricket Club

Toby Kent
Former Chief Resilience Officer
City of Melbourne
& Associate
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Craig Buckingham
Team Leader Security Services
City of Melbourne

Ludo Campbell-Reid
Director, City Design & Liveability
Wyndham City Council, Melbourne

Anthony Traill
Recreation and Community Resilience
City of Port Phillip

Karolina Wojtasik
Coordinator Operations and Contracts, South Melbourne Market
City of Port Phillip

Martha Martin
Emergency Recovery Project Officer
Hume City Council, Victoria

Wayne Braysford
CCTV Technical Officer, Community Services Branch, Camera Program
Logan City Council(Brisbane)

Dr Joel Spencer
Chief Executive Officer
The Drone Institute

Kostas Kyrifidis
Victorian Security Institute

Konrad Seidl
Alliance Manager, Community Safety and Amenity
City of Perth

Adam Leach
Security Systems Coordinator, Security & Transport, Campus Services
The University of Melbourne

Dr Tony Zalewski
Managing Director
Global Public Safety

Matthew Harrison
Group CEO, AFS Group
& Member
Restaurant & Catering Industry Association

Clive Dwyer
Director of Engagement
Committee for Melbourne

Wayne Middleton
Managing Director
Reliance Risk

Glynn Powell
Business Development Manager

David Galea
Property & Infrastructure Manager
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne 

Daniel Joseph
National Sales Manager 
Jackson Fogerty
Regional Sales Specialist

Darren Horne
Senior Manager, Security and Safety
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


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Melbourne Cricket Ground

Brunton Ave
Richmond VIC
3002 Australia


Early bird discount

Book now and save $500

Team discount 

Register 3-4 delegates and receive an additional 15% DISCOUNT off the standard price
Register 5-7 delegates and receive an additional 20% DISCOUNT off the standard price

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+61 02 9247 6000

In-Person & Live-Streamed

This is a hybrid event which offers
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