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Protecting Major Sport Events and Why Sport Safety and Security Matters


Sport has grown dramatically over the last decade with millions of people around the world now watching major sport events on a daily basis. However, with new and constantly evolving challenges to our national and international security, has sport kept with addressing these new security challenges and how can the security industry help secure major sport events in the future?

With recent events highlighting the growing security challenges facing sport and as the Middle East prepares to host numerous major events over the next decade, this session will provide a unique opportunity to share expertise about sport safety and security management with leading industry experts.

Speaker

Malcolm Tarbitt, Executive Director Safety and Security, International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)

Malcolm Tarbitt is an unconventional major event security specialist who is highly experienced in securing world-caliber sporting events and facilities; offering expertise in risk management, security design, security operations management and training. As a former senior police officer and consultant, he has been involved in delivering and assessing a range of major international sporting events and facilities in a variety of countries, sports and events ranging from Summer- and Winter Olympics to FIFA World Cups and others, which has assisted in keeping abreast of new technologies and practices.