Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit set for March 8-10

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) will hold the 1st annual Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit on March 8-10, 2016, at the National Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Richard Fenton, Vice President of Corporate Security and Safety, Ilitch Holdings Inc. (Detroit Tigers and Redwings), commented:

Every stadium and arena present unique challenges in implementing best operatory practices.

This is an opportunity for industry professionals to come together and discuss best practices in a collaborative environment with the goal of developing a comprehensive safety and security guide that will be the industry standard.

The Summit serves as the only annual combined meeting for professional and minor league safety and security professionals. The target audience includes event and facility managers, operations personnel, local/state law enforcement, government officials, emergency managers, fire/hazMat and emergency medical/health services, and invited solution providers.

Summit highlights include keynote speakers and panel discussions covering topics such as parking lot security, gun carrying issues relative to off duty personnel, and violent extremist attacks.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in moderated discussions (round robin) for designated within the following topic areas:

  • Event Day Safety and Security
  • Crowd Dynamics/Management
  • Emergency Action Planning
  • Staff Development and Performance
  • Facilities Design/Technology
  • Risk/Threat/Vulnerability Assessment & Secure and Safety Aware Culture

Pricing to attend the Summit is $265 per person. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE.

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About NCS4

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), at the University of Southern Mississippi, supports the advancement of sport safety and security through training, professional development, academic programs and research. NCS4 collaborates with professional leagues, open access events, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, along with professional associations, private sector firms, and government agencies. It is a critical resource for sport venue managers, event managers, first responders, and other key stakeholders.