IFEA 64th Annual Convention & Expo IFEA 64th Annual Convention & Expo
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Friday, September 27, 2019

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Protecting Soft Targets and Crowded Places: Options & Alternatives in an Uncertain World
Peter Ashwin
Peter Ashwin
Event Risk Management Solutions, Principal
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart
Department of Homeland Security, Sports Leagues/ Outdoor Events Subsector
Doug DeLancey, CPP, PMP
Doug DeLancey, CPP, PMP
Department of Homeland Security, Chief, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Strategy, Integration and Communications Section, Office for Bombing Prevention
Anthony Vernon
Anthony Vernon
Blerter, Head of Major Accounts and Partnerships |
David Olivares, CFEE
David Olivares, CFEE
Kaliff Insurance, Director of Sales
Robert Mooney
Robert Mooney
Department of Homeland Security, Protective Security Advisor
Robert Allen
Robert Allen
City of Philadelphia, Assistant Managing Director, Office of Special Events

Every day the news seems to include yet another needless attack on ‘soft targets’ around our world, who would much prefer not to be included in the dark notoriety that follows. With attacks on festivals and events directly, most recently (as of this writing) at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, the concerns seem to hit closer to home for a majority of our industry with each incident. While much of our future safety is reliant on politicians and agencies that we cannot directly control, this important panel session will address – once again – what we can all do and must all do (beyond sending our thoughts and prayers to others), to protect our events from future tragedies.