IFEA 64th Annual Convention & Expo IFEA 64th Annual Convention & Expo
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Affinity Group: Risk Management

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Room - Tidewater C

Peter Ashwin
Event Risk Management Solutions, Principal

Peter Ashwin is the principal and founder of Event Risk Management Solutions (ERMS), a consulting practice committed to enhancing organizational resilience for festivals and events through practical and effective risk management and security solutions. Peter is a former Australian Army special forces officer who has been consulting on a wide range of international events since 2000, including six Olympic Games (2000 – 2012), the Baku 2015 European Games (Azerbaijan), the 2010 G8/G20 Summits (Toronto), and more recently, some of North America’s most iconic festivals and events - the Calgary Stampede, the Philadelphia Flower Show, Memphis in May International Festival, Beale Street Historic District (Memphis), Bohemian Nights (Fort Collins, CO) and the Canadian National Exhibition “The EX”, Toronto. Peter is a director on the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) World Board, a faculty lecturer for risk management and event security at the IFEA/NRPA Event Management School and the IAVM Academy of Venue Safety and Security. ERMS’s latest initiative has been the development & delivery of industry specific workshop - the Fundamentals of Risk Management & Resilience for Special Events. Peter is based out of Boise, Idaho and you can follow Peter’s latest blogs & insights @ www.facebook.com/ermsglobal