Join the conference: Safe Spaces

Together with RF Experience we invite you to the conference Safe Spaces: Creating safer public spaces in Europe

Date: September 3rd 2019, 10:00 to 16:00

Venue: Gimle. Adress: Helligkorsvej 2, Roskilde, Denmark (close to Copenhagen)

It has become increasingly complicated to organise events in public spaces. Similarly, it has become increasingly complicated for authorities to approve events. It requires more – and rather different – planning and a whole new way of approaching events.

We have reached out to three of Europe’s most experienced specialists who will share their knowledge and experience in ensuring safety at events in public spaces. Rather than just listening, you will have the chance of exchanging knowledge with the other participants.


– Keynote speakers

Andrew Smith (UK)

Mr. Smith is a Counter Terrorism Security Adviser with NaCTSO, working in the Police Counter Terrorism Unit. Having completed 30 years’ police service he returned as a Counter Terrorism Security Adviser. During his service he was awarded the Queens Commendation for Bravery and is a National Police Bravery Award winner. Andy was the lead Counter Terrorism Security Adviser for all 2012 Olympics related events held throughout the West Midlands region. He works on a daily basis with crowded places projects, political party conferences and more held in Birmingham. Andy is currently heavily involved in the build for the Commonwealth Games for 2022.

Pete Dalton (UK)

Mr. Dalton is a serving Chief Inspector with 26 years’ service, the majority of which has been spent on Specialist Operations. In his current role, he is a Specialist Tactical Firearms Commander, involved in the management, command, and deployment of firearms operations. He has commanded and supported events of National and International significance including the Royal Wedding 2018, the recent visit of President Trump, State and Ceremonial Events, international protected visits, Major Crime and high profile sporting events. Pete designs and delivers firearms command training and supports in assessing on national specialist and general command courses across the UK. Pete is an accredited Security Coordinator, providing advice and developing security plans to minimise, mitigate and manage threats towards significant events. He has recently led a project to review and implement Hostile Vehicle Mitigation within Windsor, developing new tactics in this area.

Professor Chris Kemp (UK)

Professor Kemp is a former rock promoter, venue manager and university pro vice chancellor. He is CEO and owner of the Mind over Matter Consultancy, renowned for its expertise in event safety. Professor Kemp is known throughout the world for his work on the safety of crowded space and his ceaseless endeavour to make events safer. His articles are widely publicised in major music publications, security journals and the national press across Europe and he is at the forefront of work in the development of a safer concert environment. As the inspiration (alongside Henrik Nielsen) behind the Yourope Event Safety Group (YES) Chris has been asked to speak on many occasions across the globe on aspects of crowd safety. These aspects range from crowd behaviour to dynamics. He has also addressed the House of Commons Select Committee for Olympic Security on the merits of training for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the Royal Society of Medicine. Chris was employed by the HSE as their crowd expert for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He is well published and has written twelve books ranging from punk and hardcore, through crowd management to education.

– Panel discussion

Following presentations, keynote speakers invite all guests to join a panel discussion.

– Mobile security solutions showcase

– Network dinner (optional)


Registration fee:

Conference: 1095 DKK (approx. 131 GBP).

Conference including network dinner: 1495 DKK (approx. 179 GBP).


For more information, please send an email to

REMEMBER: Please write “Safe Spaces” in the subject line.


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