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ARENA – the closed door conference for sports and entertainment venue risk management…

When some go to matches carrying
alcohol, drugs and weapons, we have a
responsibility to protect all stakeholders.

That’s why we launched the Arena conference…

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Last year the sale of fake merchandise and
counterfeit tickets cost legitimate businesses
around £3.3 Billion.

Let’s work together to stop it...

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Do you know who is
in your stadium?

How do you exclude trouble makers whilst
offering a great guest experience?

Find out more

How well do you
know your staff?

Insider threat is the biggest
cause of loss to businesses...

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People traffickers, convicted sex offenders and
gang members are targeting festivals…

The Arena conference will help you beat them

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How big a target are you?

Terrorists look for large groups of people to target indiscriminately...

Find out more

When some go to matches
carrying alcohol, drugs
and weapons we have
a responsibility to protect
all stakeholders.

That’s why we launched the Arena conference…

Find out more

Last year the sale of fake
merchandise and
counterfeit tickets cost
legitimate businesses
around £3.3 Billion.

Let’s work together to stop it...

Find out more

Do you know who is
in your stadium?

How do you exclude trouble
makers whilst offering a
great guest experience?

Find out more

How well do you
know your staff?

How well do you
know your staff?

Insider threat is the biggest cause of loss to businesses…

Find out more

People traffickers, convicted sex
offenders and gang members
are targeting festivals…

The Arena conference will help you beat them
Find out more

How big a target
are you?

Terrorists look for large groups of people
to target indiscriminately...

Find out more

When some go to matches
carrying alcohol, drugs and
weapons we have a
responsibility to protect
all stakeholders.

That’s why we launched the
Arena conference…

Find out more

Last year the sale of fake
merchandise and
counterfeit tickets cost
legitimate businesses
around £3.3 Billion.

Let’s work together to stop it…

Find out more

Do you know who is
in your stadium?

How do you exclude trouble makers
whilst offering a great guest experience?

Find out more

How well do you know your staff?

Insider threat is the biggest cause of loss to businesses…

Find out more

People traffickers,
convicted sex offenders
and gang members
are targeting festivals…

The Arena conference will help you beat them
Find out more

How big  a target
are you?

Terrorists look for large groups of
people to target indiscriminately...

Find out more

Sports, entertainment and festival venues face challenges like no other public spaces

It’s not just about safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders, but about offering the very best guest experience too.

 Often these two pressures compete…

  • ARENA gives you access to international expertise, presentations, case studies and workshops as well as extensive networking opportunities. Find out how others are successfully managing risk in their operations and what you can learn from them
  • You can identify the new threats emerging elsewhere in the world, and learn how to prepare for the challenges to come
  • Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the event is free to attend for all operators of large scale entertainment and hospitality venues
Corin Dennison Director Global Profit Protection & Investigations, adidas

“Over the years I have been pleased to support Retail Knowledge’s risk management conferences around the world and I have personally benefited from the knowledge sharing and networking within this large peer group.  The launch of a risk management conference specifically for stadiums and large scale entertainment venues would seem to be a very timely and worthwhile endeavour.”

ARENA is owned and organised by Retail Knowledge. We are global leaders in the organisation of risk management conferences in the retail sector. For example, around 83% of the top 250 European retailers send senior executives to attend our annual Retail Risk – London conference, making it the biggest conference of its kind in Europe.

Now, in response to growing threats, that same expertise is being offered to those tasked with risk management and asset protection in stadiums and large venues… 

Tim Edwards – Group Profit Protection Director, JD Sports Fashion

“With the current terrorism threat level in the country still set to ‘severe’ we cannot afford to relax our guard, the Manchester arena atrocity being a clear example of why. Retail Knowledge has successfully ensured close working relationships by Security Practitioners working within the Retail sector by delivering global Retail Risk conferences which are completely free of charge. Their proposal to extend this format into the events attracting large crowds will allow those persons tasked with protecting these venues an opportunity to meet and gain valuable learnings in a relaxed but professional environment. It is important that we all collaborate, share initiatives and ideas and work closely to overcome all security threats.

I would highly recommend the format.”

Identified threats include

Insider Threat, Procurement Fraud, Terror Threat, Crowd Control, Physical Security, Cyber-crime, Data and Identity Theft, Vandalism, Stock Control, Ticket and Merchandise Counterfeiting, Cash Handling, Access Control, Refund Fraud, Payment Fraud, Fan Identity Verification and Exclusion of Known Trouble-makers, Staff Protection and Training, Health & Safety, Loan Worker Security, Supply Chain Security, Weapons, Drugs and Explosives Detection, GDPR, Money Laundering and Organised Crime Activity.

The conference is a closed door, industry event conducted under The Chatham House Rule. No Press are allowed to attend and nothing that is said may be reported. This is to foster open and honest discussion and the dissemination of best practice whilst respecting commercial sensitivities.

Viv Anderson MBE – Former England International

“As a former player who is now involved with organising large scale events, I would highly commend this conference. It is clear that the industry needs to redouble efforts to mitigate risk and stay ahead of organised crime. This conference gives free access to the means necessary to do that.  I would encourage the sport and entertainment industries to enthusiastically embrace this initiative.”

If you would like to claim free VIP passes for you and your team then please email [email protected]. Your VIP Pass is an access all areas pass and entitles you to participate in every aspect of the conference, free of charge. Your Pass also entitles you to refreshments throughout the day and an excellent hot buffet lunch.

Note that if you are a vendor of risk management solutions you are not permitted to attend the event unless you are an official sponsor. We limit the number of sponsors so that our delegates are not inundated with sales pitches and so that those who do support the conference have an opportunity to better engage with delegates as appropriate.

Contact us to discuss about sponsorship opportunities for this event by clicking here…

Who should attend?

  • Chief Executives – An awareness at board level of the current key areas of opportunity and threat is critical in modern boardrooms, whether we are talking about avoiding legal proceedings by regulatory bodies or maintaining trust in your brand amongst fans
  • Operations Managers – The conference will give them insight into the way in which crime feeds off operationally distinct parts of the business to allow them to make better informed operational decisions
  • Stadium Managers – Making real time decisions in a fast paced environment has many challenges. Better risk management techniques lead to better decisions
  • Security Managers – Operationally security services need to know what the current and future key threats are so that they can protect stakeholders effectively
  • Retail Managers – Internationally the consensus is that the frontline in retail has a much bigger part to play in crime and terror prevention than ever before
  • Financial Directors – An awareness of risk and in particular how modern criminals work will lead to more robust accounting processes and fewer losses
  • Human Resources Managers – The insider threat is one increasingly used by Organised Crime gangs to devastating effect. The conference will increase your awareness of how to deal with the myriad of threats coming from within recruitment
  • Information Technology Managers – The biggest online losses are usually inflicted as a result of a disconnect between physical security and digital security. By being aware of the threat you can better protect your systems

Click below to register to attend this event

New Arena conferences

launch in 2020…

For information about the Arena conference –
Dubai, click here…

For information about the
Arena conference – Australia,
click here…

It’s not just about safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders, but about offering the very best guest experience too.

 Often these two pressures compete…

  • ARENA gives you access to international expertise, presentations, case studies and workshops as well as extensive networking opportunities. Find out how others are successfully managing risk in their operations and what you can learn from them
  • You can identify the new threats emerging elsewhere in the world, and learn how to prepare for the challenges to come
  • Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the event is free to attend for all operators of large scale entertainment and hospitality venues
Corin Dennison Director Global Profit Protection & Investigations, adidas

“Over the years I have been pleased to support Retail Knowledge’s risk management conferences around the world and I have personally benefited from the knowledge sharing and networking within this large peer group.  The launch of a risk management conference specifically for stadiums and large scale entertainment venues would seem to be a very timely and worthwhile endeavour.”

ARENA is owned and organised by Retail Knowledge. We are global leaders in the organisation of risk management conferences in the retail sector. For example, around 83% of the top 250 European retailers send senior executives to attend our annual Retail Risk – London conference, making it the biggest conference of its kind in Europe.

Now, in response to growing threats, that same expertise is being offered to those tasked with risk management and asset protection in stadiums and large venues… 

Tim Edwards – Group Profit Protection Director, JD Sports Fashion

“With the current terrorism threat level in the country still set to ‘severe’ we cannot afford to relax our guard, the Manchester arena atrocity being a clear example of why. Retail Knowledge has successfully ensured close working relationships by Security Practitioners working within the Retail sector by delivering global Retail Risk conferences which are completely free of charge. Their proposal to extend this format into the events attracting large crowds will allow those persons tasked with protecting these venues an opportunity to meet and gain valuable learnings in a relaxed but professional environment. It is important that we all collaborate, share initiatives and ideas and work closely to overcome all security threats.

I would highly recommend the format.”

Identified threats include

Insider Threat, Procurement Fraud, Terror Threat, Crowd Control, Physical Security, Cyber-crime, Data and Identity Theft, Vandalism, Stock Control, Ticket and Merchandise Counterfeiting, Cash Handling, Access Control, Refund Fraud, Payment Fraud, Fan Identity Verification and Exclusion of Known Trouble-makers, Staff Protection and Training, Health & Safety, Loan Worker Security, Supply Chain Security, Weapons, Drugs and Explosives Detection, GDPR, Money Laundering and Organised Crime Activity.

The conference is a closed door, industry event conducted under The Chatham House Rule. No Press are allowed to attend and nothing that is said may be reported. This is to foster open and honest discussion and the dissemination of best practice whilst respecting commercial sensitivities.

Viv Anderson MBE – Former England International

“As a former player who is now involved with organising large scale events, I would highly commend this conference. It is clear that the industry needs to redouble efforts to mitigate risk and stay ahead of organised crime. This conference gives free access to the means necessary to do that.  I would encourage the sport and entertainment industries to enthusiastically embrace this initiative.”

 

If you would like to claim free VIP passes for you and your team then please email [email protected]. Your VIP Pass is an access all areas pass and entitles you to participate in every aspect of the conference, free of charge. Your Pass also entitles you to refreshments throughout the day and an excellent hot buffet lunch.

 

Note that if you are a vendor of risk management solutions you are not permitted to attend the event unless you are an official sponsor. We limit the number of sponsors so that our delegates are not inundated with sales pitches and so that those who do support the conference have an opportunity to better engage with delegates as appropriate.

 

Contact us to discuss about sponsorship opportunities for this event by clicking here…

Who should attend?

  • Chief Executives – An awareness at board level of the current key areas of opportunity and threat is critical in modern boardrooms, whether we are talking about avoiding legal proceedings by regulatory bodies or maintaining trust in your brand amongst fans
  • Operations Managers – The conference will give them insight into the way in which crime feeds off operationally distinct parts of the business to allow them to make better informed operational decisions
  • Stadium Managers – Making real time decisions in a fast paced environment has many challenges. Better risk management techniques lead to better decisions
  • Security Managers – Operationally security services need to know what the current and future key threats are so that they can protect stakeholders effectively
  • Retail Managers – Internationally the consensus is that the frontline in retail has a much bigger part to play in crime and terror prevention than ever before
  • Financial Directors – An awareness of risk and in particular how modern criminals work will lead to more robust accounting processes and fewer losses
  • Human Resources Managers – The insider threat is one increasingly used by Organised Crime gangs to devastating effect. The conference will increase your awareness of how to deal with the myriad of threats coming from within recruitment
  • Information Technology Managers – The biggest online losses are usually inflicted as a result of a disconnect between physical security and digital security. By being aware of the threat you can better protect your systems

Click below to register to attend this event

New Arena conferences

launch in 2020…

For information about the Arena conference –
Dubai, click here…

For information about the
Arena conference –
Australia, click here…

New Arena conferences

launch in 2020…

For information about the Arena conference – Dubai, click here…

For information about the Arena conference – Australia,
click here…

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Rise in attacks on staff at sporting events

(Source: BBC Sport, 26 Feb 2018)

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Rise in violent incidents in stadiums

(Source: BBC Sport, 26 Feb 2018)

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Minors and drunks more likely to drink alcohol in stadiums

(Source: Science Daily, 21 Dec 2017)

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