Safety and Security Conference

Our sell-out one day security conference is back!

For registeration enquries please reach out to Michaela. Thank you!


Placemaking creates a sense of community and gathers diverse groups of people together under one roof. As with any crowded place, you need to be mindful of safety and security in your retail destinations at all times in order to maintain a seamless visitor experience.

Our expert speakers will tackle a wide-range of evolving safety and security matters including*:

Registeration - 10:00

Session 1 - 10.30-11.00 

Retail Business Crime

Deputy Lead of the National Business Crime Centre

Delivered by the Deputy Lead of the National Business Crime Centre, this session will cover the role of the NBCC, as well as national retail crime trends, anti-social behaviour/Criminal Banning Order and violence against shop staff

Session 2 - 11.00-11.45

Urban Explorers; the social media phenomenon v the legal position

Stuart Wortley, Eversheds Sutherland

19 year old scales the Shard…  Urban explorer stunts for social media are more prevalent than ever, yet what is the legal position to protect your site? Stuart Wortley, leading “urbex” legal expert and partner in the Real Estate Litigation group at Eversheds Sutherland will cover the legal routes available.

Refreshment break 11.45-12.00 

Session 3 - 12.00 -12.45 

Vulnerable people; suicide awareness and prevention

Mike Pearce, Group Physical Security and Protection Lead & Marc Myers, Retail Business Manager, Landsec 

The impact of suicide and attempted suicide in public places can have a devastating, long-lasting impact on those involved.  Focusing on experience of using physical solutions and applying them to make retail places safer this session will look at the challenges retail places face and the physical solutions available.

Session 4 - 12.45-13.15

Striking the balance in a world of change

John Taylor, Head Security Engineering, Hoare Lea

Retail real estate is undergoing a revolutionary change towards creating “destinations”.  At the same time in the security world we are seeing the constant evolution of terrorist and criminal threats.  Society too is changing, with “inclusivity” and “diversity” being key drivers of social expectation.  How do we create an environment that generates crowds of happy visitors, when crowds are seen as targets?  Are the traditional approaches to security, good for “shopping centres”, what we need for “destinations”?

John Taylor is the head of security engineering at Hoare Lea LLP and has a broad base of experience in the security world, working on many commercial, retail and public sector projects over more years than he cares to admit.  He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists.  John believes passionately in getting security right and is never afraid to provoke a debate.

Lunch and networking 13.15-14.00

Afternoon sessions CT focussed

Session 5 - 14.00-14.30

Counter Terrorism Update

Deputy Lead, National Coordinator Protect and Prepare

Session 6 - 14.30-15.30

Overview of CPNI CT Physical Security Programme and Introduction to MTA Guidance

CPNI Speaker

Session 7 - 15.30-16.00

Communications to Improve Security.

CT Policing communications advisor

Session 8 - 16.00-16.30

Corrosive substance incidents

Launched in 2018, the REMOVE, REMOVE, REMOVE protocol informs security personnel and other staff who may be the first responders to an incident where someone has been exposed to a hazardous substance. Led by the National CBRN Centre, this session will cover how onsite personnel should respond in a safe and controlled manner to a corrosive substance type attack.

*Session programme subject to changes and amendments


Member: £89
Non-Member: £179

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**prices are exclusive of VAT

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