Urban Safety and Security Europe Conference

Manchester, United Kingdom

Safety and Security within urban areas are becoming a major concern for many governments and law enforcement officials. With more protests, international events, riots and gang violence happening in major cities there is a need for increased security.

Our inaugural Urban Safety and Security Europe conference and exhibition will look into many aspects of safety and security in urban areas such as city centres, shopping centres, stadiums and transport hubs. With cuts in the policing budget many local constabularies have limited officers walking the streets of city centres and shopping centres which has led to a great importance for other stakeholders to be made aware of the risks, threats and challenges faced in urban areas.

The event will also look into other important areas within this arena such as how local hospitals deal with mass casualties and traumas. Reviewing hospital preparedness and response to mass casualties and how they liaise with other local public sector agencies when dealing with large scale casualties.

Urban Safety and Security Europe will take place in Manchester, United Kingdom on the 18th - 19th February 2020. Manchester provides an interesting case study due to the fact that Manchester is a large city with one of the largest shopping centres in the UK, the Trafford Centre, as well as having two football stadiums in the city centre.

Why Attend?

  • Review how the emergency services prepare for planned protests/riots in urban areas
  • Analyse the challenges faced to securing shopping centres and stadiums
  • Discuss hospital preparedness for mass casualties
  • Understand the threats faced in urban areas
  • Network with leading officials who deal with the safety and security of civilians


  • Chief Inspector Alastair Muir, Director of Scottish Violence Reduction Unit (SVRU), Police Scotland
  • Chief Inspector Pete Brannigan, Operational Support Department, Public Order Public Safety, Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Chief Superintendent Umer Khan, Territorial Commander, City of Manchester, Greater Manchester Police
  • Guy Collyer OBE, Head of Academy, Police Crime Prevention Academy, United Kingdom
  • Allan Cordwell, Head of Group, Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response Unit, The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, United Kingdom
  • Marian Geleta, Senior Specialist, Operational Coordination and International Major Event Support, Europol
  • Jon Hall QFSM, Director, Resilience Advisors Network
  • Andy Billings, Head of Security and Contingency Planning, Associated British Ports
  • Dr. Steve Photiou, Disaster Medicine Specialist, Lead Physician, Emergency Department, Sant'Antonio Hospital, Padova, Italy
  • Chris Singer, Police and Security Advisor, Resilience Advisors Network
  • Steve Johnson, Course Director, Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation, Cranfield University
  • Emma Parkinson, Course Director - Emergency Planning and Crowded Places, Coventry University

Event Schedule

Wednesday 18th February 2020
  • 08.30 - 17.00  Conference Day One
  • 08.30 - 17.00  Exhibition Day One Opening Hours
Thursday 19th February 2020
  • 08.30 - 17.00  Conference Day Two
  • 08.30 - 17.00  Exhibition Day Two Opening Hours

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Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
Blackfriars St, M3 2EQ
Manchester, UK

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Event details
Organizer : Intelligence-Sec
Venue : Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21619