DAY ONE – 5th March 2019
9.30-9.45 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
9.45-10.15 CASE STUDY: Managing the masses at the Royal Wedding

·        Importance of an integrated planning & command working to consistent threat assessment & planning assumptions

·        Layers of protective security

·        How public safety & protective security can be achieved


Chief Inspector Pete Dalton, Joint Operations Unit – Protection Group, Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police


10.15-10.45 Security screening and crowd planning


Simon Ancliffe, Founder and Chairman, Movement Strategies


10.45-11.15 Morning Break


Managing unscreened visitor access in a high-security environment


Speaker to be confirmed


11.45-12:15 Flow Management of People from a BIM Perspective

When the rest of the project is coordinated via BIM, the pedestrian flow or evacuation models should be coordinated as well. In this talk Peter Debney of Oasys will explore how you can use MassMotion on BIM projects to ensure maximum accuracy for a minimum of work.


Professor Peter Debney, Application Specialist – Structural/MassMotion, Oasys Ltd


12.15-13.15 Lunch Break


The Crowd Deciphered: A computational simulation model of human navigation

A huge challenge is to simulate tens of thousands of virtual pedestrians in real-time where they pro-actively and realistically avoid collisions with each other and with obstacles in their environment. I’ll address a framework and software solution that handles this challenge.


But why do we need to simulate a crowd? Some case studies will show that simulations can be used to decide whether crowd pressures do not build up too much during a festival; to find out how to improve crowd flow in a train station; to plan escape routes for use during a fire evacuation; or to study a range of scenarios during an event. Finally, I’ll elaborate on a real-time crowd management system we’re currently investigating.


Dr. Roland Geraerts, Assistant Professor, Crowd Simulation – Information and Computing Services, Utrecht University


13.45-14.15 How our faces are increasing customer spend for airports and retailers

For years, major airports have been generating revenue through enhanced customer analytics. Until now, these methods have been inaccessible for many industries due to limitations in the available technology. With recent innovations, the doors have opened for retailers and other organisations to truly harness the power of accurate demographic data, allowing them to optimise the experience for their customers and ultimately drive profitable consumer behaviour – along with personalised and differentiated customer experiences.


Simon Meyer, Managing Director, Human Recognition Systems


14.15-14.45 Subject to be confirmed


Isabelle Milford, Station Capacity Manager, Network Rail


14.45-15.00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks