Major international sporting and other public events present serious policing and security challenges for host countries. As well as taking place in large, complex and dispersed locations, such events can attract a range of criminal activities from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and even terrorism.
With host countries increasingly facing the challenge of providing a successful event while keeping event participants and spectators safe and secure, in April 2017, under the aegis of Project Stadia, Doha will host the 1st Major Event Safety and Security Conference.
Co-organized by INTERPOL and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in Qatar, key items on the agenda at the two-day (9 and 10 April) conference will include:
- the global threat environment and implications for future major event events
- planning implications for recent and upcoming major event host nations, and
- event critical infrastructure resilience.
The event will be attended by senior Qatari and INTERPOL officials, as well as senior representatives worldwide from government agencies, law enforcement, international, academic, and key private sector organizations.
Established by INTERPOL in 2012 and funded by Qatar, the aim of Project Stadia is to create a Centre of Excellence to help INTERPOL member countries in planning and executing policing and security preparations for major sporting events.
The 10-year project will contribute to policing and security arrangements for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar and will leave a lasting legacy for the world’s law enforcement community.
|If you are interested as an ESSMA member to attend the event, please contact Gert-Jan: Gert-Jan@essma.eu|