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Security on the agenda for venue managers

24 February 2011

At the first meeting of the UK Venue Managers Association, threats and protective security of facilities will be top of the bill

With the London Olympics just 518 days away, sports and other facilities across the country can expect an influx of keen athletes emulating the sports stars. Facilites have been upgraded for training and many will host overseas teams before and during the Olympic Games.
For managers of these stadia it promises to be a busy and high risk time. The UK Venue Managers Association (formerly UK Stadium Managers Association) is holding its first Annual General Meeting Leicestershire County Cricket Club on 5th April. Highlight of the event will be a presentation by DC Jim Maietta, from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure who will speak on threats and protective security including some UK and International examples and what Venue Managers can do to mitigate risk.
The UK Venue Managers Association’s Managing Secretary, Neil Levett, will introduce the aims, objectives and reasons for the name change of the organisation and one other guest speaker (TBA) . The event will conclude with a tour of Leicestershire County Cricket Club.
Membership of UKVMA is open exclusively, to Managers/Directors of multipurpose venues such as Stadia, Arenas, Athletics Tracks, Racecourses, Dog Tracks, Motor Racing Circuits, Auditoria, Theatres and Exhibition Centre’s. It provides a platform for members to share information, management styles, real time experiences and best practice whilst gaining access to other members, networking opportunities and suppliers It is the person who is the member and not the venue.
For further details on UKVMA please contact the Membership Secretary, Sandy Lopes, on 01732 459683, by email or visit the UKVMA website which is only available to members who are Managers of Stadiums, Arena's and Multipurpose Venue's.

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