Safe on stage: The “International Event Safety & Security Conference” at Prolight + Sound 2023

The requirements for security at events are constantly increasing. Modern security concepts are therefore more important than ever in order to meet the current challenges with optimism. At the “International Event Safety & Security Conference” (I-ESC), renowned speakers will discuss issues relating to event safety and current topics in the event and live entertainment industry. The I-ESC will take place on Wednesday, 26 April 2023 as part of Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main and will offer participants numerous opportunities for discussion and networking.

What do event organisers need to consider when it comes to event safety? How can they ensure the safety of their employees? What are the new standards? And how can successful occupational health and safety play a role in addressing the current labour shortages? Experts from associations, agencies, professional associations and companies will answer these and other questions during the International Event Safety & Security Conference at Prolight + Sound.

The programme is organised by The Association of Media and Event Technology (VPLT), and will be presented in German and English. Randell Greenlee, Head of Business and International Affairs at the VPLT, will open the event and lead through the day. Participants are invited to join in the discussion and share their own practical experiences as well as discuss new approaches together.

The programme focuses, among other topics, on legal requirements for the conception and implementation of events as well as the latest normative guidelines for event safety in Germany. Fire protection and risk assessment to evaluate the safety situation are also a thematic focus. In this context, conference participants will gain insight into how funds and resources can be used efficiently and in a targeted manner. In addition, the speakers will show new ways in which occupational safety can contribute to greater satisfaction among employees in the event industry.

A special highlight of the conference is the panel at the end of the lecture programme. The panel is intended to stimulate intensive discourse and facilitate exchange between conference visitors and relevant players in the industry. Randell Greenlee (VPLT), Sven Hansen (bvvs), Bruno Marx (Eventknowhow) and Richard Nix (ANSI/ESWG) will discuss the major global industry issues and address concerns and challenges facing the live performance industry in the wake of the pandemic.

The programme takes place in Hall 11.0 in the “Korall” room.

Detailed information about the speakers and the content of the lectures can be found at


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