Fri 18 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Back 13 (up) | 16:30 - 17:30
Presented by: Improve

Production Debate: Integral Safety of Event Production

Gerard van Duykeren The Security Company (NL), Stephan van der Loos HU (NL), Fons Hogenes Improve (NL), Ruud van Buren MOJO (NL)

Event production

English spoken

Everyone acknowledges the importance of safety when producing an event, but often we only look at the specialized parts we are taking care of ourselves. Rigging works with a safety factor of 10 or higher, while the guy from catering mounts his LCD screens with rope with a much lower safety factor. We are going to talk about the integral safety of the production chain, since we all know the chain is only as strong as the weakest link.

Speakers

  • Gerard van Duykeren

    Gerard van Duykeren The Security Company (NL)

    Gerard has been working in the event security sector for more than 35 years. As CEO of TSC Crowd Management, he was involved in more than 5,000 events. He was active in various initiatives within the industry, such as the ‘Evenementen Keurmerk’ of the ‘Nederlandse Veiligheidsbranche’, he developed the 1st Minor in Europe in the area of event safety: Event Crowd Management. Among many other functions he is Board Member of the Event Safety Group of the European Festivals Association and board member of the ‘Stichting Evenementenhandboek’

  • Stephan van der Loos

    Stephan van der Loos HU (NL)

    Stephan is lecturer Physical Safety at the Hogeschool Utrecht in and Fire Researcher for the Safety Region (Veiligheidsregio) Utrecht. He is an experienced safety expert who helps young people to become skilled professionals. He has a broad knowledge in the safety domain, risk management, crisis management, event safety and has a lot of practical experience with many partners in this field.

  • Fons Hogenes

    Fons Hogenes Improve (NL)

    Fons is senior project manager, professional lighting & video designer and experienced operator

  • Ruud van Buren

    Ruud van Buren MOJO (NL)

    Ruud van Buren has been involved in safety at a variety of major events since 1998. And since 2013 he has worked for MOJO Concerts as Project specialist Licenses & Safety / Health & Safety manager. His tasks include crowd management, employment conditions and security issues at the many MOJO concerts and festivals.

Moderator

  • Antoinette Wijffels

    Antoinette Wijffels Improve (NL)

    Antoinette Wijffels is algemeen econoom en studeerde af aan de Rotterdamse Erasmus Universiteit. Ze werkte vele jaren als consultant integraal waterbeheer, specialisatie economie, milieu, scheepvaart en offshore mijnbouw. Midden jaren negentig zet zij haar consultancy werk op een lager pitje om haar passie voor licht, beeld, creativiteit en nieuwe economie te volgen. Zij is samen met haar zakenpartner Rob van Koppen, eigenaar-directeur van licht- en beeldbedrijf Improve. Als voorzitter van de NEN Normcommissie Evenementen maakt zij zich al vele jaren hard voor goede professionele afspraken en richtlijnen binnen de branche. Zij is tevens initiatiefnemer en directeur-eigenaar van de creatieve broedplaats en evenementenlocatie Lijm & Cultuur in Delft.