Safe Cities Summit November 14-15 2012 Hilton London Metropole

Aug 16, 2012, 10:47 ET from UBM Conferences

LONDON, August 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The Safe Cities Summit. Developed in association with our knowledge partners Frost & Sullivan and working closely with the Emergency Planning College, the Safe Cities Summit combines interactive workshops, standalone presentations and international case studies, creating a must-attend event for decision makers from across the international security and resilience value chain, from local government authorities, emergency services and utilities to private sector security professionals and equipment suppliers.

Whether events are low level - vandalism, graffiti or anti-social behaviour or, catastrophic such as terrorism, natural disaster or industrial accident, there are myriad separate organisations, both public and private, with interconnected responsibilities for keeping us safe. Keeping a city's population and its infrastructure safe depends on these stakeholders working collaboratively especially where large scale civil emergencies are involved.

Traditionally organisations involved in the delivery of safety and security have approached risk from their own individual perspectives and focussed on their own areas of responsibility.  In order to provide an acceptable level of safety and security, organisations must recognise the interconnected nature of modern society's risks and the interdependencies of its communities.  To achieve this, stakeholders must incorporate a shared view of risk and threats into their operational doctrine that enables them to react in a coordinated manner, sharing capabilities and capacity.

The Safe Cities Summit will provide the forum by which those responsible for keeping our society and cities safe are able to understand, challenge and seek solutions to the challenges they face in providing a unified approach to protecting and improving the resilience of our communities. 

The summit will address the safe cities concept and the components involved in ensuring the safety of a city's population and infrastructure and will tackle the conceptual, strategic and operational challenges stakeholders face with an aim of improving interoperability and resilience. These challenges include;

  • How do different stakeholders view the safe city concept?
  • What are the differing approaches to risk and how does this impact safety and security?
  • Funding emergency management in the current fiscal climate
  • Effectively using social media in emergencies and resilience

Safe Cities thought leaders and experts speaking at the event include The Cabinet Office, The Emergency Planning College, The Greater London Authority, Likeaword and ADS SITC.

About the organisers:

UBM Conferences provides innovative, content-rich events for its parent company UBM PLC a global live media and B2B communications, marketing service and data provider and its divisions around the world, delivering excellent content, training, strategy, thought leadership and best practices to business professionals across a wide range of industries. We focus on content-rich conferences that truly meet the industry needs. Each part of the Conference is well researched, diligently planned and flawlessly executed to deliver you a high quality experience that exceeds expectation. To find out more visit

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