Tuesday, 24 February 2015

ESA Steps Up International Presence

The Event Safety Alliance is ramping up its international activities through its first symposium on safety standards, later this month.

The organisation is co-hosting the first Event Safety Symposium with the Event & Entertainment Association of Turkey between 26 and 28 February. The event will be hosted by the Istanbul Congress Centre in the Turkish capital and is being heralded as the first global conference specifically examining event safety preparation, standards development and event production.

Explaining that the slogan for the conference is ‘gravity works everywhere’, Jon Corbishley, chairman of the Australian branch of the Event Safety Alliance, told IQ magazine “The intention of the symposium will be to arrive at an accepted list of global best practices that can, and should be, implemented regardless of an event’s latitude and longitude. We are making great steps forward with considerable interest from all sectors of the industry who are keen to improve safety standards and are frustrated by inappropriate regulation and woefully inadequate government guidance.”

And talking specifically of his work down under, Corbishley continues, “We will adapt existing European guidance to match Australian standards, which will complement the excellent work done by the American team. Our overall objective is to have truly global guidance written by our industry for our industry.”

Corbishley and his colleagues will report on the symposium’s progress at the ILMC Production Meeting in London on 5 March.


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