In recent years, a large number of event planners, corporates, and sports marketing companies have realized the benefit of embedding an experienced risk management expert into their ranks during the planning phase of an event and maintaining them through implementation until the event is concluded. They act as advisor, manager, force multiplier as well as being an enabling function throughout the whole process.
Long gone are the days of static security officers being the be-all and end-all of event security, working in a reactive low-level function and hoping for the best. The multi-facet role of special event security working closely with all stakeholders and functions is the bedrock of a safe and secure event.
Post-COVID-19 this role and specialism, forged through experience in all realms of security, whether crisis management, access control, counter-terrorism, or static security will become a more prevalent and valuable tool of the event planner.