Danny Baade

Director, CorpSec International

Danny is a public safety and security professional with over 35 years industry experience. Specialising in Counter Terrorism and Crowded Places Strategies for Cities, Major Events and Venues. Danny has extensive experience in the integration of risk mitigation strategies between risk owners and key stakeholders. The combination of an extensive law enforcement career with the Queensland Police Service and mega event experience as Head of Security for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has provided Danny with demonstrated specialist skills in: Portfolio, Program and Project Management; ability to deliver major safety and security programs on a large scale; complex risk mitigation integration planning and delivery; infrastructure design, procurement and installation; counter terrorism, disaster management, and cyber security.


1.40 pm – 2.00 pm | Thursday 7th February 2019

Safety and Security in Public Spaces

In this presentation Danny will provide his interpretation of the Australian government’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places in the context of event and venue management. He will discuss the planning framework where vulnerability assessments must be undertaken upon which the event is overlaid and as such the planning develops from conceptual to implementation.


2.00 pm – 3.00 pm | Thursday 7th February 2019

Leave Nothing To Chance: A Suite of Risk Areas Affecting Major Events

This panel discussion follows a presentation on the general overview of security and safety from a national perspective for Australia and its position in relation to the global marketplace. The presenter will ‘set the scene’ before joining other panel members in a discussion on risk areas concerning the events sector including readiness testing, crowd management, safety, security, risk management, compliance and vigilance. The panel will discuss issues from both the aspect of the general security environment in addition to the internal operations of undertaking an event.

Session take outs:

  • key issue areas in regard to security for an event
  • what should be considered in regard to security and emergency management
  • what does this mean for my organisation and my role within this?

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