While the first half of 2020 presented a very unique set of challenges for most industries, in many locations around the world, we are starting to see a return to normality: transport networks, including aviation hubs, are planning for a resumption of services, shopping centres are re-opening, sports competitions are being resuscitated and restrictions on everyday movement and activities are gradually being lifted.
While these are all things to be celebrated, we must not forget that the threats we were concerned about pre-COVID-19 have not disappeared; in fact, as they begin to resume normal operations, the threat to transportation networks, sporting, music and other large-scale entertainment venues, retail parks, hotels, museums, tourist attractions and crowded spaces will be even more complex and diverse than before.
Accordingly, the security industry needs to evolve to protect itself from terrorist, criminal and other forms of attack. Those working in the industry must acquire the necessary skill sets to detect the subtle signs of negative intent, and learn how to deal with the threat accordingly.
In line with previous events, the third edition of the conference will deliver practical insights into the behavioural analysis techniques used to identify individuals with negative intent. It will allow delegates to develop their knowledge of behavioural analysis through presentations from the leading experts in the security industry.
After taking place at the Welsh national rugby stadium (the Principality Stadium) in 2018 and the largest retail and entertainment complex in the United States (Mall of America®) in 2019, Behavioural Analysis 2020 will adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19 by becoming an entirely virtual event. Far from viewing this as a limitation, Green Light is excited about the new opportunities this alternative platform will offer. In particular, we hope the lower costs and level of commitment involved mean many more delegates (and speakers!) will be able to participate. In fact, our new programme of diverse and engaging presentations has been designed to accommodate the schedules of delegates participating from all around the globe.