A comprehensive forum discussion on risk management titled, “Mitigating Risk and Controlling Safety and Security Cost, “will kick off the 2011 National Sport Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition set for Aug. 2-4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, La.

Attorney Brian Finch, a partner with law firm Dickstein Shapiro, will serve as the forum’s moderator.

“I think this is a critical discussion,” said Finch. “Many people focus on aspects of security, but this conference, the panel, and the work of NCS4 is unique and critical in terms of providing an overall picture of risks and developing a strategy to prepare for incidents of any size.”

NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani notes that a significant objective of the conference is to address a major issue facing the sport safety and security industry. Few issues/factors could be deemed more crucial than mitigating risk.

“This interactive forum will look at risk assessment and analysis, address the need for risk assessments at venues, identify threats and eliminating or reducing vulnerabilities to help mitigate risk at sport events,” said Marciani. “It is a matter of how one prepares, responds and recovers to mitigate the consequences of emergencies at sporting events.”

Find out more at www.ncs4.com