The business of events can be risky and being able to manage risk is an important aspect of being an event professional. In this informative session, Mike Anderson from Trixstar Productions, and Ian Sanderson from Northlands will share their insight into managing risk at the many events they manage.
- 11:30 am - Registration
- 12:00 pm - Plated Lunch & Greetings from ILEA President Caitlin McElhone
- 12:10 pm - Introductions
- 12:13 pm - Mike Anderson from Trixstar (Risk Management & Insurance)
- 12:28 pm - Ian Sanderson from Northlands (Contingency & Safety Planning)
- 12:43 pm - Olivia Pilip from Boutique Events (Stoneway Films Scam)
- 12:50 pm - Q&A
- 1:00 pm - Event Close
- 1:15 pm - Venue Tours
Mike Anderson is the President of the event management and consulting company, Trixstar Productions. Trixstar’s event portfolio includes the Big Valley Jamboree, Edmonton Eskimos, Dark Sky Festival, River Cree Casino, just to name a few. Mike will pull examples from his 20 year career in the entertainment business on the best strategies to minimize risk when producing live events.
Ian Sanderson joined Northlands as the Manager-Security Administration in January 2011, following a 31 year career with the RCMP. He now serves as the Director-Security,Parking & Safety at Northlands. During his law enforcement career Ian was posted in various locations in Northern Alberta, responding and helping to manage civil emergencies. He also worked on numerous VIP visits and high profile events including the 2010 Winter Olympics and G20 Summit in Toronto. Ian has been a front line responder and operations commander for major civil emergencies including evacuations for flooding and wildfires. Ian completed his career overseeing drug and organized crime prevention programs in the Prairie Provinces, Northwest and Nunavut Territories. Ian has a background in and researched synthetic or ‘Club’ drugs associated to EDM events and oversaw a clandestine lab and methamphetamine prevention strategy in Alberta. In 2005, Ian was appointed to the Premiers Methamphetamine Task Force and was technical advisor in the development of Alberta’s Drug Endangered Children Legislation. He is an accomplished public speaker and has presented across Canada, in the United States and Venezuela. Ian was appointed as a Member of the Order of Merit for Police Forces by Governor General Michaëlle Jean in 2009.
Olivia Weaver Pilip, Owner, Boutique Events Olivia’s passion for events began in her teens, serving banquets for a local catering company. A couple of weddings, a bundle of contagious energy and more than a few satisfied guests later, she was hooked. A diploma in hotel and restaurant management came next, followed by various sales and catering stints in the hospitality industry. After relocating to Vancouver, Olivia completed her education in marketing and landed a coveted role at dmg world media (a global leader in consumer events), where she coordinated and executed consumer events for 50 to 50,000 people.Now residing in Edmonton, Olivia vacated her role as director of marketing at Go Auto (overseeing marketing plans for over 18 different location brands) to pursue her long-awaited dream of starting her own event planning and marketing company. With this goal in hand, Boutique Events was born. On her infrequent days off, Olivia can be found checking out the newest venues and eateries in Edmonton, or playing at the park with her adorable sons Birk and Brody.In addition to her dedication to career and family, giving back to the community is of the utmost importance to Olivia. She is a active volunteer for various events and organizations. Most notable is her role of Director on the board of Kids Up Front Edmonton and event chair for the annual Denim & Dice fundraiser for KUF.
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