15-17 Mar 2023
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

AOG 2021: Attendee Security Advice

Potential Disruptive Action: Advice for our Attendees

There is a chance that active demonstration activity may take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre during AOG Energy. AOG supports the right of people to protest peacefully.

We take the safety and security of all our exhibitors, partners and attendees very seriously. A significant amount of planning has gone into the security management of the event, should any demonstration take place. All those involved with AOG Energy should be reassured that their safety has been the primary concern from the outset. The event will be well resourced and supported by WA Police.

The most likely threat of civil unrest will emanate from activist and issue motivated groups that have an anti-resource sector, anti-fossil fuel or climate change agenda. With this in mind, there will be a number of additional security measures in place when you arrive. Including Police officers, venue security, safety barriers and a number of security checkpoints.


ENTRY TO THE VENUE

Please aim to arrive early, particularly on day 1, and allow extra time to get through security checks and registration. Attendees are advised that entrance to the PCEC via the public entries to the front are likely to be disrupted by protesters.

Although the protest has been advertised as non-violent, there is a chance that anyone attempting to use this entry could be targeted with verbal abuse and in the worst case, physical confrontation. Delegates are advised not to attempt entrance to the Plaza Forecourt by vehicle. It is recommended that delegates avoid the Plaza Forecourt entirely and enter via the underground City of Perth car park, via either the lift or stairwell which arrive directly in front of Pavilion 3, as depicted by the green arrow on the map below.

It is recommended that attendees entering the PCEC attempt to cover up any branding on their clothing, or not wear branding at all. Attendees should conceal their registration badge when exiting the venue.

COMMUNICATIONS
Delegates are advised to download the official AOG 2021 App, which will be used to send push notifications to attendees in the event of changes to the program.

PHOTO ID
Please ensure you bring photo ID. All attendees will be required to show photo ID at a number of check points, including collecting your registration badge. All attendees will need their registration confirmation email in hard copy or on your phone to gain entry.

PROHIBITED ITEMS
Bags and cases larger than A4 are prohibited from the exhibition and conference. Cloaking facilities are available. Providing your bag for a search is considered a condition of entry. All bags and cases will be searched prior to entry.
Prohibited items include:

  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Weapons
  • All food and beverages (except bottled water)
  • Cameras and digital media devices (except smartphones)
  • Items displaying potentially offensive or inappropriate content
  • Cans / glass
  • Musical instruments / whistles
  • Unauthorised temporary signage and promotional products
  • Flags / banners
  • Fireworks / flares / laser lights / Pyrotechnics
  • Rollerblades / skateboards / scooters / helmets
  • Professional cameras, audio recording equipment or video cameras
  • Animals except for authorised assistance animals
  • Any large items that cannot be placed under a seat
  • Umbrellas

CONCLUSION
A significant amount of planning has gone into the security management of the conference, and exhibitors, partners and attendees should be reassured that their safety has been the primary concern from the outset. The event will be well resourced and supported by WA Police. Attendees are encouraged to seek assistance from event staff if they have any concerns at any time. We look forward to welcoming you to AOG for a great event. If you have any further questions, please contact aog@divcom.net.au.

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