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Peter Ashwin

Principal & Founder at Event Risk Management Solutions - ERMS (CA)

Peter Ashwin

Principal & Founder at Event Risk Management Solutions - ERMS (CA)
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Biography

Peter Ashwin is the principal and founder of Event Risk Management Solutions (ERMS), a consulting practice committed to enabling event organizers to meet the challenges of today’s volatile and uncertain world. Peter is recognized as an industry leader in event security and risk management strategies designed to align and integrate event organizing committees with Government Security Authorities, law enforcement agencies and the private security sector within complex, multi-agency environments. He has led multi-national teams in seven countries, over six Olympic Games (2000 – 2012), the 2015 Baku European Games (Azerbaijan), 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup (Australia/NZ), 2010 G8/G20 Summits (Toronto), and has consulted to some of the most iconic festivals and events across the USA and Canada. Peter actively contributes to the events industry through his commitments as a former Director, World Board – International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA); guest lecturing at the IFEA / NRPA Event Management School and the IAVM Academy of Venue Safety & Security (AVSS). Peter’s most recent academic contribution is his master’s dissertation titled ‘Mitigating Lone Actor Terrorist Threats to Events in the United States: Risk Informed Counter-Terrorist Strategies for Event Organizers’. He is also a former Australian Army special forces officer, who now happens to call Montreal, home. 

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