4 November 2011
Only a handful of spaces are left for a major event looking at
the effect of next year’s Olympic Games on business in Suffolk.
Around 100 people are signed up to attend Suffolk Police
Authority’s FREE annual Business Crime Forum, which takes place on
November 9 at Police Headquarters, Martlesham Heath.
Delegates will hear from a range of speakers about the
opportunities that London 2012 could present – but also the threats
that come with hosting such a global sporting event.
Among the speakers lined up for the forum is Adam Baker,
Suffolk’s Project Manager for the 2012 Games.
Mr Baker said he was looking forward to addressing delegates
next week on a number of issues, including the Olympic torch
“The Olympic Park at Stratford is just over an hour away on the
train from Ipswich, meaning our county can expect to be a prime
location for visitors from both home and abroad.
“But the celebrations will start in earnest with the arrival of
the Olympic Torch in the county on Thursday 5th July.
“There will be business opportunities, not just as the torch
travels through the county and the region, but at the evening
celebration events that will conclude each day’s Torch
The event will also hear from senior police officers about
Suffolk Constabulary’s role in policing the Olympics – and will
give businesses advice on how to counter the opportunities the
games may present for criminals.
And it will feature a crime prevention and security
Suffolk Police Authority Deputy Chief Executive Claire Swallow
said she was delighted at the response to this year’s forum.
“The countdown to the Olympics is underway - and the response we
have had to this year’s event shows that the event is now at the
forefront of people’s minds,” she said.
There are still spaces available for this FREE event, which
starts at 5pm on Wednesday, November 9 at Suffolk Police
Headquarters, Martlesham Heath.
To book a place, please contact Suffolk Police Authority on