Ungerboeck’s latest acquisition enables the launch of a risk management tool for venues and events


Ungerboeck’s latest acquisition enables the launch of a risk management tool for venues and events

Ungerboecka global leader in event management software, acquired the risk management agency’s products Risk of addiction and will launch an industry-first app to mitigate risk at events and venues.

As the industry continues to be impacted by major issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, terrorism, accidents and severe weather events, risk management is an increasingly critical factor that places and event professionals need to consider. Ungerboeck is committed to helping its customers better manage risks of all kinds.

The acquisition of the two Reliance Risk products, RiskSense101 and VRM360, gives Ungerboeck the power to offer a valuable new solution: Risk Manager by Ungerboeck. The new app is specifically designed to give venues and event organizers a better understanding of threats and help them be proactive rather than reactive to potential issues.

“The unique nature of events dictates the need for a simple yet powerful custom technology solution to help mitigate and monitor risk,” said Wayne Middleton, founding director of Reliance Risk and co-developer of the new app. Ungerboek. “We have incorporated this into Risk Manager by Ungerboeck and are grateful for the shared vision, passion and global reach Ungerboeck brings to help our industry manage risk.”

Risk Manager by Ungerboeck fills a long-standing void in the market, according to Steve Mackenzie, executive vice president of Ungerboeck.

“Over the past few years, several events have made headlines for all the wrong reasons,” he said. “Think of the Manchester Arena bombing, the Las Vegas shootings or the Astroworld mob incident. By offering this tool, we are ensuring that venue and event operators are equipped to identify potential risks and produce the necessary tasks and reports to support the process.

Prior to joining the Ungerboeck family, Middleton’s risk management software was already in use at sites in the Asia-Pacific region. Thousands more organizations will now benefit, thanks to Ungerboeck’s global reach.

Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, as well as the largest ASM Global operated venues throughout Australia, have licensed Risk Sense Technologies software for over seven years.

“This has been an important tool in helping us understand the risks our sites face and ensuring that we have taken the appropriate steps to mitigate them,” said Steve Hevern, managing director of Qudos Bank Arena. “We congratulate Wayne and Ungerboeck on this global partnership and look forward to more innovative technology that will help us continue to run safe and successful events.”

Middleton will continue as managing director of Reliance Risk and a risk management consultant, setting the benchmark for best practice in the industry.

“We will build on the unique system that Wayne, a world-renowned risk management expert, has developed over the past decade,” Mackenzie said. “It’s incredibly exciting for the market to finally have access to dedicated risk management software.”

Ungerboeck provides over 50,000 users in over 50 countries with market-leading event and venue management software. Its comprehensive platform provides event professionals with powerful technology that provides a 360-degree view of their business, enabling them to reduce costs, save time and increase revenue.

Reliance Risk offers services across the full spectrum of risk management and security support, with expertise in health and safety, business risk, business continuity and resilience, security and disaster management. emergency room.

Pictured: Steve Mackenzie, Executive Vice President of Ungerboeck (left) and Wayne Middleton, Founding Director of Reliance Risk (right)

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