Risk Management: Addressing Meeting Emergencies When the Industry Resumes

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How will meeting professionals address risk post-COVID-19? Why should meeting professionals address risk? If you were a client looking to contract with a meeting planner or a company, which would you want to work with one that did not address risk? Why should you address risk?

The Event Vax Debate Uncovers Legal, Health and Moral Questions

Smart Meetings

The conversation started out by setting a legal foundation for what is allowed and how to manage risk. “Do Consultants can also help with data safety issues.

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Soft targets: 8 steps to protect participants

Plan Your Meetings

Conduct security audits and risk assessments. Please consult the following blog posts. Risk management contingency risk managementIt started with the Bastille Day attack in Nice almost a year ago. Eighty-four people were killed when a driver deliberately drove his truck into the crowd of revelers. Ten children were killed that day. This was not the first attack of this nature. In 1981 and 1983, there were similar incidents in Beirut.

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Planning a Safe Event: Back to Basics

Endless Events

Have a risk management plan in place for each event. It’s time to refresh your practices with regards to risk assessment plans ! Remember that a risk assessment plan has three main parts and serves the purpose of making your event as safe as possible for everyone involved and nearby. To identify those risks, consider the different people involved and their roles in the setup, running and participating in the event. Reduce crowd density for lower risk.

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Dealing with Risks and Threats

PCMA Convene

Steff Berger is managing director of VOBE — Inspires People GmbH , which organises events of up to 20,000 people for mainly European associations. Here the conference consultant and event planner shares her expertise in crisis management. Different countries have different levels of risk and threat, and therefore you need to consider the situation in each region. How do you manage to balance security without ruining the experience for the attendees?

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Leveraging Local Relationships to Prepare for a Crisis

PCMA Convene

And in the end, we went to one of their consultants, who helped us write our business-recovery plan.”. Risk ManagementPlanning for the worst is crucial to performing at your best during an unexpected, potentially life-threatening incident, whether it’s a natural disaster or an act of terrorism.

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Weather planning for the perfect outdoor event

Plan Your Meetings

If a professional weather-monitoring system or plan is not in place, it is necessary for planners to take matters into their own hands and risk making the wrong decisions. These experts are highly trained (degreed and certified) meteorologists who consult on the different factors that could affect an event. As a result, it is essential that such pre-event consultations occur to discuss local weather patterns and what type of weather the event might experience.

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How the ESC Supported Barcelona After the Attacks

PCMA Convene

That evening, ESC’s leadership consulted on the phone and quickly determined to go ahead with ESC Congress 2017. Cecile Dorian, international MICE promotion manager for Barcelona Turisme Convention Bureau, told Convene that the city’s spirit is rebounding to be as strong as ever. From Istanbul to Paris to Orlando and beyond, destinations around the world have been forced to deal with the new normal of heightened risk. Guell Park in Barcelona. Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

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How to Use Social Media to Improve Your 2019 Events

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings contacted Sharlet Brennan, a content marketing consultant and president of Brennan Communications, for tips on how to leverage all that traffic for events. Risk Management. More : 7 Tips for a Successful Crisis Management Meeting. Social media consulting company Locowise reports the average engagement rate for video posts on Facebook is at 5.23

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SEARCH: A Case Study in Crisis Management

SmartMeetings

Smart Meetings asked Kate Patay , chair of SEARCH Foundation and chief strategy officer of Patay Consulting, how she kept everyone safe. The SEARCH event team worked closely with the risk assessor, MC Event Consulting, and took precautions at every touchpoint with sanitizer and signage.

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The Revolution Will Be Digitalized

PCMA Convene

President of the TIR Consulting Group, a senior lecturer at The Wharton School’s Executive Education program, and a main-stage speaker at PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 in Austin, Texas, Rifkin was nearly as blunt during our interview as he was with Merkel as he detailed the intertwined environmental and financial crises now facing the planet — and offered up his model for a greener and more just global economy. Big Ideas Development Features Global Meetings Risk Management Speakers

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Getting a grip on event firearms policies

Plan Your Meetings

Our staffs met with the management of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (HBGCC), general managers of hotels, directors of security, and Convention and Visitors Bureau officials in San Antonio and raised a number of questions about firearm policies in the city, in particular, how we might (or might not) be able to designate areas of our meetings that would be gun free,” Fitzmier and Kutsko shared. Guns can’t be ignored.

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Event Planners’ Duty of Care During the Pandemic

Convene by PCMA

4 Risk Management Questions for Meeting Hosts. Some organizations are contracting with suppliers to manage check points for proof of vaccination, enforce mask and social distancing and even employing technology solutions for contact tracing.

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Fira de Barcelona receives international recognition for its Covid-19 protocol

Event Industry News

Fira de Barcelona has received the Business Recognition from the ORP International Foundation (Occupational Risk Prevention) for its Covid-19 prevention and safety protocol.

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Fyre Festival and planning in cinema

Plan Your Meetings

In order to manage my thirst for fodder on this topic, I reached out to a selection of meeting and event industry friends to commiserate and identify more movies that you can add to your queue. The drama around a big wedding, hilarious scandals and a great soundtrack make this movie one of my all-time favorites,” says Stanley, owner of CS Consulting. Risk Management Girl (me) thrills at this one, of course.”.

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Concert touring industry unites to launch covid-19 working guidance

Event Industry News

This responsive document is designed to add to existing guidance outlining practical measures that will inform tour-specific risk assessments and method statements. Take That’s touring productions operate under the helm of Production Manager Chris Vaughan.

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An Introduction to Event Insurance Essentials

Event Leadership Institute

Consult an insurance professional to determine where you might be at risk or exposed. If you can’t have a viable back up plan, consider what insurance you may need to mitigate any risk. Course Domains: C: Risk Management. Smarticle.

Top tips for planning your event security

Eventinterface

Mark Deane, CEO with ETS Risk Management brings years of experience to this conversation. Since Founding ETS, the company has become a leading provider of risk management and security services to multiple high-level corporate and VIP clients - including Fortune 10, Ultra High Net Worth’s, Energy companies, and multiple Fortune 500 organizations. Mark recommends that the following risks areas should be assessed during this process: Political and social risks.

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COVID-19: Tips and Tools for Remote Work

SmartMeetings

After weeks spent on Zoom calls and virtual happy hours, attendees will expect more tech-driven options and companies will look for risk management that takes into account serious disruptions.

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Manchester #WeMakeEvents march implements TPG’s COVID Working Guidance

Event Industry News

Acknowledging that tour-specific guidelines will become the norm in order for live production professionals to work and interact safely, the working guidance outlines how crews can better align through consistency and consultation to assist risk management relating to COVID-19 transmission.

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9 Memorable Quotes From Convening Leaders, Day 2

PCMA Convene

” — Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES, vice president of events and education, Risk Management Society. And if you tell them a good story, they will give it to you.” — Kindra Hall, author and strategic consultant. Tuesday’s Convening Leaders Main Stage speaker, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, discussed “New Rules of Engagement for Leaders in the Shifting Geopolitical Landscape.” ” Photo by Jacob Slaton.

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How Can We Protect Ourselves After the Marriott Data Breach?

Smart Meetings

Greg Sparrow, senior vice president and general manager at CompliancePoint, an Atlanta-area consultant for cybersecurity and risk management, bemoans the fact that repeated occurrences of data theft at major companies in recent years has led to a “desensitization” of public reaction. Try to silo your risk,” he begins. People need to realize there’s risk in storing information,” he says.

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How to Keep Event and Meeting Skills Sharp

Event Leadership Institute

The free program provides coaching, consulting, and other support to those negatively impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic – think of the initiative as an auxiliary advisory board or second set of eyes. Event & Meeting Management Fundamentals. Virtual Event & Meeting Management.

Pieter Swart Never Stops Learning

PCMA Convene

Pieter Swart, CMP, CMM Founder and Managing Director, Conference Consultancy South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. This approach allowed me to develop competencies in administration, diplomacy, negotiation, personnel management, financial management, project management, business management, risk management, and entrepreneurship. Being diligent in managing risk, I was on the lookout for weather.

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18 Thought-Provoking Quotes From Convening Leaders 2018

PCMA Convene

It’s going to get out there, so it might as well be out there in a good way.” — Darlene Somers, senior meetings manager, Association Management Center. Sometimes we forget when our job is to solve a problem — not to be creative.” — Dave Owens, professor for the practice of management and innovation, Vanderbilt University. ” — Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES, vice president of events and education, Risk Management Society.

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Live Shooter Attack in Texas: A Reminder Planners Must Consider the Unthinkable

SmartMeetings

Most planners don’t like to think about the unthinkable,” says Fran Rickenback, executive vice president of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), who spearheaded the Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program that launched its first two-day training course in April. AMDEI works with legal consultants and MSA Security (the company tasked with safety for Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.)

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Top 98 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

To assist event profs with smooth event management we have curated a list with 97 best industry keynote speakers by industry. The book has influenced many companies, ad agencies, design firms, and consultancies, which have adopted a cultural approach to branding.

An Events Pro Finds the Future at CES

MeetingsNet

Wi-Fi hacking is a real vulnerability at conferences and should always be part of risk management planning. There's a quote from Jeff Hurt, executive vice president, education and engagement with Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, that has stuck with me since last year's Professional Convention Management Association Convening Leaders. Autonomous Events? What tech developments from CES mean for event organizers.

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Guest Blog: How to plan for public safety at your outdoor event

Event Industry News

Planning any outdoor event requires a huge amount of in-depth planning and risk assessments to ensure the safety of the staff, performers, contractors, and the public. Safety can relate to everything from risk management and contingency planning to crime prevention and food preparation. You must begin planning for an outdoor event several months before It is scheduled to take place if you want to ensure that you have the time to perform any necessary risk assessments.

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Unclear and Present Danger

PCMA Convene

Somewhere between those two extremes — no risk and high risk — you’ll find the threat profile for your typical meeting or convention, a com-plicated algorithm that crunches such factors as the stability of the destination, its desirability as a political target, whether the organizing group’s mission is controversial, and random chance. RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES .

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Top 99 keynote speakers every event planner must know about

Hubilo Blog

To assist event profs with smooth event management we have curated a list with 97 best industry keynote speakers by industry. The book has influenced many companies, ad agencies, design firms, and consultancies, which have adopted a cultural approach to branding.

How Can Planners Prepare for Las Vegas Massacre-Style Attacks?

SmartMeetings

The security of attendees is at the top of the list of responsibilities for every event planner and risk management is part of the job description. With today’s increased threat of terrorism, we have brought the industry together to harden the target our venues and events create when we gather people together,” Brad Mayne, president and CEO of International Association of Venue Managers told Smart Meetings when we asked about the state of security in the industry in March.

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Unclear and Present Danger

PCMA Convene

Somewhere between those two extremes — no risk and high risk — you’ll find the threat profile for your typical meeting or convention, a com-plicated algorithm that crunches such factors as the stability of the destination, its desirability as a political target, whether the organizing group’s mission is controversial, and random chance. RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES .

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2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide

Bizzaboo

At one of the leading workplace tech conferences, attendees learn about the latest in collaboration solutions, content management, and machine learning. At INDUSTRY you will see how others manage product in different environments, from fast-paced startups to complex large enterprises.

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What Makes for Good Internships?

PCMA Convene

CHME, CHSP, CMP, CHE, who in addition to teaching classes at Metropolitan State University of Denver, serves as a faculty adviser for the school’s hospitality, tourism, and events management department. It could be managing speakers. an associate professor of hospitality management at the University of Arkansas, who both advises students on internships and helps meeting-planning organizations design well-rounded programs for them. How do you identify a risk?”.

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The Way Forward 

PCMA Convene

In 2016, the Risk Management Society held two community-service days at its Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. As the founder of Conferences That Work, a Vermont-based consulting company, Segar had facilitated the event, called Fixing Food: What Ails Us & the Economy, a peer conference that examined U.S. Illustrations by Sébastien Thibault. It was a unique opportunity for dialogue.

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