Preparation is the Key to Risk Management

Smart Meetings

Risk management is a dedicated preparedness rather than simply a mental exercise, according to Lisa Sommer Devlin, the most recent Smart Meetings webinar host. Your job, when dealing with risk management, is to protect your organization,” Devlin said. Financial Risks.

Are You Minding These 5 Risk Management Gaps?

MeetingsNet

While a new report finds meeting risk management much improved over the past three years, these areas still need attention. Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings

Into the Wild(erness Risk Management Conference)

PCMA Convene

While these questions might sound like the premise of the latest action-adventure blockbuster, for the outdoor enthusiasts and professionals who attended the 2017 Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC), they are the daunting — and very serious — considerations they have to prepare for.

MeetingsNet Debuts New Conference Dedicated to Risk Management

MeetingsNet

MeetingsNet, the meeting industry’s premier resource for news, business intelligence, ideas and more, today launched Risk360, a new one-day conference focusing on risk management for meetings and events professionals.

The 3 “A”s of Risk Management

MeetingsNet

Today’s planners need to know how to effectively anticipate, assess, and address potential security concerns from hostage situations to natural disasters. read more. Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Incentive Meeting Planning Safety & Security

7 Steps to Creating a Proactive Medical Risk Management Plan

MeetingsNet

Here are the steps he recommends to create a proactive medical risk management plan. Identify all of the health risks that could be associated with your program. Determine ways to mitigate as many risks as possible.

Why Risk Management Is an Essential Part of Planning an Event

Floktu

Risk management is an essential aspect of project management and, more specifically, in planning an event. Risk” can be defined as any unwanted event or situation that can lead to the failure of your project or event.

Protected: What You Need to Know about KRACK to Help Keep Your Attendees’ Data Safe

PCMA Convene

To view it please enter your password below: Password: Apps AV + Connectivity Event Design Logistics Risk Management TechnologyThis content is password protected.

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3 Cybersecurity Questions You Need to Answer Now

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Risk ManagementNow that even hacker conventions are being hacked, you need to shore up your cyber defenses to keep your data, and your attendees’ data, safe. read more.

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20 Global Meeting FAQs

MeetingsNet

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Are You Prepared for a Cybersecurity Breach at Your Next Event?

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Risk Management Corporate MeetingsTake this survey to help the CIC’s new APEX cybersecurity task force develop ways to help combat this growing threat to the events industry. read more.

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Soft targets: 8 steps to protect participants

Plan Your Meetings

Conduct security audits and risk assessments. 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.

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 ! To identify those risks, consider the different people involved and their roles in the setup, running and participating in the event.

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Are You Prepared for a Cyber Security Breach at Your Next Event?

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Risk Management Corporate MeetingsTake this survey to help the CIC’s new APEX cyber security task force develop ways to help combat this growing threat to the events industry. read more.

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What Should Be Haunting You This Halloween

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Risk ManagementGhosts, goblins, haunted conventions—and what you really need to worry about. read more.

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Know Your Meeting’s Soft Cyber Underbelly

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Risk ManagementHow staff, attendees, speakers, and vendors can make an association vulnerable to a cyber attack. read more.

Convene Survey: Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

PCMA Convene

Ethics Risk ManagementConvene invites readers to participate in our survey about harassment in the meetings and events industry. The results of the survey will be used in an upcoming story in Convene ‘s January issue.

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Convene TV: Cyber Security Measures for Your Meetings

PCMA Convene

Event Design Risk Management TipsThese simple precautionary measures will drastically improve the safety of your attendees’ and your organization’s most-sensitive data.

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Conference Associations Aim for National Guidelines for Conference Security

MeetingsNet

Here's what the newly formed Industry Security Council wants to do to safeguard meetings and conventions from terrorism and other risks. Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings

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5 Ways to Integrate Social Media into Your Communication Plan

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Medical MeetingsBy Kelsey Dixon, davies + dixon. Whether you’re dealing with a small glitch or a major crisis, social media should be an integral part of your strategic communication plan. read more.

Travel bans hurt meetings & progress

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Risk management Travel management Vendor and site selection Hiv Aids Research International Aids Conference travel ban TrumpIn a 5-4 vote, the U.S.

Help Build a Strong Defense Against Cyber Threats

PCMA Convene

AV + Connectivity Event Design Risk Management ToolsCybersecurity and event security threats are on everyone’s mind lately.

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Event safety tips from a meteorologist

Plan Your Meetings

Included appendixes provide additional resources, including helpful planning checklists and information on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS). Risk management contingency planning Event SafetyWinter is coming.

8 essential event security details for planners

Plan Your Meetings

Conduct a risk assessment. Remember, the larger the event, the higher the risk. They need to know how to spot suspicious-looking packages and individuals, who to contact in an emergency and how to communicate and manage the crowd in case of emergencies. Orlando. Paris.

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Are Your Attendees in Danger of Being Hacked?

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Risk Management Corporate MeetingsA company set up bogus hot spots to see how easy it would be to hack Republican National Convention attendees. Spoiler alert: It was really, really easy. read more.

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Boston

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Resources Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Trade Shows Risk ManagementHow one association struggled with whether or not to cancel its convention and expo when disaster struck. read more.

3 Ways to Safeguard Your Event from Business-Sucking Suitcasers

MeetingsNet

Sponsorships Trade Shows Risk ManagementSuitcasers can hurt your bottom line, tick off your legitimate exhibitors, and syphon off valuable attendee attention. Don’t let them. read more.

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Could a Landmark Piece of U.S. Legislation Intersect With GDPR?

PCMA Convene

While it may take some time to see a case connecting the dots between discrimination and data policies, Stern believes the risks of giving one political body stronger rights than others are quite high. Big Ideas Global Meetings Risk Management Technology

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Gun laws & event venues interactive state-by-state map

Plan Your Meetings

Attendee experience Risk management contingency safety securityPlan Your Meetings is pleased to offer a free, interactive U.S. map showing state-by-state gun laws as they relate to meeting and event venues.

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Taking your contingency plans to the next level

Plan Your Meetings

Continuity plans are plans that consider risk and threats then develop strategies and procedures that, while protecting personnel and assets, a company can either continue functioning during a disaster or can quickly return to normal operations after. Next, consider the risk and threats.

Event Security & Logistics 101: Best Practices for Minimizing Risk

Social Tables

Below, we’ll dive into recommended practices for managing crowd control and keeping the logistics spot on. Either way, you’ll still need an organized plan for checking attendees in and managing crowd control. Step 2: Gauge Attendee Risk. Want more crowd management tips?

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Planning for disaster: Best practices and essential terminology

Plan Your Meetings

The meeting professional was about to launch his own meeting management company, Arrive, but as the events of Sept. I tell my clients that it would be great if they could get a crisis management plan together, and the response is, ‘That sounds like a great idea.’

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What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen at Your Meeting?

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate MeetingsIt’s not enough to just hope something awful won’t happen at your meeting—you have to prepare for every contingency.

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Houston After Harvey

PCMA Convene

Destinations Logistics Risk Management George R. The George R. Brown Convention Center ended up housing nearly 10,000 people for close to a week. Photo © 2017 The Washington Post. A little more than two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm.

Scammers and Poachers, Beware!

PCMA Convene

Magazine Plenary Risk ManagementBad bookings are on the rise. In 2016, a poll from American Hotel & Lodging Association showed $3.9 billion in bad bookings in the U.S. alone. Hoteliers call them scammers. Meeting organizers call them poachers, or pirates.

Human Resilience as a Business Model

PCMA Convene

Bonnie Canal is a managing partner of The ResiliencyInstitute, a New Orleans–based company that specializes in business continuity — how to keep a business operating in the face of disruptive events.As Features Magazine Risk Management Trends

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Opening Message at IMEX America Will Be Vegas Strong

PCMA Convene

Destinations Event Venues Risk ManagementIt will be only a week since a shooter on the 32nd floor of MGM’s Mandalay Bay killed 58 and wounded nearly 500 other concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest festival when IMEX America kicks off on Smart Monday, Oct.

New travel advisory system launched for U.S. travelers

Plan Your Meetings

From the State Department: Level 1 – Exercise Normal Precautions: This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution: Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security.

Alcohol at events & Duty of Care

Plan Your Meetings

There are no easy or clear-cut solutions or easy answers, but the following steps help reduce risks to employers and ensure employee safety during corporate events and overseas trips. Ensure that all members of the senior management team lead by example.

Taking your contingency plans to the next step

Plan Your Meetings

Continuity plans are plans that consider risk and threats then develop strategies and procedures that, while protecting personnel and assets, a company can either continue functioning during a disaster or can quickly return to normal operations after. Next, consider the risk and threats.

Security for Business Events

PCMA Convene

Dominguez also discusses how some corporate groups are beefing up security at events, for example, hiring additional security personnel or creating custom risk profiles. Risk Management Tips

Now live: Last Plan Your Meetings magazine of 2016

Plan Your Meetings

Advice and best practices Risk management firearms guns Plan Your Meetings magazineThe last 2016 issue of Plan Your Meetings is now online and, for the first time ever, includes the complete Meetings Outlook report of MPI’s quarterly survey.

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Convene TV: Room Blocks and the Sharing Economy

PCMA Convene

Some of these risks include: – No security cameras – No tracking – Liability is uncertain. Environment Experience Risk Management Tips

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