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?


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, 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


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


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


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.

Guests Want Smart Technology, But Security Concerns Remain

PCMA Convene

Hotel Management ). Risk Management Technology Industry Trends News Two new reports explore the impact of new technology trends, evolving guest preferences, and voice-technology security concerns. Read More.

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

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GDPR Stage Two Lessons from Implementation (PCMAAC18 Session)

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How Strong is your Crisis Communication Plan (PCMAAC18 Session)

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Marriott Takes Steps to Help Guests Affected by Data Breach

PCMA Convene

News & Trends Trending Now Risk Management Data & AnalyticsThe Marriott International hotel chain says it is taking steps to help the up to 500 million guests whose personal information may have been compromised when the chain’s Starwood reservation system was hacked.

3 Cybersecurity Questions You Need to Answer Now


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


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


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

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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.

Embrace Disruption and Change to Thrive in a VUCA World (PCMAAC18 – Closing Session)

PCMA Convene

Meeting or Event Design Risk Management Strategic PlanningA catalyst for creating meaningful business connections, the 2018 PCMA-ICESAP Annual Conference delivers both an effective networking and educational experience to empower participants to elevate their performance, strengthen their community and make each moment count at their next event. This year’s theme, INTERACTION WITH INTENTION, places the spotlight on creating meaningful relationships through memorable experiences.

With preparation, you can put out almost any fire

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Analyzing and assessing risks allows us to understand them so we can make educated decisions on how best to manage them. Risk consists of two components: acknowledging something can go wrong and the destructive consequences that will happen if it does.

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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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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What Should Be Haunting You This Halloween


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


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


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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Conference Associations Aim for National Guidelines for Conference Security


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


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.

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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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. From Our Partners Risk Management

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.

Event safety tips from a meteorologist

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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.

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8 essential event security details for planners

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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?


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


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


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

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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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Planning for disaster: Best practices and essential terminology

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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?


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.

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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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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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.

Taking your contingency plans to the next level

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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.