Business Continuity NewsBriefs - October 30, 2019
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Meetings & Events

October 30, 2019 - As meeting & event planners, you are constantly planning for everything, but we hope you don't forget to plan for unexpected disturbances and crises. Especially in this day and age, we all need to have plans and strategies for dealing with terrorists, active shooters, strikes, and other disruptions. These articles may help you develop those emergency and crisis plans.

"When life puts you in tough situations don't think 'why me' think 'try me.'" 
-- Unknown --

1. Do you have a contingency plan for your meeting or event? You should!

What if you were managing a meeting or event in any of the locales when crisis struck? What would you do if, suddenly, your guests were ordered to stay off the streets and remain sheltered in their hotel rooms? How would you handle matters if transportation to and from airports was suspended and flights were canceled? God forbid one of your attendees got injured in a melee they accidentally stumbled upon or there was a major labor strike that impacted your program.
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2. Is Your Meeting or Event Prepared for a Crisis?

Ask yourself that question and rate how you feel, on a scale of 1 to 10; with 10 being "Bring it on! I'm ready!" and 1 being "cowering in a corner." The reality is that in today's world, the chance of a crisis interrupting your meeting or event isn't so much the "if" it will happen, but "when" it might happen and "what" that crisis might be.
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3. Meeting Planners Hone Their Risk Assessment Plans

Terrorist attacks and dangerous weather have highlighted the need for meeting planners to review their organizations' risk management plans. Rather than simply cancel the event at the first sign of trouble, one securing expert says planners should add a deeper level of due diligence to their risk management protocols.
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4. Safety Planning for Major Events

As tragedies like Vegas, Orlando, and Sandy Hook stay top of mind for Americans, venues of every size across the country should assess how they tackle the difficult questions raised when evaluating security concerns for their events. Whether your organization is a university, school, stadium or office, planning for major events follows a systematic process that demystifies and simplifies what can feel very overwhelming.
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5. Emergency Preparedness Planning for Meetings & Events

This checklist and compendium of resources will help with your planning for your meeting.
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