Chapter 24
Safety and Security
In This Chapter
• Learn what defines a crisis
• See what kind of negative things can and do happen onsite
• Discover what professional security services provide
• Learn three strategies for dealing with challenging situations
Planners spend so much time getting every meeting detail right that it’s easy to put planning for the unexpected on the back burner. Just because you don’t expect bad things to happen doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared.
As a planner, you need to understand the importance of protecting your attendees, organization, and its property, and reducing overall risk. You spend a lot of money planning a successful meeting, so don’t watch your efforts go up in smoke by overlooking safety and security ...

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