exposure to the chance of injury or loss.
a hazard or dangerous chance.
As this summer has shown us, even if you plan an event down to the most minute detail, something can still go terribly wrong. Whether it’s as minor as a flooded hotel room or an earth-shattering event like a natural disaster or an act of terror, meetings professionals need to attempt to prepare for anything. There are some things that you cannot control, but being prepared for the worst is never a bad practice. In this month’s Education Essentials, we’ll give you some tips for how to react, respond and recover from whatever is thrown at you.
Coming Together After Tragedy
In this Meetings Today article, hear thoughts from Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, and Michael Dominguez, senior vice president and chief sales officer of MGM Resorts International, following the Las Vegas shooting. In the interview, they discuss the importance of coming together as a community, IMEX’s response in the aftermath and what meeting and event planners need to know. Watch the full interview here.
Insights from FICP
When it comes to travel safety, you can never have too many tips. Check out this blog post from the FICP community that outlines 50 tips for being a smarter traveler.
When something unexpected happens, are you prepared? This blog post from FICP's Executive Director Steve Bova, revisits past meetings he's attended and highlights some takeaways.
Understanding the Risk Management Process
Many meetings professionals believe that in the event of a unanticipated situation, they would react swiftly and save the day. If you understand the risk management process, this could actually be true. Check out this presentation from James McQuinn, security manager at Liberty Mutual, and Dean Mini, security manager at John Hancock and learn more about the process and how to be prepared for whatever your event throws at you.
Try as you may, you can’t plan for every possible crisis. But, it never hurts to have a contingency plan that will help you best respond in the face of the unexpected. This Meeting Professionals International (MPI) article will share some insight on how to incorporate crisis management into your event planning.
Human trafficking is a $150 billion a year global business, according to Human Rights First. But Sandy Biback, CMP Emeritus, CMM, didn’t let that stop her from taking a stand for what’s right. Learn more about the program that she started that’s taking a stand against the issue here.
#TBT - Risk Management Training in Hawaii
Called by an attendee, "One of the best speakers we have had on this topic". . . Check out Debi Scholar presenting on Risk Management at the 2014 FICP Annual Conference. Called by an attendee, "One of the best speakers we have had on this topic,” this session recording is chock full of still-relevant examples on how to be prepared for anything.
Access Great Content Daily
Follow FICP on Facebook and Twitter to get important updates and timely articles. Here's what you may have missed this month: