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Everything You Wanted to Know About GDPR But Were Afraid to Ask 

Everything You Wanted to Know About GDPR But Were Afraid to Ask  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced in May 2018. From an event planner standpoint, the time to comply is tomorrow as you may already be prepping for events occurring June 2018 and beyond. Throughout our own research, we came to a few conclusions:

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What You Need to Know About GDRP

What You Need to Know About GDRP | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. According to the EU’s GDPR website, the new law is “designed to harmonize data-privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy, and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.” The impact on any organization that collects information from EU citizens — including associations that hold meetings in Europe or host attendees from Europe — will be sweeping. In an article written for EU-based Boardroom magazine, which has a content-sharing agreement with Convene, attorney Benjamin Docquir — head of the information-technology and intellectual-property law department at Osborne Clarke in Brussels — explains what you need to know.

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3 Things to Do if a Meteor Destroys Your Venue

3 Things to Do if a Meteor Destroys Your Venue | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

All right, so a meteor probably won’t destroy your meeting’s host city. However, recently I was scheduled to speak at a conference that just so happened to begin the same day that hundreds of people decided to take to the streets in protest. After several agonizing hours, the conference organizers decided to cancel their event.

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Houston After Harvey

Houston After Harvey | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A little more than two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm. Over the course of four days, Harvey dropped 30 to 50 inches of rain on Houston, creating widespread flooding, displacing tens of thousands of people from their homes, temporarily disrupting energy and agricultural production, and causing up to $50 billion in property damage. Nearly 10,000 people ended up sheltering in place at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center.

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When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The people of Texas and Florida are on my mind in the wake of Harvey and Irma. These storms and their aftermath are causing me to feel somewhat helpless. We can (and should) donate to the extent we are able, but what else can we as meetings professionals offer? I’ve lived through a handful of disasters myself, and while these storms’ wrath may be unprecedented, the lessons for our business and personal lives, as well as our role as event professionals, remain consistent

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Turning Temporary Tattoos Into Allergy Warnings

Turning Temporary Tattoos Into Allergy Warnings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Who knew a tattoo could save your life?

At least, it can in Japan, where life-threatening allergic reactions to the country’s popular soba noodles, which are made from buckweat, have caught some tourists, and even locals, off guard.

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Event Security 2.0: 10 Questions Event Planners Need To Ask Their Venues

Event Security 2.0: 10 Questions Event Planners Need To Ask Their Venues | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The world is on high alert and security and safety of our attendees is a major concern. Here are 10 key topics every event planner should be discussing with their venues.

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5 ways to stay safe on-site

5 ways to stay safe on-site | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever walked a show floor during build-up you’ll know that it’s a health and safety minefield with hundreds of potential opportunities for ‘near misses’ or even worse ‘workplace accidents’.

As organisers and contractors, we operate in inherently risky environments. We are building increasingly sophisticated and compelling ‘event destinations’, operating in busy venues, running on tight schedules and managing multiple suppliers, partners and clients on-site. It’s exhilarating to be part of, but also a huge logistical challenge to ensure everyone’s safety.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Event’s Security

6 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Event’s Security | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As the organiser of an event, you’re going to be faced with numerous challenges, and one that should be a top priority is safety. Outdoor events tend to cover a much bigger area than indoor events, which requires more planning and depending on the type of crowd, more advanced security. It’s important to make sure …
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How to Gracefully Cancel an Event 

How to Gracefully Cancel an Event  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all know that unforeseen circumstances can get in the way of an event. Maybe your venue cancels on you at the last minute, or bad weather puts your attendees’ safety at risk.

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There's a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers

There's a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Men and women travel differently, and assume different risks when traveling for business. The challenge for companies and travel managers alike is how to ensure business travelers are not only safe, but comfortable, when on the road.
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5 Steps to Managing Meetings Risk

5 Steps to Managing Meetings Risk | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened at your meeting? Eisenstodt offered concrete steps to mediate risk and bolster safety, some of them developed with Tyra Hilliard, Ph.D., JD, CMP. 

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Checking In? How to Protect Yourself from Hotel Data Breaches

Checking In? How to Protect Yourself from Hotel Data Breaches | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With recent high-profile data breaches at Trump Hotel Collection, Mandarin Oriental, and hotel management company White Lodging, Murphy is speaking out about how to keep your data safe when you check in—and throughout your stay. 

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6 Tips for Securing Large Outdoor Events

6 Tips for Securing Large Outdoor Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Festival security isn’t just about crowd control and safety—it’s about hospitality too. Festival organizers face a specific set of challenges when it comes to security.

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Do you follow these safety guidelines for your events?

Do you follow these safety guidelines for your events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Simple, easy to follow guidelines to keep your attendees safe during your event. Major catastrophes that happened in the past, as sad as they are for everyone involved, have one positive effect.

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5 Tips for Hiring Event Security Teams

5 Tips for Hiring Event Security Teams | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Organizing an event can be stressful. What’s more, when sorting out stages and ticketing, it’s easy to forget safety. Safety is paramount during any event.

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Amateur Meteorology Gives Way to Professional Live Event Safety Planning

Amateur Meteorology Gives Way to Professional Live Event Safety Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A dramatic shift in weather that’s producing an unprecedented surge in pop-up thunderstorms, superstorms, and tornados is challenging live event producers to completely re-think their approach to real-time weather forecasting. Fortunately for the live event industry this challenge comes at a time when a new generation of advanced weather detection and monitoring systems are available to help make all live events safer live events.

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