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What to Do When You're Forced to Cancel an Event

What to Do When You're Forced to Cancel an Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s inevitable. If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably had to deal with an event you were forced to cancel. So, whether it’s hurricanes, insane traffic, or an alien invasion – here are 3 crucial steps to take to recover from an event cancellation.

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Lights, Camera, Crisis! A Guide to Crisis Planning and Management for Special Events

Lights, Camera, Crisis! A Guide to Crisis Planning and Management for Special Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Crisis planning and management: that little phrase that no one wants to think about, but we all need to plan for. According to Boston University, every one dollar invested in disaster preparedness can prevent seven dollars' worth of disaster-related economic losses! In the midst of a natural disaster, or any other force majeure, a lot can go awry. Planning for the worst and implementing your crisis plan is the best way to ensure your bases are covered.

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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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Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements

Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you ready to take on your next biggest client? Then you will need to know about the 11 most important sections in an event AV agreement.

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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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Will your meeting get hacked?

Will your meeting get hacked? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The widespread release of sensitive information such as credit card and social security numbers has grabbed headlines, disrupting business for several major corporations. Over the past five years, well-respected companies including Sony, Target and Staples have been hacked.

As cyber criminals become more sophisticated, the impact of these breaches has spread beyond the general public. Recently, in one of the biggest, most spectacular U.S. cyber attacks, the personal data of 18 million current, prospective or former federal employees was successfully compromised.

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5 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Event Budget

5 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Event Budget | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Without money there is no event and without the event there may be no money. The event budget is vital to the success or failure of your project. This how-to guide explains what you should be thinking about and common mistakes to avoid.

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Planning for disaster: Best practices and essential terminology

Planning for disaster: Best practices and essential terminology | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your reputation—and people’s lives—are riding on your preparedness for riots, protests, shooters and acts of terrorism. Do what you do best: Prepare.
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How to develop a global risk management strategy

How to develop a global risk management strategy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With an increasing number of incidents occurring around the world, meetings and event planners are understandably seeking assurances from their chosen event partner. In light of the recent attacks we have witnessed, this is particularly true for Europe, where we see a great number of our clients placing a much stronger emphasis on emergency response planning.

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Terrorism and Events: What Event Planners Need to Know

Terrorism and Events: What Event Planners Need to Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With the contribution of top security experts in the industry and law enforcement, here is what you need to know about protecting your event.
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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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A Creative Approach to Risk Management: The Robson Risk Management Model

A Creative Approach to Risk Management: The Robson Risk Management Model | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Dr. Linda Robson of Endicott College explains her model for creating a custom event risk management plan
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The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Is there a rational, logical approach to regulating short-term rentals from the likes of Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey? It's hard to tell, quite frankly, when
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‘Your Reservation May Be in Jeopardy’

How one housing-pirate company is duping registrants out of their hotel rooms — as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars — by using fake websites.
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Room Block Poachers: What You Need to Know!

Room Block Poachers: What You Need to Know! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Fraudulent room block poachers or room block pirates can cost a delegate, company or organisation an undue amount of money and trouble. What you need to know!
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9 Ways to Avoid Those ‘Last Minute’ Event Changes That Stress You Out!

9 Ways to Avoid Those ‘Last Minute’ Event Changes That Stress You Out! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Dealing with last minute changes is the primary stressor for event planners, so what can you do to tack them and cut your stress levels back down to size?
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What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen at Your Meeting?

What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen at Your Meeting? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It’s up to meeting professionals to identify all the possible things that could go wrong, then find ways to avoid, minimize, or eliminate unacceptable risks.
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Every Meeting Professional Needs This Kind Of Insurance

Every Meeting Professional Needs This Kind Of Insurance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s the notification no meeting professional wants to read: someone stole your data. Unfortunately, that’s the letter that Bobby Heard, MBA, CAE, Associate Executive Director, Membership & Education, American College of Emergency Physicians, received at his desk a few weeks ago. A telemarketing company that ACEP uses to contact its members regarding renewals was hacked, which means that their audience’s credit card data could be in the wrong hands. There’s one piece of positive news in this nightmare scenario: ACEP carries cyber insurance.

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13 Tips to Improve the Security of Your Event

13 Tips to Improve the Security of Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Consider these ideas from security professionals to create a safe environment for your attendees. Security has always been an important component of event planning, but the frequency of violent incidents at public venues in recent years has heightened awareness and concern.
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Reducing Risk and Adding Value During Event Planning

Reducing Risk and Adding Value During Event Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
For seasoned planners, project managers and organisers, the inevitable ‘to do’ list when organising an event or meeting destination for clients across the globe is often steered by managing budgets and operational logistics.
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What You Need to Know to Build an Effective Event Map

What You Need to Know to Build an Effective Event Map | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A detailed event map eliminate staff confusion and increase efficiency. Here are the top 8 things you need to take into consideration when building your event map.
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3 Ways to Plan for the Unthinkable

3 Ways to Plan for the Unthinkable | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Managing risk is a balancing act for meeting planners — but being aware of your surroundings may be the most powerful weapon of all.
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Don’t Let Murphy Ruin Your Event

Don’t Let Murphy Ruin Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Anybody who works in event management business knows that, worries of almost all event organizers are usually the same and most of them are prepared for bad weather scenarios with a backup plan. But do you think yours is good enough? Are you sure that, flights will not be delayed because of the heavy snow storm, your famous speaker will be able to attend your event even he got flu and there will be electrical power in the event scene after the hurricane or roads are still safe after the terrorist attack somewhere in downtown?

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