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3 Tips to Ensure Security at Your Events

3 Tips to Ensure Security at Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As an event planner, it is your duty to ensure that everyone in attendance is safe and secure. Here are 3 tips to ensure security at your events.
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5 Steps to Navigate a Social Media Crisis at your Event

5 Steps to Navigate a Social Media Crisis at your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Here's how to navigate the tone and direction of your social media communications for your audience.

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Risk and the Zika Virus

Risk and the Zika Virus | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Much is still unknown about the Zika virus. Convene talked to industry veteran Joan Eisenstodt about how to manage the risks to your meeting.

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Attendee Data Collection: Weighing the Risks & Rewards

Attendee Data Collection: Weighing the Risks & Rewards | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Everyone’s talking about “big data” these days, but exactly what does that involve?

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Is Your Meeting Safe?

Is Your Meeting Safe? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event Planners have to think about security to a higher level in order to keep attendees safe.

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Eventdex Apps's curator insight, December 17, 2015 4:47 AM

Definitely something to ponder about..

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Crisis in Your Meeting Site: Do You Carry On or Cancel?

Crisis in Your Meeting Site: Do You Carry On or Cancel? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Here’s the decision-making process for one Fortune 500 company deciding with an incentive conference planned on a Greek island in the midst of that country’s rioting and potential financial collapse.

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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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4 Crisis Management Tips from the AV Perspective

4 Crisis Management Tips from the AV Perspective | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

No matter how meticulously it’s planned, every event is subject to the unexpected. Here’s how your AV team can help.

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Inside Guide to Crisis Management at Events

Inside Guide to Crisis Management at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A comprehensive new guide from the International Congress & Convention Association shows meeting managers how to prepare for, manage, and recover from any crisis situation occurring at a meeting or event, with the goal of ensuring minimal impact to people, reputation, and assets (in that order of priority).

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Your Complete Guide to Organising a Fantastic and Safe Fireworks Night

Your Complete Guide to Organising a Fantastic and Safe Fireworks Night | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Roger Jones, Bonfire Chairman at Winchester Round Table, shares his experience of organising a successful annual fireworks night for an audience of 21,000.

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The European Pharma Code & its impact on Global Medical Meetings

The European Pharma Code & its impact on Global Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries (EFPIA) has agreed a new Disclosure Code which is now impacting the way the pharmaceutical industry interacts with healthcare organisations (HCOs) and individual healthcare professionals (HCPs).

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Contract Negotiations: Planners' Favorite Clauses

Contract Negotiations: Planners' Favorite Clauses | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While some meeting professionals relish contract negotiations, others would rather be held captive on a runway in a sweltering Boeing 737 with a crying baby on board. To make the contract negotiation process less daunting, we asked planners to share the clauses they feel should be included in any negotiation. Here are five to consider.

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How to Plan Accessible Meetings and Events

How to Plan Accessible Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Experts offer their tips for accommodating attendees with disabilities. Accommodating different types of disabilities is a necessary, and sometimes overlooked, part of a successful event or meeting.“Can all guests, despite any ability level, attend and enjoy the event just like all others?” asks Susan Nicholl, executive director of the Special Olympics Chicago.
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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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The Art of Security at Meetings

The Art of Security at Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Have you heard the one about the women in high heels running down a hotel lobby with stolen flat-screen televisions and a blue Rubbermaid bin full of event supplies?
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Are the questions essential?

There have been many articles written about successful registration strategies. The majority tend to have a hidden agenda relating to the author’s own services or products, whilst the rest follow whichever trend is on topic that particular week. This article falls into neither of those camps. When it comes to registration, success is relatively easy to achieve if you apply common sense and stick to the obvious necessities. 

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Pick Like a Pro: International Site Selection Success

Pick Like a Pro: International Site Selection Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Koleen Roach, director, meetings and conference management at Securian Financial Group
, has been planning meetings and incentives for almost 25 years, so she knows how important it is to find international destinations that will truly motivate, inspire, and reward her company’s incentive qualifiers. And for Diane Williams, director, meetings and events with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the expos, networking, and educational events her organization holds around the world are vital to growing its global brand, entering new markets, and providing services to members where they live.

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Budgeting for Global Events: 3 Essential Elements

Budgeting for Global Events: 3 Essential Elements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Even meeting planners who can whip up a budget for a U.S.–based event with ease may find themselves worrying about what they’re forgetting when it comes to budgeting for a meeting beyond U.S. borders. In a recent MeetingsNet webinar, Koleen Roach, director, meetings and conference management, who plans many international incentive programs for Securian Financial Group, and Diane Williams, director, meetings and events, with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, shared their collective wisdom on the three most important factors to take into consideration when booking an event abroad: currency, VAT, and visas.

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Crisis and Communication Planning for Global Meetings

Crisis and Communication Planning for Global Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Risk management gets complicated when you take a meeting abroad, as Koleen Roach, director, meetings and conference management at Securian Financial Group, and Diane Williams, director, meetings and events, with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, know well. Roach, who has been planning meetings and incentives—including international events—for almost 25 years, and Williams, whose association holds events around the world for its global membership, shared some of their hard-earned contingency planning and risk management tactics during a recent MeetingsNet webinar.

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Budgeting for Global Events: 3 Essential Elements

Budgeting for Global Events: 3 Essential Elements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Even meeting planners who can whip up a budget for a U.S.–based event with ease may find themselves worrying about what they’re forgetting when it comes to budgeting for a meeting beyond U.S. borders. In a recent MeetingsNet webinar, Koleen Roach, director, meetings and conference management, who plans many international incentive programs for Securian Financial Group, and Diane Williams, director, meetings and events, with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, shared their collective wisdom on the three most important factors to take into consideration when booking an event abroad: currency, VAT, and visas.

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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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Legal Corner: What Planners Need to Know about Contract Law

Legal Corner: What Planners Need to Know about Contract Law | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It takes a lot of paperwork to get from initial planning meetings to the beautifully decorated, buzzing ballroom full of excited attendees.

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10 Venue Security Tips for Planners

10 Venue Security Tips for Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There is no more important job for a planner than ensuring a hotel, conference room or convention center is a safe zone for attendees. A few veteran event professionals share their helpful ideas.

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How to Cancel an Event and Not Damage Your Reputation

How to Cancel an Event and Not Damage Your Reputation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all know that our best-laid plans can be knocked off course and not come to fruition. When it comes to events, you might feel you’ve done everything right, from understanding your target audience through to a brilliant marketing campaign, but still you’ve not sold enough tickets.

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Getting hacked is a Nasty Business. Events are in for a Rude Awakening.

Getting hacked is a Nasty Business. Events are in for a Rude Awakening. | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It happened again. A conference was hacked. This time, hackers managed to obtain personal details from attendees of two conferences hosted by the Linux Australia User Group. Michael Robinson, program director, cyber forensics at Baltimore’s Stevenson University, took a look at media reports of the incident to describe what happened and provide some advice on how event organizers can do a better job of protecting their attendees from what could be inevitable. It was probably an inside job.

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