Averting Disaster: How Planners Prepare for Contingencies


Wednesday, February 27, 2013
1:00 PM EST
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At meetings, the unimaginable--illness, death, fire, hurricanes, terrorist strikes—can throw a meeting into chaos, and those ever-present “paper cuts” (lost shipments, speaker cancelations, late break set-ups) constantly creep into the best-laid plans. Planners and their venue and vendor partners are unprepared for simple contingencies or greater emergencies. What are we waiting for? What keeps us from preparing for contingencies as small as a speaker cancellation or a major emergency like Hurricane Sandy? As “Katrina General” Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army, Ret.) said: “We must create a culture of preparedness.” The time to pull our heads out of the sand is now!

Join Meetings Focus and Joan Eisenstodt, a premier meetings industry trainer and consultant, for this free one-hour webinar, and learn how you can protect your attendees, the organization you plan for, and yourself.

As a result of participating in this session, you will:

  • Think more critically about meeting and event contingency planning
  • Weigh risk factors when planning meetings and selecting sites
  • Prepare to (better) partner with others to provide necessary resources to manage contingencies

Earn CEUs: This webinar is worth 1 clock hour of continuing education toward the initial CMP application and recertification through the Convention Industry Council.


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