Meetings Post-9/11

Security first

“One of the first things you have to look at is security considerations — not because things aren't going to be safe, but to calm your members' fears,” says Chris Vranas, associate executive director of the American Association of Orthodontists, based in St. Louis. Vranas coordinated a number of international programs at his last job as a meeting director with the American Society of Travel Agents. “You need to make them feel safe — when they're on the ground in pa

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