In Case of Emergency

With hurricanes, power outages, and other unforeseen events lying in wait, meeting planners are wise to take a cue from the Boy Scouts and be prepared — for anything.

Here's a checklist, compiled by Paul Kirvan, editor-in-chief, Contingency Planning & Management magazine, of six things that a planner can do to avoid the worst.

  1. Have access to reliable communications — both wired and wireless.

  2. Identify backup suppliers for your event, in cas

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