Take Charge of Attendee Safety

The safety and security of attendees is your responsibility. Here’s how you can reduce risk.

“Meeting planners have a legal obligation to provide a reasonable standard of care while performing any acts that could cause foreseeable harm to others,” says Susan Goldberg, CMP, principal of risk assessment consultancy Segue Consulting Inc., Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

“That doesn’t mean you’re expected to be a security expert or that you are necessarily going to be able to prevent a crisis at your event. But as the meeting planner, you have to be able to turn to your delegates and say, ‘Yes

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