She's making a plan, and checking it twice

At least, I certainly hope every meeting planner and hotelier who reads this blog has already put a risk management plan in place. It's shocking to me how many did not, even after 9/11, push safety, security, and contingency planning to the top of their to-do list. While there probably weren't many meetings or incentives in the path of the Dec. 26 tsunamis, don't forget that these are not uncommon elsewhere--like in Hawaii and California, two of the hottest U.S. meetings destinations.

Please, put a plan in place. Do it now. Whether it's tsunamis or terrorists or a blackout, s***t does happen. Regularly. Here are a few resources that can help:

MeetingsNet's Risk Management site

Meetings, War, and SARS

Meetings and 9/11

P.S. Anyone know what tsunami-related risk management plans PCMA has in place for its upcoming event in Hawaii? Enquiring minds would like to know.

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