Friday, December 3, 2010

Contingency Planning for Meetings and Events

When you’re planning your annual conference or other important meetings, make sure you don’t forget to plan on how you will deal with disruptions that might impact your event. The articles below may be helpful to you in creating your meeting continuity plans.

When planning your event, don’t forget your emergency action plan. (Item #1) Do you have a plan to deal with strikes? (Item #2) Regardless of the reason or the season, planners must be prepared and have a clear plan, which starts with your hotel contract negotiations. (Item #3)

See how the Learning Disabilities Association overcame a floor collapse and snowstorm to avoid canceling its annual meeting. (Item #4) The safety and security of attendees is your responsibility. Here’s how you can reduce risk. (Item #5) This risk assessment checklist can help you figure out where your risks may be. (Item #6)

As always, we look forward to hearing about your concerns with regard to business continuity. If you have a topic you’d like to see covered, please email me.

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