Shared responsibility and commitment leads to greater adoption for any initiative. The Exhibits and Meetings Safety and Security Initiative (EMSSI) takes center stage in addressing our industry wide need for greater collaboration with regard to meeting and event security.
Its mission is to protect the $283 billion meetings industry in the U.S., and the millions of people who attend meetings, conventions and exhibitions every day. In 2016, the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) came together to be the central organizers of the movement.
Given the ever-present threats we face from acts of terrorism and other emergencies; our industry requires a coordinated approach to protect our patrons, employees and economic resources that incorporates best-in-class security practices in collaboration with government partners.
This is why EMSSI plans a public/private partnership that aligns convention center security guidelines with federal programs (National Preparedness System, National Infrastructure Protection Plan, etc.) and the Department of Homeland Security/Safety Act Office.
EMSSI represents an opportunity for companies and individuals who have benefited from the industry’s growth to give back. LEARN MORE. http://www.iavm.org/emssi
- Read the overview of EMSSI
- Watch the video
- Register for updates on the initiative
- Register for our October webinar
Destinations International, the trade association for the Convention and Visitors Bureau industry, wants to support and be part of the greater adoption of this initiative. We look forward to welcoming Brad Mayne, President and CEO of IAVM and David DuBois, President and CEO of IAEE to our October webinar program, Meeting and Event Security Is Everybody’s Business. We hope you will register to learn more and hear from our experts how you and your organization can play a part in supporting this critical mission in our industry.