Together we can protect our $283 billion dollar industry and most importantly the millions of people who attend meetings, exhibitions and conferences every day. The safety and security of our attendees, members, stakeholders, employees and the general public is a shared responsibility.
Recognizing the need and the potential for greater industry collaboration to address this priority, and given the current threat assessments provided by the top security professionals, it became a clear industry priority to establish national guidelines for convention centers and related venues around the U.S. and to create alignment with the Department of Homeland Security and the SAFETY Act office.
In our webinar, join leaders from the International Association of Venue Managers and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events who will discuss the new collaborative Exhibitions and Meetings Safety and Security Initiative. Additionally, our destination expert will help you understand how the Convention and Visitors Bureau can act a conduit in the destination to connect you to emergency planning and security resources and make the multi-faceted process of securing your event easier.
Gain an understanding of the current landscape when planning for the security of your event.
- Learn what questions organizers should ask their partnering venue and destination
- Understand how organizers and venues, along with community partners can better work together for greater safety
- Know the critical security factors you should consider
- And how the destination experts at the Convention and Visitors Bureau can help you pull it all together
Director of Education, IAVM
In addition, as the Director of Education for IAVM, Mark represents the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection through the Public Assembly Facility Sub-Sector Council. As a representative of the Public Assemblies Facilities Sub-Sector Council he works in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and the Protective Security Advisor to assure that information is provided to protect our Public Facility Assemblies and all Critical Infrastructures. Mark is also on the National Fire Protection Association Technical Advisory Committee for Assembly Occupancies.
CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, President and CEO. IAEE
FCDME, CTA, Vice President Meeting Sales, Fort Worth CVB