Cindy Plummer, Director of Foundation Events for Ohio State University
Kimberly Ritter, Senior Account Manager with Nix Conference and Meeting Management
How would you respond? Many meeting professionals have experienced an attendee’s medical emergency at an event. How a planner deals with such a situation it as it happens and after it happens affects not only the attendee’s quality of life but also an organization’s image.
So ask yourself a few questions. What would happen if you fell ill at a meeting? What plans are in place if an attendee needs to be transported to a hospital? Worse yet, what if an attendee passes away at an event?If this is a topic you prefer not to address, you’ll likely be unprepared when it happens. As always, it’s up to the meeting planner to consider the contingencies when planning an event.