If this is new territory for you, here is a checklist of questions to ask and considerations to think about when weighing this potential need:
Now more than ever, knowing how and when to hire security for your event is a must for planners. In our world full of instant and terrifying news about the latest drive-by shootings, terrorism attacks, and hostage taking situations, the need for providing a safe and secure environment for your meetings and events is one that should be taken quite seriously. That’s not to say that every function you sponsor needs to have armed guards at the ready, but it is imperative that planners take a close look at their programs to assess the risk in order to determine when it is appropriate.
Terry Matthews-Lombardo, CMP, better known as TML, travels, plans meetings, and then writes about all those experiences from the viewpoint of being on the road and in the center of the action. It’s usually a good combination, or at least worth an interesting read. Having worked on both sides of the industry, she writes from the viewpoint of a veteran planner as well as a travel-savvy road warrior. If you want to read more from TML you can follow her at www.MidwestMeetings.com and at www.tmlwrites.com where you’ll find stories covering both destinations and detours or visit her blog at www.hypeorlando.com/hospitality-hive/.