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MEETINGS OUTL OK: I SECURITY CONCERNS ON THE RISE % n the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and san Bernardino, Calif. - both of which involved meeting and event venues - Lori Hedrick, CmP, Cmm, mHA, CseP, is introducing brand new educational programming to the mPi Carolinas Chapter. it's about security. risk management is not a new topic for most meeting professionals, but this time Hedrick plans to bring in local law enforcement and the red Cross to address questions about what to do if the worst happens. for instance, she'd like them to answer: What do you do in that minute before help arrives, with the people with you in the room? "Who would have thought two years ago you'd be worried about doing triage in the middle of a meeting," says Hedrick, vice president of education for the mPi Carolinas Chapter, as well as a meeting professional with the Burroughs Wellcome fund in research Triangle Park, n.C. Hedrick is not alone in her concern. in the latest Meetings Outlook survey, 28 percent of meeting professionals said they are making changes in how they run meetings in response to the recent terrorist incidents. "The vast majority of people are taking a very sober and thoughtful approach to ways to improve security without alarming the attendee," says Bill Voegeli (mPi Georgia Chapter), president of Association insights, the Atlanta-area research firm that conducts the survey. in addition, 48 percent of respondents said they expected the costs of meetings to rise, because of the need for greater security. supplier costs are already ticking up, the research found. some meeting professionals reported meetings were being cancelled, at a cost to both planners and suppliers. meeting professionals' concerns about terrorism are contributing to an overall mood of caution in the industry - one that also extends to projections about budgets and business conditions. To read more about how meeting professionals are addressing increased security concerns of attendees, read the Meetings Outlook, a data report published quarterly by mPi in partnership with Visit Denver and imeX Group, at www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Research/meetingsoutlook. - By Elaine Pofeldt 10 @MPIGNY SPRING 2016 28 % 44 of meeTinG ProfessionALs sAiD THeY Are mAkinG CHAnGes in HoW THeY rUn meeTinGs in resPonse To THe reCenT TerrorisT inCiDenTs. of inDUsTrY ProfessionALs AnTiCiPATe CHAnGes To THe meeTinG AnD eVenT inDUsTrY DUe To THe inCreAsinG PreVALenCe AnD THreAT of Terrorism, inCLUDinG: 19% ProViDinG more emPLoYee TrAininG. 15% 14% ADDinG more seCUriTY sTAff. 5% more ATTenDee sCreeninG. DeVeLoPinG neW seCUriTY PLAns. 48 % 27 % 15% more DesTinATion reseArCH AnD CommUniCATions reGArDinG risk. 9% UPDATinG ProCeDUres AnD ConTinGenCY PLAns. 5% WorkinG WiTH LoCAL AnD feDerAL LAW enforCemenT. of resPonDenTs eXPeCT THe CosTs of meeTinGs To rise BeCAUse of THe neeD for GreATer seCUriTY. PreDiCT no CHAnGes DUe To inCreAsinG THreAT of Terrorism. http://www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Research/meetingsoutlook

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
ASK THE BOARD
MEETINGS & TRAVEL IN TIMES OF CRISIS
MEETINGS OUTLOOK: SECURITY CONCERNS ON THE RISE
10 WAYS TO MILLENNIAL-IZE YOUR MEETINGS
THE MPIGNY GOLF OUTING TURNS 25!
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL EVENT PHOTOS
DAY IN THE LIFE
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
WHAT’S COMING TO TORONTO IN 2016
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

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