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BEFORE YOU
Let's say that you are in New York City, and your city or county
venue is 600 or 1,500 miles away. How can you determine
risk? Following are some ideas you can put to use:

Start monitoring the local papers for City X or
County Y. If they are not available online, buy a
subscription for the period up to your event date.
You usually also can sign up for email alerts that
could help keep you informed.

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If your association has local affiliates
or other contacts in that city of county,
monitor their websites, newsletters, or other
information sources.

intra-staff communication, but they don't always work
if cell towers get overloaded. You definitely need a
back-up plan, whether it's radios or smoke signals, so
communication can be reliable.
Share your plan with your key venue contacts, so
they know who to contact in the event of a crisis, and
make sure you have names and contact information for
anyone on the venue staff who might be needed while
you're there. An on-site meeting between the venue
contacts and your staff would be a good idea to help
ensure everyone has all the information they need to
communicate effectively.
When viewed from the perspective of planning to
survive the threats and hazards that can impact your event
and possibly threaten lives, your job is an overwhelming
one. Planning is the key to making it through. Just
remember that the plan needs to be tested, discussed,
and shared if it is going to help save the day. @
Bob Mellinger is the president and CEO of Phoenix,
AZ-based Attainium Corp. For more information
about tabletop exercises, drills and the Disaster
Experience, contact Attainium Corp. at 571-248-8200 or
ContactUs@attainium.net, or visit the Attainium website at
www.attainium.net.

Ask the venue management, or review newspaper
archives, to see if there has been previous
terrorist activity in the area.
Check the FEMA web site at
www.fema.gov/regions/index.shtm for details
about disasters and disruptions in the region.
Ask your venue management if you can review
their emergency/business continuity/safety plans.
Find out what other events will be in the venue at
the same time as your event, then research those
groups to determine whether there is a potential
for picketing, violence, etc.
If your venue is in a volatile weather area, monitor
weather reports and warnings from local media
as you get closer to the event.
For overseas venues, you should monitor
the Department of State's travel warnings at
http://travel.state.gov
Review your event insurance policies to ensure
that coverage is sufficient and that critical areas
are covered.
Identify your organization's unique
vulnerabilities - issues or activities that could
make your event the target of protest, bomb
threats, or other disruptive activities.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
DON’T JUST MAKE A PLAN – USE IT!
THE A TO Z OF CES
WHAT’S ON YOUR NYC BUCKET LIST?
MPIGNY WANTS YOU!
QUICK TIPS: RENOVATIONS REPORT AND TRAVEL TRENDS
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
ESCAPE SOUTH
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - Intro
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover1
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover2
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - 3
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - 4
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - DON’T JUST MAKE A PLAN – USE IT!
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - 7
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - THE A TO Z OF CES
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - WHAT’S ON YOUR NYC BUCKET LIST?
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - 10
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - 11
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - MPIGNY WANTS YOU!
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - QUICK TIPS: RENOVATIONS REPORT AND TRAVEL TRENDS
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - 14
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - 15
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - NOTES FROM THE FIELD
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - ESCAPE SOUTH
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover3
@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover4
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