Guest Author: Samantha Whitehorne, Associations Now
Conference security remains a priority for planners and attendees, and new technologies are being introduced to meet their needs. Here’s a look at three tools worth checking out.
It’s not surprising that security is top of mind for both meeting planners and attendees.
According to “A View From Meeting Planners: Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing,” a recent report by Development Counsellors International, 55 percent of meeting planners surveyed said that dealing with safety and security caused them more stress than any other issue. Meanwhile, the Global Business Travel Association’s “Risk on the Road” report showed that 45 percent of business travelers view terrorism as the greatest safety risk they face on the road.
That’s why associations and conference venues are devoting more attention to their safety and security strategy. And according to Bob Mellinger, founder and CEO of the business-continuity firm Attainium Corp., they seem to have “a greater awareness that things could happen.”