Consider a double dose to protect attendees
The current hybrid meeting environment means that association leaders need to think about meeting security in two ways now. A wider variety of online meeting formats and tools introduces new opportunities for attendee data to be stolen and exploited. And a fresh round of prominent stories about mass shootings in recent months has attendees and meeting planners understandably concerned about how to keep their events safe.
Len Murphy, vice president and general counsel at the Property and Liability Resource Bureau, an insurance industry trade association, has been exploring the physical security question over the past year as PLRB has returned to in-person meetings. He’s asked venues to discuss their plans for active-shooter scenarios and to detail the vetting that security firms undergo.
“You have to work with the venue and find out: How prepared are they?” he said. “Are they getting more prepared?”
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