30-Minute Monday | Dissecting Dopesick - The Impact on Medical Meetings

Feb 14, 2022 12:00pm ‐ Feb 14, 2022 12:30pm

Identification: 02142022

0.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

Join us for the 30-Minute Monday series where a subject matter expert and moderator sit down for a hard-hitting, jam-packed 30-minute conversation about the topics you need to know to start your week. No slides, no long lectures, just facts, tips, and tricks to help you take your events and business to the next level. Can’t make it? 30-Minute Monday will be available on-demand the next business day. Check out our new 30-Minute Mondays tab under “Digital Education” at academy.mpi.org to access.

The made-for-TV mini-series Dopesick illuminates the insidious nature of drug addiction and its unbiased ability to affect people from all backgrounds in life-altering ways. Within that storyline, Dopesick also brought a compelling problem to center stage; pharmaceutical events and the complete lack of adherence to compliance regulations demonstrated by sales representatives. Join us as Director of Life Science Development, McVeigh Global, Pat Schaumann, and Taya Paige, Strategic Advisor ITA Group, both members of the MPI- Medical & Healthcare Professional Advisory Council, as they discuss the medical meeting professional’s role in the moral and ethical frameworks that could encompass both observance of non-compliant behavior and complicity of NOT speaking up.

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Platform: Zoom Meetings (more information)

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Coronavirus Dialogue Series: Risk Management Planning

May 26, 2020 10:00am ‐ May 26, 2020 11:00am

Identification: 052620webinar

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management

Waiting till a crisis such as COVID-19 to determine the risk management plan is too late. It needs to be written ahead of time, with robust mitigation and contingency plans, as well as contain proper insurance cover. All contracts should cover Force Majeure, cancellation/postponement options, attrition and third party vendor protection. This keeps the organization’s reputation and everyone's safety at a forefront whilst being adequately prepared. Heather has dealt with every unimaginable situation from volcano eruptions, to a hotel on fire, a hotel wanting to walk her client’s conference, speakers not showing. In the wake of COVID-19 cancellations, Heather has saved her clients over 1.5 million dollars and even negotiated a client's conference to have an open postponement clause for two years.

Learner Outcomes:

1. To identify key contract clauses, such as Force Majeure, cancellation/postponement options, attrition and how to leverage and maximize them in the era of Covid-19, including creative MOUs

2. Understand how to create a matrix to weight risks and ensure right resources to right size risk, as well as buy-in from stakeholders

3. Be prepared to create contingency plans and secure proper insurance cover for risk

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Coronavirus Dialogue Series: Food Safety - What is the New Normal and How do Meeting Planners Need to Prepare?

May 1, 2020 10:00am ‐ May 1, 2020 11:00am

Identification: 05012020

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management 

While COVID-19 has not been proven to be transferable through food, can it theoretically be possible? Think about all the touch points there is with the food and beverage we serve at events. Food safety is something planners often overlook, relying on caterers to handle. In the new normal, what do we need to consider about our attendees safety as it relates to the food and beverage we serve them. Buffets vs plated vs boxed? Single-serve prepackaged food? How many people do we sit at table = social distancing? Do we need to add sneeze guards? F&B costs are already high, what if we need to have more servers so to serve the buffets? Do we need to add hand washing stations to the rooms? Do we go back to using bottled water vs. water jugs.

Learner Outcomes:
1. Learn the what questions you should ask food service providers about their food safety practices.

2. Familiarize yourself with food safety policies and practices required of food service providers

3. Discover ways to provide safe food and beverage experiences easily.

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Coronavirus Dialogue Series: Event Risk Management in a Post-Pandemic World

Apr 29, 2020 10:00am ‐ Apr 29, 2020 11:00am

Identification: 04292020

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management 

As the world recovers from the current crisis, and clients start to hold events again, identifying and reducing risk in the post-Coronavirus period will be vital to ensure safety, reputation, financial viability. This session discusses the importance of an integrated and formalized risk management process in event planning, as well as some of the new risks and associated contingencies that are likely to be the new norm for events in the near future.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Understand the importance of integrating formalized risk management processes into event planning teams.

2. Identify potential high-risk issues related to post-Coronavirus programs in order to inform event design.

3. Develop simple event contingency plans to facilitate a coordinated response to emergencies and lower overall risk levels.

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Coronavirus Dialogue Series: Cybersecurity and Events - More important than Ever

Apr 15, 2020 10:00am ‐ Apr 15, 2020 11:00am

Identification: 04152020

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management

Here’s the deal: Hacking is no longer just a bunch of teenagers in their mom’s basement. It’s big business, and they’re looking for every possible opportunity to get the goods on high-value individuals, companies, and organizations. When Target was hacked, it was through their HVAC supplier. Home Depot? Another third party supplier. What does that mean for you? If you’re doing events for financial, medical, or any large-scale event, YOU ARE A TARGET. And with everyone making a mad dash for getting their events online, there’s even more opportunity for bad actors.

While your software providers may offer “military-grade encryption”, if you or someone on your team is compromised, you could be handing over your attendees’ data to any number of malicious actors. There are simple things you can do to help protect yourself and your attendees' data, so let’s work through them together.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn how and why the meeting and events industry has become a target for malicious cyber attacks.
  2. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the most common methods used by attackers.
  3. Participants will learn simple and concrete methods for protecting themselves and their attendees’ data.
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De-risk Your Event – How Awareness and Preparedness Help Planners Reduce Event Risks

Dec 10, 2019 6:00am ‐ Dec 10, 2019 7:00am

Identification: derisk12102019

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management

The webinar will introduce Risk Management for events. Starting from some ‘real’ live examples from the industry it will provide an overview of what risk is and its various forms for event planners. It will look into risk identification & assessment, crisis communication plans and insurance issues. An “initial checklist” of what to do, the aspects to consider and what not to forget will provide an actionable starting point for meeting planners.

Learner outcomes:

  • Knowledge - Participants will gain knowledge on risks involved in event management; real life examples will create awareness of different risk situations and build a base for a systematic analysis of risks.
  • Analysis - Participants will be able to analyze risks involved in their specific events.
  • Organizing – Participants will be able to start building a risk management and crisis communication plan for their specific events.
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RE-THINK TANK: Meeting Executives Conquer Cybersecurity

Nov 11, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 11, 2019 12:00pm

Identification: thinktank11112019

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Managament 

Meeting executives don’t just need to ensure the cyber- and data-security for their event attendees, staff and stakeholders. As business travelers, they need to ensure the cyber-safety of their personal and professional information as well. During this interactive RE-THINK tank, join subject matter experts who can help you in utilizing personal data best practices, as well as high-level and applicable tips for business travelers. Learn from 10-minute knowledge bursts, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Bring your burning questions about data privacy to this special members-only think tank designed for industry professionals at the director level and above.

Learner Outcomes:

· Discover next-practices for personal cybersecurity

· Protect yourself from data pirates while on the road and at home

· Get real-time answers to your data security questions

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Risk Management: Band-Aids to Bad Guys

Jan 9, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jan 9, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: 01092018

1 Clock Hour | Domain E: Human Resources 

Acts of violence seem to happen more often today than in years past, and in more vulnerable places, especially where people gather. Could the location or venue of your next meeting be a target? What are you doing to make your conferences and meeting safer and more secure? Are you doing it the right way? Join Alan Kleinfeld, meeting planner and law enforcement officer, and learn what questions to ask in order to keep your attendees and your staff from harm’s way. From Band-Aids to bad guys, get an idea of the scope of planning it takes and why you need a public safety mindset from the minute you begin to plan your event.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn the questions to ask to keep your attendees and staff safe.
  • Understand risk from a law enforcement perspective.
  • Ultimately, discover key steps to keep your meeting risk-adverse.

This Sessions Graciously Sponsored by Marriott

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Safety and Security: It’s Everyone’s Business

Jun 22, 2017 1:45pm ‐ Jun 22, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: 6459

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management 

Join representatives from various industry organizations including IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions and Events) who will discuss this new collaborative initiative, and by extension their members, can work together to make our meetings, conventions, and venues more safe in light of recent security threats, new gun laws and changing client expectations.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the current landscape when planning for the security of your show
  • Learn what questions organizers should ask their partnering venue when planning an event
  • How can organizers and venues better partner to create a safe event
  • What you should pay attention to when planning your event at various venues
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Case Studies in International Crisis Management

Jun 22, 2017 10:00am ‐ Jun 22, 2017 11:15am

Identification: 6488

1.25 Clock Hours | Domain A: Strategic Planning

In the past 18 months there have been unprecedented examples of crisis affecting our industry. This session will provide insights into 3 recent examples of how suppliers and planners worked through unanticipated emergencies. The 2016 airport attack in Brussels, Belgium, a wildfire closing a convention center in Alberta, Canada, and Ballroom Construction failure in Florida, USA will all be examined.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Understand how to manage through the lingering effects of a post-terrorist attack, and how to prepare for the future.
  • Identify proactive pre-planning steps to employ that will help ease the stress of crisis management
  • Determine the importance of selecting the right partners and building relationships can help ensure a positive outcome.
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