Risk & Safety Education Package


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MPI is the meeting and event industry’s home for education, enabling meeting professionals around the world in their quest to host meetings that matter for communities, organizations, businesses, NGOs and governments. The MPI Academy has curated packaged content to help you stay up-to-date on what industry experts are saying related to risk and safety and emergency planning. 

MPI members, log in and access all of the content free of charge. Instead of purchasing webinars for $9.99 each, our non-member community can buy this education package at a discounted rate. 

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Sessions

Coronavirus Dialogue Series: Risk Management Planning

May 26, 2020 11:00am ‐ May 26, 2020 12:00pm

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 11:00am ‐ May 1, 2020 12:00pm

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 11:00am ‐ Apr 29, 2020 12:00pm

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 11:00am ‐ Apr 15, 2020 12:00pm

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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Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
  • Bénédicte Losseau, Partner, Events / Director of Conferences & Exhibitions, Europe , Exempla Management & Consulting / ASIS International
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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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PYM Virtual Summit | 2018: Safety & Security - Are Your Attendees at Risk?

May 24, 2018 11:10am ‐ May 24, 2018 11:40am

Identification: TH02

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management 

The world is uncertain, but when a crisis happens at your next event, you custom image don’t need to be. Discover best and next practices for preparing your team for security or safety risks—be they natural or not. Review what aspects you need to consider when conducting your risk assessment, what you need to prepare for onsite, how to unfold your crisis plan and the ways you can communicate out to your attendees. Review several best-in-class, real-life case studies of how meeting professionals and venues have responded to crises. Then, deep dive into several “fire drill” scenarios and work with your peers on what your response and critical path should be in the case of an emergency onsite.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Review preparatory and onsite safety and security best practices, as well as case studies from top-line industry professionals.
  • Scenario plan with your peers using several “fire drill” situations involving a variety of risk-related circumstances.
  • Understand different ways you can help your attendees stay say.
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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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  • Alan Kleinfeld, CMP, CMM, Director of Emergency Planning, Arrive Management
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Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Data

Sep 19, 2017 11:00am ‐ Sep 19, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: 09192017

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management

Cybersecurity--it is not a matter of if, but when, you will confront it. If governments and the movie industry can be hacked, so can you. Tech experts tell you how it can happen, but not the what, who and how of risk, exposure and liability. Are you prepared for a data breach? Explore the legal, insurance and planning aspects of your event that require safeguards to protect against this growing problem.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discuss liability on the part of the planner, the sponsoring organization and the venue.
  • Discover what protections and other proactive activities should occur and who should take them.
  • Determine how all parties can work together to ensure due diligence.

This Session Graciously Sponsored by Marriott

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Risk Management: Strategy or Simply Compliance?

Jul 25, 2017 11:00am ‐ Jul 25, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: 07252017

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management

Challenge what "Risk Management" refers to and how it contributes to your organization’s performance. There are a variety of pre-conceived notions about risk management, many of which are negative. Discover a fresh look at a subject that many see as tedious or boring, and understand the thinking behind good risk management and what makes it work effectively.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover why risk management is important to your business.
  • Learn what the customer sees when it comes to risk.
  • Find simple and easy techniques to help you prepare for the uncertainties of tomorrow.

This Session Graciously Sponsored by Marriott and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

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