News & Articles - risk management

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    Surviving the Pandemic for Planners

      The pandemic has been devastating for many people and industries but none more devastated than the hospitality and events industry. The mission of the events industry is to create, manage, stage, and facilitate events all over the world. These events encompass hundreds to thousands of attendees at a meeting, special event or conference. How has event planning changed? It has changed in numerous ways and impacted the meetings and events industry globally. Let us look at some of the…

    Event Operations

  • Lessons Learned from the Pandemic Meeting and Event Design Program

    Even before COVID-19, event organizers had a laundry list of items to tackle when planning an event. The pandemic has added a whole new host of considerations to ensure the health and safety of all involved. As someone who always strives to learn new things, challenge ideas and provide value to our events team and clients, I decided late last year to pursue Pandemic Meeting and Event Design certification. Developed by the Event Leadership Institute in partnership with Meeting Professionals International, the…

    Event Operations

  • Do You Need Virtual Event Insurance?

    With more events making the switch to virtual, event organizers are having to deal with a whole new set of risks. Many of the factors involved in running in-person events still apply but there are others that you may not have considered. One area that’s often overlooked is insurance. So, I spoke with experts at Event Insurance Services Ltd. Here’s what you should know before taking your next event online. Insurance Coverage Traditional events have always required comprehensive insurance policies.…

    Virtual Events

  • Five areas to watch for reducing risk in business event planning

    By Yma Sherry The meetings and events environment has undergone a lot of change in the past few years. More and more companies are rolling out managed meetings programs to enhance transparency, gain efficiencies and save money. But, as with any bustling business division, there are inherent risks lurking in meetings and events departments. These are risks that companies cannot afford to overlook. American Express Meetings & Events took a look at meeting planners’ current awareness and behaviours around these…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • GBTA launches new travel risk management assessment tool

    Updated tool not only assesses risk programs, but provides recommendations to take program to the next level The GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association – recently announced the launch of the new Travel Risk Management Maturity Model (TRM3™) Self-Assessment Tool. The update to the TRM3 tool was created in partnership with iJET International thanks to a special task force of GBTA members and industry experts. “This single biggest issue for our members…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

  • GBTA poll shows vast majority of companies have effective risk management plans

    Business travel is resilient despite attacks in Brussels More than 72 per cent of global travel buyers report that their company has a risk management plan in place, according to a poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its European partner associations. In addition 81 per cent found their company’s risk management plan to be effective directly following the terror attacks in Brussels. “Risk is a part of doing business and in the past year we have…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations

  • Site International Foundation releases white paper on risk assessment/management for incentive events

    Third white paper in Incentives Move Business series Incentive planners face a wide array of potential risks in incentive travel and motivational events. These risks may include weather or natural disasters, government or labour unrest, transportation disruption, medical emergencies, acts of terrorism or violence, among others. When motivational events are impacted by these challenges, the effects can vary greatly and the frequent reaction is to resort to legal action. As a result, mitigating risk is a vital consideration that should…

    Breaking News, Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Top 10 risk management apps you should know about

    Kirsten Strand, BSc, CMM, CITE and Joseph Lo, co-Founders of, share the “Top 10 risk management apps you should know about”. With thousands of downloadable apps available, was created to easily find the apps relevant to the meetings and travel industry. Whether you are managing a meeting for over a thousand attendees or just interested in discovering new tools to assist with your personal safety on your next vacation, the following risk management apps will give you that piece of mind.

    Breaking News, Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations, Meeting Community, Social Media & Technology

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