Last week saw headlines about the destruction and flooding due to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the monsoons in Mumbai. These events are an important reminder for event planners that disaster can strike anywhere and at any time.
Do you have a risk-management plan? The Gaylord Opryland Hotel does, and it made an amazing difference when a mechanical explosion closed all 3,000 rooms.
When meeting industry veteran Ben Novack Jr. was killed last month in his hotel room during a conference his company was managing in Rye Brook, N.Y., it sent shockwaves through the industry. It also served as a wake-up call for planners to think about their own safety. From hotel room security precautions to the best course of working with local authorities and the media, here are insights from industry professionals about what planners should do in case of an emergency…
A study carried out by Greenwich University for the CAA found that the aisle seat near the exit row is the safest in an emergency. The most dangerous seats are those six or more rows away from the emergency exit. –Taylor Dahl