International event planning isn’t for the faint of heart. After all, dealing with food vendors, managing ticket sales, setting up a perfectly decorated banquet hall and coordinating speakers for the event aren’t easy tasks. But have you considered the security aspect of your international corporate event? And, if your conference is overseas or a long distance from your corporate office, there are additional security measures to consider. In these foreign scenarios, you need an experienced corporate event security consultant that can make sure your event goes off with as few problems as possible. Talk about a niche. Not just event security but international corporate event security – now, that’s a niche.
The Assistance of an Expert in International Corporate Events
What can a corporate event security consultant help you with? IMG security experts can help with developing a coordinated pre-event security plan and can help mitigate potential crises by planning for a myriad of possible scenarios. Some possible questions IMG may consider include the items below…
Are your speakers famous celebrities or political figures? If so, you’ll want to ensure their safety throughout the event as well as to and from the event location. Do your speakers live locally or are they coming in from out of town? If they are flying in, what protocol is in place to ensure a low profile and avoid potential dangers in large crowded areas?
As far as the event itself, what weak spots are inherent at your event location? Is the location for your event only or is the public able to access portions of the facility without a ticket? What about outside the location…is it a “bad” area of town or generally safer? Will the local authorities (police etc) be on hand to provide a security presence or is a private security team needed?
How many people are attending the event? Is the event open to a global audience or only locals? What security measures will be in place at the event to screen those attending? Will attendees be informed ahead of time about specific things they can / can’t bring (such as large duffel bags, liquids, firearms etc)?
A 360 Degree View of International Event Security
What security concerns are intrinsic to the country where the event is taking place? Natural disasters such as Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas or political unrest in places such as Hong Kong, Mexico or Sudan will affect any travel to these areas. This is an important factor that an experienced corporate event security consultant will best know how to advise businesses with.
In conclusion, if your business is planning an event (especially one overseas), consider hiring a professional event security team that can provide invaluable insight and help you pull off an informative, fun and successful shindig.