Since the 9/11 catastrophe, other terrorist tragedies have followed. Recent events in Paris and the shooting at Florida’s Pulse nightclub are reminders that misfortune can happen anywhere in the world at any time.
Officials round the world now create security strategies specific to this type of threat, and it has helped to thwart the plans of many terrorists. As countries continue to prepare for future security threats, officials tell the public to continue about their day. And they do. People still go to work, or school, each day and lead normal, fearless lives.
There is an old quote; “Time and tide stop for no man,” which is a great visual when you think about it. The ocean tides consistently move, every day, on every continent. You can walk the shoreline as a toddler and come back to the same beach as a senior citizen; things will be pretty much the same. Sure, there are a few changes, but the world doesn’t stop spinning for anyone. It is the same for business and education. No matter what is happening in the world, people continue to travel abroad for both. Companies and universities are not going to stop having overseas, international meetings despite terrorism and other hazards.
A savvy overseas meeting security expert will understand the work it takes behind the scenes to ensure an ordinary conference experience for all attendees.
Overseas Meeting Security Experts Work behind the Scenes to ensure “Business as Usual”
Due to globalization, thousands of meetings and conferences are held internationally. There may be a medical symposium about autoimmune diseases in Seville, Spain around the same time an educational conference on social/emotional learning in Bangkok, Thailand is being held. Every day people are flying, checking into hotels and taking cabs to arenas and conference centers throughout the world. That’s a lot of executives and educators to keep track of. IMG overseas meeting security experts are on their toes fine-tuning plans to ensure any event they are in charge of is “business as usual” for the attendees.
Whether the conference is hosting 2,000 guests, or it’s an intimate discussion for 100 of the brightest minds in medicine, IMG overseas meeting security experts are prepared. The right contingency plan starts with professionals who have accumulated decades of solid training and a meticulous knowledge of overseas meeting security. This includes risk assessment, a thorough survey of the meeting site and alerting local police for additional oversight. Overseas meeting security experts must be ready to respond effectively to any threat or natural disaster. They also have to be prepared to evacuate large groups of travelling employees smoothly and calmly. It’s also important that conference guests are not distracted by security efforts. The only excitement corporate guests may feel should come from the keynote speaker’s speech. A skilled overseas meeting security expert team can make a simple conference trip abroad appear to be like another day at work. If you are a meeting organizer planning a conference abroad, please feel free to contact the IMG overseas meeting security team for a consultation.