Being a Conferences & Events Manager comes with a laundry list of “To Dos” prior to conference However, there is one box that always strikes fear in the heart of every planner:
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN
I started my event career on the facility side of the business working for a convention center. I was constantly amazed at the number of planners who would come to me wild-eyed and panicking when the storm sirens would sound. It was clear at that point that they were relying on me, the facility, to provide direction and organization for them and their attendees should a crisis situation evolve. While it is recommended that you work with your facility partners, as a planner, you need to have a well-rounded plan in place before ever leaving the comfort of your office.