A recent survey from Development Counsellors International (DCI). asked that very question. The top responses were: Safety and security, how long destinations take to respond to RFPs and potential budget cuts to their events.
Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) the global association of DMC's has an Emergency Preparedness certificate program that provides the only comprehensive event emergency preparedness and risk management training course customized for meeting, event, and destination management professionals. The Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program (EPCP) is developed by ADMEI in collaboration with global leaders in security, intelligence, training, and investigative services.
At ADMEI's annual conference February 7-9, 2019 in Houston, one of the sessions at the conference will feature a case study on emergency preparedness. Several cities will be represented and discuss how they handled disasters like hurricanes and flooding. Consider attending the certificate program or the ADMEI annual conference in Houston for continuing education.
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