Doug Bedell — November 8, 2016, 12:44 pm

Security at Convention Centers

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Who doesn’t need to be concerned about security? Certainly not convention centers executives, Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association, explains.

Indeed, convention centers are considered to be “soft targets,” Erickson notes. The good news is that event operations teams “dedicate an incredible amount of resources to ensure that exhibitors, staff, attendees and the public have peace of mind from such (terrorist) threats when attending major industry events.

“The security strategies implemented at convention centers,” Erickson continues, “commonly include coordination with local law enforcement, attendee screening, employee training, security technology and additional security staff.”

That’s good for attendees to be mindful of they’re intently scouring a convention center for ideas and insights applicable to their own industries.

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