Event Industry has been prevailing with the thoughts of Safety and security. Cities, venues and planners alike have improved their measurements and established best practices, technologies and innovations to secure a smooth and safe execution. However, after recent worldwide events, the issue of event security has become more complex and it often leaves meeting specialists with plenty of questions about the future. No matter how good you plan your security measures, there are some things that are simply out of the control of event organizers and planners. Now more than ever, it is crucial for the success of an event or congress that delegates feel safe and get to enjoy the event.
The security of an event majorly planned keeping destination on mind. However, venue and a level of infrastructure that improves the safety of your event can’t guarantees secure environment for your delegates.PSI has been measuring and managing the safety of such events from ages and come up with lots of experience in ensuring event security or security of high-profile conferences and international leaders to the city. The ambition of PSI is to ensure event security at a level where in event does not lose its focus due to some security hazards. PSI supports event organizers with the planning of securities for meetings and conferences
The guidelines report provides a framework to assist local law enforcement in planning and managing security for events that attract large numbers of people. It includes examples of best practices employed by federal agencies with security responsibilities, as well as strategies that have been effective for local law enforcement and private security The focus is on national and regional events, which often include a variety of VIPs and may be targets for terrorists, other criminals, and protestors. The variety of approaches discussed can be tailored to large or small local special events.
- In planning and managing major special events, law enforcement must:
- Plan for worst-case scenarios—extraordinary crimes, violence by protestors, a possible terrorist attack, natural disasters—but also be thoroughly prepared to deal with ordinary crimes and incidents (fights, drunkenness, etc.).
- Weigh the security measures that conceivably could be taken (e.g., street closures, searches, highly visible tactical units) against the jurisdiction’s desire to produce events that are enjoyable, well attended, and profitable.
- Ensure that the event continues safely and at the same time respect Constitutional rights, including freedom of speech and assembly.
- Establish new and effective—but temporary—organizational arrangements, management structures, and methods of communication.