Risk Management Must-Knows

Presenter: Brenda Rivers

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
1:00 PM EDT
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What are the key factors to ensure resiliency for our post-pandemic meetings and events?

As we move into different phases of the pandemic and its resulting effects on the meetings and events industry, we turn our focus to recovery and rebuilding for the New Normal. Though we have no control over the current or next crisis, we can manage our state of preparedness, and thus our resilience for what comes next.

To develop this resilience, the entire meeting and event industry supply chain must work in tandem to engineer enduring risk mitigation strategies. We must build post-pandemic meetings and events with systems to mobilize for and mitigate both foreseeable and unforeseeable risks; demonstrate to potential participants why and how they will feel safe; and offer a participant value proposition for attending events that is rooted in safety, wellness and sustainability.

With authentic caring and concern throughout the planning process, attendee confidence will rebound, thus allowing a safe return to face-to-face events and a resilient future for the meetings and events industry.

Join Meetings Today and leading meetings and events risk management expert Brenda Rivers, founder of Andavo Meetings and Incentives and president of SAFE LLC™, for this free one-hour video webinar to ensure your meetings and events are prepared for the New Normal.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will learn the following:

  • - Learn metrics to test the resiliency of your organization to mitigate the next inevitable crisis.
  • - Analyze leadership skills that will produce enduring risk management strategies for your teams.
  • - Understand how to integrate duty of care best practices to prepare for threat of any future crisis.

Earn CEUs: The Events Industry Council has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Risk Management Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.


Brenda Rivers, JD, HMCC, CIS
Founder, Strategic Consultant
Andavo Meetings & Incentives; SAFE

Brenda believes the meeting industry has a duty of care to ensure the safety of participants, safeguard the organizer’s financial integrity, and protect against legal liability and reputation damage. The Safe Approach™ is her unique and practical risk management training and consulting for meeting and event planners. Her book, How to Develop a Risk Management Playbook, draws on her background in hospitality law and over 25 years as a meeting professional with experience in all manner of event disruptions and crises.

Named a 2018 Meetings Today Trendsetter, Rivers is one of the leading meeting professionals to raise the alarm about the extreme lack of preparedness when the pandemic struck. The Events Industry Council featured her contributions on the standards of care for the event industry in Apex Covid-19 Business Recovery Task Force: Accepted Practiced Guide (Sept 2020).

Rivers is passionate about sharing her duty of care approach with planners and organizers. To help the industry get back on its feet and build a future beyond the 2020 pandemic, she created a free on-demand MiniLearning™ course titled Recover and Rebuild,” designed to help assess risk in safely resuming events. You can book Ms. Rivers for speaking engagements, trainings, and private consulting at SAFELLC.com.


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