Security, Risk and Crisis Management On-Location - 8/25/2020 - CEM Week Austin, TX

Protecting the financial integrity of exhibitions is critical, and an essential element of that goal is proper risk assessment and planning. Risk management is a continuing process that identifies, analyzes, evaluates and addresses loss exposures and monitors risk control and financial resources for the purpose of mitigating the undesirable effects of loss. This involves evaluating the security needs for an event and if a crisis should occur, having a crisis management team in place to manage it. 

After completing this course, the participant should be able to: 

  • List security components of site selection
  • Identify the security needs of exhibitions and events
  • Identify essential elements of a request for proposal for a security vendor
  • Evaluate security requests for proposal responses to hire a competent security contractor
  • Explain the principles of risk management as related to insurance coverage
  • List types of event and exhibition insurance
  • Explain the concept of event cancellation insurance
  • Generalize the importance of requiring certificates of insurance from exhibitors
  • Explore the concept of protecting the exhibition organizer against losses
  • Define a crisis and how to prepare for a variety of crises
  • Develop the basics of a crisis management plan
  • Identify terroristic threats
  • Identify evaluation procedures for a crisis management plan

Pati Beaulieu, CEM, CMP

Director of Client Solutions, Freeman

Pati has been active in the Exposition Industry for 30 years and has been a member of IAEE since 1984. She was initially certified as CEM in 1990 and received her CMP in 1992. She served as Chairman of IAEE’s Florida Chapter 2004-2006 and was inducted into IAEE’s Platinum Circle in December, 2008. She served as part of the CEM commission, 2009-2011. Pati began her career with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and spent 12 years working in the Exhibits and Meeting Department. She worked in Convention Services for Hyatt, and served as Director of Tradeshows for DMC Expositions, The Dallas Market Center and Ullo Expositions. She worked for GES as Director of Account Management, Cygnus Expositions as Show Manager and currently works for Freeman as Director of Client Solutions in Orlando.


Live In-Person Event
08/25/2020 at 8:30 AM (CDT)   |  8 hours  |  Attendance Required
08/25/2020 at 8:30 AM (CDT)   |  8 hours  |  Attendance Required
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Security, Risk and Crisis Management Exam
40 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  30/40 points to pass
40 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  30/40 points to pass