Risk Management

Preparing for an uncertain world

For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.
– Eleanor Everet

With all the preparation that takes place prior to an event the one thing we can’t do is predict the future – so instead we plan for it. We want your attendees to stay safe, your company to go unharmed, and your reputation to stay intact. Before we get onsite, our team develops a customized risk management playbook that will guide us through any sort of crisis or disruption should one occur. We are ready with action plans, resource teams, and communication strategies to ensure everyone and everything is looked after and protected as best as possible.

A Practical Strategy For Event Security


The duty of care to safeguard corporate employees when traveling for business has long been the foundation of corporate travel management policies. Similarly, the meeting and event owner has a duty of care to take all reasonable steps available to protect the safety and well-being of all participants. Increasing occurrences of climate unpredictability, natural disasters, pandemics, acts of terrorism and active shooter situations have created the need for heightened awareness of the vulnerabilities of meetings and events. Many of these crises are impossible to prevent, but having a detailed risk management plan and a well-rehearsed crisis team will help mitigate the risk, enable faster response, avoid injuries and ultimately save lives!

Individuals and meeting owners should be prepared to handle an event crisis by being well-informed about the destination, the venue, the local emergency response teams and their roles in crisis management, and how to follow the established procedures. Even if likelihood of an active shooter or a hurricane is remote, the world we live in today is unpredictable. So why wouldn’t you do all that is reasonable and prudent in order to protect the safety of your participants and preserve your company’s financial and brand integrity?

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“Organized in a workbook format, The Meeting & Event Risk Management Guide provides templates, checklists, quizzes and worksheets for readers to fill out as they take the initial steps on their journey to assure the safety of their attendees and protect the organizations they plan for from potential legal actions.”

Meetings Today in regards to our latest publication, “The Meeting & Event Risk Management Guide”

“Andavo arms us with plans A through Z to respond and recover from a disruption because they have already assessed the risks specific to our event.”