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Recently, Successful Meetings sent a survey out to their readers asking them what was important for the risk management of meeting and events in 2018. Of the respondents 41% percent were corporate planners, 34 percent were independent or third party planners, and 25 percent were association planners. Of that pool, 79 percent reported that weather events such as hurricanes and snow storms were the most likely threats to disrupt their meetings. The most likely threats to disrupting the meetings:

  • Weather events (hurricanes, snow storms, etc.): 79%

  • Negligence or mistakes made by your supplier partners: 27%

  • Local crime at the destination: 23%

  • Potential terrorist attacks: 19%

  • Health scares such as Zika: 15%

  • Passage of discriminatory laws against a specific group of people: 5

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