Panel Session: The impact of the current terror threat on the meetings industry

Panel Session: The impact of the current terror threat on the meetings industry

29-11-2017, 10:30 - 11:30

Knowledge Theatre 3


Our panel of industry experts will discuss the impact of current terrorist threats on issues such as contracts, cancellation policies, travel behaviour and the new tasks that need to be undertaken by the PCO regarding the creation of safety plans and liaising with the appropriate authorities. Join the debate to share best practice, top tips and current thinking on appropriate safety and security procedures.

(Earn 1 CE Credit at the completion of this session as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program)


  • John Martinez


    CEO, Founder and Owner


    John has over 30 years’ experience in the events industry as a PCO and technology specialist. He spent the first 14 years of his career as a PCO,...

  • Markus Preussner


    Managing Director and Co-Owner

    INTERPLAN AG, Germany

    Since 2003, Markus Preussner has managed and co-owned INTERPLAN and heads up Personnel, Controlling and Business Development within the organization....

  • Darren Whitehouse


    Director of Sport and International Projects

    Sports Grounds Safety Authority

    Darren is the Director of Sport and International Projects at the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) and passionate about safety. Since the...

  • Claudia Delius-Fisher



    Congress Frankfurt

    Teacher’s studies completed in 1981. German Foreign Service 1981-1987 with two tours of duty in Mozambique and Sri Lanka. Back in Germany working...

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