Two months ago, a planner “overly concerned” with security issues might have been branded as paranoid. As of September 11, anyone not focused on those issues risks accusations of negligence. “Our safe cocoon has been broken,” says Patti Roscoe, chairman of San Diego — based PRA Destination Management. “Now we have to look at everything we do from a security standpoint.” While the war on terrorism is causing event planners to re-evaluate meeting security, it is important to keep in mind ...

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