Two months ago, a planner overly concerned with security issues might be 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 PRA Destination Management, headquartered in San Diego. “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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