With hurricanes, power outages, and other unforeseen events lying in wait, meeting planners are wise to take a cue from the Boy Scouts and be prepared — for anything. Here's a checklist, compiled by Paul Kirvan, editor-in-chief, Contingency Planning & Management magazine, of six things that a planner can do to avoid the worst. Have access to reliable communications — both wired and wireless. Identify backup suppliers for your event, in case the primary supplier cannot deliver as ...

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