Knock wood, nothing will go wrong at your next
meeting, but as the Scouts say, it’s best to be prepared.
Special-event planner Julia Rutherford Silvers’ new book, Risk
Management for Meetings and Events (books.elsevier.com), is a primer for the uninitiated
as well as a terrific refresher for veteran planners. The tome
begins with the basics, defining risk management and laying out
tools and techniques to guide planners as they evaluate the overt
and hidden chances of trouble in their meeting agendas. Covering
legal and ethical responsibilities, loss prevention and security,
attendee management, and much more, the 354-page book is a worthy
addition to any meeting planner’s bookshelf.
Silvers, an industry consultant who
frequently speaks on event management, also authored
Professional Event Coordination (John Wiley). For more
information, visit www.juliasilvers.com.