February Education Program
DATE: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Location: Dolce Basking Ridge
Address: 300 N Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920

Registration networking and buffet:
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

MPI New Jersey Chapter Attendance Policy: All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.
Meeting & Event Safety: Keeping Things Under Control When You Come Under Siege

Presented by Kevin Mellott, ERASE Enterprises
Safety and security threats impact meetings and events more than ever today. The requirements for planners and venues to have an effective response to these incidents, minimize loss, and keep a program intact are crucial. 
Kevin Mellott, president of ERASE Enterprises, a Dallas, Texas-based provider of high-risk safety and security services, will provide an overview of the 2017 ERASE Enterprises Safety and Security Threat Forecast report for the industry and what it means for planners’ and hoteliers’ activities.
In addition, he will review the key elements of Command & Control in emergency situations in order to compare one’s current management structure and practices for handling contingencies. Special emphasis will be placed on Intelligence Collection, Communications, Training, Finance, Delegation, and a planner’s ability to lead during a crisis.
Gather in small groups with your colleagues and practice a simulated incident. Groups will need to identify key resources, action steps, and the methodologies to implement those steps in order to stabilize the event. 
Kevin will also discuss unique issues associated with international travel and events. “Safety & Security Planning” guidance documents will be available to attendees.
This program is a MUST-SEE for planners and suppliers alike!
Just for our planner members
and planner guests! 
We are excited to announce that all qualified Member and Non-Member Meeting Planners can attend this program at no charge! 


February Sponsors
Kevin Mellott is president of ERASE Enterprises, and an internationally recognized speaker and author in the safety and security industry.  His background in personal and public safety spans decades.  Kevin has worked in government and private sector organizations, and has served as a command officer and incident commander at numerous complex and life-threatening emergency incidents.  His training programs have been delivered all over the world on issues ranging from “Leadership in Crisis Situations” to “Terrorism and the Future of World Security.”