Attendee = Visitor = Target

Guest Post by Alan Kleinfeld of Arrive Management

There are lots of reasons people go to face-to-face conferences. They want to network, learn something new or visit with particular people. Sometimes, they like to go for the travel. The world is a better place when folks travel and see something outside of their own backyards.

But there’s also indicators that can make your attendees a target. Here are a few tips to help your registrants have a better travel experience.

  • Don’t wear name badges outside of the meeting

  • Keep copies of IDs, credit cards and other important information in your carry-on or in your guest room. Include emergency contact info.

  • Avoid walking alone, especially at night. And if you do walk alone, let someone know.

  • Keep meds, important documents and a change of underwear in your carry-on when traveling.

  • Back up your laptop before you leave home.

  • When dining out, keep purses and backpacks at your feet, not on the back of your chair.

  • Use the ATM at home instead of in a strange city.

  • Don’t over imbibe. Keep an eye on your beverages.

Be aware of your surroundings, know where you are and stay alert and you’ll get back to your hotel and ready for your meeting to continue.

Originally posted on Arrive Management blog