Melissa Van Dyke, President of the IRF, presents the 2016 Event Disruption Study. The study explores the frequency, causes, sources, and impact of recent disruptions in meetings and incentive travel – and provides insights on how meeting planners are mitigating risks associated with these disruptions.

During this webinar, Van Dyke explores how almost 60% of planners have experienced some form of disruption in their events, estimating that almost a quarter of their events have been affected in some way. While recent disruptive events, such as terrorist attacks and Zika, have garnered significant media attention, event planners have also experienced disruptions such as weather-related events and business partners’ mistakes.

Van Dyke also discusses disruption mitigation strategies for meetings and incentives and provide insights on how partners prepare for and respond to disruptions. You will hear critical findings on risk mitigation measures, including effective planning, lessons learned during disruptions, and the importance of vendor trust and cooperation.

As disruption becomes more of a constant, planners must sharpen their focus on disruption planning with their partners. The IRF Event Disruption Study Webinar is a great resource to help you understand the trends and enhance your risk mitigation procedures.