The essential ingredient in creating a successful event is the quality and management of the front line staff, who often can be temporary workers brought in to handle tasks like registration and guest services. This allows event organizers to adjust easily and quickly to event fluctuations and unexpected demands.
In the 25-plus years I have been in the security industry, the subject of special event security has been the most challenging and also the most rewarding. Each event is always unique, involving different sponsors, locations, topics, products and attendees. This challenge forces one to think outside the box.
I am always hesitant to leave the office for a period of time. You have to try to anticipate what may happen while you’re gone, and what will be waiting for you when you return.
When you decide to have a party on the roof, and the only way up is a passenger-sized elevator, what do you do? Bring in a 265-ton hydraulic crane, of course, and hoist everything up, from tents and furniture to HVAC units.
For many of your clients, the days leading up to an event can be an exhilarating swirl of fun, high emotion and unforgettable moments. But most likely, underneath the excitement they may dreading the dreary stuff that comes after the event—such as writing thank you cards.
The Arab nation of Oman, located in southwest Asia, may not get as much attention as many of its neighbors recently—it’s one of the most developed and stable countries in the region—but when it comes to its annual Muscat Festival, it knows how to pull out all the stops and let the bells and whistles blow.