Event Calendar

Thursday, March 23, 2023

SGMP Webinar: Risk Management Preparedness

Start Date: 3/23/2023 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/23/2023 2:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Zoom

Organization Name: SGMP

Jackie Fenwick
Email: membership@sgmp.org
Phone: (703) 549-0892

As event managers/planners we need to know the difference between risk management and emergency preparedness, and how to do both for the safety of our attendees.  Do understand what the term "due diligence" means? Do you know what tools you have available to you to understand if the location is a risk or safe?  What kind of emergency plans should you as the meeting planner have in place? This session will help you identify the following:


  1. Identify How to assess potential locations for risk management.
  2. Emergency plans that every meeting planner should have in their files.
  3. What to have in place in the event of an emergency.

Amber Ellithorpe, CGMPAmber Ellithorpe, CMP, CGMP, has more than 20 years of administrative and event planning experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She has managed small meetings, to training events, to incentive trips, to full scale domestic and international conferences. In conjunction with the contracted risk management agency, Amber helped to put together the Event Risk Management Plan for the Task Force for Global Health and is currently working to establish emergency plans in her new position as Operations Manager for Evolution Event Solutions. Amber passed the certification exam for the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (CGMP) in February 2020, and in January 2021 passed the certification exam for the Events Council Industry Meetings Professional (CMP). She currently serves on the Gilmer Institute of Learning for the Society of Government Meeting Professionals as one of the Education and Programming Trustees. Amber loves to think outside of the box, when able to, to bring an experience that people won't forget, as well as mentor those who are starting out in the meetings industry


Registration/Cancellation Policy
SGMP has opened up some of its live webinars to both SGMP members and non-members at registration fees. These webinars are complimentary for SGMP members and $20 for non-members per webinar, payable only by credit card. Webinar registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. You can register online and a Zoom link will be emailed to you one day prior to the event. For any registration questions, please contact membership@sgmp.org so that we can assist!  

All webinars are recorded for those who cannot attend the live webinar and wish to watch them at a later date.

Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsoring this webinar or one of SGMP's upcoming webinar, please contact SGMP's Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs, Chris McLaughlin or Mark Richardson. Sponsoring a webinar is a wonderful opportunity to connect with planner and supplier members on the virtual platform.