May Monthly Meeting - Event Security - Best Practices

When:  May 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Boston Chapter

May Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Revere Hotel Rooftop
200 Stuart Street, Boston MA 02116

Preregistration closes at 12pm May 20. Walk-ins welcome for an additional $10 at the door.

Event Security - Best Practices

Presented by Gerard Boniello of the Omnium Protection Group
  • Omnium Protection Group
    • Overview, Event Security Services Expertise and Capabilities
  • The Need for Security
  • What to Look For When Selecting a Security Vendor
  • Scope of Event, Risks, Special Circumstances
  • Pre-Event
    • The Importance of Pre-Event Planning
    • Advance/Walkthrough of Venue
    • Client/Security Mutual Expectations
    • Communications
  • Generation of Detail Brief
  • Access Control/Screening/Registration Procedures
    • Invitation
    • General Admission
    • Alcohol
    • Weapons
  • Concentric Rings of Security
  • Risk Mitigation, Guest/Speaker Safety, Image/Brand Protection
  • Emergency Action Plans
    • Suspicious Person
    • Suspicious Package
    • First Aid/Medical
    • Fire
    • Critical Incident
  • Law Enforcement support
  • Post-Event
    • After Action

Speaker Bio


Gerard Boniello

President & CEO

Originally from New York City, Gerard is an internationally Board-Certified Protection Professional (CPP) security specialist with over 25 years’ experience. A graduate from the most intensive protective services programs in the industry, he has been responsible for safeguarding numerous celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, politicians and foreign dignitaries, both domestically and abroad. He has worked in conjunction with the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Department of State and various state and local authorities.


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The International Live Events Association (ILEA) was founded in 1987 in response to phenomenal growth in the Live Events industry, a growing demand for promoting professionalism, and providing continuing education. ILEA is the only international umbrella organization representing professionals in all disciplines of the special events industry. For over 25 years ILEA has been a valued and trusted partner in the events industry. It is an industry that generates over $200 billion for the global economy and supports over four million jobs.

For more information about becoming a member please contact the Vice President of Membership, Blair Allen, at Membership


Revere Hotel Rooftop
200 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
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