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Alan Kleinfeld

Arrive Management Group


Alan is a planner with a badge! He’s a member of MPI’s Security & Risk Management Task Force and trained in Event Security by the Department of Homeland Security. He’s earned his CMP, CMM and a Masters in Tourism Administration, which he’s used for planning events from 10 people to over 5,000 attendees for associations, corporations and government all over North America. In addition to sharing his knowledge on safety and security issues for the meetings industry, Alan is the Accreditation and Ordinance Officer at the Folly Beach Police Department, just outside Charleston, South Carolina. In his time at there, he has served as the animal control officer, emergency dispatcher, beach patrol officer, public information officer, NCIC instructor as well as fleet manager and quartermaster (the person who manages the uniforms and equipment). Over the last two decades – in addition to planning and managing meetings -- he has written on budgets, sponsorship, program development and countless topics for the events industry as well as several articles on tourism safety, code enforcement, and animal control for public safety. His articles have run in The Meeting Professional, Convene, Smart Meetings and Associations Now. Alan is also an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston, leading topics from Event PR, Meeting Planning 101 and Career Options in Event Management. He’s led webinars and presentations for MPI, ASAE, IMEX, CMP Conclave and SPIN (Senior Planners Industry Network). Alan brings a unique perspective as both a meeting planner and police officer. Please help me welcome…


Presenting on the following days:

Monday, June 4 | 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
360 Approach to Risk Management

Sunday, June 3 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Site Selection and Security [AT JW MARRIOTT]

Monday, June 4 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
You Don't Need to be a Hero. You Just Need to be Ready: Creating an Emergency Action Plan