Exhibitions and Meetings
Safety and Security Initiative



A strategic element of Exhibition and Meetings Safety and Security Initiative is to insure the guidelines and smart practices are developed “for the industry and by the industry."   In order to develop these guidelines and further this initiative we need your help.   Your donation to the Exhibition and Meetings Safety and Security Initiative (EMSSI) will assist in driving this new and necessary initiative and ensure the development of enhanced preparations and smart practices. 

There are two ways to donate to the Exhibition and Meetings Safety and Security Initiative either through the IAVM or the IAVM Foundation.

Donate via the IAVM Foundation     Donate via IAVM Headquarters

The IAVM Foundation contributes to the success and vitality of public assembly venues and their communities worldwide. The Foundation was initially conceived when The Cincinnati Task Force in their 1980 report, following “The Who” concert tragedy (1979), made a heartfelt request to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) to develop and implement crowd management safety standards so that venues across the nation could learn from this devastating tragedy. As a result, the IAVM Foundation was propelled from the drawing board to a focused existence in 1982, and since then, has provided millions in funding for professional development and education, research, and best practices development to ensure the safety and advancement of the public assembly venue industry.

The IAVM Foundation seeks the philanthropic gifts from individuals, companies, foundations, and governments, so that together, we may ensure the perpetual success and growth of the public assembly industry. The IAVM Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to which donations are fully deductible to the extent of U.S. tax law.   Donations through IAVM are not tax deductible.

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