FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2016
Ann Marie Cumming
— Show Organizers Place Emphasis on Safety; Strive to Minimize Inconvenience —
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today it will add additional security procedures at the 2016 NAB Show, April 16 – 21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While there are no known threats to the convention, event organizers believe these enhanced measures are important to ensure that NAB Show participants can conduct business in a safe and secure environment.
Above and beyond the NAB Show’s standard security procedures – which include multiple interior badge check points, random bag searches, and exterior perimeter security posts – NAB is increasing security and law enforcement personnel around the exterior perimeter of the Las Vegas Convention Center and will establish designated building entry and exit points.
Attendees can expect to see an increased number of uniformed police officers and search dogs as well as an increase in the number of random bag searches. All bags will be subject to search at any location.
The NAB Show security team will remain in close consultation with the Las Vegas Metro Police, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Las Vegas Convention Center and will continue to evaluate and update the security plan as necessary.
“Our priority is safety for our attendees,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton. “In light of recent incidences, both domestic and global, we believe these steps are appropriate. We will do our best to limit any inconvenience to our attendees.”
About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.
Article Courtesy NAB