The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) provides the only comprehensive event emergency preparedness and risk management training course customized for meeting, event, and destination management professionals. The Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program (EPCP) is developed by ADMEI in collaboration with global leaders in security, intelligence, training, and investigative services.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the many facets of emergency preparedness including:

  • Emergency Planning Mission with a focus on prevention, mitigation, and recovery
  • Basics of Emergency Operations Planning
  • Comprehensive, team approach to assist in building or revising an Emergency Operations Plan
  • Extensive scenarios to explore emergency situations and appropriate responses
  • Liability and Risk Management issues that can occur
  • Additional planning considerations and risk assessments tools
  • Current events and trends impacting the event and destination management industry.

Throughout the course, attendees participate in group exercises encouraging problem solving from different industry perspectives.  In addition, attendees receive a variety of tools/handouts to customize for their use.

This course, focused on global strategies, is designed to develop emergency & risk management specialists within your company.

 EPCP Sample Agenda


ADMEI Members*  $585
Non-members         $650

*Includes staff of ADMEI member company. 



Washington, DC - July 17-18, 2018


City Club of Washington
555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
July 17, 2018 1:00 pm –   7:00 pm (includes evening reception)
July 18, 2018 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (includes continental breakfast)
Directions to The City Club 
Parking Information

There is no room block for this event.  There are many hotels nearby the City Club of Washington. 
Click here for a partial list.


Rick Williams -- MSA Security
Barbara F. Dunn O'Neal -- Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Marty MacKay, DMCP - Hosts Global

San Diego, CA - August 9-10, 2018


Hard Rock Hotel
207 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
August 9, 2018 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm (includes evening reception)
August 10, 2018 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (includes continental breakfast)

Rick Williams -- MSA Security
Barbara F. Dunn O'Neal -- Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Sean Kirkland -- 360 Destination Group

Room Rate:  $189
Room Block Code:  1808ADMEI
Reservation Link

Chicago, IL - Fall, 2018


Chicago, IL
Details coming soon!


10% Group Discount available for 5+ registrants from one company.  Contact ADMEI, for more information.

Attendance is limited so please make your reservations early!

I genuinely can't say enough about the Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program.   The information was fascinating and I am coming back to my team with many things to implement.  Not only did I learn about how to plan for emergencies for our clients and to assess different risk factors for each program, but I learned a lot of things that apply to keeping myself and my family safe.  I'm so glad I had the opportunity to participate!

CMP Preferred ProviderThis program has been granted Event Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider credit.



Each participant receives a certificate which can be used for DMCP application or recertification.


Even for a company with a well-established Emergency Preparedness plan, it was great to hear some other perspectives and insights we can use to enhance and strengthen our plan even further.



ADMEI thanks the sponsors of this innovative program:

Barnes & Thornburg


ClubCorp National