Friday April 8, 2016
The National Association of Broadcasters took the somewhat unusual step today of releasing an announcement that there will be “heightened security measures” all over the upcomingNAB Show in Las Vegas.
While the NAB release notes there are “no known threats” to the annual broadcasters confab, “event organizers believe these enhanced measures are important to ensure that NAB Show participants can conduct business in a safe and secure environment.”
In addition to the standard security procedures most convention-goers are used to — including 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 theLas Vegas Convention Center and will also establish designated building entry and exit points.
Attendees can also 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.
“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.”
Get NAB Show agenda and registration details HERE.