Safety & Security


Los Angeles is a safe city. However, while you are here we suggest you take the common sense precautions as you would when visiting any major city:


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Always remove your MWC Los Angeles 2020 badge upon leaving the venue

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Do not display large amounts of cash; carry only as much as you need

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Keep your personal belongings with you, both inside and outside the venue

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Be vigilant in crowds, restaurants and on public transportation; watch out for people creating distractions and diversions

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When walking around the city, know how to get to your destination in advance so you appear confident in where you are going

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Avoid flying in late or alone if possible



Review these guidelines with your team, and consider including the following safety measures in your organization’s safety plan:

  • When your staff is responsible for assembling your trade show display, team members should follow set-up instructions exactly.
  • Double check that the display is stable and level, and that all connecting components, bolts and screws are secured properly.
  • Only keep the amount of supplies and product at your booth as allowed by show regulations, and keep stored items away from potential fire hazards.
  • Clear your booth space and the surrounding area of debris if labor hasn’t been hired to do so.
  • Size up your booth for tripping and slipping hazards – cords, wiring, trade show flooring, boxes, liquid spills – and make sure trouble spots are fixed.
  • Assign booth staff members designated times throughout the show to perform a walk-around to ensure the booth is hazard-free.
  • Never leave the booth unattended during show hours.
  • Provide a checklist of lock-up and end-of-day duties for your team. Then designate who will be responsible for completing the checklist each day.
  • Keep a well-stocked first aid kit at your booth at all times.

MORE TIPS TO CONSIDER:

  • Protect your hotel name and room number from strangers.
  • Secure all locks on hotel room doors, and use the peephole when someone knocks on your door.
  • Only wear your badge at the venue or official, sponsored events.
  • Don’t look like a tourist. Know where you’re going before you depart, and keep maps out of sight.
  • Travel in pairs (or a larger crowd) whenever possible, especially around town and at night.
  • Bring only the credit and debit cards you need while away.
  • Don’t flash large bills around, and keep a stash of small bills easily accessible for tips.
  • Leave expensive items and valuables at home if possible.
  • Look out for other team members to make sure they stay safe, especially when alcohol is involved.