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:


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


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


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


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


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


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.


  • 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.