We are all deeply saddened by the tragedy in Florida this past weekend.
First and foremost, we want to express our sincere condolences to the victims and their families.
As event producers, we have many, many things that go into GEXCon and our other events. Throughout all of the many things we need to deal with, two things are ALWAYS at the top – Attendee enjoyment and SAFETY. As such, even before the recent event, we had contracted with the venue for security services AND our own outside security agency.
Please note that we will not be discussing specific security measures for obvious reasons but we have been in contact with both the venue and our security team to review our existing plan to determine if any changes are needed. This discussion began within 15 minutes of the announcement of the incident and will continue throughout the week as we review and re-review our procedures, staffing, etc. We have also been in contact with the local police department and expect them to have a presence at GEXCon.
We understand that the shooting in Florida may have some of you concerned and we want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to make certain GEXCon will be a SAFE ENVIRONMENT. We look forward to seeing you at GEXCon.
Dennis C. Wiltshire, CEO
FIAD Entertainment Group, LLC