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A Relationship Approach to Manage Nightlife Security

Building Hospitality Alliances

Safety and Security in social venues requires a formal alliance among management, staff and public safety agencies. Nightlife venues face exceptional responsibility to protect patrons from a variety of safety risks: terrorism, active shooters, sexual harassment and assault, and alcohol-related harm. Now more than ever, nightlife venues can collaborate on standards and training to elevate safety.

Building Hospitality Alliances to establish standards and promote compliance is evolving just as formal nightlife offices and nighttime managers are created to coordinate city wide initiatives.

This webinar will feature three associations and their approach to achieve collaboration and cooperation to manage risk and enhance sociability. As you listen to each presenter, you will see how local,state/province and international alliances can form and advance new standards in nightlife safety and security.

  • The Arlington County Police Department has partnered with County agencies to establish the Arlington Restaurant Initiative (ARI). ARI isa voluntary accreditation program to provide restaurant owners and staff with resources to maximize their safety and economic viability.
  • The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association isdedicated to fostering a positive business climate for Ontario's hospitality industry. The Training & Education portfolio of the ORHMA is committed to providing members with current and value added training programs and access to educational resources.
  • The International Nightlife Association's “TripleExcellence” distinction evaluates a nightlife venue’s degree of excellence to measure and certify nightlife safety, acoustic quality and service quality.



Camilo Ospina

Dimitrios Mastoras

Tony Elenis

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