The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today it will add additional security procedures at the 2016 NAB Show, April 16 – 21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While there are no known threats to the convention, event organizers believe these enhanced measures are important to ensure that NAB Show participants can conduct business in a safe and secure environment.
Above and beyond the NAB Show’s standard security procedures – which include 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 the Las Vegas Convention Center and will establish designated building entry and exit points.
Attendees can 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.
The NAB Show security team will remain in close consultation with the Las Vegas Metro Police, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Las Vegas Convention Center and will continue to evaluate and update the security plan as necessary.
“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.”