NAB is tightening up security for the upcoming spring show in Las Vegas.
Event organizers say there are no known threats to the convention, however they believe extra steps are needed to make sure attendees and vendors can conduct business in a safe environment.
“Our priority is safety for our attendees,” said NAB EVP 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.”
The NAB Show’s standard security procedures include multiple interior badge check points, random bag searches and exterior perimeter security posts. On top of that, NAB is increasing security and law enforcement personnel around the exterior of the Las Vegas Convention Center and will establish designated building entry and exit points.
For attendees, this means be prepared to see more police officers and search dogs and to experience more random bag searches. All bags will be subject to search at any location, according to NAB.
The show is April 16-21.